New England Regional Genealogical Con-ference (NERGC):

"Navigating the Past: Sailing into the Future"

Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, on April 15-18, 2015.

The early bird registration deadline ends on February 28, 2015. Registration is $120, but after that date increases to $150.

GSV’s sponsored speaker is 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.

for full details, see www.nergc.org .

GSV will also have our usual booth in the Exhibit Hall. See you there.


VOCA Spring Meeting, Saturday May 2, 2015

at the Slate Valley Museum in Granville, New York

Members and friends of Vermont Old Cemetery Association (VOCA) will have the unique pleasure of meeting at the Slate Valley Museum in Granville, New York, just west of the Vermont-New York state line. All the museum exhibits will be open for viewing the full day.

Refreshments and registration beginning at 9 AM. Meeting at 10.00. Lunch will be at noon. Afternoon program at 1.00.

Reservations for lunch must be made early (by April 22nd ) by sending your check for $15.00, made out to VOCA to Peggy Jenks, 24 Mettowee St., Granville, NY 12832, or register by phone 518-642-1894, by that date. Be sure to state if you want the vegetarian meal.

Directions:

From the south: From Manchester: north on Rt. 30 through Pawlet to the yellow blinker light in North Pawlet and Rt. 149, west 2 miles to Granville. Straight through the 2 yellow blinkers, for one block (see the Slate Valley Museum signs), left/south on either side of the old train station now a B&B, to the museum. (Do not cross the Mettowee River bridge.)

 From the east: From Rutland: west on Rt. 4 to exit 4 (Castleton Corners – Poultney), south on Rt. 30, to the stop light in Poultney (Rt. 140), south 1 block to a stop sign; continue straight south on Rt. 31 to Granville. At the red blinker light, turn right for 1 block (see the Slate Valley Museum signs), left/south on either side of the old train station now a B&B, to the museum. (Do not cross the Mettowee River bridge.)

 From the north: South on Rt. 30 from Middlebury, cross under Rt. 4 to the stop light at Castleton Corners (Rt. 4A), continue south on Rt. 30 to the stop light in Poultney (Rt. 140); continue south 1 block to a stop sign; continue straight south on Rt. 31 to Granville. At the red blinker light, right for 1 block (see the Slate Valley Museum signs), left/south on either side of the old train station now a B&B, to the museum. (Do not cross the Mettowee River bridge.)

From the north west: South on the Northway I-87 to exit 20; left onto Rt. 9 north for about 1 mile; east/right onto  Rt. 149 to Rt. 4 in Ft. Ann; left/north on Rt. 4 to the stop light at Rt. 22; right/east on Rt. 22 to Granville. There is a school on the right, then a yellow blinker light. Now continue south another mile to the first left, Mettowee St. Go left to the 3rd stop sign, right onto Glen St., left over the bridge, then the next right to the museum.

From the south west: Route 22 north to the stop light at Route 149. Right up the hill on Church St., pass Price Chopper Plaza, cross the Mettawee River bridge, watch for museum sign, take the first left, Water St. to the museum.

 


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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