Boston States Migration Workshop and Genealogy Fair
Video and Audiocassettes
Ronald Dale Karr
Professional Genealogist Kay Sheldon provides an entertaining overview of the Boston States Migrations for the Acadians, New England Planters, Loyalists, and Canadian Irish to set the stage for the impact of the Industrial Revolution and the families that traveled from Quebec to Central Massachusetts before the Automobile . The migration habits of the French, Irish, Acadians and the English Loyalists during the mid-eighteen hundreds through the early nineteen hundreds followed the jobs, using the railroads, rivers and ocean to move back and forth between New England and all of the Eastern Provinces of Canada. This is a wonderful history lesson and vital tool for tracing ancestral migrations within the Boston States. Kay Sheldon's talk includes specific example of towns the immigrants settled in, the manufacturing plants they left their farms for and helpful hints of how to trace ancestors using different name spellings. The full syllabus is provided with either the video or audio tape. A syllabus outline can be found at http://bostonstates.rootsweb.com/KaySheldonSummary.htm
Henry Scannell, Curator of Microtext and Newspapers at the Boston Public Library, provides an extensive enumeration of the research material available at the Boston Public Library and other archives for the particular topic of 19th and 20th Century Steamship Lines, Ships Passenger List Contents and Locations, Shipping News Publications and Maritimes Migration Patterns The draft syllabus outline for Henry Scannell's talk can be found at http://bostonstates.rootsweb.com/HenryScannell.htm
Ronald Dale Karr, author, archivist and professor, details the role of the Railroad History in the Boston States Migrations with wonderful slides and maps based on his Branchline Press Publications. Ron Karr offers a wonderful step by step guide to the railroad routes that were available in each time period. Background material for Ron'srailroadhistory talk can be found at http://www.branchlinepress.com An outline of this talk syllabus can be found at http://bostonstates.rootsweb.com/RonKarrSummary.htm
Al Hamel, Chair of the New Hampshire Governor's American-Canadian French Cultural Exchange Commission, provided an impromptu short talk about the Expulsion of the Acadians and the Boston States Migrations. He uses a large annotated map as a prop that he and his wife Constance used on the National Mall at the Smithsonian last summer. They spent two weeks on the mall talking about genealogy and representing New Hampshire Genealogists. A summary of Al's remarks can be found at http://bostonstates.rootsweb.com/AlbertHamel.htm
Both video and audio tapes are available at the Repeat Performances sitehttp://www.audiotapes.com/ or through the Boston States Migrations site at http://bostonstates.rootsweb.com/ . These exciting talks were taped live at the Charles River Museum in Waltham Ma during the Boston States Migrations Workshops and Genealogy Fair October 2, 1999. Kay Sheldon, Henry Scannel and Ron Karr are each featured on separate video tapes with approximately one hour devoted to their topic, including the question and answer period, as well as a few minutes of both of the other speakers, plus a special bonus with Al Hamel's wonderful Acadian talk. Videos tapes are $25.00 each, $40.00 for two or $50.00 for the set. You may rent each of them for a society meeting series for $25.00.Audio tapes are $8.50 each plus shipping and handling. Contact Sharon Sergeant at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
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Boston States Migration Workshop and Genealogy Fair video and audiotapes help you discover your heritage.
OCT 2, 1999
Charles River Museum of Industry
Co-organizers: Sharon Sergeant and Sharon Howland
9:00 - 11:00 - Tables open for questions and/or look ups
11:00- Speaker: Kay Sheldon "Quebec to Central Massachusetts and Connecticut Before the Automobile"
12:00-Tables open for questions and/or look ups
*Lunch on your own
1:15- Speaker: Henry Scannell - "19th and 20th Century Steamship Lines, Ships Passenger List Contents and Locations, Shipping News Publications and Maritimes Migration Patterns"
2:30- Speaker: Ronald Dale Karr - "Railroad History in the Boston States Migrations"
3:30 - 5:00- Tables open for questions and/or look ups
Tables include: CT, MA, ME, NB, NFLD, NH, NS, NY, ON, PEI, QC, RI, VT, beginners, Loyalists, and Washington/Charlotte Counties.
*The Lunch Wagon will be available in the Pine Street Parking Lot from 8:30 -12:30.
Note: Tables will be closed during the speakers's presentations.
Kay Sheldon is a professional genealogist, an experienced researcher and speaker in this area of migration patterns.
Henry Scannell is a specialist in the microtext department of the Boston Public Library http://www.bpl.org . Henry's own family has followed these migration paths.
