Chelmsford Genealogy Club
Genealogy Tree

The Chelmsford Genealogy Club is a friendly group of people who share an interest in genealogy. We meet monthly on the first Tuesday of the month from 7-8:45 the McCarthy Meeting Room at the Chelmsford Library to hear lectures and share information. At times, our meeting dates vary to accommodate the availability of speakers. Occasionally we plan special programs -like our upcoming Genealogy Conference this fall. Watch for more information this summer.

UPCOMING LECTURES: Two speakers in June!
Tuesday, June 2 - Kathy Kaldis - Massachusetts DAR

Thursday, June 11 - Mary Pat Kelly, author of "Galway Bay," will speak about her new book "Of Irish Blood,"  a sequel to "Galway Bay."Click here to print a flyer on this program.

Click here to sign up for our e-newsletters to stay informed.

Genealogy News: :

Chelmsford Public Library is now an affiliate of the Family History in Salt Lake City. 
Now you can order films for a nominal fee from the Family History Library Catalog.  Click here to order films:

You will need a free FamilySearch account, an email address and credit card to order.  Be sure to choose Chelmsford Public Library as your pick-up point. Contact Christine Sharbrough, Head of Reader Services with questions at or 978-256-5521

The meetings of the Chelmsford Genealogy Club are free and open to the public. We invite your participation no matter if you live in, near or far from Chelmsford.

If you would like to be on our E-mail list you may go directly to the library website and click
on RSS feeds (in lower right corner) and select Chelmsford Genealogy Club. You can unsubscribe
at any time.

Our cancellation policy:
If we need to cancel for weather or a chance our lecturer cannot attend it will be posted on the Chelmsford Library Web site on the main page.
I also will try to send an email out with the information.
-Judy Sylvia

Surname Database:
We started a surname database last year with our members. This is a way to find new
ancestors and to share yours. We are looking for this to expand so we are going to open it
up to the community. If you are interested please add your names today or later send to
Norm at You can access the database from the library website under
the Chelmsford Genealogy Club.

Judy Sylvia, Coordinator
Chelmsford Genealogy, Club


Get Started On Your Research!

  • To start your research, check out the library's Genealogy Subject Guide for a list of online and print resources. Be sure to check the library's catalog for DVDs of past lectures videotaped by Chelmsford Telemedia.

  • Sign up for the Chelmsford Genealogy Club email newsletter, to be notified of meeting times, special events, and other genealogy news. All meetings and lectures are always free and open to the public.

  • Use the Surname Research Request form to get help with genealogical research. Some members of the Genealogy Club have already done extensive research on certain family surnames, and are willing to provide assistance to anyone researching those same names. Just fill out the form, and a member of the Club with contact you with further research.