March is Genealogy Month at Memorial Hall Library

February 28th, 2010 by Julie Pike

The Memorial Hall Library in Andover is holding  a lock in and a series of speakers on different topics related to genealogy.

Friday night, March 5, 2010     Lock-in, this is when you and the Librarians are locked in the Library and you have full use of the Library and the Librarians time.  A light dinner will be served.  Call 978-623-8401, ext 49 to register.  $10.00 fee.  Space is limited.

Tuesday, March 9, 7 PM       Researching Civil War Genealogy

Learn how to research Civil War soldiers in resources in MA, online, and the National Archives.  The speaker is Dennis Ahern, a history and genealogy lecturer and trustee of the Acton Memorial Library.

Tuesday, March 16, 7 PM       Preserving your Family Records, Documents, and Photographs

“Stuart Walker, Boston Public Library’s Book Conservator, will discuss storage, repair, and preservation issues for books, papers, scrapbooks, and photos.  He will demonstrate some dos and don’ts for preservation and repair for family records and keepsakes.”

Tuesday, March 30, 7 PM       Diaries and Journals

Learn how to find and use letters, journals and diaries for your genealogy research.  Laura Prescott will share how observation written by our ancestors can add personal dimension to the names, dates, and places in your research.

This should be a good month of interesting topics.  I will see you there.



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