Turners Falls, MA - Genealogy Gathering

Come and join us! New or experienced researchers are always welcome.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Program Possibilities

Thanks to the Library's offer for sponsorship, we are looking toward a speaker, or series of speakers, later in the summer to help us in our research.

Some of the suggestions under consideration are:

  • Jean Nudd from the National Archives in Pittsfield, who can present a variety of topics from the holdings of the Archives, and those available on-line v. in person. http://www.archives.gov/northeast/pittsfield
  • The Association for Gravestone Studies, located in Greenfield, could enlighten us on local carvings - www.gravestonestudies.org
  • The Mass. State Archives also has many important records of interest.
  • Barbara Proko, editor and genealogist, has published data in Arcadia photo books and on her blog http://wilnoworcester.blogspot.com
  • The Dubois Library at UMass Amherst is also a rich source of historic information. Reference Librarian, Melinda MacIntosh, has a special interest in the materials of interest to genealogists.
  • DNA testing and analysis is a new tool for determining familial connections.
Please feel free to add your comments and suggestions below.

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