The Bostonian Society.................http://www.bostonhistory.org

The History Channel...................http://www.historychannel.com

The Blue & Grey Society...............http://www.blue-and-gray-education.org

The African American Meeting House....http://www.afroammuseum.org

The National Archives in Waltham.......http://www.archives.gov/northeast

January28th - May 27th

Family History Lecture Series, Boston Public Library

Wednesdays, 6 PM , Abbey Room, Boston Public Library, Copely Square
Jan. 28th, Feb 11th, Feb 25th, Mar 11th, Mar. 25th, Apr 15th, Apr 22nd, Apr 29th, May 13th, May 27th

January 28th - Getting Started on your Family History

February 11th - The Eliot School and the Catholic Exodus of 1859

February 25th - Paddy on the Net: Using Irish Genealogy Databases

March 11th - Life Stories in White and Black from Forest Hills Cemetery

March 25th - Author Talk with Dick Lehr, author of The Birth of a Nation: How a Legendary Filmmaker and a Crusading Editor Reignited America's Civil War

April 15th - Author Talk with Roseanne Montillo, author of The Wilderness of Ruin: A Tale of Madness, Fire, and the Hunt for America's Youngest Serial Killer

April 22nd - Author Talk with Nathan Gorenstein, author of Tommy Gun Winter: Jewish Gangsters, a Preacher’s Daughter, and the Trial That Shocked 1930s Boston

April 29th - Sex, DNA, and Family History

May 13th - Women and Physical Culture in Nineteenth-Century Boston

May 27th - Finding Living Ancestors: Being a Genealogy Gumshoe

Here is the link to all of the spring talks. We hope you can make all of them!


February 21, 2015 through March 8, 2015
Norman Rockwell Museum

"Picturing The American Civil War" with Artist Mort Kunstler & Historian Harold Holtzer at Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Ma. at 1 p.m. This is part of The Distinguished Illustrator Series Exhibit. For information go to www.nrm.org


Exhibition —What They Wrote, What They Saved: The Personal Civil War
Through March 20, 2015

The exhibition features diaries, letters, and firsthand accounts from four years of Civil War that offer intimate glimpses into the lives of men and women affected by the strife. The words were written in parlors, hospitals, and schoolrooms; around campfires and on tossing ships; to and from mothers, brothers, and sweethearts, teachers, soldiers, and sailors.
These 19th-century documents, photographs, artifacts, and books from the library’s holdings—most of which focus on Northern, white, middle-class families—speak of love, courage, ambition, humor, insecurities, and dreams. They profoundly demonstrate the reservoirs of strength and the commitment of the men who fought in battles and women who aided the war effort—and of those at home who loved them.

Free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/event/2014-what-they-wrote-what-they-saved-exhibition-opening.

What They Wrote, What They Saved: The Personal Civil War
will be on view through March 20, 2015, on the first floor of the Schlesinger Library during regular library hours: Monday through Friday, from 9 AM to 5 PM.


February 7, 2015, The CSS Shenandoah officers' Ball ‏

The American Civil War Round Table of Australia will be holding a special event at Craig’s Royal Hotel, Ballarat Australia, to mark the 150th anniversary of the ‘Buccaneers’ Ball’ held in honour of the visit by Confederate officers of the CSS Shenandoah in February 1865 to the town.

We are lucky enough to be able to hold the event in the ballroom at the historic Craig’s Royal Hotel on Saturday 7 February 2015. Door opens at 7,30pm and the evening’s entertainment to begin at 8pm sharp.

Tickets are strictly limited to 100 people.

Tickets cost $75 per person and include a gourmet buffet provided by Craig’s, entertainment from the Blackberry Bush Band and some speechifying (of course). Each person will receive a drink on arrival and thereafter drinks can be purchased at bar prices.

Roundtable members are being offered first opportunity on the tickets which will be advertised publicly from Monday 13 October.

To ensure you have the best opportunity of securing a ticket you can book online now at http://www.trybooking.com/GBFP OR http://www.trybooking.com/106277

The dress code is Victorian era 1860s or Formal


Wednesday, March 4th, 2015, 7:00 - 8:00 PM
The Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman Street, Waltham
Barbara Berenson on Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution

One 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's second inauguration, join historian and author Barbara F. Berenson on a thrilling and memorable journey through Civil War Boston. The city’s black and white abolitionists forged a second American revolution dedicated to ending slavery. The all-black Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Regiment battled against both slavery and discrimination, while Boston’s women fought tirelessly against slavery and for their own right to be full citizens of the Union. March to war with Boston’s brave soldiers, including the grandson of Patriot Paul Revere and the Fighting Irish. Berenson highlights Theodore Lyman III's role in the conflict as a commissioned officer on General Meade's staff.

Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution will be available for purchase and signing following the illustrated talk. Co-sponsored by the Greater Boston Civil War Roundtable.

Registration is recommended. Please call 617-994-5912 for more information. Reserve tickets now


April 15-18, 2015 New England Regional Genealogical Conference ‏
Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island

Interested in researching your Civil War or other ancesters. This conference has something for everyone with lots of interesting sessions as well as exhibits.

For more details, Please see the conference brochure.


June 19-21, 2015 Massachusetts Arms Show.
Sturbridge Hotel and Conference Center.

The New England Antique Arms Society 17th Annual Show at Sturbridge Hotel & Conference Center Saturday 9-5 Sunday 9-1 Friday $50.00 early buy. Saturday & Sunday General Admission $12-$15.00 For information www.neass.org