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From: Sharon Sergeant <>
Subject: Marlborough MA Seminar April 22
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 09:00:09 -0500
THE MASSACHUSETTS GENEALOGICAL COUNCIL
Annual Meeting and Seminar
Saturday, April 22, 2006
The Conference Center at Marlborough, Massachusetts
General Information: Coffee, tea, soft drinks, and water will be
available in the lobby all day at no charge. A coatroom is provided
just beside the Auditorium. Vendors selling books and materials of
genealogical interest will be open from about 8:00am to 3:30pm.
Questions: contact Sharon Sergeant, Program Chair,
8:00am to 10:30am Registration Desk open. Continental breakfast
(coffee, tea, juice, pastries, muffins, bagels) will be served and is
included in the registration fee.
9:00am to 9:45am MGC Annual Meeting
10:00am to 11:00am Researching “Birds of a Feather”: How
Prosopography, Cluster Studies, and Record Linkage Techniques Can Help
Put New Leaves On Your Family Tree.
Meldon J. Wolfgang introduces genealogists and family historians to
several useful techniques developed and used by researchers in other
academic disciplines—medieval historians, epidemiologists and
sociologists, to name a few—that may help dismantle those “brick walls”.
Learn the techniques that other professionals use to reconstruct
historic communities, former neighborhoods and extended families and
discover how uncovering the network of relationships and patterns in
your ancestors' lives can breathe new life—and real results—into your
[Prosopography is an independent science of social history embracing
genealogy, onomastics and demography.]
11:15am to 12:15pm Federal and State Regulations Affecting Access to
Records. Panel discussion concerning proposed federal and state
regulations affecting access to birth, marriage and death records.
As the result of the passage of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism
Prevention Act of 2004, some state officials are under the impression
that they are required to close vital records to researchers. This
panel will discuss both the intent and scope of the Federal law, as well
as the jurisdiction of the states. This is a very important issue and
is a concern to all genealogists.
Specific discussions will include not only New England states, but
pending legislation in the midwest, New Jersey and other states that may
fall into this area of legislative mishap. Legislators, as well as
federal, local and state records officials are invited to answer
questions about these issues.
12:15pm to 1:30pm Full Buffet Lunch included. Vendors Open. Join
invited guests (legislators, local and state records officials) and
members of the Association of Professional Genealogists for discussion
topic tables at lunch. [Note: please indicate on your registration form
if you need a special meal.]
1:30pm to 3:00pm Breakout Sessions. Participants can choose between
two lectures, as well as genealogy society and vendor presentations.
**Sleuthing in the Stacks: Using Uncommon Resources to Uncover
Genealogical Clues. Meldon J. Wolfgang directs the researcher to
reference tools and finding aids that can be used by genealogists who
have come up against a “brick wall” in their research. References used
by professionals in other research disciplines are explored, and
suggestions given for conducting a secondary literature search and using
resources not common to genealogists. www.jonathansheppardbooks.com
**Beyond the Census: Local History in Federal Records. Horace
Waters, National Archives, presents information for intermediate and
advanced researchers on records available on Civil War taxes,
bankruptcy, Customs, Corps of Engineers, Works Progress Administration
and GSA Surplus Property Disposal. http://www.archives.gov/northeast
SOCIETY AND VENDOR BREAKOUT SESSIONS - CONTACT PRESENTERS FOR
*When and How to Hire a Professional: Greater Boston Chapter,
Association of Professional Genealogists
*So You Think You are Ready To Go To Ireland! The Irish Ancestral
Research Association www.tiara.ie
*French & Native North American Marriages, 1600-1800: Paul Bunnell
*Legacy Crafts Scrapbooking: Debbie Morehouse
*Publishing your Research into an Exciting Presentation using
Passage Express Software: Theresa Dewhurst www.passageexpress.com
*Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society New England
*The Master Genealogist (TMG) The family history software that does
it all! www.whollygenes.com
3:15pm to 4:15pm FGS Boston 2006: Preparing for the Federation of
Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference - the genealogical opportunity
of a decade.
The FGS Conference comes to Boston from August 30 to September 2,
2006! This is expected to be one of the largest genealogical
conferences ever held. There will be nearly 400 lectures from experts,
and attendees and presenters will come from all over the world.
