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October 2018

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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April 2019

NERGC April 2019 Conference

April 3 - April 6
Manchester Downtown Doubletree Hotel, 700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101
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To learn more visit the conference website at this link.

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TIARA April 2019 Monthly Meeting

April 12 @ 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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Overview of Online Genealogy Subscriptions with Richard Reid Ancestry, FindMyPast, and MyHeritage are the big three. Each one has its strengths and weaknesses which are explored in this presentation. Besides the big boys, there are many lesser known subscription services that can be of great assistance in your family research. Richard is the director of Friends of Irish Research which is based in Brockton, MA. The Friends provide training seminars, host a website full of research resources and provide consultations…

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May 2019

TIARA May 2019 Monthly Meeting

May 3 @ 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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When the Irish Invaded Canada: It’s No Blarney Just over a year after Robert E. Lee relinquished his sword, a band of Union and Confederate veterans dusted off their guns. These former foes, however, had no intention of reigniting the Civil War. Instead, they fought side by side to undertake one of the most fantastical missions in military history: to seize the British province of Canada and hold it hostage until the independence of Ireland was secured. In this talk,…

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June 2019

TIARA June 2019 Monthly Meeting

June 14 @ 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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Mapping Irish Locations Online Discover online mapping tools to locate Poor Law Unions, Civil Parishes, Catholic Parishes and Townlands. Learn what Irish records were created in each jurisdiction and how to access them. The speaker Pamela Guye Holland lives in Swampscott, Mass., and has been conducting genealogical research since 2001. Her specialties are Irish research and genetic genealogy. She serves on the boards of The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA) and the New England Chapter of the Association of Professional…

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