Sunday, May 9, 2010

Massachusetts Genealogical Council Annual Seminar June 26, 2010

The Massachusetts Genealogical Council annual seminar and meeting will be held on June 26, 2010 at the LaCava Center at Bentley University in Waltham, MA. Records and Repositories: Exploring the Treasures of Massachusetts, will highlight collections useful for genealogists in a variety of record repositories. The main track is sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration and will feature four engaging talks:
  • Locating Civil War Ancestors
  • What’s Online, What’s not at NARA?
  • Finding Family Migration Routes in Federal Records
  • Examining the 1940 United States federal Census
The day will feature MGC Program Director Joshua Taylor who will provide insights on his experience in filming NBC's Who Do You Think You Are? - focusing on research for Sarah Jessica Parker and the process of developing materials for the hit television show.

Highlights of the seminar will include updates on legislation affecting genealogists’ access to records on a national and state level. The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) will sponsor lectures on:  Online Websites for Irish Research, Treasures of the NEHGS Manuscript Collection, and Diaries and Letters at NEHGS. Judith A. Lucey, Assistant Archivist at NEHGS, will present her expertise of these unique and priceless resources available at NEHGS.

This is an exciting and comprehensive program with something for everyone!