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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.


MAGS Upcoming Meeting

7 Mar 2017

Divorced, Widowed, and Estranged, the Three Marriages of Nancy Moore: Lisa Kerr Ilowite
Nancy Moore (1829-1917) was a survivor. The oldest daughter of immigrant Irish parents at the turn of the 19th Century, she grew up poor. She tried to change her lot in life, marrying three times and becoming a "black sheep" to her family. Learn the saga of Nancy's exploits through publicly available documents and the social history they reveal.

Lisa Kerr Ilowite is a research scientist who applies her scientific research skills to genealogy and has been conducting her family history for the past twenty years. Her areas of interest include Western PA,Scotland, social history, and Black Sheep ancestors. Her DAR ancestor, John Emery, is from Hunterdon County, plus she is a direct-line descendant of the FitzRandolph and Gaston families.

Below are links to topics of interest.


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