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Our Society provides a lively forum for resource sharing, mutual assistance, and instruction for those interested in family history and genealogy. Beginners as well as more experienced genealogists profit from monthly lectures on topics relating to genealogy.

Since our origin in 1988 at the Joint Free Public Library of Morristown and Morris Township, our Society has grown and we now meet at the Morris County Library*, 30 East Hanover Ave., Whippany, NJ on the first Tuesday evening of the month. Visitors are welcome at our monthly meetings. Refreshments are served at 6:30; the program begins at 7:00.

If a monthly meeting needs to be cancelled, every effort is made by the MAGS Board to notify the Morris County Library before 3 pm, with a cancellation notification posted on this page of this website. When in doubt, please call the Morris County Library directly.

Among the benefits of membership are a subscription to the quarterly Morris Area Genealogy Society Newsletter and participation in our Special Interest Groups which focus on particular challenges and topics such as research strategies in a smaller, less formal setting.

Members are encouraged to volunteer their time and share their expertise by serving on committees.

*Directions to the Library. Telephone number: 973-285-6930.



3 Oct 2017

Tracing Your Pre-Civil War Ancestors in New Jersey: Catherine Stearns Medich
Some of New Jersey's important resources, such as the decennial census, are missing for early decades of the nineteenth century. There are other ways to fill in the gaps. Learn more from a reference archivist at the NJ State Archives.

Catherine Stearns Medich is a reference archivist at the New Jersey State Archives. Her work duties include helping researchers utilize the records at the Archives. She is a longtime genealogist, focusing her own efforts on ancestral families in New England.

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