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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.



21 June 2016

Where There Is - or Isn't - a Will: Judy Russell   
Where there's a will, there's a probate. And often, when there isn't a will, there's still a probate. Understanding the process and finding the records created when our ancestors died can help us break through brick walls.

A free joint presentation of the Morris Area Genealogy Society and the Family History Interest Group of the Bernards Township Library, both non-profit organizations. For more information, call the Bernards Township Library at 908-204-3031, or the NJ History and Genealogy Center at Morristown/Morris Township Library
at 973-538-3473.

Where: Bernards Township Library, 32 South Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Time: Program: 7 pm; Refreshments: 6:30 pm

Judy Russell, J.D., C.G., C.G.L.; Blogger: The Legal Genealogist.  Judy Russell is a genealogist with a law degree, and is a lecturer, educator and writer.

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