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Sample Pedigree Chart from Family Tree Maker

Intro to Family Tree Maker for Beginners

February 16th, 10-11 a.m. 
Andover resident and MHL Genealogy Club Member Horace Waters will give a broad overview of the robust and popular subscription-based Family Tree Maker software.  A real-time demonstration about how to find, upload, cite and organize vital records, photos and...

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Amateur Genealogists

I didn't know that!

It's hard to keep up with the growing number of digitized genealogical records available online and just as hard to keep up with technological advances.  How do you make the most of the limited amount of time you have to spend climbing your family tree?  Our suggestion is to follow your favorite...

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Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze

Searching for U.S. Military Records

Military records can provide a wealth of information - if they exist and if you can find them!  Here is some basic information that will help with your search.

Looking for military records from before the American Revolution?  In most cases you'll have to check state...

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Andover Historical Newspaper Digitization Project

Memorial Hall Library is making history more accessible!

The Library has just completed the first phase of a multi-year project to digitize old Andover newspapers.  This endeavor gives researchers online access to a searchable database of town newspapers dating from 1853 to 1925.  Visit http://www.mhl...

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DNA Map

Have you had a DNA test done yet?

DNA testing for genealogy research is all the rage, but how do you start?  

Watch these great videos to learn more:

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Finding Obituaries & Death Notices

Obituaries and death notices are very important sources for genealogists, but what's the difference? Obituaries are usually longer than death notices and are often written by a family member. Obituaries primarily developed after the Civil War. They became more common for longtime members of the...

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#GenealogySelfie Day February 1, 2016

#GenealogySelfie Day is February 1, 2016

GeneaBloggers is a site dedicated to gathering and promoting genealogy related blogs and encouraging others to start their own. Conference Keeper is a site that calls itself "the...

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Journeys Home

Looking for help or inspiration? Take a look at these new genealogy books.

Lots of people think about online resources like Ancestry.com or FamilySearch.org for genealogy research and inspiration.  That's great (and we're happy to be able to provide access to...

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Punchard High Yearbook, 1916

Andover Yearbooks Available Online

Memorial Hall Library has been working with the Digital Commonwealth for the past 3 years to digitize books and other items in the public domain.  Our collection of ...

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Flag of Ireland

Struggling to Find Your Irish Ancestors? Come to about our Irish Genealogy Series

Trying to find ancestors from Ireland is notoriously difficult.  The Library has some great books in the collection to help you.  Now, we have some great speakers scheduled! 

Tracing Your Irish-American Catholic Genealogy with Michael Brophy
Wednesday,...

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