Turners Falls, MA - Genealogy Gathering

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

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Our Next Inspirational Speaker

Mark your calendars for Tuesday evening, November 2, 2010 at 6 p.m. when we will welcome Leslie Albrecht Huber to the meeting room upstairs at the Carnegie Library. Leslie is a local resident who has just returned from a cross-country book tour for her first book, The Journey Takers, relating her ten year journey to trace the stories of her ancestors from Germany, Sweeden and England and across the United States to Utah. Her writing style brings them to life and she will tell us about the research process and how she brought it together as a published work. For more information, go to http://www.understandingyourancestors.com/aboutLeslie.aspx
Many thanks again to the Montague Libraries for sponsoring this talk!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mass. Society of Genealogists Conference

Here is another event that promises to provide lots of information and networking opportunities. The Mass. Society of Genealogists will hold its 35th annual meeting and conference in Marlboro on Saturday November 6, 2010 from 9:30 to 4:45. The cost is only $25, with lunch an additional $30. For a list of speakers and a registration form go to

Saturday, October 2, 2010

October - What's Next?

There are several projects on the horizon for those who are looking forward to working as a group to share some of our local info.

Now is the time to make a date to do some cemetery photography if we want to accomplish something before the weather changes.

How rusty is your French? The Jean Baptiste society records were discovered when the building on Third Street that is now the Rendezvous was renovated. They likely hold lots of interesting tidbits to our local French community of 100 years ago. We will have the opportunity to view them at our next meeting on the 12th.

I will bring 40 pages from 1900 census of Turners Falls to our next meeting. I downloaded them so we can peruse the variety of nationalities and occupations found there. This is the type of thing we may use as a lobby display for the Abby Paige show on January 30th at the Shea.