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  • 2010 MGC Seminar

    Next MGC Seminar: 26 June 2010 at Bentley University in Waltham. Details here or REGISTER ONLINE NOW!
  • 2010 MGC Seminar at Bentley University

    The 2010 Annual Meeting and Seminar will be taking place at the LaCava Center, Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts. This will be our third year at Bentley where there is ample free parking. Lunch will once again be included with registration.

    The program will FOCUS ON

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  • 2011 Annual Meeting and Seminar

    2011 Annual Meeting and Seminar

    Chronicling the Bay State

    Exploring the Treasures of

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  • 2011 Membership Renewals Due January 1st

    2011 Membership Renewals Due January 1st. Use this form to download the form.

  • 2011 MGC Seminar

    MGC Announces its 2011 Annual Meeting and Seminar! 23 July 2011 "Chronicling the Bay State, Exploring the Treasures of Massachusetts" Click Here for Details

  • 2012 Annual Seminar Sponsorship Opportunities

    We are currently preparing for the Massachusetts Genealogical Council's 2012 Annual Seminar, to be held 21 July 2012 at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. This year's seminar will focus on Ethnicity and Genealogy. Many

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  • 2013 Sponsors Page

     

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  • Annual Meeting & Seminar 2011

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  • Bill S-822

    S-822, A BILL RELATIVE TO BIRTH, MARRIAGE AND DEATH RECORDS


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  • By-Laws last amended 15 Jun 2007

    Download PDF version HERE

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  • Call for Papers!

     

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  • Civil Records Quarterly Report December 2009

    CIVIL RECORDS QUARTERLY REPORT
    DECEMBER 2009
    Bernard J. Couming

    We are currently in the 186th Legislative Session. The full session runs for two years.

    At the end of November the FORMAL LEGISLATIVE SESSION closed for the current year, to

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  • Civil Records Quarterly Report February 2007

    CIVIL RECORDS QUARTERLY REPORT
    FEBRUARY 2007
    Bernard J. Couming

    Click on this link to access the APG's open records position paper:  http://apgen.org/publications/press/APG-KGROW.pdf

    On July

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  • Exhibitors 2013 Seminar

    mgc 2013 logo pages

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  • Join now

    Membership in the Council is open to any person or organization interested in its activities upon payment of dues.  The membership year runs from 1 January to 31 December. Dues are $10 for individual; $15 for family (same mailing address), and $20 for organizations.

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  • Legislative Update February 2009

    Legislative Update

    By Bernard Couming

    MGC Director of Public Records

    21 February 2009

     

     

    Regarding the

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  • Letter to Chairman Charles Murphy

    April 10, 2010

     

     

    Rep. Charles Murphy

    Chair, House Ways and Means Committee

    Room 243, State House

    Boston, MA 02133

     

    Against H2064

    Dear Mr.

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  • MASSOG Contest

    The Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc. announces a Writing Contest for 2010 in celebration of the 35th year of the Society. Details available here.
  • MGC 2009 Seminar

    MGC 2009 Seminar

                Massachusetts Genealogical Council           

                Annual Meeting and Seminar

                July 18, 2009

    featuring Paula Stuart-Warren, cg, with special guest

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  • MGC 2012 Annual Meeting and Seminar

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  • MGC 2012 Seminar a Big Hit!

    Well, the Massachusetts Genealogical Council's 2012 Annual Meeting and Seminar is over and we are very, very happy with the day! Over two hundred enthusiastic genealogists turned out on a gorgeous summer day to attend this event, held July 21st at Brandeis University in

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  • MGC 2012 Seminar Presentation Descriptions

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  • MGC 2012 Seminar Schedule

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    SEMINAR

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  • MGC 2012 Seminar Speaker Bios

    2012-MGC-Sem-header-Speakers


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  • MGC 2012 Seminar Sponsors

    2012-MGC-Sem-header-Sponsors

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  • MGC 2012 Seminar Vendors

    2012-MGC-Sem-header-Vendors

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  • MGC Annual Seminar 2013

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  • MGC opposes H2064

    Massachusetts Genealogical Council
    P.O. Box 5393, Cochituate, MA 01778-5393
    www.massgencouncil.org

    March 5, 2010

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  • MGC Seminar 2010

    Massachusetts Genealogical Council 2010 Seminar

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  • MGC's Fall 2012 Newsletter is Out!

    You heard it from us first! The Fall issue of the MGC Newsletter is hot off the presses! We have a date and speaker announcment for next year's MGC Annual Meeting and Seminar. You can follow this link to read it: http://bit.ly/TQ2EXa.

     If you are a

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  • President of Connecticut Town Clerks Association Welcomes Connecticut Genealogists


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  • Presidents Quarterly Report December 2009

    PRESIDENT'S REPORT
    DECEMBER 2009
    Barbara J. Mathews, CG

    SUCCESSFUL MGC 2009 ANNUAL MEETING AND SEMINAR

    I heard very positive feedback on every bit of the program, from the

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  • Save the Date for the Next MGC Seminar: 26 June 2010 at Bentley University in Waltham

    D. Joshua Taylor, Program Director of MGC, announced that the 2010 Annual Meeting and Seminar will be taking place at the LaCava Center, Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts. This will be our third year at Bentley where there is ample free parking. Lunch will once again be included

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  • Save the Date: 21 July 2012!

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    The Massachusetts Genealogical Council Annual Meeting and Seminar will take

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  • Testimony to the Joint Committee on Public Health, 27 October 2009 on Beacon Hill

    Joint Committee on Public Health Massachusetts General Court
    October 27, 2009, Hearing

    Testimony

    By Bernard Couming
    Director of Civil Records
    Massachusetts Genealogical Council


    The current collection of bills before the Joint Committee on Public

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  • Time to Renew for 2013!

    We Need Your Support Now More Than Ever!

    In these days of tight budgets, more and more institutions are choosing or being forced to reduce hours of operation, close outright, and even dispose of records to free up valuable storage space. The result is that the public

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  • U.S. Census Forms Due 15 March 2010

    Next year is a federal census year. The 2010 census will count over 300 million people in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Guam, the Northern Marianas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. On 15 March 2010 the form will arrive in your mailbox. A public relations campaign to

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  • Welcome to the MGC Website!

    Massachusetts records have been open and unrestricted for 365 years.

    The 1641 Massachusetts Body of Liberties states:

    Every inhabitant of the Countrie shall have free libertie to search a veewe any Rooles, Records, or Regesters of any Court or

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