AFGS Calendar of Events

Presentations by guest speakers are open to the public free of charge through a grant from              the LeFoyer Endowment Fund

All workshops begin at 1:30 pm

April 28 – Immigration from New England to Quebec with Sandra Goodwin                                 Sandy Goodwin is a former teacher and is the founder of Maple Stars and Stripes: Your French-Canadian Genealogy Podcast to share tips and tricks that might make it easier to research your French Canadian family here in America as well as to trace them back in Quebec. In addition to many excellent guest interviews, her podcasts discuss ways to make it easier to move around in French-language records, especially if you’re not a native French speaker, and will review different record groups, repositories, history, geography, culture, and methodology particular to French-Canadian genealogy.  Seating is limited.  Reservations may be made at the following link:

May 5, 2019 – A Distinct Alien Race: The Untold Story of Franco-Americans, Industrialization, Immigration, Religious Strife with David Vermette.                                      David Vermette, a Massachusetts native, will discuss his new book about his family’s assimilation in the U.S. He is a researcher, writer, and speaker on the history and identity of the descendants of French North America. David wrote, “Americans don’t think of Canada as a source of potential terrorists—speaking a foreign tongue, serving a foreign religion, and invading their country. But when a million French-Canadians crossed the border between 1840 and 1930, many seeking work in New England’s burgeoning textile industry, they were cast as foot soldiers in an alleged Roman Catholic plot.” Seating is limited.  Reservations may be made at the following link:

May 18 and 19 –  Cumberland/Lincoln Community Chorus Spring Concert

    Once More With Feeling: A Decade with Director Judith Lynn Stillman

 Performances on Friday evening May 18 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, May 19 at 3 pm. Tickets will be available soon at the CLCC website:


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