On June 5th, I attended my first meeting of the newly approved Merrimack Valley Chapter of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists. The first meeting was in May at which time officers were elected. At this meeting a total of 30 members were present plus some guests including the MSOG president Patricia Stano-Carpenter.
It was really a pleasure to meet others and to learn about their research. There are some wonderful projects going on by various members.
The next meeting will be in September. If you live in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts and parts of New Hampshire you may well want to consider joining this group - you will not regret it.
Membership fee is only $25 annually and it includes the annual conference. This year the annual conference will be on November 6th from 9 to 4 at the Marriott Court Yard in Marlboro. Easily accessible right off route 495. There is an extra fee for dinner but there are many restaurants in the area as well. But who would not want to stay with MSOG members for dinner and cocktail hour.
If you are interested in joining the Merrimack Valley Chapter please contact Karen Trearchis by sending a message to dktrearchis at comcast.net, changing the at to @ or if you would like to join another chapter, or to learn more about the organization, go to Massachusetts Society of Genealogists.
I am hoping that many of my research contacts and friends will join this wonderful group. It is just great when we can be involved in a local endeavor.
By the way, the Merrimack Valley Chapter meets at the Lawrence History Center located at 6 Essex Street in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The building is known to those of us who grew up in the Lawrence area as having belonged to the Essex Company and houses many important historic records for Lawrence in its archives.
The Massachusetts Society of Genealogists can also be found on Facebook. If you are on Facebook please join us. This year is the 35th anniversary of MSOG and we would love to see our membership grow.
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Lucie LeBlanc Consentino