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Next Meeting: Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Western Massachusetts Genealogy Society will hold their next meeting from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the at the Agawam Senior Center, 954 Main Street, Agawam, Massachusetts.

Judy G. Russell “The Legal Genealogist” will present, “Rogues, Rascals and Rapscallions: The Family Black Sheep.” Playing detective in court records can unmask those black sheep every family has – and it’s fun! Learn to understand the criminal process in both federal and state courts and how to find the records to put meat on the bones of the skeletons in your family's closet.

The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree. She writes, teaches and lectures on a wide variety of genealogical topics, ranging from using court records in family history to understanding DNA testing. A Colorado native with roots deep in the American south on her mother’s side and entirely in Germany on her father’s side, she is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society and numerous state and regional genealogical societies. She has written for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and National Genealogical Society Magazine, among other publications. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer.


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Surname Project

We are pleased to announce the newest addition to our website, our Surname List. All of our members are researching at least one last name. Our goal is to connect people who are researching the same family names.

We developed a chart listing the following information: Surname, Location, Dates, Name of WMGS Member and E-mail address. Feel free to use the e-mail address to contact the individual who submitted the information.

If you have additional names to include please contact us at: WestMassGen@gmail.com

Click on the link below to access our Surname List:








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