Lecture at the Library on Saturday, June 24

Learning to use Ancestry (the library edition)

Lecture at the Library from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Ready to explore your family tree? Watch your family tree grow as you start or continue your family history research using the tools available on Ancestry.com.  The Mountain Genealogists Society helps you navigate the Library version of Ancestry.com, which is free to use with your library card.  Discover best practices in genealogy research while avoiding common pitfalls in this interactive session. Please bring a laptop if you have one.  Mary Dickoff will be the primary with other club members assisting.

June 14 – Rockland Cemetery Project

A reminder that we will be meeting at the Evergreen Library to begin work on the Historic Rockland Cemetery Project.  If you are able to join us, fantastic!  If you can bring a laptop, even better.  If not, come anyway and help us to help Steve learn about the people buried at the cemetery.

Evergreen Library
Noon – 2pm

May 11 Meeting and Program

Come join us at the Church of the Hills in Evergreen at 7:00 for a short meeting and then a presentation on New England History and Genealogy: An Overview from Settlement to Revolution

As the second oldest area in the “New World” to undergo European settlement, many present day Americans can trace their ancestry back to the Pilgrims or the Puritan Great Migration. For some, it is very easy to trace your ancestry back to these original settlers due to the extensive records that their largely Puritan forebears maintained for us. Others find tracing their ancestry more difficult for varied reasons. John will share the importance to understand New England’s history, its settlement patterns, and its town structure to improve your chances to tackle New England brick walls While records are important to prove your genealogical past, it is often difficult to know where to look for these records unless you know the area’s history not to mention the formative activities that our ancestors undertook which provide rich stories for your family histories.