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Ashland MA 01721-0215

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Merrimack Valley Chapter

Meets in the Merrimack Valley, generally on the fourth or last Saturday morning of the month from September to June. Unless otherwise noted, meetings begin at 10:00 A.M. and are held at the Nevins Memorial Library, 305 Broadway, Methuen, Massachusetts.

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, annual meeting, and 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.

Merrimack Valley Chapter MSOG Board 2013-2015

Officers 2013-2015

President- President - Karen Trearchis
Vice-President -Margaret Fortier
Recording Secretary- Pam Holland
Treasurer- Diane Laferriere
Membership- Beth LaPlume

Schedule of Speakers 2013-2014

Questions? Contact Margaret Fortier

Merrimack Valley meeting schedule All programs take place at the Nevins Library in Methuen.
Date/Time Speaker/Topic Location
September 28, 10:00 am - noon A Conference Like No Other - Recap of the International Jewish Genealogy Conference (IAJGS) with Meredith Hoffman and others.
September program handout is available.
Nevins Library in Methuen
October 26, 10:00 am - noon Bloggers' Forum with Heather Wilkinson-Rojo, Lucie LeBlanc-Consentino, Marian Pierre-Louis, Bill West, and Cynthia Shenette
October program handout is available on the Chapter News page.
November 2, 10:00am - noon MSOG Annual Meeting LDS Littleton MA
November 23, 10:00am - noon Brick Wall? Try This.. with Peg Plummer Nevins Library in Methuen
December 13, 7:00pm Evernote with Alice Kane, Genealogist at NEHGS. Joint meeting with The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA) Brandeis University, Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room G3, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA.
January 25, 10:00 am - noon Research at the Concord National Guard Museum & Archives with military historian Len Kondratiuk
January program handout.
The Great Hall, Nevins Library in Methuen. This is a new room location. Check with the front desk for location.
February 22, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm All About Deeds with Richard Howe, Registrar of Deeds, Middlesex North
February program handouts posted with permission of the speaker -
Guide to Registries of Deeds in Massachusetts
and Navigating the "new" masslandrecords.com
Nevins Library, Great Hall in Methuen
March 29, 1:00 pm Blogging Workshop with Heather Wilkinson Rojo
March program handouts posted with permission of the speaker
Memorial Hall, Andover Library, 2 North Main St., Andover, MA.
April 26, 2:00 - 4:00 pm Advances in DNA with Jeff Carpenter Nevins Library, Great Hall in Methuen
May 17, noon - 2:00 pm Overseer of the Poor Records with Diane Laferriere and Kim Zunino
June 7, 10:00 am - noon tba