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

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

For the Falmouth Public Library "Joy of Learning Series" - presented by FGS Personnel:

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

  • Oct.  6th  : "Overview of Genealogy" - an amazing cooperative effort!
  • 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.

Check back here soon to register.


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.


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

Saturday, November 12th, 2022 - 10:30AM EDT -  Live at St.Peter's Osterville or via Zoom from home.

POSTPONED : Saturday, August 13th, 2022 - 10:30AM EDT -  POSTPONED - New date to be announced.

  • 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.  ​

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

  • FGS member - Caroline Anderson : "Using Swedish Church Records to Resolve Family Lore"
  • Family lore (stories, photos, and even obituaries) maintained that Ida Charlotta Lundstedt (1852-1934) was my great-great-grandmother. The conundrum: I knew with certainty that my great-grandmother was Ida Charlotta “Nilsdotter” Lundberg (1862-1933). Could Ida Charlotta “the senior” really have had her daughter at age 10? I’ll introduce you to the wonderful world of Swedish church records and show you how they helped me sort out all of the Charlottas and their true relationships in my family tree.


Non-members click here to request Zoom meeting login. (

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

Wednesday, October 19th at 7PM in the Hermann Foundation Room - Live

  • "Welcome to the Graveyard - An Illustrated Tour of Falmouth's Cemeteries"
  • presented by the  Gravestone Girls.    You must register: > click here <
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

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

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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.