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MGC Seminar 2010

Massachusetts Genealogical Council 2010 Seminar

*Records and Repositories

Exploring the Treasures of Massachusetts

Join the Massachusetts Genealogical Council for our 2010 annual seminar, June 26, 2010 at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts for Records and Repositories: Exploring the Treasures of Massachusetts. This unique event will highlight collections useful for genealogists in a variety of repositories including the National Archives and Records Administration at Waltham, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, and other locations.

Our main track will be sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration (Waltham). This engaging track will provide in-depth looks at records available from the Federal Government (both onsite and online). Speakers will highlight online resources, the 1940 United States Census, civil war records, and other resources for every genealogist. Other tracks will provide insights into other repositories and topics.

For lunch, MGC Program Director Joshua Taylor will provide insights on his experience in filming NBC's Who Do You Think You Are? - focusing on research for Sarah Jessica Parker and the process of developing materials for the hit television show.

This year's program will also feature an update on legislative actions affecting Massachusetts genealogists, a silent auction, and MGC annual meeting.

Register securely online by visiting or mail a registration form to Massachusetts Genealogical Council, PO Box 5393, Cochituate, MA 01778.

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Seminar Schedule June 26, 2010

LaCava Conference Center • Bentley University • 175 Forest Steet • Waltham, MA 02452



Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Check-in


Welcome and MGC Annual Meeting


What's Online,

What's Not Online

Walter Hickey, NARA


Treasures of the NEHGS Manuscript Collection

Judith Lucey, NEHGS

Resources at the

Congregational Library

Claudette Newhall, CL

Workshop: Planning

Your Research [Beginning]

Sharon Sergeant


Where'd They Go: Finding Family Migration Routes in Federal Records

Jean Nudd, NARA

Online Websites

for Irish Research

Judith Lucey, NEHGS

Treasures at the Massachusetts Historical Society

Rhonda McClure


Workshop: Planning

Your Research [Advanced]

Sharon Sergeant


Lunch and Behind the Scenes of Who Do You Think You Are?


Examining the 1940 United States Federal Census

Jean Nudd, NARA



Legislative Update

MGC Officers

Goldmines at the Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts

Joshua Taylor, NEHGS

Workshop: Planning

Your Research, repeat [Beginning]

Sharon Sergeant


Finding Local Civil War Ancestors in the Records of the Provost Marshall General's Bureau

Joe Keefe, NARA


Diaries and Letters at the New England Historic Genealogical Society

Judith Lucey, NEHGS



Genealogical Materials at the Boston Catholic Archdiocese

Michael Brophy


Workshop: Planning

Your Research, repeat [Advanced]

Sharon Sergeant




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