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.

The Massachusetts Genealogical Council announces its newest initiative:

 

MGC: Open Records & Education

 

As part of executing its educational mission year-round, MGC offers 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 third session in the program.

An Evening with

Amy  Whorf McGuiggan

Finding Emma: My Search for the Family My Grandfather Never Knew

 

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 7:00 PM EDT via Zoom

 

 

 

Co-sponsors:  Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS-NE), David Allen Lambert Library (DALL), Friends of Irish Research, (FIR), Massachusetts Society of Genealogists (MSOG), New England Association of Professional Genealogists (NEAPG), The Irish Ancestral Research Society (TIARA)

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

 

John Joseph Osborne grew up as an orphan and an only child—that’s what family and friends were always told. There was never any talk of his childhood or teenage years, and there was even some uncertainty as to where he had been born. It was as though he had sprung from thin air fully formed. If anyone knew the real story, they weren’t sharing it. 

But mysteries have a way of begging to be solved.  In 2011, a granddaughter’s curiosity, and then questions, began to percolate. How and when had he been orphaned? Where had he grown up and with whom? Who were his parents? How does someone without a family or ancestry understand who he or she is? It was time to reconnect John Osborne with his story. 

Amy Whorf McGuiggan will take us on a compelling genealogical journey of discovery, beyond the names and dates on vital records, to reclaim the branches of John Osborne’s ancestry. To do so, she had to expand her research beyond commonly available records to include both public and private institutional records. These records are often considered unavailable, but Amy did the work required to gain access.

Along the way, John Osborn's personal story--a story of survival against 

the longest of odds—is unearthed after being buried for more than a century.  Amy’s work could be a master class in writing family history and in good old fashioned genealogical legwork.  She will probe the question of whether learning and knowing something that was previously unknown—and that one has gone through life blissfully unaware of—actually matters.

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

Post Office Box 5393, Cochituate, MA 01778

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