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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

7 Oct 2014

History, herstory, mystory, yourstory: what every genealogist ought to know to breathe life into their family tree: Michael and Alex Courter
It is a witty wordplay, but keeps the focus on what we as genealogists care most about, our family tree. They will be talking about stories, providing the perspective of how uncovering the stories of our ancestors brings their lives to life and energizes our family history. They will also highlight how uncovering these stories can lead to new research opportunities where otherwise they may have found themselves at a dead end. They have a plethora of fun and exciting stories to relate that they have found in their family history research. 

Below are links to topics of interest.


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