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Genealogy Month at Memorial Hall Library, 2011

Genealogy Lock-In

Friday, March 4, 2011 from 5:30-10pm
Attendees must arrive by 6:00pm

Beginning and experienced genealogists are invited to an evening of genealogy research after hours at Memorial Hall Library.

Attendees will have exclusive access to library resources including computers, microfilm readers, the Andover Room, WIFI, and databases from Heritage Quest, Ancestry Library, and New England Ancestors.

Reference librarians will be available to answer questions and to provide guided assistance.

A light meal will be provided.

Cost: $10 payable to the Friends of Memorial Hall Library. Payment due at the door. Space is limited.

Register online or call 978-623-8401 x31.

Looking After the Poor: Finding Your Ancestors in New England Poverty Records

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 7pm

Discover how your not so wealthy New England ancestors may have left behind a wealth of information found in town poverty records. Come find out about “strangers taken in”, “warning out” and settlement law. Marian Pierre-Louis will take you into the depths of New England town records to reveal the hard to find information about your elusive ancestors.

Michael BrophyGenealogy Myths and Legends

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at 7pm

Michael Brophy will explain and debunk some of the popular fiction about Genealogy and Family History. Myths include: “I can do all of my family research online,” “Courthouse burned and destroyed all the records”, “Name was Changed at Ellis Island”, and “I am descended from an Indian”, be prepared for an end to some old fairy tales!

Naturalization and Probate Records

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 7pm

Learn about the probate and naturalization records on microfilm held by the Massachusetts Archives as well as resources including the Judicial Archives and the National Archives of Waltham, MA. Presented by Autumn Haag, Reference Archivist, MA Archives.


Sponsored by the Friends of Memorial Hall Library.

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