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December 2, 2022 By: Carol Katsulis
Holiday Greetings
The Merrimack Valley Chapter wishes all of you Seasons Greetings, and a Happy and Healthy New Year.!

September 18, 2022 By: Carol Katsulis
MV CHAPTER Membership Reminder
Our membership renewal date has passed as of Aug 31st. However because you are able to 
view this, you are a Renewed Member, or a New Member. I want to Welcome YOU!
Let me remind you of a few member benefits, You have  access to all four
chapter meetings via zoom which some are recorded and are accessible to
members only, right here on the website. A month to catch up if you missed them
and watch at your leisure the past recorded meetings. We continue on with
the monthly book club, hosted by Carol Gafford. The reading selections are
varied and if you love to share your thoughts about the reading material and
love of books this is the venue to get involved in. The discussion zoom
meeting is a great way to socialize and share with fellow members. Our
website has been newly updated and you can now meet new cousins and
share your family interests through our new Surname project. Besure to add your Surname to 
the list. We still are producing each month your Pasttimes Newsletter, I would love to give
a great shout out to Anne Swingle Borg, our program Editor. She is always coming up with
great articles for it.  If you have any stories send them on to her to ger published in the next editon. We can't forget the MASSOG pamphlet three times a year comes to you by email or mail.The dedication of our Editor George D. Martin, and his entrourage of volunteers are just astounding. You can view all the past articles on the website here.  These are great to research for your own relatives, as many past reaserchers have placed lineage lines or stories of their relatives and have documented them in this MASSOG Publications. I warn you though, you will be down a rabbit hole and will later ask yourself where has the time gone.
And I am happy to report we are contining on with our DNA SIG meetings every other month. Check here on the DNA dedicated page for dates and times. Check out the valuable source on the Forms page at the bottom, you will see "Leagacy Quick Guide", click on the link, you will find valuable free meetings on all topics of Genealogy.
 Just a last note:
If you have a friend or relative whom you think would love to be a member, please share our website address, and share our MSOG Merrimack Valley Chapter news and meeting dates with them.
We hope to see you soon at our first meeting at the Peabody Library in Georgewtown MA, Sept 24th at 10AM. Its been much too long!
Till then,
Carol Katsulis Vice President
June 18, 2022 By: Carol Katsulis
Thank you for joining the MV Meeting!
Thanks to the lovely ladies who joined the MV Chapter Meeting this morning on a lovely sunny day at the Peabody Library in Georgetown MA. We had a wonderful morning. It was nice to see you all in person.
Until September's meeting, have a great summer.
June 18, Merrimack Valley Chapter Meeting Georgetown MA
June 11, 2022 By: Carol Katsulis
Suggestions or Ideas for your Chapter!
Hi Merrimack Valley Member,
I wanted to just give you an update to our Merrimack Valley Chapter news. We are pleased to welcome a new DNA SIG Co-Ordinator to this upcoming season. Chelsea Fernandes has offered to step in as volunteer in this much needed position. We look forward to working with her and keeping the DNA-SIG Meeting alive for all to enjoy.
I am reaching out and asking if you have any suggestions for the upcoming Lectures topics or speakers which you would like us to perhaps arrange for the new season starting this September. I would love to hear from you. Contact me at
I hope you are considering joining the Chapters Social gathering next Saturday for 10am, on the18th at the Peabody Georgetown Library. Chapter members only,  sorry NO public invite.  If you received your invite by email, I urge you to send it back to us, so that we may have a head count. 
Carol Katsulis
 MV Vice-President
April 25, 2022 By: Carol Katsulis
UPDATE: We are delighted to welcome Chelsea Fernandes of the Bristol Chapter, to the DNA SIG  as our new Volunteer Co-Ordinator! 
Chelsea Fernandes is the Technical Services Librarian for the SAILS Library Network and a member of the Bristol Chapter of MSOG. Originally from Denver, CO, she has lived in Massachusetts for the past seven years after moving to Boston to attend Simmons University for school in Archives Management. She just finished the BU Genealogy Certificate program and is excited to get more involved in local genealogical work. 
The Merrimack Valley Chapter officers have been keeping the DNA SIG MEETINGS going every other month since Peg Plummer had resigned the position. We have now come to the decision that we need a person to step up and be the VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR. We are hoping to fill this position by the start of this new season in September. If we can not find someone; then we regretfully have no other alternative but to no longer keep it going. If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Diane LaFerriere, of the MV Chapter. She will be happy to fill you in on the position requirements.