Genealogy Club Events and Programs

Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, September 27 at 7:30pm

Researching Your WWI US Army Ancestor by Margaret McMahon. 2017 marks the centennial of United States’ involvement in the War to End All Wars (World War I). Learn more about the military service of your doughboy ancestors using online databases, repositories, social networking and other resources. Use what you learn to create a narrative to share with your family.


Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30pm

Paleography Puzzles by Rebecca Whitman Koford. Our ancestors not only spoke a different English than we do today, they wrote differently as well.  This lecture introduces a little of the history of American script and shows us how to recognize early paleography.  We will also discuss phonetics, spelling, and abbreviations.


Wednesday, November 15 at 7:30pm

The SSDI: Is That All the Social Security Administration Has To Offer? by Sharon Hodges. At one time or another, genealogists have used the Social Security Death Index, a helpful tool that unfortunately has had changes in accessibility. So what other records may be available from the SSA to help you learn more about your family? Learn more about the SS-5 Application and the Itemized Statement of Earnings.



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On-going Programs

First Friday of the month, 10:30-12:30   Genealogy Help at the Jane C. Sween Research Library: First Friday sessions are open to anyone needing help. Some months have a specific topic or theme and others are more nuts and bolts. MCHS’s Librarian Patricia Andersen and trained volunteers will help answer your genealogical questions. It is recommended you call first to determine the month’s topic. Included with $5 Library research fee (MCHS members free).  For more information, call 301-340-2974.