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Wolfeboro Genealogy workshop on March 4th

WOLFEBORO — The Wolfeboro Public Library, in conjunction with The Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group, continues its series of monthly genealogical workshops on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 10 a.m.

Based on an Ancestry.com release entitled “Five Tips to Jumpstart Your Research,” each workshop will delve into a specific recognized and effective method of genealogical research, methods which can often uncover those long sought after and elusive family roots. In order to enhance each specific method, every workshop will feature a webinar presentation by an expert on the particular methodology being featured.

The March webinar presentation will be by Megan Smolenyak, who is recognized as one of today’s foremost genealogists. Smolenyak is the chief genealogist for Ancestry.com and the author of Who Do You Think You Are, the companion book to the TV series of the same name. Her presentation will feature what is known as reverse genealogy. This particular research technique brings the family genealogist an opportunity to locate journals, diaries, obituaries, newspaper articles, old letters and family Bibles which were thought to be lost.

In addition, for a short portion of each Tuesday program, the newly released Family Search/Family Tree will be delved into in detail with focus on the mastery of just one aspect of this comprehensive research tool. Family Search/Family Tree allows the public to access a large portion of the worldwide digitized and indexed census records, birth records, death records, burial records, marriage records, probate records, land records and military records which are held in the Family History Library. Unlike other available programs of this nature, there is no subscription fee required and no other fees charged in order to access these records.

The workshops, scheduled the first Tuesday of each month, feature methods of genealogical research both for the beginner and the seasoned genealogist and address both computer and manual techniques. The workshops are free and open to all. For further information about this event, call 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 11:52

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Belmont Kindergarden Registration held during March 10th

BELMONT — Registration for kindergarten and first grade for the 2014-2015 school year will be held during the week of March 10th from 9:30-11:30 a.m at the school.

Children registering for kindergarten must be five years old on or before September 30,2014. Children registering for first grade must be six years old on or before September 30, 2014. Copy of birth certificate, immunization records, latest physical and proof of residency are required at time of registration.

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Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation Annual Meeting

LACONIA — At its annual meeting on January 22,, the Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation re-elected the following officers: Paulette Loughlin, President, Michael Nolan, Vice President, Michael Muzzey, Treasurer, and Judi Tucker, Corporate Secretary. The four officers combined have a twenty-three year record of service to the foundation.

President Loughlin, commented that "if all of us fulfill our maximum term of nine years we will have given a combined thirty-six years to a wonderful cause.'' She added that the board was very pleased that trustees Susan Brown, Sandra Caulfield, Susanne Weldon-Francke and John Perley agreed to serve another term. Additionally, the board welcomed new trustees: Karin Salome and James Waldron.

This year the board lost two retiring board members, Sandy McGonagle and Douglas Scott.

"We thank them for their dedicated service to the foundation, and to its mission of helping college-bound students fulfill their educational and career goals" said Loughlin.

Lakes Region Scholarship Foundation scholarship applications are available at area high schools, or by contacting the office at 527-3533, by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by downloading from the website www.lrscholarship.org under the applicant section. The deadline to submit completed 2014 applications is April 15.

The members of the foundation would also like to encourage graduating high school seniors to submit an entry for the John Mullen Essay Contest. Seniors planning to major in art-related fields are encouraged to participate in the Annalee Thorndike Art Competition as well. The LRSF website has further information and details on these specialized scholarship opportunities. Those interested in the Foundation may contact the scholarship office to obtain a copy of their 2013 year-end newsletter.

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Artists of the Month for March

LACONIA — The Lakes Region Art Association announces the artists selected to be on display during the month of March for the Artists of the Month Program. The work will be on display through March 17.

Each month, a jury selects from submissions by member artists to be featured at various businesses in the Lakes Region. These original pieces might be oil or acrylic paintings, watercolors, pastels, photos or collages.

The following member artists selected include: Mona Smith, Northway Bank, Tilton; Cynthia Roesch, VynnArt Gallery & Art Supplies, Meredith; Marcy Yerkes, Northway Bank, Laconia; Marlene Witham, Franklin Savings Bank, Franklin, Main Office; Sue Harris, Belknap Mill, Laconia; Gerri Harvey, Franklin Savings Bank, Gilford, and Rob Caron, Northway, Meredith.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2014 11:13

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