MV Chapter September 25th Meeting
September 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Our Speaker will present Virtually. Members and the Public are welcome to join us by WEBINAR LINK or IN PERSON at the Library Venue (Please be aware the Library asks all attendees must wear Masks during meeting)
Please join us for a look into the records of the Archdiocese of Boston with Thomas Lester, Director of the Archive & Research Library since 2014.
The presentation will include a review of the types of collections that exist, how to access them, and a sneak peek at future developments.
There will be an emphasis on collections that are most useful to genealogists, including parish sacramental records, cemetery records, and records of orphanage-type institutions. Additionally, which collections are currently available online, how to access them, and new online research tools including a parish boundary map and cemetery maps.
About our Speaker: Thomas Lester has been the Director of the Archive and Research Library for the Archdiocese of Boston since November 2014. In this role, he oversees the archive, research library, and records management for all administrative offices, parishes, and parochial schools.
His work includes overseeing the digitization of Catholic sacramental and cemetery records, contributing regularly to The Pilot, the Boston Catholic newspaper, and is the author of Catholic Boston (Arcadia Publishing, 2018.