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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

4 Nov 2014

How to Use Digitized Newspapers for Genealogical Research: Brian Armstrong
Brian Armstrong, historian, genealogist, and the President of the South River Historical & Preservation Society will provide a presentation entitled “How to Use Digitized Newspapers for Genealogical Research.” Mr. Armstrong will discuss the various types of information that can be found in newspapers including obituaries, personal notices (gossip columns), business items/advertisements, legal notices, and real estate information. He will also provide an overview of the available free and purchased resources for accessing digital newspapers; and tips on how to use indexes to find information.

Election Day - Yes, the library is open. 

Below are links to topics of interest.


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