Plymouth County Genealogists, Inc.

Plymouth County Genealogists, Inc. (PCGI,) announces the guest speaker for their January meeting and gathering on Saturday, January 8, at 11:30 am via Zoom. There will not be an in-person gathering in January due to Covid concerns.

            PCGI welcomes Janis Duffy who is a Past President of TIARA (The Irish Ancestral Research Association.) She has led many tours to Ireland and Salt Lake City with TIARA. She worked for 18 years at the Massachusetts State Archives. She has been researching her ancestors ever since her retirement in 2017.

            Janis Duffy will be discussing the Passenger Lists for the Port of Boston 1848-1891. She will be sharing examples of stories that are on the manifests that will help you put flesh on the bones of your ancestors.

            Registration can be completed on the events page on their website: After registration is complete, the event link will be sent to you via email. A $5 donation for nonmembers is encouraged to help defray the cost of the lecture. Thank you for your support!

            PCGI members typically gather on the first Saturday of every month to discuss genealogy and listen to an educational speaker. Membership includes access to the holdings of the PCGI library which are stored at the East Bridgewater Public Library. Those holdings include, but are not limited to, genealogical handbooks, member pedigree charts, maps and videos. As a member, you will also receive our email newsletter The Genealogical Inquirer, free research help, members only access to pages on our website and more.

            Membership fees are $25 and help defray the cost of monthly lectures. Membership applications can be completed at the meetings or by visiting their website:

            Plymouth County Genealogists, Inc. was founded in 1975 as part of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists; formerly known as the Plymouth County Chapter. PCGI is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the study of genealogical research.

            PCGI assists the public in genealogical standards and best practices, educates its members with lectures and builds social connections between people residing in Plymouth County, Massachusetts and beyond. They collaborate with area libraries and make available the tools and guidance needed for all who need help with their genealogical research.

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