Saturday, September 12, 2009

ACGS Fall Conference September 26th

Fall Conference and Annual Meeting - Saturday, September 26, 2009

Two one-hour lectures in the morning:

Jane Doe 1971, Still Unknown After All These Years: A New Hampshire Example Of Forensic Genealogy

Melinde Lutz Sanborn - A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Melinde holds degrees and certificates in anthropology, library science, and archival management. She did serials acquisitions for the Tozzer Anthropological Library at Harvard University and has been a self-employed genealogist since 1976. Melinde currently edits the New Hampshire Genealogical Record and co-edits the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. She has published extensively and in 1993 was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists. As Boston University Program Director of the Genealogical Research Certificate Program, she designed and staffed the five modules for the Center for Professional Education.

Les Filles à Marier

Peter J. Gagné was born and raised in Connecticut. He graduated magna cum laude from Boston College with a BA in French language and literature, studied at the Sorbonne and Institute of European Studies in Paris and received an MA in French from Boston University. Peter also earned an MA in history and a certificate in archival studies from Université Laval in Quebec City. He is the author of Links to Your Canadian Past, French-Canadians of the West, King's Daughters and Founding Mothers and Before the King's Daughters, all published by Quintin Publications. Peter also regularly contributes to the Connecticut Maple Leaf (French-Canadian Genealogical Society of Connecticut) and Sent by the King (Société des Filles du Roi et Soldats de Carignan). He resides in Quebec with his wife and has worked as an archivist for the Centre de Référence de l'Amérique Française in Quebec City.

One one-hour lecture in the afternoon

Who Were The Acadians? Where Did They Resettle Post Exile? Does DNA or mtDNA Help To Prove Their Origins?

Lucie LeBlanc Consentino - Born and raised in Massachusetts, Lucie is the daughter of an Acadian LeBlanc descendant and a French Canadian Lévesque descendant. Lucie is the author of several articles for the American-Canadian Genealogist; has had articles written about her work; and has been interviewed by the Prince Edward Island French Newspaper as well as Radio-Canada Television – Acadie/Moncton in May 2009 and the Halifax Chronicle Herald. Lucie shares her passion for Acadian history, genealogy and research in lectures for genealogical societies, library groups and schools. She was one of the featured speakers at the Bourg/LeBlanc/MelansonFamily Reunion at CMA 2009 in Tracadie-Sheila, New Brunswick. She was also a featured speaker at CMA 2004 at the LeBlanc Family Reunion and gave a presentation on New England Acadians at Grand-Pré.

Registration begins at 8am on the 26th. The conference starts at 9am.

The library will be open on Friday, September 25th, 9am to 9pm with extra librarians on duty to assist anyone wishing to do research on the day before the conference.

Sunday, September 27 – research by special arrangements for our out-of-town guests if required

For a complete schedule of events as well as registration information, please download our Conference Schedule.

Everyone is welcome!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Library open regular hours – 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Extra librarians on duty. If you think you’ll need extra time on the computers with the Drouin Digital Images, book early. Maximum 2-hour sessions unless there is no one signed up for the next session on the computer you are on. Call the library @ 603-622-1554 Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday.

ACGS now has WiFi Internet access for laptop users.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


8:00 A.M. Registration – Coffee & pastries; Book Sales; Mix & Mingle

9:00 A.M. Welcome – President, Gerry Savard

9:15 A.M. Melinde Lutz Sanborn, F.A.S.G, accomplished author - Merrimack, NH

10:15 A.M. Stretch Break

10:45 A.M. Peter J. Gagné, Author of ‘King’s Daughters’ and several more – Quebec City

11:45 A.M. Lunch – On your own

1:30 P.M. Lucie LeBlanc Consentino, Acadian Research Specialist, Methuen, Mass.

2:30 P.M. Stretch Break 3:00 P.M. Annual Meeting and Election of Officers and Directors for the 200-2009/10 year.

Sunday, September 27, 2009 – research by special arrangements for our out-of-town guests if required.

Conference Early Registration: $30.00 per person

Registration the day of the conference: $35.00 per person

We will have a 50/50 raffle on the day of the conference. The winner will receive half of what is collected for the raffle.

You may register with a credit card by calling the American-Canadian Genealogical Society, Manchester, New Hampshire at:

(603) 622-1554

Look forward to seeing and meeting you there!

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