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November 4, 2015 Meeting and Computer Lab Sessions

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Next Meeting: Wednesday, November 4, 2015

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

Al and Betsy McKee from the Association of Gravestone Studies will be giving a presentation on causes of death recorded on gravestones.

Upcoming dates for genealogy in the Agawam Senior Center Computer Lab:

WMGS is proud to introduce Ancestry Library for our member's use! New this year we will be offering Ancestry Library Edition at our research clinics. This is only available during our clinics so be sure to mark them on your calendar. We have added more days to the clinics to accommodate more people.

Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.
Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.

Members have free use our Ancestry Library subscription and other research sites while seeking assistance from experienced WMGS family researchers. Non-members may participate for only $10 per session...or join for $25 per year!

Sessions are held on the third and fourth Thursdays of the month in the computer room of the Agawam Senior Center. Clinics are free for WMGS members. There is a $10 fee per session for non-members. (Annual WMGS membership is $25.) Please note: We will not hold clinics on Thanksgiving, November 26 or Christmas Eve, December 24.

Monday, November 2, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.
Monday, December 7, 2015 from 6-8 p.m.

Can't make it to the Thursday night research clinics? We are exploring additional days during the week. Join WMGS members Susan Leverson and Katy Krause as they lead a hands-on genealogy session in the computer lab. They will expand on the WMGS monthly meeting by reviewing applicable websites and offering genealogy tips and strategies. Attendees will also have time to use the computer for their own research, including use of the AncestryLibrary Edition, and Susan and Katy will be available to provide assistance. Sessions are free for WMGS members. There is a $10 fee per session for non-members. Annual WMGS membership is just $25.


Click on the links below for more information:


Surname Project

October 2015

We are in the process of updating our Surname List. Our goal is to connect fellow genealogists who are researching the same family names, so that they may share information on common lines.

Click on the link below to read more about this project and print your own Surname Form:

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