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meetings are NORMALLY the  second Saturday of  each month at the Falmouth Public Library at 10:30AM

​​​​​​​​The Society is a nonprofit organization of beginner, amateur, and professional family historians and genealogists dedicated to studying, preserving and sharing family histories.   Established in 1985, FGS promotes genealogical research among members; the Barnstable County, MA community; and anyone interested in family history.

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2nd Saturday of each month.

Since April 2022 we have resumed live monthly meetings at the Hermann Foundation Room of the Falmouth (Massachusetts)  Public Library

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​​​Past Presidents from left: Mary Barry, Ralph Wadleigh, Judy Fenner, Donna Walcovy, Joyce Pendery, Marge Riley, Eleanor Baldic, & John Caspole.  Most recent past president Thomas Greve missing from picture

The premier New England Genealogical Conference is May 3-6, 2023!

The 17th (biennial) New England Regional Genealogical Consortium (NERGC) Conference will be held at MassMutual Center, Springfield, May 3-6, 2023. Details for this in-person conference can be viewed at There will be special tracks and other events on Wednesday, regular conference presentations on Thursday thru Saturday plus the Exhibit Hall, and Ancestors Road Show. Falmouth Genealogical Society is a founding member of NERGC.  The Featured Speakers are Dr. Michael D. Lacopo and Rich Venezia, who was a member of Genealogy Roadshow’s research team. The Program Committee has scheduled 133 presentations—101 at the conference, 20 for the Wednesday programs, 5 at meals, and 7 at workshops. There will be 66 speakers from the across the country. Brochures will be ready in late Fall. Lodging agreements have been made with the Marriott and Sheraton. Discounted rates are available for Tuesday through Saturday nights for lodging and parking. Additional properties may be added. To get up-to-date info sign up for the e-zine at Information regarding when Early Registration opens, meals for the various events, and sign up for the Ancestors Road Show will be covered in the e-zines and available at

Saturday, April 15th, 2023 - 10:30AM EST - Hybrid Live/Zoom presentation

  • NOTE that this talk is given on the 3rd Saturday in April
  • Rhonda McClure (via Zoom) NEHGS Senior Genealogist
  • ​"Choosing a Genealogical Software Program"
  • The choice of a genealogical software program may be one of the more personal decisions in genealogy.  This lecture reviews the essential features of a smorgasbord of programs currently available to the family historian.  This talk will help you decide which program is best for your purposes.