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Rhode Island State Census for Genealogists
Saturday, October 15
Rhode Island State Census for Genealogists
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Attend in Person or Virtually via Zoom
Presented by Diane MacLean Beaumont
 
The colony and state of Rhode Island collected data on residents, statewide, ten times between 1774 and 1935. Each collection includes distinct and sometimes unusual questions. Learn how to access the returns today and get tips on evaluating the data and its meaning for family relationships.
 
Diane MacLean Boumenot specializes in southern New England genealogy research, including work on her own ancestors, who were among the original settlers of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She shares her genealogy adventures on her website, One Rhode Island Family. In 2021, she published a new book, Rhode Island State Census for Genealogists. Additionally, Diane has a long career in association management and believes strongly in the powerful combination of organizations and members pursuing their passion. She holds a B.A. in American History and English from Wesleyan University. Diane is a graduate of ProGen 28 and Coordinator, ProGen 40.
 
SOMERSET PUBLIC LIBRARY
1464 County Street
Somerset, MA 02726
 
Business Meeting   11:00-11:30 am
Member Sharing     11:30-11:55 am
Presentation Begins at Noon
 
This program is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For more information contact: bristol@msoginc.org
Schedule of Events Available at: https://msoginc.org
 
Those who wish to attend virtually, can pre-register at https://tinyurl.com/BristolOct2022​
 
 



Introduction to Family Tree Maker Software
Saturday, November 19
Introduction to Family Tree Maker Software
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Attend in Person or Virtually via Zoom
Presented by Michael McClellan
 
Family Tree Maker is one of the top genealogy programs available on the market today. We will take a closer look how to use this powerful software to keep your genealogy research and all your associated media files organized and readily available at your fingertips.
 
Michael McClellan is a certificate holder of Boston University’s Genealogical Research course along with holding degrees in Computer Programming and Accounting. He is passionate about his family history research, specializing in Swedish and New England research. He has deep roots in the U.S., being a descendant of the Mayflower through both of his parents. He has been involved with genealogy for about 17 years and he loves to talk about it whenever possible.
 
SOMERSET PUBLIC LIBRARY
1464 County Street
Somerset, MA 02726
 
Business Meeting   11:00-11:30 am
Member Sharing     11:30-11:55 am
Presentation Begins at Noon
 
This program is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For more information contact: bristol@msoginc.org
Schedule of Events Available at: https://msoginc.org
 
Those who wish to attend virtually, can pre-register at https://tinyurl.com/BristolNov2022



Getting Started With Portuguese Genealogy
Saturday, December 17
Getting Started With Portuguese Genealogy
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Attend in Person or Virtually via Zoom
 
Presented by Margaret R. Fortier
 
This lecture outlines the four waves of Portuguese immigration to the US, primarily to Massachusetts, California, and Hawaii, and focuses on Massachusetts. Naming patterns and name changes are illustrated as well as the flexible system of surnames. Using the FAN club, US records, with special emphasis on the wealth of Portuguese-American newspapers, are examined for clues to locating the family in Portugal. Portuguese Catholic records and passports are reviewed.
 
Margaret Rose Fortier, CG® is a Board-certified genealogical researcher, writer, and lecturer. Named for her grandmothers and inspired by her mother’s phenomenal memory, she has been researching for 20 years. Her article, “The Identity of Alcina, Wife of Oscar Furkey of Quebec and Vermont,” was recently published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly.
 
She specializes in French-Canadian, Portuguese-American, and Italian-American research in New England. A graduate of Boston College and Bentley University, she holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. She serves on the board of the Association of Professional Genealogists and is a facilitator for the virtual Certification Discussion Group. She is grateful that her dear friend introduced her to the wonderful world of Portuguese research.
 
