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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 Apr 2015

Introduction to British Genealogy: Melissa Johnson
Professional genealogist Melissa Johnson will show how to research British ancestors using both the internet and onsite resources in the United Kingdom. Her presentation will cover the history of vital records and census record-keeping in various parts of the U.K. and where these records can be found today. Ms. Johnson will also review immigration and emigration documents, military records, wills, criminal records, and government records, any of which may hold vital clues to your family story.

Melissa Johnson specializes in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and British genealogical research and also in family history writing, editing, and publishing.

This is also the MAGS Annual Meeting where we vote for incoming Board members.

Below are links to topics of interest.


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