AFGS Calendar of Events

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

Seating is limited to 50 for all workshops listed below. Pre-registration is required. Tickets may be printed online and must be presented for seating.

Saturday, September 7, 1:30 pm: Photo Identification 101 by the Maureen Taylor.

Maureen, known at the Photo Detective, will offer clues in old photos that may reveal family history and will put ancestors in historical context.  Photo formats, photographer’s work dates, clothing, and props can reveal a missing piece of your family history.

Register online at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/photo-identification-101-by-maureen-taylor-tickets-70227657815

Saturday, September 14, 1:30 pm: Introduction to Polish Genealogy Research with Julie Roberts Szczepankiewicz.   Julie will walk you through the steps to top sources for identifying places of origin in Europe for Polish immigrants, phonetic gazetteers for Eastern European research, period gazetteers, and translation resources.

Register online at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-polish-ancestry-by-julie-roberts-szczepankiewicz-tickets-70332389069

Saturday, September 21, 1:30 pm: DNA with Thomas Allaire. 

Register online at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dna-with-thomas-allaire-tickets-70332976827

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 1:30 pm:  Finding the Pieces of Your Acadian Puzzle by Rob Gumlaw. Rob will cover the unique challenges of Acadian genealogy research.  What are the holes to fill?  What is available?  Parish registers, census records, and a variety of sources including DNA will be discussed.

Register online at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/finding-the-pieces-of-your-acadian-puzzle-by-rob-gumlaw-tickets-70334278721

Sunday, October 6, 1:30 pm:  The Mill Villages of the Blackstone River Valley by U.S. Park Ranger Mark Mello. Mark will detail the various mill villages, their production, and which immigrants worked in the mills.

Register online at the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mill-villages-of-the-blackstone-river-valley-by-park-ranger-mark-mello-tickets-70335205493

AFGS welcomes suggested topics for future presentations.  Email your ideas to info@afgs.org.