GSV Fall 2015 Meeting

October 31, 2015, at Rokeby Museum, 4334 Route 7, Ferrisburgh, VT, 05456

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

Morning Speakers:

Jane Williamson: "Telling it Like it Was: The Under-ground Railroad in VT".

This talk presents the evolution of a single site – Rokeby Museum – to explore how easily the mythological Underground Railroad can displace historical events in our understanding of the past. Jane has served as director at Rokeby Museum since 1995, where she has pioneered a more accurate and nuanced understanding of the Underground Railroad in Vermont and New England.

Michael F. Dwyer, FASG: "The French Connection"

Stuck at a brick wall of "born Canada"? With more than thirty years experience of researching and writing about Vermont's French-Canadian families, Michael Dwyer will share case studies of how he reconnected descendants to their forebears in French Canada. He will also provide a list of recommendations and suggestions resources for further research.

Luncheon will consist of a sandwich, chips, cookies, and beverage.

Afternoon: Tour of the Museum and grounds

Registration, which includes luncheon and morning beverages, is $25 for GSV members and $30 for non-members.

Please make check payable to GSV, and mail before October 23, 2015, to

GSV, P O Box 14, Randolph, VT 05060-0014


See the Museum's website at:



Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society events:

Genealogy Library open on Tuesdays, 3 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the VT-FCGS library, Hegeman Avenue, Colchester, VT (Fort Ethan Allen).


Map from Interstate to the library.

Intersection map near library





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