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General Meeting

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Cemetery Crowd Sourcing

Michael Cassara will share his enthusiasm for cemetery research with an up-to-the minute technology twist at the November 11, 2018 MCGS General Meeting, 1:30 p.m. at the Community Center, 72 Broad St., Eatontown. He calls his approach “Cemetery CrowdSourcing.”

Cemeteries can provide genealogists with clues that exist nowhere else, he explains. “Thanks to the internet,” Michael tells us, “even the most remote cemeteries have become accessible to researcher’s world wide.” During this talk he will explore the future of cemetery research, including Billion Graves, Find a Grave and other apps and strategies for the genealogist.

Michael has been pursuing genealogical research for more than twenty-five years, in the last few years becoming a familiar figure at Roots Tech and the Federation of Genealogical Studies (FGS) conferences. His blog, DigiRoots.net is a treasure trove of information and inspiration for the stay at home family historian. With the sub-title “Genealogy and Technology Explored” the blog reflects his “passions.” He lists these passions as his own family research, genealogical technology, Italian Genealogy, and reuniting long-lost family photos and artifacts with relatives.

His career as a New York City-based casting director for theatre and film has involved him in more than 400 musicals, plays and movies since 2003. But his true passion is tracing his Italian, Irish and German ancestors.

He is a member of the Italian Genealogical Group (ICG), the group so many of us depend on for finding vital records for our New York area ancestors, and is a Vice President on its Executive Board. He is member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society (NYGBS) and the Genealogical Speakers Guild.

This meeting will be held at the Eatontown Community/Senior Center, 72 Broad Street, Eatontown. It will start at 2:00 preceded by refreshments at 1:30.  Guests are welcome.

Scots-Irish & Irish Special Interest Group

The Scot-Irish and Irish groups have now merged.

The next meeting is on October 20th from 2-4 PM  Marlboro Public Library, 1 Library Court, Marlboro.  (Corner of Newman Springs Rd/520 and Wyncrest Rd).

Our speaker for the meeting will be Beverly Yackel who is an expert on how to organize all that information we genealogists collect in our search for our ancestors. Beverly says she will definitely be giving us "homework."

To add your name to the list of attendees, contact Judy Bretzger at jdbretzger@verizon.net  or Donna Diamant at  donna_diamant@hotmail.com

African-American Special Interest Group

We meet on a Saturday each month at 1 PM at the Calvary Baptist Church at Bridge Avenue and River street in Red Bank. The next meeting will be November 10th.

For more information contact Sharon Lee at (732)768-1783 slee162@gmail.com or Charles Lawson at (732)530-1995  clcharlylaw5@gmail.com .

German Special Interest Group

The next regular meeting is scheduled for December 1st at the Colts Neck Library 10AM-12PM.

If you aren't already on the email list, please contact  Debbie White at debra.white1@verizon.net so that you can be added to the list and informed of any changes in meeting dates etc.

Monmouth Roots Group

The next Monmouth Roots Group will meet October 20th at the Colts Neck Library, 1 Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck from 10AM to 12PM

For more information, please contact Lynn Wilson at which34@optonline.net  so that you can be added to the list and informed of any changes in meeting dates etc.

Memoirs Group

The next meeting will be on September 12th, 2018.  Contact Lynn Wilson at which34@optonline.net for more information.

DNA Group 

A new DNA Special Interest Group  has been organized.  The next meeting will be on Saturday, November 17th at the Ocean Township Library from 10AM-12PM.  

For more information contact and to be added to the list contact Pat Conwell at patconwellgenealogy@gmail.com   or Nancy Bunn at  jerseynancy@gmail.com

Also available here:

Cornelius Walling complete will 9627M dated August 22, 1825 from Book B wills folio 461 from the Monmouth County Surrogates Office.

Cornelius Walling inventory 9627M dated January 25, 1826 from Book C inventories p. 144  from the Monmouth County Surrogates Office


Sharpening Your Research Skills

Saturday, November 3rd

9AM – 3:30PM

Registration: 8:30-9AM

Eatontown Community Center, 72 Broad Street, Eatontown

  • Planning a Research Trip
  • Using Land Records to Find Female Ancestors
  • Breaking Down Your Brick Wall
  • Using Indirect Evidence to Meet the Genealogical Proof

Pre-registration: $20 for Members; $25 for Non-members

At the Door: $25 Members / $30 Non-members

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