Jeannie Bartovics holds a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science and has spent much of her career in public library service and administration. She also gained experience in a school library, a technical college library, and the Reference Department at the University of Lowell. In 1998 she became the Site Administrator for the Townsend Historical Society, where she first learned of Nahum Hazard.
BARBARA JEAN MATHEWS, Co-Presenter for Saturday March 16, 2019 Barbara Jean Mathews is a Board-certified professional genealogist who specializes in the families of colonial Connecticut and Massachusetts. She was elected as a Fellow in the honorary American Society of Genealogists (ASG) in 2014. Currently she serves as the ASG's Representative to the Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC), as President of the Massachusetts Genealogical Council, as Massachusetts State Liaison to RPAC, and as a contributor MGC's Sentinel blog. Among Barbara's publications are The Descendants of Governor Thomas Welles of Connecticut and his Wife Alice Tomes, Philo Hodge (1756-1842) of Roxbury, Connecticut, and Descendants of Governor Thomas Welles of Connecticut through Hezekiah and Daniel Wells of Stratford, Connecticut. Barbara also edited The Descendants of Thomas Lamkin of the Northern Neck of…
AAHGS is commemorating the arrival of the first Africans to arrive in British North America in August of 1619 by sharing information about these 20 + Africans who were brought to Point Comfort (present day Hampton), Virginia. Historians have done a tremendous amount of research in an effort to correct some of the misinformation that has been previously published. To give you a bit of background, here is a chronology that may be of interest to you. It was prepared by AAHGS National Vice President-History Ric Murphy and members Dr. Marian Lane and Dr. Evelyn McDowell. CHRONOLOGY 1st Documented Africans
The AAHGS-NE December 2018 Meeting will take place on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10:45 a.m. at the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington. Three of our esteemed members- Shirley Carter, Elizabeth Johns and Phyllis Holliday- will share stories about a hero or heroine of theirs, and they will discuss and display selected artifacts from their personal collections.