Post Office Box 5393, Cochituate, MA 01778

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© 2020 by Massachusetts Genealogical Council, Inc.

Two Days of Exciting Programs


Three separate tracks of lectures get Saturday off to a kicking start.

We break for lunch, where we'll learn about how Lowell found inspiration and growth as the mills shut down and the town faced economic ruin.

For our afternoon, we'll listen to one more lecture per track, then we'll break for something completely new, something you've never done before at a conference:

We're going to the Tsongas History Education Center nearby in Lowell to get a feel for the lives of our mill-working ancestors. You'll come away from this program ready to convey exciting stories to your family.


Our featured speaker, Michael J. Leclerc, will lecture throughout one of today's tracks. His presentations will explore the harder parts of doing genealogy, the difficult stories to tell, the hardest people to trace, and the most thorough way to research probate records. He'll explain how to preserve our family stories for history not just by writing about them but by producing multimedia projects that your family will love.

Two other tracks will cover records repositories and other advanced topics. These presentations provide the solid information about unique records and ways to break through your brickwalls.

At lunch on Sunday, we'll meet two mill girls from Lowell. They'll talk to us about their lives nearly 100 years ago.

Continental Breakfast and Full Lunch Included

Learn More About Our Program


See the times, locations, and choices for mulitple tracks over two days.


See more about our presentations and exhibitors.


Learn about the backgrounds of all our speakers and presenters.


Learn more about Lowell's Tsongas Industrial History Center and the activities there.

Register for the Seminar

Our registration system is on EventBrite. Just click our Register button to be taken to that site. You'll be able to select Saturday-only, Sunday-only, or both days. Payment will also take place on the EventBrite registration site.

If you wish to register using a paper check and paper registration form, download and print this PDF. Your picks for Saturday afternoon events will be taken in order received. Choosing these events with the online form guarantees a ticket.

Reserve Your Hotel Room Now

Join Us For Two Days of Genealogy and Fun

Reserve Your Hotel Room Now

We'll be meeting on April 4th and 5th at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center located at 50 Warren Street in Lowell, Massachusetts. You can now make room reservations at our special conference rate until Wednesday, March 4th. Just click on the link below.

Our Program Director, Susan O'Connor, coordinates myriad details to bring us one big rocking conference. She couldn't do it without her team. The MGC 2018 team stands below with featured speaker Thomas Jones, PhD, CG, FASG, giving fist pumps after a successful conference. Thank you, everyone!

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