​​​​​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, August 10th, 2024 - 10:30AM EDT - Hybrid  meeting at FPL with Kate Kelley via Zoom.

  • Kate Kelley is The Photo Angel whose mission is Reuniting Long Lost Photos with Families
  • The Photo Angel project reunites long lost photos with their relatives. The project has been featured on NBC’s The Today Show, Family Tree Magazine, The Boston Globe, WCVB’s Channel 5 Boston’s “Chronicle,” The Mayflower Society’s “Mayflower Quarterly,” The Daughters of the American Revolution’s “American Spirit” and several other news media outlets. https://thephotoangel.net/


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, November 16th, 2024 - 10:30AM EDT - Annual Joint Meeting with the Cape Cod Genealogical Society at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Osterville.  This is a ~3 hour event with lobster roll or chicken salad sandwich, with chips and drink provided at a modest cost TBA.

  • Michael Leclerc will be present live, speaking on two topics:
    • ​Probate Research Beyond the Basics
      • Using a case study, learn more about the information that you can find in, and infer from, records of the administration of estates.
    • ​Reading and Understanding Old Documents
      • AI has a long way to go before it can be reliable in transcribing documents. Learn how to read handwriting of earlier eras so you can read and understand the original records of your ancestors.

Non-Members can request Zoom login credentials by sending an email to

  • Please give your full name and reason for the request.


Saturday, Sept. 14th, 2024 - 10:30AM EDT - "FindAGrave Workshop" - at Oak Grove Cemetery Falmouth

  • This meeting will be LIVE ONLY at Oak Grove Cemetery at the  Elizabeth C Parke Memorial Building

  • Bring your own Apple or Android mobile device or watch others and follow along.
  • Beforehand you should preinstall the FindaGrave mobile app and signup for free membership.
  • Learn how to find  gravesites by: person's name, vital dates, cemetery name, map location, etc.
  • Create or add to a memorial: add data, upload pictures, connect to the mother's and father's memorial
  • Place a GPS tag on a memorial, and how to navigate to a memorial that has a GPS tag
  • How to setup a newly discovered cemetery on FindaGrave
  • We will finally fan out and define GPS tags for more gravestones at Oak Grove Cemetery!




Saturday, October 19th, 2024 - 10:30AM EDT - FGS members present "Artifacts Day!"

  • To present an artifact please contact : 

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PLEASE NOTE as of July 2024 we will be using a NEW Zoom Meeting ID for our monthly meetings. 

FGS Members will receive the new Meeting ID and link by email prior to each meeting.

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