Memorial Hall Library

Upcoming Genealogy Programs

Phillips Library

Genealogy Club Trip to the Phillips Library in Rowley MA (a division of the Peabody Essex Museum)

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:00am

The Discover Your Past Genealogy Club October meeting will be a special off-site tour of the Phillips Library in Rowley, Massachusetts. The Phillips Library is a division of the Peabody Essex Museum and holds significant unique New England genealogical documents and manuscripts, the majority of the original 1692 Salem Witchcraft Trial papers as well as... Read more

Discover Your Past Genealogy Club

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:30am

Memorial Hall Library's Discover Your Past Genealogy Club meets the second Thursday of the month from 9:30am to 11:00am. Everyone is welcome, whether you're just getting started or have been researching your family for years. Most meetings will have a predetermined topic to discuss. Participants will learn from and help each other.Read more

Board-certified genealogist Margaret Fortier, CG

A Whole New World of Catholic Records

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 7:00pm

Catholic sacramental records can be genealogical gems as they identify important moments, places, times and cultural information about your ancestors. Board-certified genealogical researcher, Margaret Fortier, CG will discuss exciting developments in online Catholic records availability. Parish records for the United States and international Catholic communities will be covered. The presentation will address what the records mean, what they contain, and... Read more

Alan Shuchat, Ph.D. Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston

Life Under the Tsars: Documenting Jewish Ancestors in Imperial Russia

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 7:00pm

Records from the Russian Empire show that people were often registered as citizens of one town but lived in another. What was the system of registration and residence permits under the tsars and later in the Soviet Union? How were people divided into social estates? How did our ancestors obtain steamship tickets and travel from their shtetls to the steamship... Read more

Discover Your Past Genealogy Club

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 9:30am

Memorial Hall Library's Discover Your Past Genealogy Club meets the second Thursday of the month from 9:30am to 11:00am. Everyone is welcome, whether you're just getting started or have been researching your family for years. Most meetings will have a predetermined topic to discuss. Participants will learn from and help each other.Read more

Alan Shuchat, Ph.D. Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston

Finding Jewish Records From Ukraine and the Russian Empire

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 7:00pm

Records from the Russian Empire show that people were often registered as citizens of one town but lived in another. What was the system of registration and residence permits under the tsars and later in the Soviet Union? How were people divided into social estates? How did our ancestors obtain steamship tickets and travel from their shetls to the steamship... Read more

Discover Your Past Genealogy Club

Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 9:30am

Memorial Hall Library's Discover Your Past Genealogy Club meets the second Thursday of the month from 9:30am to 11:00am. Everyone is welcome, whether you're just getting started or have been researching your family for years. Most meetings will have a predetermined topic to discuss. Participants will learn from and help each other.Read more

Discover Your Past Genealogy Club

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 9:30am

Memorial Hall Library's Discover Your Past Genealogy Club meets the second Thursday of the month from 9:30am to 11:00am. Everyone is welcome, whether you're just getting started or have been researching your family for years. Most meetings will have a predetermined topic to discuss. Participants will learn from and help each other.Read more

Discover Your Past Genealogy Club

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 9:30am

Memorial Hall Library's Discover Your Past Genealogy Club meets the second Thursday of the month from 9:30am to 11:00am. Everyone is welcome, whether you're just getting started or have been researching your family for years. Most meetings will have a predetermined topic to discuss. Participants will learn from and help each other.Read more

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