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Next Meeting




Friday April 13 at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm)

Meeting at Brandeis University, Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room G3.
See the Brandeis University campus map for directions.


Professional Genealogist Charlene Key Sokal will present "Women’s Work: Grandma Ran a Boarding House and Momma Brewed Beer".   As researchers, we think of our female ancestors as stay at home wives and mothers.  In fact, many women ran their own businesses and worked in mills, factories or offices.   This presentation will suggest resources to find information on these women.

About the speaker:
Charlene Key Sokal, A.B., M.S.L.S., served as Reference Supervisor of the Local History/Genealogy Department of the Worcester Public Library for twenty years.  She is a member of NEAPG, APG, MSOG, MGC, NYGBS, JGSGB, FGS, NGS, and was on the program committee for NERGC 2017.





Upcoming Speakers





Friday May 11, 2018 at 7:30pm at Brandeis University, Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room G3.

Lori Lyn Price will present "A terrible malady: Disease and Epidemics in New England".
Epidemics of smallpox, measles, yellow fever, diphtheria and other illnesses were common ailments in New England
from colonial times up through the 19th century.  Learn more about these diseases, why they were so greatly feared
by your ancestors, and remedies they may have used.

About the speaker:
Lori Lyn Price, MAS, MLA, has worked on her personal genealogy for 20 years and recently completed a master’s degree
in history with an emphasis on history of medicine.  She loves sharing her passion for social history, genealogy, and bringing ancestors
to life by placing them in historical and social context.   More information about Lori can be found at www.bridgingthepast.com.



Friday June 8, 2018 at 7:30pm at Brandeis University, Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room G3.

Seema Kenney will present "Be A Good Ancestor".
While you may feel there’s nothing important or noteworthy about your life, sometime within the next 100 years, someone who
is researching their own history is going to want to know more about you.  We'll look at a few ways to leave them something to find.

About the speaker:
Seema Kenney is an experienced software instructor and a professional genealogist.  Her known roots are deep in New England
as well as England, Germany, and Sweden.  She has a certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University (BU), completed
the ProGen Study Program and is an active member and officer of several societies.


Future meeting lectures will be announced as soon as arrangements are completed.







Except July and August, TIARA usually meets either the second Friday evening of every month, or on the following Saturday morning at various locations.

On Friday nights, the meetings will be held at - Room G3 in the Mandel Center for Humanities, on the campus of Brandeis University, 415 South St., Waltham, Massachusetts. ( See the Brandeis University campus map for directions. )

Note that parking is free and handicap parking is available directly in front of the building.   Public Transportation is available via the Brandeis/Roberts "T" stop however the station is approx. 1/2 mile from the meeting facility.   The meetings are free and open to the public, but membership is encouraged.

The programs presented at the meetings vary, but may include general topics such as: how to do genealogical research; Irish history; resources for Irish research in the New England, Dublin, and Belfast area; and how to locate ancestors in Maritime Canada, Northern Ireland, or the Republic of Ireland.   Note that each meeting will begin with a brief TIARA business meeting and announcements of upcoming events that may be of interest to the members.

For information about upcoming programs, write to:
The Irish Ancestral Research Association
84 South St.
Waltham, Massachusetts
02453

To receive meeting announcements by email, send a request to president@tiara.ie.

Meeting Cancellation Notices

Meeting cancellations will appear on Boston's Channel 7 or 56 by 1:00 PM in case of severe weather.  
Cancellation Notices will also appear on Channel 7's website WHDH.   

Also, if classes are cancelled at Brandeis due to weather, the TIARA meeting will also be cancelled.

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