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The Real Life of New England Vital Records
Thursday, June 8
The Real Life of New England Vital Records  (Webinar)
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
What are the secrets to finding New England vital records today? If you understand how they were made, and all the things that have happened to them since, you will bring new skills and insight to your vital records research. Also, let's develop some strategies for those times when the record cannot be found.
Diane MacLean Boumenot holds a History degree from Wesleyan University. She co-authored the NGS Research in the States volume on Rhode Island and offers genealogical guidance on her website, One Rhode Island Family. Diane lectures on Legacy Family Tree Webinars and serves as President, New England Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists.
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Setting Sail to the Mayflower Society with the Silver Books as your Guide
Saturday, June 10
Setting Sail to the Mayflower Society with the Silver Books as your Guide  (Middlesex)
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Presented by Bonnie Wade-Mucia for the Middlesex Chapter's Annual Meeting.
The Silver Books are a collection of books published by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants which document the Mayflower Passengers and their descendants. We will discuss the Silver Books Project, its history, why they are unique, and how you can use them in your genealogy research.
Bonnie Wade-Mucia is the owner of Keeper of the Past Genealogy and a professional genealogist specializing in colonial New England. She is the Director of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) Silver Books Project and serves on the GSMD Executive Committee as Member-At-Large. Bonnie has researched for the PBS show "Finding Your Roots" with Dr. Henry Louis Gates and other projects for PBS, including documentaries and movies. Bonnie is an experienced speaker and lecturer. Bonnie was born and raised in New England but now resides in Bluffton, South Carolina, with her husband, Joseph.
This program is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
This meeting will be online via Zoom.
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Chapters Annual Meeting Hybrid Presentation
Saturday, June 17
Chapters Annual Meeting Hybrid Presentation  (Merrimack Valley)
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Georgetown Peabody Library 2 Maple St. Georgetown, MA
Preregister not needed. You can click on this link day of
The meeting will be in person and our Presenter will using GoToMeeting.
Chapter Annual Meeting for the members including Business Meeting and Presentation
We are still here,13th year and counting.  Lets celebrate our Merrimack Valley Chapter!  Past, Present and our Future.
Linda MacIver Presenting: Demystifying the Three Big Free Digital Sites for Genealogists: The Internet and Beyond  
As you grumble about the ever-increasing costs of the commercial databases, do you sometimes admit to yourself that you don't value free sites as much as you should? With a whole truckload of formerly copyright-protected, now freely-available, materials out there, has it been at least a year since you stopped to search the Internet Archive, The Digital Commonwealth, or the Digital Public Library of America? Let's revisit these three and a few additional favorites of mine, old and new, to add to your list of "When did I last go mining for a golden discovery in....?!"
Linda B. MacIver is an educator, lecturer, librarian, and genealogy researcher.  She retired from a 27-year career at the Boston Public Library where she inaugurated the BPL patron genealogy classes.  She taught the multi-week beginners genealogy course, organized two extremely popular seasons of the Local and Family History Lecture series, and developed the Intermediate Genealogy Summer Lecture series.   Linda is the past Secretary and Director for Federal Records of the Massachusetts Genealogical Council (MGC), a member of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists (MSOG) and the Essex (MA) Society of Genealogists (ESOG) and the Essex (Eng.) Society for Family History (ESFH.) She serves as the New England Representative for the Essex (England!) Record Office.  Linda has a BA in History from the University of New Hampshire, an MEd from Boston University and earned her MLIS at Simmons College. Linda was presented the 2018 Lackey Scholarship award for attendance at the week-long Genealogical Institute for Federal Records (GEN-FED) at the National Archives in Washington, DC. Linda was also the inaugural recipient of the 2019 “Senior at the Center of Excellence Award” sponsored by Xerox Corporation and the City of Boston.
Refreshments will be served.  Door Prizes 
Bring a friend or family member
Free and Open to the Public.

Bristol Chapter Annual Meeting
Saturday, June 17
Bristol Chapter Annual Meeting  (Bristol)
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Attend in Person or Virtually via Zoom
Presented by Eric B. Schultz
King Philip's War--one of America's first and costliest wars--began in 1675 as an Indian raid on several farms in Plymouth Colony, but quickly escalated into a full-scale war engulfing all of southern New England. Through a careful reconstruction of events, first-person accounts, period illustrations, and maps, and by providing information on the exact locations of more than fifty battles, King Philip's War is useful as well as informative. Students of history, colonial war buffs, those interested in Native American history, and anyone who is curious about how this war affected a particular New England town, will find important insights into one of the most seminal events to shape the American mind and continent. (Amazon Review)
Author Eric B. Schultz was raised in Dighton and is a 1975 graduate of D-R. He is a director of the Old Colony Historical Society and the former Chairman of the New England Historic Genealogical Society/American Ancestors. The presentation will draw from his book, King Philip’s War: The History and Legacy of America’s Forgotten Conflict (with Michael Tougias).
*This program is funded in memory of former member Norma Louise Bolduc, mother of past Bristol Chapter President Yvonne Hickey. Norma was a lifelong learner interested in many topics including Archaeology, Architecture and Art History. She was a frequent attendee at our genealogy meetings.
2056 Elm Street
Dighton, MA 02715
Business Meeting   11:00-11:30 am
Member Sharing     11:30-11:55 am
Presentation Begins at Noon
Post Event 1:00-2:00 pm
This program is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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