Thursday, March 13, 2014

Brown Bag Lunch on Family History: Part 2

Join us for a Brown Bag Lunch
on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
State Library of Massachusetts
Room 442, State House
12 until 1:30 PM

Bring your lunch and listen to Sharon Sergeant, Polly FitzGerald Kimmitt, and Mary Ellen Grogan from the Massachusetts Genealogical Council talk about the resources and techniques used to discover the story of your family.  This is a follow-up to the talk on genealogy given on December 17th. Speakers will be discussing different aspects of research, but you will be able to follow the talk even if you weren’t able to attend in December.  Sharon will be talking about various records and how one set of records will lead to another; Polly will talk about DNA and genealogy, specifically the efforts of the Department of Defense to use these methods to identify and return the bodies of war dead to their families; and Mary Ellen will talk about educational sources for genealogy.

Sharon, Polly and Mary Ellen will stay to answer questions.  The Massachusetts Genealogical Council’s mission involves preserving public record access and a commitment to genealogy education.

To register, please visit  You may also call the Reference Department at 617-727-2590 or send an email to to let us know you will attend.

Future Brown Bags which are planned for 2014

April 17th, 2014, Beth Carroll-Horrocks, Head of Special Collections, State Library of Massachusetts, “Treasures of the State Library”
May 22nd, 2014, Nancy Lusignan Schultz, author of “Fire and Roses: the Burning of Charlestown Convent, 1934”
June 19th, 2014, Stephen Puleo, author of “The Caning: The Assault that Drove America to the Civil War