P.O. Box 2107, East Falmouth, MA 02536 - Barnstable County
Saturday, October 13, 2018 : Elizabeth Cobbs - author & historian: "The Hamilton Affair".
Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Revolution, and featuring a cast of legendary characters, The Hamilton Affair tells the sweeping, tumultuous, true story of Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler, from passionate and tender beginnings to his fateful duel on the banks of the Hudson River.
Hamilton was a bastard and orphan, raised in the Caribbean and desperate for legitimacy, who became one of the American Revolution’s most dashing—and improbable—heroes. Admired by George Washington, scorned by Thomas Jefferson, Hamilton was a lightning rod: the most controversial leader of the new nation. Elizabeth was the wealthy, beautiful, adventurous daughter of the respectable Schuyler clan—and a pioneering advocate for women. Together, the unlikely couple braved the dangers of war, the perils of seduction, the anguish of infidelity, and the scourge of partisanship that menaced their family and the country itself.
In addition: At 2pm Ms. Cobbs is giving a talk at Falmouth Historical Society on "The Hello Girls"
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.
Finding the Law: Time and time again, we’re told as genealogists that we need to look at records in the context of the law at the time and in the place where the records were created. Easier said than done! With 50 states and the federal government all passing laws, how do we find the laws we need?
Copyright Law for Genealogists: Understanding what is and isn't copyrighted and what genealogists can and can't use is the key to staying out of trouble and to protecting our own work. Learn about what copyright is, and what it isn’t.
December 8, 2018: FGS Holiday Gathering including a presentation by V.P. Tim Martin on the "Last Voyage of Capt. Benjamin Baker and family - Krakatoa 1883"
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