GSV Spring Meeting

Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Hilltop Restaurant, 241 Quarry Hill Rd, Barre, VT. Registration begins at 9 a.m. First speaker at 9:30 a.m.


"Moonshine in the Hills: Cider Brandy in the Forests of Strafford", presented by Brennan Gauthier. Brennan Gauthier is an archaeologist for the Vermont Agency of Transportation in Montpelier.  Originally from Central Massachusetts, Brennan headed north after high school and holds a bachelors degree in Anthropology/Archaeology as well as a masters degree in Historic Preservation, both from UVM.  His day-to-day job takes him to all corners of Vermont in search of obscure bits of Vermont history.  Although not a genealogist by profession, he utilizes the same tools and resources while researching Vermont's archaeological treasures.

"Genetic Genealogy: Uses and Limitations", presented by Ed McGuire, president of the Vermont French-Canadian Genealogical Society. Ed McGuire is a Connecticut native who worked as an engineer and manager at IBM for 27 years before retiring in 2006.  He has dabbled in genealogy over the past 35 years and has been the president of the Vermont French-Canadian Genealogy Society since 2009.  Ed has Irish, English, German, and French-Canadian roots.

"The Eddy Family of Spirit Mediums", presented by Jason Smiley of Milton.

The cost of $25 for members, $30 for non-members includes morning beverages, and lunch of vegetarian or meat lasagna.

Registration deadline is May 17, 2014. Please send check, made out to Genealogical Society of Vermont, to


P O Box 14

Randolph, VT 05060

From I-89, take Exit 7 (Route VT-62) toward Barre.  Turn right onto N Main St (US-302/VT-14).  In .9 miles bear right onto VT-14 (when it and US-302 split). In .3 miles turn left onto Quarry St which becomes Quarry Hill Road. The Hilltop is .6 miles, on the right-hand side.



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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