Ronald Dale Karr is an author and teaches at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. http://www.branchlinepress.com
BEGINNERS - Rilla Whiteneck has been researching for 15 years and has worked at the Family History Center in Concord for five years.
CONNECTICUT - Marilyn Labbe e-mail: email@example.com is the Research Director at the Killingly History Center in Danielson, CT. She has been a genealogist for almost 30 years and has had articles published in the Connecticut Nutmegger.
LOYALISTS - Paul Bunnell, F.A. C.G., U.E, e-mail: benjamin@Amesbury.net is the author of numerous books including The New Loyalist Index, Vol. 1, 2,3 (Vol. 4 in the works). His web site is http://members.theglobe.com/Loyalists/index.htm.
MAINE - Janet Ireland Delorey - e-mail: Genatree@aol.com is a genealogist with New England roots. She is the author of six family books in the series "Histories From the Old Cemetery." She has also had articles published in The American Genealogist, The Genealogist, The REGISTER, Maine Genealogy Record and New Hampshire Record
Judy Phillips is webmaster of Spinney Family web page http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/2069/
MASSACHUSETTS - Sylvia Bockstein is co-author of The Benoit Family 1635 to 1995 and is working on a history of some Colonial American family lines, including the Martindales, Catlins, Smeads and Baldwins. She is Historian/Archivist of the Worcester Chapter of the MA Society of Genealogists.
NEW BRUNSWICK - Jane Belcher e:mail: firstname.lastname@example.org is a Massachusetts native who has been actively searching for her roots since 1995. More than half of her ancestors lived in New Brunswick at one time. She researches there annually during her summer vacation. Jane's web site is: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Grove/7592/home.html
NEW HAMPSHIRE & QUEBEC -Albert & Constance Hamel e-mail: Hamellot@worldnet.att.net Al has been seriously involved with genealogy for over 15 yrs. He is currently serving as the Chair of the NH Governor's American-Canadian French Cultural Exchange Commission. Al has been on the Board of Directors of the American Society (ACGS) and most recently, has completed 2 terms as President of ACGS.
Constance (Hebert) Hamel has been doing genealogy for over 15 years. She has served as Librarian, Research Director, and on the Board of Directors of ACGS.
NEW YORK - Deb Hill, founder of the Pallante Center for Italian Research
NEWFOUNDLAND - Allen Temple Beagan e-mail: email@example.com. has a "Genealogy Notes" and Boston States page at http://members.tripod.com/~Al_Beagan/start.htm
NOVA SCOTIA - Leanne Elliott Soden e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org has been doing genealogy for 5 years. She is currently transcribing all of Dr. Allen Marble's Annapolis County cemeteries onto the Nova Scotia Genweb page. She is very knowlegeable about Annapolis County, NS.
Marion Towse - e-mail Mtowse@aol.com has been doing genealogy for about 20 years. She has written a family history for her father's family entitled, The MacDonalds of Framboise for a family reunion in 1996. She has concentrated her Cape Breton efforts on the Framboise, Grand River, Fourchu, and Loch Lomond areas of Cape Breton.
ONTARIO - Sharon Fitzakerley Zagrodney e-mail: email@example.com. Sharon is an amateur genealogist who grew up in Ontario and is familiar with researching in Ontario
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND - Tom O'Connor e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org has dabbled in family history since 1970. His home page is: http://member.aol.com/tpoc/webpage/index.html
RHODE ISLAND - Portia Thompson e-mail: Porlesthom@aol.com. has been a genealogical researcher for 30 years. She currently serves as the Vice-President of The Pettaquamscutt Historical Society in Kingston, RI.
VERMONT - Alison Franks - e-mail:email@example.com Alison is the Archivist of the Rawson Family Association. (See web page at http://www.rawsonfamily.org/ ). She is one of the researchers for the National Aldrich Association list and is also the secretary of NAA.
WASHINGTON CO., ME & CHARLOTTE CO., NB - Sharon Howland e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Co-organizer of the Boston States Migration Workshop and Genealogy Fair. She is the author of Calais, Maine Vital Records Prior to 1892 and Vital Records of Alexander, Washington County, Maine. She is under contract with Picton Press to do a series of research aides concerning Washington County, ME. and co-editor of WKRP (Washington/Charlotte Kounty Records Preservation) newsletter.
SHARON SERGEANT e-mail: email@example.com. is co-organizer of the Boston States Migration Workshop and Genealogy Fair. She is Webmaster for The Boston States Migration Page http://bostonstates.rootsweb.com list manager for BOSTON-STATES-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org, VARNUM-L@rootsweb.com and RESEARCH-TRIP-Lemail@example.com .
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