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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 Apr 2017

Would I Lie To You? The Many Ways In Which Our Ancestors Lead Us Astray: Nancy C. Nelson and Carol M.Sheaffer   
Discussion will focus on records that are incorrect or inaccurate and, therefore, can lead research in the wrong direction.

Nancy C. Nelson is an active member of several genealogical and historical societies. With more than twenty years experience in genealogical research, her focus has been Burlington and Monmouth Counties, NJ.

Carol M. Sheaffer is an active member of several genealogical and historical societies. She has had more than thirty years experience in genealogical research with focus on Central and Southern NJ, Philadelphia, Lancaster and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania.

Below are links to topics of interest.


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