We meet year-round on the first Wednesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Membership is $30 for singles, $45 for couples of the same household.
The Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society, Inc is incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, founded in Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts in 1972. We are devoted to the research and documentation of our family ancestry and history. We also assist others in the pursuit of discovering their ancestry.
Membership is open to anyone with interest in genealogy and family history. WMGS offers monthly meetings feature locally and nationally known experts in genealogical research, history, and other related interests. Research clinics are offered free of charge to members and $10 per session to non-members. Annual membership is $25 per individual, $15 per full-time student, $40 per couples in the same household. Lifetime memberships are also available for $500 per individual with an occasional reduced rate for special events.
Mission: Our goal is to assist everyone in learning how to effectively research their family and their family's roots employing both on-line and off-line strategies.
genealogyalacarte.ca The Maine Historical Society (MHS) in Portland is celebrating its state’s 200th anniversary with an exhibit, called State of Mind: Becoming Maine, that tells
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In this video we’re talking about the Revolutionary War Records available online for your genealogy research, where to find records at websites for the DAR, ...
Our goals are to get you to think about your research, think about how you research, think about what you find, contemplate how something should be interpreted, and find out about new sources.
With that in mind it is important to remember that's what is new to one person might not be new to someone else. And we all have gaps in our knowledge.
And remember, bigger trees are not always better.
genealogybargains.com Melissa Barker, aka The Archive Lady, explains how to research African American ancestors in archival records with these tips and tricks!
Interesting collection of material on the immigration experience.
genealogyalacarte.ca During the week of July 10 to 16, MyHeritage is offering free access to all birth records on its site. We'll be able to search through 104 collections cont
The Mirror Trick - impressive!
We are all guilty of trying every trick in the book to read old gravestones. Almost all of these methods can over time harm the stone. This is a hands off ap...
Is your genealogy research stuck? Are you finding your ancestor (and recognizing him/her) in the historical records? You might be missing them because of a n...
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genealogybargains.com View over 3.5 MILLION new, free, indexed records added to FamilySearch.org this week including over 2 Million indexed US Obituaries!
In this tutorial, Connie Knox from Genealogy TV shows how to “watch” your ancestors and get email notifications with this very simple, yet powerful tool on FamilySearch.org.
Whether you’re on FamilySearch or not, you’ll want to “watch” your ancestors on FamilySearch for changes and updates to your ancestors profiles for new clues and information put up by other members.
FamilySearch is a totally free genealogical resource.
Watch Your Ancestors on FamilySearch! Ancestry.com, MyHeritage, FindMyPast, and all other users, YOU’LL WANT TO SEE THIS TOO! In this tutorial, I’ll show you...
Two weekends in July with free webinars.
genealogyalacarte.ca In July, Legacy Family Tree is taking us back to basics with two webinar weekends: Foundations in DNA (5 full-length classes by Blaine Bettinger)Family
NEW! Legacy Family Tree Webinars: FREE WEBINAR Turning dry facts into exciting narrative presented by Carol Baxter, Wednesday 8 July 2020,8:00 pm Eastern / 7:00 pm Central / 6:00 pm Mountain / 5:00 pm Pacific. The literary world condemns most family histories as ‘fact-driven and tedious’ because they are usually little more than prose timelines. Yet the phrase ‘family history’ communicates the three ingredients needed to produce a piece of prose that is interesting to read: ‘family’ (the facts about the family), ‘history’ (the historical context) and ‘story’. This seminar focuses on the first two ingredients and shows how we can weave our facts together in such a way that the reader is keen to keep on reading. Visit http://legacy.familytreewebinars.com/?aid=5579 to register for FREE - via Legacy Family Tree Webinars #ad #genealogy #free #webinar
genealogybargains.com To commemorate Independence Day, Fold3 offers free access to its United States Revolutionary War Collection July 1–15, 2020 - don't miss this opportunity!
genealogybargains.com The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, announces free ONLINE family history classes for July 2020 featuring Germans from Russia and US Probate Records!
thecentersquare.com (The Center Square) – Florida on Wednesday became the nation’s first state to enact a DNA privacy law, prohibiting life, disability and long-term care insurance companies from using genetic tests
blog.eogn.com Want to create your own printed Family Tree reports? Do you have Microsoft Word and Excel or any word processor or spreadsheet program that can handle Word and Excel documents? If so, you will be i…
sassyjanegenealogy.com Finding family photo clues is an important skill for any genealogist. Clues usually lie inside family photos every genealogist possesses. Learn about resources for family photo clues using the main image (above). Hann family on the porch of 324 Marshfield Avenue, Chicago, about
dutchgenealogy.nl Here is an overview of the new sources, projects, and news about archives that were announced last month. Sources The National Archives launched a beta version of their new presentation of archives, which includes millions of new scans.
