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Welcome 

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

4 Oct 2016

Case Studies in New Jersey Genealogy: Melissa Johnson
Several case studies covering different time periods and various types of problems will be presented. Each problem will be resolved using different approaches and a variety of sources. Case studies will demonstrate how land records connect five generations of a family; how cemetery and probate records for collateral relatives connect an eighteenth century NJ man to his family when published sources identify his contemporary as their son; how state census records connect a nineteenth century NJ man to his parents when no other record names them; and how a twentieth century widow can be connected to her three husbands through land records.

Melissa Johnson specializes in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and British genealogical research, and also in family history writing, editing, and publishing.


Below are links to topics of interest.


 

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