Published DateWOLFEBORO — The Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group will host a speaker to who will talk about applying for membership in lineage societies at its meeting on Thursday, April 11, at 7 p.m. at the Wolfeboro Public Library.
Marianne Marcussen will present the program "There's an App for That: Submitting a Successful Lineage Society Application". A lineage society is an organization whose members must prove lineal descent from a specific ancestor. These societies, also known as heritage societies, may be based upon such criteria as military or patriotic services or early residence or immigration from a certain area. Examples include the Daughters of the American Evolution, Settlers and Builders of Ohio, and the Holland Society of New York.
The presentation will include information on how to know if you are eligible for membership and guidelines for filling out the application. Assistance will be available to help attendees with their applications.
The program is free and open to all.
Marcussen formerly worked as a professional genealogist at the Stark County District Library in Canton, Ohio. Since moving to New Hampshire, she has done private lineage research and spoken to numerous groups on genealogy related topics.
The Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group presents free workshops at the Wolfeboro Public Library each month.
More information about the group can be obtained by calling Cindy Scott at the Wolfeboro Public Library at 569-2428.