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May 8, 2023 By: Carol Katsulis
Some Celebrating!
Another year is coming to a close. We have May and June meetings to attend with some wonderful Speakers alinged and ready.
We had a Fantastic and Fun time at the  2023 NERGC consortium this past weekend. Kelly Fox and I maned the booth at the Exhibit Hall. We want to again say thanks to those of you from MSOG who came by and helped us man the booth over the four days. WE couldn't of done it without you! I hope you had a great time at the consortium got a chance to catch some great speakers and will share your knowledge with all of us.
I want to personally welcome all our new members who have joined our MSOG group at our booth. Whether you delcared a chapter or not, we are all one! I am sure you have received your welcoming letter from Marc our Membship director and are most likely checking out the website. writing down the dates on your calendars for the meetings you want to attend.  I hope to see many of you in the near future at our Merrimack Valley  May 20th meeting. (sorry only in person).  Our June 17th will be at the Library and it will be hybird, when we have our speaker presentation.
I encourage you take the time to reach out to fellow members and ask questions whether membership related or genealogy search related. The Pasttimes newletter as well as the MASSOG newsletter is great reading.
Carol Katsulis
MV President
March 10, 2023 By: Carol Katsulis
Plans which are coming up!
Hello Merrimack Valley Member
I wanted to just touch base with you all. 
NERGC IS COMING IN MAY. The dates May 3-6th in Springfield, MA. I hope you have your arrangements  all set and are planning to attend. I am looking forward to the few days off from work, to enjoy some social time with all of you. I will be helping to man our MSOG table booth in the Main Hall. If you are attending, we can use your help to volunteer. Reach out to me or Kelly Fox and we can sign you up for a few hours.  
I am also in the planning stages to get some meetings setup for the new season, which starts in September. I figure I can never be too early to plan them. If you would like to drop me an email and suggest some topics or speakers you would like for our chapter, I would welcome them.
We have a few more months to enjoy some time learning and exploring. This month March 25th, we have a tour planned for you of the Harmony Cemetery in Georgetown. 1-3pm. I am hoping we don't get any more snow on the ground in the coming weeks.
We also have a treat for our chapter. We are joining the Worcerster Chapter in "Coming Together to Unite", for our April 29th meeting. In Person and or/ on Zoom. I hope you will want to come join us in person. Seema and i have been planning this event since January. We would love to see you in person, its been too long.
Please Check the Events page for more information. 
Carol Katsulis
MV President
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September 18, 2022 By: Carol Katsulis
MV CHAPTER Membership Reminder
Our membership renewal date has passed as of Aug 31st. However because you are able to 
view this, you are a Renewed Member, or a New Member. I want to Welcome YOU!
Let me remind you of a few member benefits, You have  access to all four
chapter meetings via zoom which some are recorded and are accessible to
members only, right here on the website. A month to catch up if you missed them
and watch at your leisure the past recorded meetings. We continue on with
the monthly book club, hosted by Carol Gafford. The reading selections are
varied and if you love to share your thoughts about the reading material and
love of books this is the venue to get involved in. The discussion zoom
meeting is a great way to socialize and share with fellow members. Our
website has been newly updated and you can now meet new cousins and
share your family interests through our new Surname project. Besure to add your Surname to 
the list. We still are producing each month your Pasttimes Newsletter, I would love to give
a great shout out to Anne Swingle Borg, our program Editor. She is always coming up with
great articles for it.  If you have any stories send them on to her to ger published in the next editon. We can't forget the MASSOG pamphlet three times a year comes to you by email or mail.The dedication of our Editor George D. Martin, and his entrourage of volunteers are just astounding. You can view all the past articles on the website here.  These are great to research for your own relatives, as many past reaserchers have placed lineage lines or stories of their relatives and have documented them in this MASSOG Publications. I warn you though, you will be down a rabbit hole and will later ask yourself where has the time gone.
And I am happy to report we are contining on with our DNA SIG meetings every other month. Check here on the DNA dedicated page for dates and times. Check out the valuable source on the Forms page at the bottom, you will see "Leagacy Quick Guide", click on the link, you will find valuable free meetings on all topics of Genealogy.
 Just a last note:
If you have a friend or relative whom you think would love to be a member, please share our website address, and share our MSOG Merrimack Valley Chapter news and meeting dates with them.
We hope to see you soon at our first meeting at the Peabody Library in Georgewtown MA, Sept 24th at 10AM. Its been much too long!
Till then,
Carol Katsulis Vice President
June 18, 2022 By: Carol Katsulis
Thank you for joining the MV Meeting!
Thanks to the lovely ladies who joined the MV Chapter Meeting this morning on a lovely sunny day at the Peabody Library in Georgetown MA. We had a wonderful morning. It was nice to see you all in person.
Until September's meeting, have a great summer.
June 18, Merrimack Valley Chapter Meeting Georgetown MA
June 11, 2022 By: Carol Katsulis
Suggestions or Ideas for your Chapter!
Hi Merrimack Valley Member,
I wanted to just give you an update to our Merrimack Valley Chapter news. We are pleased to welcome a new DNA SIG Co-Ordinator to this upcoming season. Chelsea Fernandes has offered to step in as volunteer in this much needed position. We look forward to working with her and keeping the DNA-SIG Meeting alive for all to enjoy.
I am reaching out and asking if you have any suggestions for the upcoming Lectures topics or speakers which you would like us to perhaps arrange for the new season starting this September. I would love to hear from you. Contact me at
I hope you are considering joining the Chapters Social gathering next Saturday for 10am, on the18th at the Peabody Georgetown Library. Chapter members only,  sorry NO public invite.  If you received your invite by email, I urge you to send it back to us, so that we may have a head count. 
Carol Katsulis
 MV Vice-President