Happy Independence Day!
Happy 4th! Until the 1960s, when fireworks became safer and cheaper, communities in New England often celebrated with giant, controlled bonfires. Months of planning went into the spectacles. This 1946 photo is from the Brearley Collection at BPL.
Is anyone else a descendant of Catherine Pillard? I am - she is my 8th Great Grandmother! This is an interesting article.
nationalpost.com A debate about one woman’s shifting identity reveals less about her than it has about the value, both political and sentimental, of being Indigenous
In this video we’re talking about the Revolutionary War Records available online for your genealogy research, where to find them on Ancestry.com, FamilySearc...
“To commemorate Independence Day, Fold3 is providing free access* to its Revolutionary War Collection July 1–15. "
go.fold3.com Discover details about individual soldiers, read letters penned by the Founding Fathers, view documents from The Revolutionary War.
Federation of Genealogical Societies
You won’t want to miss the final FGS Conference virtual-style!
We have a variety of learning sessions to meet every genealogist’s needs, including DNA, Ethnicity & Nationality, Methodology & Skill-building and so much more!
Registration is now open! https://fgs.org/annual-conference/
amyjohnsoncrow.com Ancestry's hints - those shaky leaves - have some limitations for genealogy research. Here are the limits and how to work around them.
View over 4 MILLION new, free, indexed records added to FamilySearch this week including 2.5 MILLION New York Land Records, 1630-1975 https://genealogybargains.com/new-free-historical-records-on-familysearch-week-of-29-june-2020/ #free #genealogy #newyork
The Ancestor Hunt
In honor of Canada Day, here are all the links from The Ancestor Hunt website for Free Canadian Genealogy resources:
- Online Historical Newspaper Links - http://bit.ly/2M2Kwey
- Obituary and Obituary Index Collections - http://bit.ly/2SkXPbs
- Free Online Historical Photo Archives - http://bit.ly/2XPCSr1
- Birth, Marriage, and Death Record Collection Links - http://bit.ly/2q3Zuoe
- Free Canadian Yearbooks - http://bit.ly/2Mz2mTm
- College and University Historical Student Newspaper Links -
The Ancestor Hunt
Latest Update just Published- Check out the 3,515 recently updated Free Online Photo Archives and Collections from the U.S. There are 965 new links to these very useful genealogy research tools! Maybe you'll find an ancestor photo or a building that they lived in, worked in or owned, or something else useful for you! https://bit.ly/2NItUrZ
The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, announces free ONLINE family history classes for July 2020 featuring Germans from Russia and US Probate Records! https://genealogybargains.com/free-family-history-library-online-classes-july-2020/ #free #genealogy
Great opportunity to learn about VividPix with Thomas MacEntee! You might want to stay around after our monthly presentation tonight for a special announcement!
Need help scanning old family photos? Join us for SCANDEMIC on Friday, July 3rd, 2020! A LIVE Photo Scanning Event! sponsored by Genealogy Bargains and Vivid-Pix RESTORE! https://genealogybargains.com/scandemic-a-facebook-live-photo-scanning-event/ #ad #genealogy #photos #scanning #free #webinar
We've downloaded our free copy. Great advice in this article. Thanks, Thomas!
genealogybargains.com Celebrate Social Media Day 2020 at Genealogybargains.com with this FREE DOWNLOAD Staying Safe Using Social Media by Thomas MacEntee
genealogybargains.com Don't miss the season finale of The Genetic Detective tonight! Catch "The Hot Case" featuring genetic genealogist CeCe Moore and her work with DNA technology
The Ancestor Hunt
NEW Update - 206 new/updated free collections from FamilySearch announced during the period of June 1-30, 2020, and available now and in the future to search and browse. These free records, from many countries, include Denmark, England, Peru, and most U.S. states. https://bit.ly/3dMswyX
genealogybargains.com FREE WEBINAR Finding a Father for Molly - Using DNA presented by Jill Morelli, CG, Wednesday 1 July 2020 via Legacy Family Tree Webinars
genealogyalacarte.ca Canada Day will be much quieter than usual this year, so it will be an ideal time to research our Canadian ancestors and watch a genealogy webinar. Otta
We are a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. Membership is open to anyone with interest in genealogy and family history. WMGS offers monthly meetings featuring locally and nationally known experts in genealogical research, history, and other related interests. Research clinics are offered free of charge to members and $10 per session to non-members. Annual membership is $30 per individual, $15 per full-time student, $45 per couples in the same household. Lifetime memberships are also available for $500 per individual with an occasional reduced rate for special events.
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