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 in September, November, and March.
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 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 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 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 - No meeting.
February 21 - TBA
March 21 - TBA
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 16 - TBA