Upcoming Classes, Conferences & Workshops

Fall Conference and Annual Meeting

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Chateau Event Center and Restaurant
201 Hanover Street ~ Manchester, NH
(about a mile from our library)

Our Speakers:

Sandra Goodwin, Past President of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, has been researching her family's history since 1992. Besides researching, she has also spoken at local, regional, and national conferences. She has also taught family history writing and beginning and intermediate genealogy classes at various local venues as well as through Worcester Night Life. She is currently the producer of Maple Stars and Stripes: Your French-Canadian Genealogy Podcast and can be contacted at maplestarsandstripes@gmail.com.

Using Print-on-Demand: Write a Family History Book Your Relatives Will Actually Want to Read
Genealogists love to discover a compiled genealogy of their surname of interest. The thicker the better! But how does the rest of your family feel about reading it. Would they sit down and read it even if YOU were the author? This lecture covers three related issues: how to leave behind your materials when you’re gone, how to choose a project that’s not as intimidating as a compiled genealogy, and how to construct it in a format that your family will find riveting. Discover how to write creative print-on-demand books that your family won’t want to put down!

Walter Hickey recently retired from the National Archives after 25 years, having served at both the Waltham and Pittsfield regional archives. He has been a frequent speaker at genealogical societies and conferences throughout New England on Federal records, including those relating to naturalization and immigration.

Naturalization Records Online and More:
This session will present an overview of some of the naturalization records available on line, as well as the records series available from the Genealogy Program of the United States Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS), formerly the Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS). This program makes available several series of genealogically important naturalization files.

Michael J. Leclerc is the grandson of French-Canadian immigrants. He started researching those roots back in the 1980s and became a professional genealogist twenty years ago. He currently serves as Chief Genealogist for Mocavo. He is a past board member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and a former Vice-President of Administration for the Federa­tion of Genealogical Societies. He is the author of numerous articles for scholarly journals and popular genealogical magazines. He is co-editor of Genealogical Writing in the Twenty-First Century: A Guide to Register Style and More, Second Edition, and editor of the Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, Fifth Edition. 

Advanced French-Canadian Research

Move beyond indexes and images from parish registers to propel your research. Discover a variety of online, print, and original records that will help you blast through brick walls and give you more information about your ancestors. 

Early Bird Fee:  $50/ by September 15, 2014
Full Conference Fee: $60 after September 15, 2014

This year we will be having a modified auction. Some excellent items are being donated – join the fun. For complete details as well as a registration form, please download the Program Brochure.

Join us for a great weekend of lectures and research!

Local Events- Something for Everyone!

Radio Broadcasts:
Dimanche - Samedi  L'Air du temps, WUMB, Boston, MA (www.wumb.org)
Dimanche - Samedi  Canal Academie, Paris, FR (www.canalacademie.com)
Dimanche - Samedi  Couleur France, Paris, FR (www.couleurfrance.net)
Dimanche - Samedi  Radio France Internationale, Paris, FR (www.rfi.fr)
Dimanche 08:30-09:30 Salut! Bonjour! WNRI 1380 AM, Woonsocket, RI (www.wnri.com)
Dimanche 09:00-11:00 La Revue Francaise, WEZR 1240 AM, Auburn, ME (www.cnn1240.com)
Dimanche 09:00-12:00 Chez Nous, WFEA 1370 AM, Manch ester, NH (603-669-5777)
Dimanche 12:00-14:00 L'Echo Musical, WNRI 1380 AM, Woonsocket, RI (www.wnri.com)
Dimanche 17:00 -1 8:00 L'Heure Francaise, WHTB 1400 AM, Fall River, MA (508-677-1400)
Dimanche 17:00-19:00 Your French Connection, WUML 91.5 FM, Lowell, MA (www.wuml.org)
Lundi 06:00-08:00 French Toast, WMBR 88.1 FM, Cambridge, MA (wmbr.org)
Samedi 11:00-13:00 L'Echo Musical, WNRI 1380 AM, Woonsocket, RI (www.wnri.com)
Samedi 12:00-14:00 L'Heure Francaise, WCUW 91.3 FM, Worcester, MA (www.wcuw.com)


Manchester Historic Association

Millyard Museum
200 Bedford Street
Manchester, NH 03101
(603) 622-7531

Research Center
129 Amherst Street
Manchester, NH 03101
(603) 622-7531

Click here for an updated calendar of events.