2020 US Census – Get Involved!!

Are you interested in a temporary position as a US Census worker?  If so, you’re in luck!  The Census Bureau is conducting a nationwide recruiting effort to hire 500,000 temporary workers to assist with conducting the 2020 Census.

Read about the effort here:


And here’s more information about 2020 Census jobs, including pay, available locations and application instructions.


There are many openings available in Berkshire and surrounding counties here in Massachusetts, so if you’re interested or just need a little extra income, sign up!  Future genealogists will thank you.  🙂

Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

The monthly meeting of CMGSO will take place on October 29, 2019 in the upper hall of the American Legion Post #129 at 22 Elm Street, Gardner MA.

Speaker: Daniel Earl: “Funeral Homes and Family History: They’re Dying To Meet You”

Most genealogists know how to look in a cemetery to find their ancestors, but what about funeral homes? Funeral home records can provide loads of genealogically rich information. This presentation will teach participants what types of records are typically found in funeral homes, how to locate these resources online an “in the field”, as well as provide real-life examples of how to search from ancillary clues in funeral home records.

Daniel Earl got his start at age 10 when he visited his great-grandfather’s grave. He spent the last 25 years researching his own family and helping others make history a part of their story. Daniel is a member of several groups and organizations and has experience doing research in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states in the United States, New England, Eastern Canada, Eastern Europe, Great Britain and Ireland.

CMGSO are always happy for visitors at their meetings so please drop in.

CMGSO annual membership is $15 for individuals or $20 for couples (Jan – Dec). Contact them at CMGSO, PO Box 811, Westminster, MA, or visit their website at www.cmgso.org

Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogical Society Presents:

“A Match Made in Heaven: Uncovering A Jewish Immigrant’s Love Story”

Program by noted professional genealogist Keren Weiner.

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm<
Springfield Jewish Community Center
1160 Dickinson Street
Springfield, MA

Ms. Weiner will use the case study of a family’s journey from Civil War–era New Orleans to New York City to illustrate basic genealogy research methods.

Call 413-739-4715 to register. The program is open to all and admission is FREE.