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RESPECT: Find out what it means to me, as a Genealogist!

Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc. (MSOG)

Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

RESPECT: Find out what it means to me, as a...

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Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
MSOG, Inc Member   more info 53 Registrations Oct 31, 2018 $35.00 $0.00
Non MSOG Member   more info 23 Registrations Oct 31, 2018 $40.00 $0.00
PCGI Member   more info 8 Registrations Oct 31, 2018 $35.00 $0.00

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The Theme of the 2018 MSOG, Inc. Annual Meeting and Program is:
RESPECT: Find out what it means to me, as a Genealogist!

Please join us on Saturday, November 3rd in Avon, MA! Learn who will win this year's Writing Contest! Reconnect with friends and meet new people interested in Genealogy! 

This year we are introducing an exciting silent auction element to the day. In addition to our amazing list of growing auction items (which you can PREVIEW now here:  we have planned an exciting day of interactive information sharing, designed to address our diverse membership - from beginners interested in genealogy to professional genealogists.
Explore with us: 
  • Handling with RESPECT the information of both living and deceased individuals.
  • Accurately capturing "the story" - respecting the individual’s legacy and how it fits into the greater context.
  • And simply sharing the stories worthy of our utmost RESPECT!


SAT. NOV. 3rd - Event Agenda

RESPECT: Find out what it means to me, as a Genealogist!

Onsite Checkin for Registered Guests Begins: 9:30am

Silent Auction open to guests upon registration - Respectfully closed during Welcome and Panel Discussion.

Welcome / Day Logistics:  10:00am

Moderated Panel Discussion: 10:15am

Information & Imagery: Handle them with RESPECT. Featuring:

Barbara J. Mathews, Certified Genealogist®*, President, Massachusetts Genealogical Council.

Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective.

Jonathan Green, Assistant Director of Archives and Digital Assets Manager, Stonehill College.

Dr Victoria L Bacon, CGP, Professor of Counselor Education, Bridgewater State University - Licensed Psychologist, Licensed School Counselor (PreK-12). Under a grant Dr Bacon has worked on a project designed to promote psychological health for women veterans in Southeastern, MA by engaging in self-reflection, exploring family history and traditions, rediscovering one’s roots, deepening one’s life purpose, and by expanding the capacity of caring.

Silent Auction reopens at the conclusion of the panel discussion. Respectfully closed during the MSOG Business Meeting.


MSOG Annual Meeting (Business Meeting): 11:30am

President's Report.
Recording Secretary’s Reading of the Minutes.
Treasurer’s Report.
Board Election Results for the 2019-2020 Term.
Biannual Writing Contest Winners Announced.

Silent Auction reopens at the conclusion of the MSOG Business Meeting. Showcase area open!


Lunch / Member Sharing / Silent Auction / Showcase Area: 12:15

Enjoy the delicious Italian Buffet

MSOG Members - Chapter Photos 

(Look for Diane MacLean Boumenot & Linda MacIver, Our Official Event Photographers, for your Bristol, Middlesex, Merrimack Valley and Worcester Chapter Group Photo on the dance floor)

Visit the Showcase Area, featuring:

Essex (England) Record Office

Friends of Irish Research 

Gravestone Girls 
Massachusetts Genealogical Council (MGC) 

Plymouth County Genealogists, Inc (PCGI)


Place your bids in the Silent Auction up until 1:45pm


Afternoon Keynote: 2:00pm 

Ultimate Respect. Featuring: David Allen Lambert

MSOG, Inc. is delighted to have David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist, New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS, deliver what will be a riveting keynote presentation. Mr. Lambert will highlight proven genealogical research methods, using examples from his extensive World War I research tied to the United States and Canada as a basis for discussion.

Mr Lambert will be preparing us all to respectfully commemorate the centenary of the war’s end, which is a few days after our 2018 MSOG, Inc. Annual Meeting & Program. He will energetically give us his valuable genealogical insight, sparked at the age of 7 while holding a photo of a WW1 Soldier in his hand from a trunk in his attic. This is the catalyst that brought him eventually to NEHGS, where he has been on staff since 1993.

It's a don't miss opportunity for the membership.

Enjoy Mr Lambert's blog:

David Allan Lambert has generously donated a 1 hour consultation to our 2018 MSOG, Inc. Annual Meeting & Program Auction. Find it. Bid on it the day of the event. You could be sitting across from this expert gaining insight on your family tree. See auction item for details.

Please see Mr Lambert's full bio below.

Winners of Silent Auction Items will be posted at the conclusion of the keynote. Winners will reconcile purchases with the Treasurer at the conclusion of the event.

Optional Post Event Opportunities: 3:15pm

Registered Attendees will receive additional information prior to the event and sign up information for post event opportunities. 

*Certified Genealogist is a registered trademark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board certificants after periodic evaluation.

Agenda subject to change.

Generations is excitingly located across from the Avon Cemetery!

A Genealogist's Dream!


EVENT PARKING is in the REAR of the facility for our event.
Entrance to our event is via "Lambert Drive" -- on right side of facility.
The facility is Handicap Accessible with designated Handicap Parking.
-- Additional Information --

David Allen Lambert is the Chief Genealogist for the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston, MA.
He has served on the staff since 1993. Mr. Lambert is an internationally recognized speaker and author on genealogical, military history and New England topics. His genealogical expertise includes New England and Atlantic Canadian records of the 17th through 21st century; British Isles research; military records; DNA research; and Native American and African American genealogical research in New England. He has also written three editions of A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries (NEHGS, 2018). Mr Lambert authored the NGS Research in the States Series for Massachusetts. Mr. Lambert has published many articles in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register; New Hampshire Genealogical Record; Rhode Island Roots; The Mayflower Descendant; and American Ancestors magazine. Mr. Lambert is the current State Historian for the Massachusetts Sons of the American Revolution. Mr. Lambert is an elected Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston, MA; Registrar of the Massachusetts Sons of the Revolution; and life member of the New Hampshire Society of the Cincinnati. Mr. Lambert serves as the tribal genealogist for the Massachuset-Punkapoag Indians of Massachusetts over the past twenty years.

-- Silent Auction --
Visit the preview site often and conveniently share with friends items that might be of interest to them.

-- Thanks --
Special thanks to this year’s core Annual Meeting & Program Committee:
Denise Picard Lindgren, Michael McClellan, Richard Reid and Pat Gailes as well as the many volunteers that will make this day special. 
The committee is seeking volunteers and all our welcome to all, especially for day of event activities. Please reach out to me, C Yvonne Hickey, VP of MSOG, with your interest in making our day wonderful.
I can be reached at
We look forward to hearing from you!

Please think about our theme: 
RESPECT: Find out what it means to me, as a Genealogist! We'll be asking YOU what the concept of RESPECT means to you as a Genealogist, or simply someone interested in Genealogy.

Join Us!
Have questions about RESPECT: Find out what it means to me, as a Genealogist!? Contact Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc. (MSOG)

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Generations Banquet Hall & Catering
81 Memorial Drive
(Event Entrance on Lambert Drive)
Avon, MA 02322

Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc. (MSOG)

The Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc. (MSOG, Inc.) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit focusing on: Collaboration Preservation and Education in the area of Genealogy. MSOG, Inc. Publications include: MASSOG and PastTimes.

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