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.

The Chelmsford Genealogy Club will have two events in September.
The first monthly meeting will be Tuesday, Sept 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the Chelmsford Library, 25 Boston Rd., Chelmsford. Our meeting will involve
introducing new members and offering the opportunity for people to talk about their summer research trips and solving any brick walls.

The second event is our all day first Fall Genealogy Conference to be held Sept 26th at the Chelmsford Senior Center. We have four great speakers, door prizes, and genealogy roadshow. Speakers: Michael Strauss AG, Drew Bartley, Carol P. McCoy, PhD. and Thomas Toohey. The event is free but you must register and request a box lunch if you wish. You must also sign up for the roadshow ahead of time. Here is the link to the website: or find it on the front page of the Chelmsford Library website.

Looking forward to seeing you all in September.

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

Genealogy Resources at the CPL: :

Chelmsford Public Library is an affiliate of the Family History in Salt Lake City.  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 whether or not you live in 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 a program for weather or other reason the cancellation will be posted on the Library's website.
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.