Local...Crime and Punishment in 19th Century Lowell with Walter Hickey, March 29, Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, MA
Regional...American-Canadian Genealogical Society
National...RootsTech, Feb. 6 - 8, 2014, Salt Lake City, Utah
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!
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
Meeting in the ground floor meeting room, our topic for the month is 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!
Meeting in the ground floor meeting room, we'll be presenting a Genealogy 101! Yes, it's back to basics for all our seasoned veterans, but this meeting really isn't for them, it's for you, the curious. So, if you'd like to learn how to start discovering your ancestry and create you're first family tree, please join us! Seasoned veterans: if you know someone (like a grandchild, friend, or neighbor) interested in starting to research their ancestors, bring them along.
Meeting in the ground floor meeting room,
our club President, Diane Laferriere, will be giving a live
presentation on the ins and outs of FamilySearch.
Meeting in the ground floor meeting room, we'll be discussing city/town directories. Where to find then and how they can fill the gap in between censuses!
Meeting in the ground floor meeting room, WWI researcher and author of the blog
Doughboys and more..., Eileen Loucraft will be presenting Lowell Doughboys - How Lowell participated in
and was affected by the Great War. Please come join us in honor of the Great War Centenary.
Resources and indices available on our website.