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November 15 - Locating Historic Newspapers and Maps - Sharon E. Sergeant

Meeting /Storm Cancellation:

If there is any question regarding cancellation of the meeting due to weather, please contact: Barbara Beake 781-665-4150
Also notice of cancellation will be posted here.

ESOG Programs

ESOG meetings are held on the third Saturday of the month at the Centre Congregational Church,
5 Summer Street, Lynnfield Center.
Join our social hour from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Bring your own lunch - we will supply beverages and desserts.
Lectures start promptly at 1:00 p.m. and are open to the public.

*Board meetings will be held at 10:30 a.m. on September 20st and November 15th, 2014, and March 21st, 2015.

September 2014

September 20* - Prisoners, Thieves, and Rogues: Discover Your Black Sheep Ancestors, Michael L. Strauss, AG

Is there a horse thief in your family tree? Is there a Republican among the Democrats? Are there skeletons in your closet? If so, then this lecture is for you as it focuses on many genealogical records of men and woman who may have led more colorful lives. Discover valuable genealogical resources in Federal, State, and local records as you glean details about black sheep members of your family.

October 2014

October 18 - Using Zotero, the Free Citation and Note Manager, Connie Reik, MSL, MA

Make your research easier to record, document, and access. Download and create citations from information on the web and elsewhere, attach notes to citations, create standalone notes to record ideas, and much more.

November 2014

November 15* - Locating Historic Newspapers & Maps, Sharon E. Sergeant

Newspaper and map resources provide opportunities to better interpret traditional records and lead to other sources. They provide both a visual and cultural picture of the communities our ancestors lived in. The internet now offers us many millions of digitized images of the original sources (on both free and subscription sites) as well as free Finding Aids for the many gems that have not been digitized but do still exist in libraries and archives.

December 2014

December 20 - Pot-Luck Luncheon and Show-and-Tell -- includes user of kitchen -- [starts at 12:00 noon]
A-G Main dishes, precooked and hot (we have power for crockpots)
H-R Soups or salads (tossed or removed from molds)
S-Z Desserts (cut into individual pieces)

Share your genealogy research bring a family tree, album, book, etc. to display, or an interesting research story or brick wall problem for discussion.

January 2014

January - No meeting.

February 2014

February 21 - TBA

March 2014

March 21* - TBA

April 2014

April 25 - TBA - Note that the April date is a departure from our usual third Saturday of the month, because the New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC) is scheduled for April 16th-19th.

May 2014

May 16 - TBA