​​​​​For the Falmouth Public Library "Joy of Learning Series"

"Let's Do Genealogy!"presented by Tim Martin & Ralph Wadleigh

Four Thursday evenings Oct 2022:

  • Oct.  6th  : "Overview of Genealogy" - for Class #1:  handout and slides and video.
  • Oct. 13th : "Researching Sources"  - for Class #2: slides and video.
  • Oct. 27th : "Building a Family Tree - Applying to Lineage Societies" - Class #3: slides and video.
  • ​Nov. 3rd : "Genetic Genealogy" - Class #4: slides and video.

Saturday, July 13th, 2024 - 10:30AM EDT - Hybrid  meeting at FPL with Jill Morelli via Zoom.

  • Jill Morelli : "150 Years of Lost Records: A Methodological Approach to Finding Swedish Parents"
  • ​We all love a good case study, but sometimes we lose track of the methods used as we get engrossed in the story. This presentation focuses on methodological approaches to solving parentage issues, applicable to all countries and ethnic groups while still using an international case study.
  • This will Jill's 10th presentation to FGS - we love her presentations that much!


Our Monthly Meetings are held at 10:30am at the Falmouth Public LibrarY
300 Main Street, Falmouth MA 02540
Downstairs in the hermann foundation room unless otherwise noted


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.


Saturday, April 13th, 2024 - 10:30AM EDT - Live meeting with live presenter.

  • Rachel L. Lovett - Executive Director - Falmouth Historical Society"The Art of Mourning: A Closer Look at Early 19th Century Falmouth Cousins"
  • ​Join Falmouth Historical Society’s Executive Director, Rachel Lovett, for a lecture on early 19th century mourning art. The talk features a collection of four pieces of silk embroidery by sixteen-year-old female Falmouth contemporaries, with familial connections, made in the early 19th century. The pieces are silk embroidery, watercolor, and often verre-eglomise (reverse glass painted frames). The imagery includes urns, weeping willows, and memorials that modern day culture now associated with mourning.

    The lecture will cover the history of mourning art, materials and production, a look at the Falmouth examples, and connections to modern day Falmouth from the pieces. 

Saturday, June 8th, 2024 - 10:30AM EDT - Live-Only at FPL with Judy Russell (pre-recorded)

  • ​"More than Just Names : Advanced U.S. Census Research" by Judy Russell The Legal Genealogist

  • By special arrangement pre-recorded talk only available at Falmouth Public Library
  • Those every-10-years U.S. censuses are goldmines of names, ages and birthplaces for members of our families. But there's so much more in the census records if we know where to look: everything from socioeconomic status to crops grown or products made, from school attendance to marriage dates, from physical disabilities to causes of death, from military service to clues that lead us to other sources. Learn how an advanced search of the U.S. census records can add to your family history.


Saturday, May 11th, 2024 - 10:30AM EDT - Hybrid meeting at FPL with live presenter.

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