Experienced conference goers will give you advice on what to
expect, tips on choosing the best lecture topics for you, rules of
etiquette for a large conference, making friends, transportation
information and more.
PLUS a great registration discount opportunity!
At the end of the presentation you will feel not only comfortable about
the conference, but excited about it! This event must not be missed.
4:15pm to 4:30pm Announcements, Door Prizes (ticket holder must be
present to collect the item)
SOCIETIES AND VENDORS CONTRIBUTING DOORPRIZES
www.aahgs-ne.org Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society
www.Ancestralmanor.com Ancestral Manor
www.AncestryandGenealogy.com Ancestry and Genealogy
www.apgen.org/localchapters/boston/index.html Greater Boston APG
www.bunnellgenealogybooks.citymaker.com Paul J Bunnell, Books
www.communityheritage.com Community Heritage Maps
www.eneclann.ie Eneclann LTD
www.forensicgenealogy.info Forensic Genealogy
www.rootsweb.com/~mafsocna Friends of the Silvio Conte Archives
www.Godfrey.org Godfrey Memorial Library
www.gravestonestudies.org/ Association of Gravestone Studies
www.jonathansheppardbooks.com Jonathan Sheppard Books
www.home.gwi.net/~legacycrafts Legacy Crafts
www.myancestorsfound.com My Ancestors Found
www.passageexpress.com Passage Express
www.pasthomes.com Past Homes
www.piperpublishing.com Piper Publishing
www.tiara.ie The Irish Ancestral Research Association
LOCATION The Conference Center at Marlborough, 280 Locke Drive,
Marlborough, MA 01752 Phone: 508.263.5500 www.ahl-marlborough.com
From Boston and Route 128: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike West (Rt.
90) to Route 495 North (Exit 11A). From Route 495 North, take Exit 24B
onto Route 20 West. Follow directions below.
From Logan International Airport, Boston: Follow signs to the Ted
Williams Tunnel to Route 90 West (Mass Turnpike). Take Mass. Pike West
(Route 90) to Route 495 North (Exit 11A). From Route 495 North, take
Exit 24B onto Route 20 West. Follow directions below.
From Worcester, Massachusetts: Take Route 290 East to Route 495 South.
From Route 495 South, take Exit 24 B onto Route 20 West. Follow
From Springfield and Western Massachusetts: Take Mass. Pike (Route 90)
to Route 495 North (Exit 11A). From Route 495 North, take Exit 24B onto
Route 20 West. Follow directions below.
From Cape Cod: Take Route 495 North to Exit 24B onto Route 20 West.
Follow directions below.
“DIRECTIONS BELOW”: Take your first right onto Felton Street (just
before the gas station). Follow Felton Street, and go through the set of
lights. At this point, Felton Street becomes Locke Drive. Continue to
the end of Locke Drive. The Conference Center at Marlborough entrance
will be straight ahead.
Parking: Turn left at the entrance and follow the road around the bend.
OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION: Rooms are available in the conference center
hotel for $94. For information on accommodations, see the conference
center website at http://www.ahl-marlborough.com/
Call 508-263-5700 to make a reservation. Indicate that you are attending
the MGC conference.
DINNER ON FRIDAY: Please make a note on the registration form if you
would like a join a group of genealogists for dinner on Friday night.
We have done this before and it is very enjoyable.
Home Phone with Area Code: _________________ E-Mail address:
Please check one: ____I’m a current member of MGC
____I have included an additional $10 to renew my membership
____I have included an additional $10 to join MGC
____I am not interested in being a member of MGC at this time
Please let us know if you need a special meal or if you would like to
join the group for dinner on Friday.
COSTS: Registrations are due by April 18th in order to provide the
Conference Center with meal requirements: Members $60, Non-members $70.
Registrations received by April 1th are entitled to a $10 discount:
Members $50, Non-members $60. MGC membership is $10 annually. You may
join or renew your membership now with a single check.
Send completed form (with check payable to Massachusetts Genealogical
MGC, c/o Benjamin Woznick, Treasurer, 240 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA
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