"Patrick C. Keely's Gems of Lowell, MA "
St. Patrick's Church, Nov. 2, @ 2 pm.
MSOG Annual Meeting
"Celebrating the Civil War Sesquicentennial"
Nov. 2, @ 8:30 am,
616 Great Road
are starting Nov., 2nd.
Society 2014 Convention
October 4—5, 2014
New England Regional
Genealogical Consortium 2015,
April 15th-19th, Providence, RI.
The Greater Lowell Genealogy Club meets monthly from September
All of our meetings are free and open to the public.
September 21, 2013, 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell.
Meeting in the ground floor meeting room, we will kick off our first meeting
of the season with your most interesting ancestor!
Don`t worry, we`re not expecting a 5 page report, or a snazzy presentation.
Just let us know who he or she is and why they`re so interestiong. You don`t even have to leave your seat!
Just tell us. If you`d like to share your research with us too, that would be great.
Did you hit any brick walls while researching this fantabulous ancestor of yours? Let us know, we`d love
to hear all about it!
October 26, 2013, 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell
Meeting in the ground floor meeting room, Diane Laferriere will give a
presentation on the City of Lowell`s Overseers of the Poor records collection.
Last year club members spent many hours indexing the Overseers of
the Poor Records. Diane, our club president, will give a
presentation on a few cases and the information that was found.
These records are a wonderful resource (with lots of family history)
that may be overlooked. Diane’s presentation will show us
just how these records can be used
"The Overseers of the Poor office was responsible for dispersing aid to the
poor of Lowell. This collection consists of 6000+ individual files of people
who applied for aid, ranging from transportation money to burials of the poor.
The family history information contained in these files is extensive
and often chronicle the complete travel history of many who came to Lowell
looking for work."
-Lowell City Hall Archives
November 16, 2013, 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Pollard Memorial Library in Lowell.
Meeting in the ground floor meeting room, our topic for the month
Find a Grave!
Now you might say, “What? Who!? Who wants to find what grave?"
Ha, ha... We all do, don`t we? But at this meeting we`ll be talking about the website Find A Grave.
We don’t know if all our members are familiar with Find a Grave,
but it was started in 1995 by
Jim Tipton to cater to his unusual hobby of
visiting graves of famous people. The web site has grown to a virtual cemetery of 103 million graves.
So come join us to find out how you, too, can Find A Grave!
We do not meet in December
January's meeting information will be announced shorty.