P.O. Box 2107, East Falmouth, MA 02536 - Barnstable County 

December 8, 2018:  FGS Holiday Gathering including a presentation by FGS V.P. Tim Martin

  •  "The Last Voyage of Capt. Benjamin Baker and family - Krakatoa 1883" by Tim Martin - FGS Vice Pres.

Bring appetizers or desserts from your family heritage (or not!) with a story or recipie (or not!)
NOTE: will be meeting in the Bay Room - place food items in the adjacent Board Room.

NEXT MEETING:

Our Monthly Meetings are held at 10:00am at the Falmouth Public LibrarY
300 Main Street, Falmouth MA 02540
Downstairs in the hermann foundation room unless otherwise noted

TUESDAY AFTERNOON GENEALOGY ASSISTANCE EXPERTS

Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm at the Falmouth Public Library in the Lemke Reference Room.  Falmouth Genealogical Society members assist anyone with their genealogical research. This is a free drop-in session with no appointment needed.  FGS video about Library Sessions.

​January 12, 2019 : "Bagging a Live One: Reverse Genealogy in Action" webinar by Mary Roddy

(How to find living descendants - for interviews, artifacts, information, DNA ...)


February 9, 2019 : "My Amazing Van Buskirks - Family Research Case Study" by Tim Martin FGS Vice Pres.

  • Single progenitor from New Amsterdam – Y-DNA study group research
  • An example MPE (Misattributed Parentage Event) discovered and revealed
  • Newspaper resources – shocking and superlative Van Buskirk stories
  • Converting a copyrighted genealogy to searchable PDF and release for sale


March 9, 2019 : "Finding Minnie - Creative Researching Tips" by Ann Hieser (new FGS member)

  • Finding Minnie McCarville on Prince Edward Island in Canada involves the often overlooked resource of people as well as the usual researching tools. We begin our journey at home using the on-line Public Archives and Records Office (PARO) and wildcards in our search term. With a family group sheet in hand and promising leads we travel to Charlottetown, PEI to visit the PARO and the Deeds Registry. There we discover paper records pointing us to the town of Wellington. But after an hour’s drive north, we hit a dead end. Now all we have left is a church phone number, a clerk in the park office, a nursing home, and a gas station!
  • ​Ann is the cofounder and secretary of the genealogy club Digging for Family Roots based in Plymouth. In 2004 her interest in genealogy began. All she wanted to do was preserve the work her mother had started. Now 14 years and four New England Regional Genealogical Conferences (NERGC) later her tree contains over 3,800 people with extensive source citations.

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​April 13, 2019 : "USA Migration Westward" by Ann Lawthers NEHGS


May 11, 2019 : "The Mashpee Archives" by Richard DeSorgher - Mashpee Historical Commission

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