Beginning May 2020 FGS monthly meetings will be held via Internet video-conference applications. FGS hosted meetings will use the Zoom platform.  Click here to download the "Zoom Client for Meetings".  FGS Members will receive connect information via email.

To be announced :

  • "The Massippee Plantation" (Mashpee)
  • John "Jim" Peters - Executive Director of the Massachusetts Commission on Indian Affairs

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

ANNUAL CCGS/FGS Joint Meeting - proposed return to a physical meeting!

  • Saturday, November 13 at 10:30AM at St. Peter's Episcopal Church - Osterville
  • Speaker Lisa Louise Cooke giving two talks via Zoom on a large screen:
    • "How to Reopen and Work a Genealogical Cold Case"
    • "The Genealogists Google Search Methodology"
  • Sandwiches available during a lunch-time visiting period
  • Members may also view the talks live via Zoom from home


Saturday, September 11th 2021 at 10:00AM EDT - Diane Boumenot

  • ​via Zoom if needed or at FPL if allowed
  • Topic :  "The Real Life of Vital Records - ​The Secrets of Finding them Today"

    ​​Understanding when, where, and why vital records were created, and the changes in practices over the years, can help us locate these valuable records today. Learn how to use copies, abstracts, indexes and “substitutes” on the path to the best record. Improve your family history research today by maximizing your ability to locate the records that tie generations together. ​

Saturday, October 9th at 10AM - ​Sandra Faiman-Silva PhD Anthropology

  • via Zoom if needed or at FPL if allowed
  • "Researching Diaspora (and indigenous) New England  Communities:  Portuguese, Cape Verdean and Beyond"


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.


Thursday, August 12th 2021 at 7PM EDT - L. Ray Sears - via Zoom​

  • Topic : "WikiTree - The In Crowd" 
  • There is rapid progress being made on crowd-sourced, shared/unified family trees.  They are becoming quite useful and more accurate.  We all should know about them and more of us participate!"

  • See for example : WikiTree, and (This talk focuses on WikiTree)

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