We came together on March 8, 2010 to find out a little more about ourselves by finding our more about our ancestors. Let us use this forum to share our wanderings through family history together. By "commenting" and "following" we can communicate and give assistance to each other outside of our face-to-face meetings, which I hope will continue on a regular basis. We have many directions that genealogical research can take us, and we have yet to define the structure of our group, but let's start here.
It seems that we can best get started by taking inventory of each of our areas of interest. Can we choose a handful of topics for our next gathering that will give all of us an opportunity to share in small groups what we know, and to learn something new?
If we all weigh in here on topics that will be most beneficial, we can save time when we meet next. I hope you have marked your calendars for Monday, April 5 at 6:30 pm at the Carnegie Library in Turners Falls, MA. I will try harder to arrive by 6:00 pm to get set up, and if you are going to volunteer to be a leader of one of the topics, that would be a good opportunity to come early and see how we can best present them.
My first suggestion would have to be Getting Started, for those who are new to family research.
I would like to get acquainted with Carnegie Library Resources that are specific to our meeting place.
It appears many of the attendees have roots in Canadian Genealogy.
I am sure we can all help each other by recommending Internet Sources of Data.
Who can contribute tips on Irish Genealogy?