Essex Society of Genealogists, Inc.

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September - Have a good summer! Our next program will be in September.

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 21st and November 16th, 2013, and March 15th, 2014. The September meeting is in the Church library; the November and March meetings will be in the Fireside Room.

September 2013

September 21* - Case Studies in Descendancy Research, Michael L. Strauss, AG
Most genealogists are taught the only way to conduct research is to search backwards through the use of pedigree charts going back as far as you can, where this lecture assumes a new focus on doing genealogical research on tracing all descendants for someone to the present. Finding descendants and searching collateral lines of your family history can be very rewarding and provide many otherwise unknown details of your family story. Focus is given to provide actual case studies of doing this kind of research.
Michael L. Strauss is the principal owner of Genealogy Research Network and an Accredited Genealogist since 1995. He is a native of Pennsylvania and a resident of Virginia and has been an avid genealogist for more than 30 years. Strauss holds a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran.

October 2013

October 19 - Beyond Pension Files! Discover Your Civil War Ancestor in Federal Publications and Documents, Connie Reik

November 2013

November 16* - Using Word to Write Your Family History, Seema-Jayne Kenney

December 2013

December 21 - Pot-Luck Luncheon and Show-and-Tell -- includes user of kitchen -- [starts at 12:00 noon]
A G Desserts, cut into individual pieces
H - R Main Dishes, pre-cooked and hot S - Z Salads, tossed or removed from mold

January 2014

January - No meeting.

February 2014

February 15 - Beginning Again Tackling a New Research Area, Christine Sharbrough

March 2014

March 15* - A Guide to Massachusetts Record Depositories, Michael Brophy

April 2014

April 19, Immigrant Origins: Locating Your Ancestral Town, Mary M. Tedesco

May 2014

May 17 - Adding DNA to Your Entire Tree, Michael Maglio