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August 2018

Celtic Connections Conference

August 9, 2018 - August 11, 2018
Boston Newton Marriott, 2345 Commonwealth Ave
Auburndale, MA United States
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Celtic Connections Conference 2018

Join us at the Boston Marriott Newton for the third biennial Celtic Connections Conference co-sponsored by TIARA and IGSI.  A host of national and international experts are  lined up to present the latest findings in Irish genealogical research.  It promises to be a terrific meeting. See the website here. See you there!!

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September 2018

TIARA Monthly Meeting – September, 2018

September 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brandeis University, Mandel Center for the Humanities, Rm. G3, 415 South St
Waltham, MA 02453 United States
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There will be a short business meeting followed by the lecture. Melanie McComb - NextGen Tools for Advancing Your Irish Genealogy Research Discover new technology, databases and online communities for breaking through Irish genealogy brick walls. This lecture will demonstrate how to use DNA testing, social media and a deep-knowledge of Irish genealogy resources to identify your Irish ancestors. Melanie McComb is a genealogy blogger (The Shamrock Genealogist) and international speaker. She has been researching her family history for over…

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TIARA Open House, September 22, 2018

September 22, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
The TIARA Office and Library, 121 Boston Post Rd
Sufbury, MA 01776 United States
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Open House at the TIARA office Drop by to explore the TIARA Library, exchange Research Tips and enjoy Refreshments

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October 2018

TIARA Monthly Meeting – October, 2018

October 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brandeis University, Mandel Center for the Humanities, Rm. G3, 415 South St
Waltham, MA 02453 United States
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Vincent J. Cannato - Guarding the Gate: Ellis Island and the Great Immigration of the late 1800s and early 1900s This talk will give the historical background of Ellis Island, focusing on the years from 1892-1924. It will look at immigration law and polices, as well as how those laws were implemented at Ellis Island. Also included will be a discussion of the immigrant experience at Ellis Island as well as the inspection process and the reasons some immigrants were…

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TIARA Open Library Day, October 2018

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
The TIARA Office and Library, 121 Boston Post Rd
Sufbury, MA 01776 United States
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This event is a limited open house focused on the TIARA Library.  Members who visit can have a detailed discussion with the TIARA Librarian about the collection plus talk with some other experienced TIARA members who will also be attending.

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November 2018

TIARA Banquet, November 2018

November 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Rd
Sudbury, MA 01776 United States
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This is a ticketed event. Registration details in September. The Banquet is earlier this November due to a crowded November schedule.  After our banquet we will enjoy a 1-hour program, involving songs and discussion of the history surrounding them. Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki - Songs of Emigration: Storytelling Through Traditional Irish Music Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki is an award-winning fiddler who grew up playing dances and folk festivals around New England. He was first recognized as part of New Hampshire’s culture at the age…

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December 2018

TIARA December 2018 Monthly Meeting

December 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brandeis University, Mandel Center for the Humanities, Rm. G3, 415 South St
Waltham, MA 02453 United States
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A Whole New World of Catholic Records.  Some of the oldest and best-preserved records are records of the Catholic Church. They are especially valuable as Catholic sacramental records can provide evidence of events before civil records registration. Until recently, locating and accessing them has required specialized knowledge and a lot of effort. With several providers posting new collections of Catholic records online, that is starting to change. Find out what records are available online, why they were created, and how to…

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January 2019

TIARA January 2019 Monthly Meeting

January 11 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Brandeis University, Mandel Center for the Humanities, Rm. G3, 415 South St
Waltham, MA 02453 United States
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Flood, Flu and the Front: History Through the Foresters’ Eyes. The years 1918 & 1919 were filled with tumultuous events of local, state and worldwide importance.  The Mortuary Records of the Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters provide a unique window on the Great Molasses Flood, the Influenza Pandemic and World War I.  TIARA volunteers have indexed over 32,000 records of the Forester collection now housed at the Healey Library, UMass Boston.  Explore some of stories revealed in this unique collection. The speakers are Susan…

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February 2019

TIARA February 2019 Monthly Meeting

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brandeis University, Mandel Center for the Humanities, Rm. G3, 415 South St
Waltham, MA 02453 United States
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Sharing Family Artifacts, Photos, and Stories with Family Members. Make photographs and recordings available to your family members on the web through scanning photos or documents, photographing treasured family heirlooms, and recording stories. Learn about current tools to accelerate data capture using your camera, smart phone, or computer, and how to organize and share these treasured memories on the internet. Through making cherished family history available to all of your connected family members, more relatives and descendants benefit from your family…

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March 2019

TIARA March 2019 Monthly Meeting at NEHGS

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99-101 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Meeting will be held at the New England Historic Genealogical Society at 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, in partnership with NEHGS. Program is scheduled for 9:30 am- 12:00 Noon. Attendees will have optional research time at the NEHGS library until 5:00 pm. Registration is required for this program at this link Irish Immigrant Communities and Settlements in Boston and Beyond Since the early eighteenth century, the Irish have been immigrating to North America and beyond. Today, the Irish-American population alone is…

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