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The Massachusetts Genealogical Council Annual Meeting and Seminar will take place on July 21, 2012, at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. The MGC Program Co-Directors are finalizing arrangements with speakers for six jam-packed tracks on ethnic-specific topics, including two advanced level workshops. We have a really exciting line-up of presenters, many of them nationally known experts in the field. Our featured speaker will be Loretto "Lou" Szucs, FUGA, Vice President of Community Relations at Lou is a highly respected and much loved author, editor and genealogist and we are thrilled that she will be our luncheon speaker and present two lectures. More details at a later date! This year we have lowered the price of registration! Members receive a significant discount by registering before July 1st.  Registration Before July 1stMembers: $60Non-Members: $75 Late Registration and Walk-InsMembers and Non-Members: $85  Visit the MGC website at  often for information and updates....
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Greetings! The Massachusetts Genealogical Council (MGC) is very excited to introduce our new blog, The MGC Sentinel. With this new vehicle of communication we hope to provide another source of information on issues concerning legislation that threatens access to public records. The MGC Sentinel will not be restricted to legislative issues –– we will also provide updates about our annual seminar and anything else we think might interest members of the genealogical community. It will be free and open to the public. We are in the planning stages for our July 21st seminar, "Ethnicity and Genealogy," so stay tuned for some exciting news! We're aiming to present the best MGC seminar ever. Big shoes to fill, but we can try! You will note that our new blog's logo has repetitions of the Boston State House in different colors and intensities. This is meant to reflect the different reactions that we all have...
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