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MGC Annual Seminar 2013

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MGC 2013 Annual Seminar
July 20, 2013

Holy Cross College, Hogan Ctr., Worcester, MA

Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL, "The Legal Genealogist"

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8:30–9:30 Registration and Exhibit Hall open. Continental breakfast!

9:30-10:15 MGC Annual Meeting and Legislative Update

10:15-10:45 Break, Unopposed Vendor Time

10:45–11:45 Judy Russell: "Breaking Through the 20th Century Brickwall––Building a Family Through Circumstantial Evidence"

11:45-12:00 Break, Unopposed Vendor Time 

12:00-1:15 Luncheon! and presentation by Kimberly Toney of the AAS: "Worcester History as Seen Through the Eyes of the American Antiquarian Society"

1:15-1:30 Break, Unopposed Vendor Time

1:30-2:30 Judy Russell: "How Knowing the Law Makes Us Better Genealogists"

2:30-3:00 Break, Unopposed Vendor Time 

3:00-4:00 Judy Russell:"'No Person Shall... Gallop Horses in the Streets': Using Court Records to Tell the Story of our Ancestors' Lives"

4:00-4:15 Fabulous door prizes awarded, including a one-year Ancestry World Deluxe subscription, a one-year subscription to GenealogyBank, and more!


Join us in the Exhibit Hall where you'll find genealogy vendors and organizations with products of interest to genealogists, archivists, and historical researchers. Click here to see the list of exhibitors!


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