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Our Society provides a lively forum for resource sharing, mutual assistance, and instruction for those interested in family history and genealogy. Beginners as well as more experienced genealogists profit from monthly lectures on topics relating to genealogy.

Since our origin in 1988 at the Joint Free Public Library of Morristown and Morris Township, our Society has grown and we now meet at the Morris County Library*, 30 East Hanover Ave., Whippany, NJ on the first Tuesday evening of the month. Visitors are welcome at our monthly meetings. Refreshments are served at 6:30; the program begins at 7:00.

If a monthly meeting needs to be cancelled, every effort is made by the MAGS Board to notify the Morris County Library before 3 pm, with a cancellation notification posted on this page of this website. When in doubt, please call the Morris County Library directly.

Among the benefits of membership are a subscription to the quarterly Morris Area Genealogy Society Newsletter and participation in our Special Interest Groups which focus on particular challenges and topics such as research strategies in a smaller, less formal setting.

Members are encouraged to volunteer their time and share their expertise by serving on committees.

*Directions to the Library. Telephone number: 973-285-6930.

MAGS Upcoming Meeting

2 June 2015

Preserving Heirlooms and Old Photos: Carolyn Dorsey
Itís important to preserve family treasures before itís too late! Family heirlooms are an important part of your family history, linking generation to generation. This presentation will offer tips to properly care for items such as your cherished photographs, your family bible, antique clothing, and other kinds of heirlooms for generations to come. Simple, inexpensive, and common sense methods to preserve your precious family treasures will be discussed.

Carolyn Dorsey is a librarian at the North Jersey History and Genealogy Center in Morristown, and regularly works with the libraryís conservator to evaluate and identify items for conservation. She is a member of the New Jersey Library Associationís History and Preservation Section.


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