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The Massachusetts Genealogical Council announces its newest initiative:

 

MGC: Open Records & Education

 

As part of executing its educational mission year-round, MGC plans to offer programs on open records and other topics of interest to genealogists approximately 4 times a year. To avoid conflicting with regularly scheduled meetings of other societies and organizations, M:O.R.E. presentations will occur during the 5th week of a month.  

 

We invite you to attend the second session in the program.

An evening with

Brooke Schreier Ganz

Founder and President of Reclaim The Records

 

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 7:00 PM via Zoom

 

This presentation is free but registration is required.

As part of executing its educational mission year-round, MGC offers programs on open records and other topics of interest to genealogists 4 to 5 times a year. To avoid conflicting with regularly scheduled meetings of other societies and organizations, M:O.R.E. presentations will occur during the 5th week of a month.  

 

We invite you to attend the next session in the program.

An Evening with

Paul Joseph Fronczak

The Foundling and True Identity

 

Monday, January 31, 2022 at 7:00 PM EST via Zoom

 

Co-sponsorsAfro-American Historical and Genealogical Society - New England (AAHGS-NE), Essex Society of Genealogists (ESOG), Friends of Irish Research (FIR), Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston (JGSGB), Massachusetts Society of Genealogists (MSOG), New Bedford Historical Society (NBHS), New England Association of Professional Genealogists (NEAPG), Old Bones Genealogy of New England, Western Massachusetts Genealogical Society (WMGS)

Please join us for this free event! Pre-registration is required.

 

In 1964, a woman pretending to be a nurse kidnapped an infant boy named Paul Fronczak from a Chicago hospital. Two years later, police found a boy abandoned outside a variety store in New Jersey. The FBI tracked down Dora Fronczak, the kidnapped infant’s mother, and she identified the abandoned boy as her son. The family spent the next fifty years believing they were whole again—but Paul was always unsure about his true identity.

 

In 2012—spurred on by the birth of his first child, Emma Faith—Paul took a DNA test that disproved the story he'd been told about his identity--that he was "Baby Fronczak," the infant who'd been kidnapped from a Chicago hospital in an infamous 1964 crime. In an instant, he became a man without a name, birthday or medical history--an "unidentified living person," in official terminology. Since then Paul has searched for answers looking for the real Paul Fronczak. "I'm on a mission," he says, "and I can't stop until I find out what happened."

 

Join us to learn how  Paul uncovered his origins thanks to modern technology, the help of several experts, and the luck involved in matching relatives who had also submitted their DNA to genetic genealogy databases and were willing to help.

 

Paul Joseph Fronczak works for a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives. He has worked at several colleges, helping people better themselves through education. The Foundling is Paul’s first book; the release date for True Identity is January 11, 2022.

This presentation is free, but pre-registration is required.

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