SOMERSET PUBLIC LIBRARY
1464 County Street
Somerset, MA 02726
 
Business Meeting   11:00-11:30 am
Member Sharing     11:30-11:55 am
Presentation Begins at Noon
 
This program is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For more information contact: bristol@msoginc.org
Schedule of Events Available at: https://msoginc.org
 
Those who wish to attend virtually, can pre-register at TBA
 



Time Travel with Google Earth
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Time Travel with Google Earth
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Attend in Person or Virtually via Zoom
Presented by Lisa Louise Cooke
 
Get ready to experience old historic maps, genealogical records, images, and videos coming together to create stunning time travel experiences in the free Google Earth program. We’ll incorporate automated changing boundaries and uncover historic maps that are built right into Google Earth. Tell time travel stories that will truly excite your non-genealogist relatives! You’ve never seen anything like this class!
 
Lisa Louise Cooke is the author of several books including The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, 3rdedition. She produces and hosts the popular Genealogy Gems Podcast, and the free weekly YouTube show Elevenses with Lisa at the Genealogy Gems YouTube channel. She offers a Premium Membership service at her website https://lisalouisecooke.com featuring exclusive on-demand genealogy education. She writes a regular column for Family Tree Magazine and produces the Family Tree Magazine Podcast.
 
SOMERSET PUBLIC LIBRARY
1464 County Street
Somerset, MA 02726
 
Business Meeting   11:00-11:30 am
Member Sharing     11:30-11:55 am
Presentation Begins at Noon
 
This program is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For more information contact: bristol@msoginc.org
Schedule of Events Available at: https://msoginc.org
 
Those who wish to attend virtually, can pre-register at TBA



7th Annual Ancestors Day
Saturday, February 18, 2023
7th Annual Ancestors Day
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Attend in Person or Virtually via Zoom
Presented by Bristol Chapter members.
 
Every year, several members from the “Bristol Chapter” volunteer to share interesting stories and research anecdotes about their family. Members will enlighten attendees with their triumphs, journeys, family stories and roadblocks in their quest to find their ancestors.
In an entertaining way, you will learn fascinating facts about our members and their families. Not all the research will result in a happy ending but nevertheless everyone will leave enlightened and energized to solve a family lore. Regardless of what you learn, the day will prove to be fun and educational.
 
SOMERSET PUBLIC LIBRARY
1464 County Street
Somerset, MA 02726
 
Business Meeting   11:00-11:30 am
Member Sharing     11:30-11:55 am
Presentation Begins at Noon
 
This program is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For more information contact: bristol@msoginc.org
Schedule of Events Available at: https://msoginc.org
 
Those who wish to attend virtually, can pre-register at TBA



TBD
Saturday, March 18, 2023
TBD
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Attend in Person or Virtually via Zoom
Presented by Maureen Taylor
 
Program TBA
 
SOMERSET PUBLIC LIBRARY
1464 County Street
Somerset, MA 02726
 
Business Meeting   11:00-11:30 am
Member Sharing     11:30-11:55 am
Presentation Begins at Noon
 
This program is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For more information contact: bristol@msoginc.org
Schedule of Events Available at: https://msoginc.org
 
Those who wish to attend virtually, can pre-register at TBA



Saturday, April 15, 2023
TBD
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Attend in Person or Virtually via Zoom
Program TBA
 
SOMERSET PUBLIC LIBRARY
1464 County Street
Somerset, MA 02726
 
Business Meeting   11:00-11:30 am
Member Sharing     11:30-11:55 am
Presentation Begins at Noon
 
This program is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For more information contact: bristol@msoginc.org
Schedule of Events Available at: https://msoginc.org
 
Those who wish to attend virtually, can pre-register at TBA



Saturday, May 20, 2023
TBD
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Attend in Person or Virtually via Zoom
Program TBA
 
SOMERSET PUBLIC LIBRARY
1464 County Street
Somerset, MA 02726
 
Business Meeting   11:00-11:30 am
Member Sharing     11:30-11:55 am
Presentation Begins at Noon
 
This program is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
For more information contact: bristol@msoginc.org
Schedule of Events Available at: https://msoginc.org
 
Those who wish to attend virtually, can pre-register at TBA



Saturday, June 17, 2023
Bristol Chapter Annual Meeting
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Attend in Person or Virtually via Zoom
Program TBA