Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc.
Meets in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at various locations in that county on the second Saturday afternoon of the month from September to June. Unless otherwise noted, meetings begin at 1:30 p.m.
MSOG is made up of chapters throughout Massachusetts: Bristol, Martha's Vineyard, Merrimack Valley, Middlesex, and Worcester. Each chapter has its own governing board of officers, an annual meeting, and an election. Each chapter is a member of the state board and is represented by the chapter's president. Chapters do not meet during the months of July and August.
President: Sharon Christenson
Vice-President: Deborah Lee Stewart
Treasurer: Paul Keeler
Our December 2011 program featured Dick Eastman, Editor, Eastman's Online Genealogical Newsletter, speaking on the Family History World in 10 Years Time: Changing research trends, a changing audience, and being "online all the time" with handheld devices. View the recording of this program . The password for this program is "MSOG". The video is being made available with the generous permission of Dick Eastman.
Our April 2012 program featured Mike Maglio, Membership Director, Middlesex Chapter, on Social Genealogy--finding your cousins and other relatives. View the recording of this program.
Schedule of Speakers 2012-2013
|September 8, 1:30pm - 4:00pm||Seema Jane Kenney, " Climb Your Family Tree With Microsoft Excel"
Seema Jane Kenney of Technical Tutoring will present Climb Your Family Tree With Microsoft Excel. Excel is a useful tool for genealogy in many ways. Whether you are just starting out with Excel, need ideas for how to use it, or need help with a specific task--this presentation will help you grow your family tree.
|The Tatnuk Booksellers' Event Room, Westborough Shopping Center, Route 9 and Lyman Street|
|October 13, 1:30pm - 4:00pm||Marcia D. Melnyk will present "Scrapbooking Your Family Tree."||NARA in Waltham, MA|
|November 3||MSOG Annual Meeting||Annual Meeting|
|December 8||Genealogy Apps for Mobile Devices presented by Dick Eastman
View the recording of this program. The video is being made available with the generous permission of Dick Eastman.
|Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA|
|January 12, 1:30 p.m.||Lucie LeBlanc Consentino will speak on Acadian History and Genealogy||Goodnow Public Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA|
|February 9, 1:30 p.m.||Carol Bosworth and Mary Hasselman will speak on Checking Family Genealogy for Medical History||Goodnow Public Library, 21 Concord Road, Sudbury, MA|
|March 3, 1:30 p.m. (NOTE DATE IS FIRST SUNDAY of the month)||Dr. Thomas Jones will speak on the Genealogical Proof Standard||Weston Public Library, 87 School Street, Weston, Mass.|
|April 13, 1:30 p.m.||Rick Wetmore will present Using Google Earth to Create Family History Maps.||Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main Street, Acton, MA 01720|
|May 11, 1:30 p.m.||Connie Reik will present Beyond Pension Files! Discover Your Civil War Ancestor in Federal Publications and Documents.||TBD|
|June 8, 1:30 p.m.||Marge Gallo Armstrong, Dave Robertson and Gene Vogt will be part of a roundtable discussion on self-publishing.||TBD|