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February 25, 2024 By: Carol Katsulis
Social Media Coordinator Subcommittee
Hi Merrimack Valley Chapter Members.
I am sending some important news to you all to notify you that a Social Media Coordinator Subcommittee is being formed by our President Terry Dugan.
If you are interested in being on this committee and need further information about this, please notify him as soon as possible. He is looking for representation from all the chapters.  Enter the following in the subject line when you email him.. "Social Media Coordinator Subcommittee" HIs email is
Merrimack Valley Chapter 
Carol Katsulis, President
"Education, Collaboration and Preserve"
February 17, 2024 By: Carol Katsulis
A word from your President
A cold wintery day and I was thinking of all of you....
We are still looking for a Vice-President and Secretary for our Chapter. It's a volunteer position! Really a minimal time from your schedule to come on board and be a part of our MV Chapter Board. We are here if you are thinking of perhaps wanting to be involved, just contact me or the other ladies, Bonnie or Nancy to get more information.  Yes, We are the team. Think about getting involved!
February through June our meetings are all scheduled. Please continue to check the website for dates and meeting plans. I think you will find something for all of you to enjoy either in person at the Georgetown Library or on Zoom (we will continue hybrid meetings) until the end of the season in June.  
For members only please consider joining in on our DNA-SIG Meetings. We have one this month Feb 28th at 7Pm. The information for you to sign on the night of, is under the events, click first box drop down select DNA-SiG.  It's a relaxed and interesting hour segment for asking quesitons, or just learning more about DNA and how it can help you with your research. This upcoming month Bonnie Croteau has prepared something wonderufl for us to listen and learn.
I also want to take a moment and say Welcome to the newest members who have joined our Chapter.
i am also welcoming new ideas and suggestions of speakers for the next season starting in September for our chapter. Please don't hesitiate to let me know what you would like to learn or a speaker you have heard and want to share them as a referral. 
All MSOG Chapter meetings are open for you to enjoy each Weekend. Just pre-register for them.
Do you like our Facebook page, our Pasttimes, and MASSOG Newsletter, and or our Website? Let me know what you like and don't like. I will pass on the ideas to the MSOG Board. 
Thanks for reading.  Till next time.
Your President,
Carol Katsulis

October 14, 2023 By: Carol Katsulis
Happy Fall and Need of Board Members
Hi All,
I hope you are enjoying our cooler weather this past month. Happy Fall! Have the Leaves changed where you are yet? This week, is usually the peak season up north. 
I want to reach out and ask you this, have you thought of volunteering and what it entails? We are in need of a Vice-President and a Secretary for our Chapter. I am appealing to anyone to please consider these two important board positions to become a volunteer! Myself, Bonnie and Nancy are more than willing to have a conversation with you and share our experiences, share how much time we spend on these tasks each month to bring you our meetings. Share the fun we have and the new members we get to meet and socialize with.  A job description for both of these postions are on the website for you to review. I encourage you to take a look. Go to the home page, find Policies and Procedures, Chapter 5 
pg 67.
This chapter is still in its infancy of 13 years. It was begun by Karen Trearchis who is from Dracut, whom is still a member. She felt the need that the Merrimack Valley area could use a chapter, of MSOG, so she took action. She ran this chapter for 10 years, with the help of other members who volunteered as board members. I became involved five years ago, when I was voted to become the Chapter Secretary.
We seek new members who would like to get involved,  so that we can continue to keep the Merrimack Chapter alive and vital. 
Your President, Carol Katsulis 
Treasurer, Bonnie Croteau
Membership Officer, Nancy Dimento-Jerome
September 16, 2023 By: Hope Tillman
Your American Revolutionary War Ancestor
Share Stories About Your American Revolution-Era Ancestors
MSOG was recently contacted by a journalism student at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University ( Xavier Brathwaite and his colleagues are seeking descendants of people who were involved in the Revolutionary War in any capacity, with the goal of gathering as many stories as possible from the unsung heroes who contributed to the founding of our nation. He describes the project this way:
We are a student-led lab working with Arizona PBS (AZPBS) to develop a VR/AR [virtual/augmented reality] experience sharing the stories of “ordinary revolutionists”—everyday people who lived in the Thirteen Colonies during the American Revolutionary War period and who did their part in bringing forward the United States. We want to hear and tell the stories of the citizen soldiers, artisans, craftspeople, merchants, farmers, nurses, and more who stepped forward during a time of great uncertainty. To gather these stories and depict them as accurately as possible, we are reaching out to people who have ancestors who meet this description. . . . We would be asking the genealogists questions about their ancestors, such as the accomplishments they made, which side of history they were on, and specifically how the descendant feels about people knowing their ancestors’ story. Documents or any type of proof linking the ancestor to the descendant is also preferred.
We hope that some of our MSOG members with Revolutionary War ancestors will be interested in communicating with Mr. Braithwaite and possibly participating in his project. You can reach out to him directly at Along with your name and email address or phone number, you might include a few sentences identifying your ancestor and their connection to the Revolutionary War. And please let us know if you decide to participate, either by copying us on the email or sending a separate one to Thank you!
September 7, 2023 By: Carol Katsulis
Upcoming Meetings September/ Oct DNA-SIG
Just a reminder to you, we have the Chapter Meeting on September 28th, with LInda MacIver. 
 We also are offering a DNA SIG, with Seema Kenney on Line only for  Wednesday,October 18th, at 7pm. So check out the events page and the DNA page of the website for more details and to register for the meetings. 
Hope to see you there.
Your President
Carol Katsulis
August 14, 2023 By: Carol Katsulis
Hi Members
If you are reading this, you still have some weeks left on your membership, unitl Aug 31st. That means you need to renew for the new season.
So do that TODAY!  Lgoin as you usually do, You can find your profile under members on the left menu.
Be sure to read the instructions  and check the box to verify it's you. If you are having problems, be sure to contact  Hope, our webmaster, she's there to help you.
We look forward to you joinig us again for some wonderful speakers this upcoming year.
Your President
Carol K.