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2011 Annual Meeting and Seminar

2011 Annual Meeting and Seminar

Chronicling the Bay State

Exploring the Treasures of Massachusetts

23 July 2011


LaCava Conference Center

Bentley University

175 Forest Street, Waltham, MA


Join the Massachusetts Genealogical Council for our 2011 annual seminar, July 23, 2011 at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts for Chronicling the Bay State: Exploring the Treasures of Massachusetts. MGC’s Annual Seminar has consistently offered nationally renowned speakers who discuss research and records access in multiple subject tracks.

This year’s Chronicling the Bay State: Exploring the Treasures of Massachusetts seminar will highlight collections useful for genealogists and historians in a variety of repositories including the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives, City of Boston Archives, American Antiquarian Society, and other locations.

Our Records and Repositories tracks will provide in-depth looks at records available from institutions in Massachusetts that have unique holdings. Speakers will highlight judicial resources, records available to you in Town Hall, civil war records, paper records held in collections that may never be digitized, and other resources for genealogists and historians to explore.

The Technology and Workshop tracks will provide information about citation management tools, wiki’s and blogs as well as tips on how to maximize your results searching for ancestors both online and in-person at Town Halls and other institutions open to the public. For those just beginning to explore their ancestry, there are terrific workshops to help you with the fundamentals.

MGC is pleased to present well-known lecturer and author, Eric Jay Dolin, as the Luncheon Speaker. Dolin will discuss his book, Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America.

This year's program will also feature an update on legislative actions affecting Massachusetts genealogists and MGC Annual Meeting.

Download the schedule for the 2011 Annual Seminar. 

Register for the 2011 seminar securely online until July 20th. You are welcome to attend by paying the walk-in rate of $85.00 at the door (cash or check only).

Join MGC for only $10 (individual membership) and get the member rate for this seminar when registering online.

Just select "New MGC Member" registration, and then add your membership during the checkout process.

You can also mail your completed 2011 MGC Annual Seminar Registration form  

Make checks payable to: Massachusetts Genealogical Council
Mail to: MGC, PO Box 5393, Cochituate, MA 01778-5393

Through your support by becoming a member of MGC, we can continue to effectively serve the genealogy and history communities.

Massachusetts is one of the last bastions of Open Records states. By working together we can keep it that way!

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Massachusetts Genealogical Council
Safeguarding researchers’ access to Public Records in Massachusetts and providing educational programs for the genealogical community