For the Falmouth Public Library "Joy of Learning Series"

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

Four Thursday evenings at 7PM EDT in the Hermann Foundation Room - Live and via Zoom​

  • Oct.  6th  : "Overview of Genealogy" - Click here for Handout and Slides.
  • Oct. 13th : "Researching Sources"  - introduction to online & offline resources.
  • Oct. 20th : "Building Your Family Tree"- and applying to lineage societies.
  • ​Oct. 27th : "Genetic Genealogy" - consumer DNA companies & interpreting the results.


​​Also in October : the Falmouth Public Library and Falmouth Genealogical Society present:

Wednesday, October 19th from 6 to 8PM EDT in the Hermann Foundation Room - Live

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 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, November 12th, 2022 - 10:30AM to 1:00PM EST -  Live at St.Peter's Osterville or via Zoom from home.

Non-members click here to request Zoom meeting login. (fgsvicepresident@gmail.com)

Non-members click here to request Zoom meeting login. (fgsvicepresident@gmail.com)

POSTPONED : to early 2023 :

  • FGS member - Gary Gates : "Too Quiet on the Western Front?"
  • ​Finding Out About Your World War 1-Era Ancestors
  • When the declaration of war occurred in 1917, the United States did not have a large military organization.  Therefore, President Woodrow Wilson called for the creation of a Selective Service organization to enable the US to better understand its manpower.  All men between the ages of 18- 45 were required to provide information about themselves and their families, including but not limited to;  their name, birthdate, birthplace, closest relative, number of dependents, occupation and employer.  This information is available to you, even if your ancestors were never called into active duty.  Gary will present information about the selective service process, the draft registration, and how to access the resulting treasure trove of data that is available to you.  ​

As of April 2022 FGS monthly meetings have returned to the Hermann Foundation Room in the lower level of the Falmouth Public Library main branch.   Those who wish will still be able to view these meetings live via Zoom.  Click here to download the "Zoom Client for Meetings".  FGS Members will receive Zoom connect information via email.


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

"FPL" below refers to Falmouth Public Library main branch : lower level Hermann Foundation Room

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Saturday, December 10th, 2022 - 10:30AM EST - FGS Member Popcorn Roundtable

  • Live at Falmouth Public Library Hermann Foundation Room - seating in-the-round or attend via Zoom and eve's drop.  Bring appetizers and treats as you are able!
  • Get to know other FGS members, their ancestors and immigrants.  We will have a series of fun "popcorn" questions for all to answer, revealing what they know and don't know about their ancestors and immigrants.  It will be a roundtable where all can participate.  Some example questions will be circulated in advance of the meeting that will help each participant to prepare.

Saturday, October 15th, 2022 - 10:30AM EDT -  via Zoom at FPL or from your home.

  • Alec Ferretti - ​"Thinking Outside the (Search) Box: Ancestry.com Search Strategies"
  • Learn the strengths and weaknesses of the Ancestry.com search interface to greatly improve your ability to obtain useful search results!  DON'T MISS THIS!