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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

1 Nov 2016

Mapping Family Stories: Mike Schwartz
A recalled 50+ year old discussion with Grandpa leads to an exploration of the family's migration to America from Eastern Europe, with surprising results. This talk explores various techniques used to trace a family from the pre - WW I Austria - Hungary and post war Poland to New York and (of all places) Charleston, West Virginia.

Mike Schwartz is a retired Telecom Executive who has filled much of his retirement with research into his family history. He  specializes in researching the mid-to-late 19th century and early 20th century history of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and the Russian Empire. He is a member of several genealogy groups in both NJ and Florida and is a frequent speaker, sharing his research techniques and results.

Below are links to topics of interest.


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