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Creating an Individualized Genealogical Educational Plan  (AAGS Meetings)
Thursday, December 7
7:00 pm
Online - Zoom
Dr. Margaret McMahon will join us again to present “Creating an Individualized Genealogical Educational Plan.” Whether your goal is to become a professional genealogist, to better understand an ancestor’s life, or break down your own brick walls, your own educational plan can help you focus on what you want to learn. Having an individualized education plan clarifies your goals as well as providing accountability. Explore the types of resources that are available, and how to put together your own plan. The link to a customized survey was emailed to all AAGS members on November 10. We will email the link again to all members on November 18th. Please try to complete the survey by November 28th so Dr. McMahon can compile the results of the survey, and provide a brief report with some suggestions at the meeting.

Dr. Margaret M. McMahon has always collected family stories. She earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering and has amassed decades of experience as a flight test and systems engineer, and as a professional educator, teaching graduate and undergraduate students. Her experience includes speaking at international technical conferences.

When her son was born, family lines became more relevant, so she focused her engineering and educational skills and talents on her newfound passion to combine family stories with factual records. She researches, lectures and writes about genealogy and military history and is the author of numerous books on those subjects. She is the Unofficial Historian for the 51st Pioneer Infantry Regiment. She has been speaking about genealogical topics in the Annapolis-Baltimore-DC-VA area since 2007, and been a presenter at RootsTech Connect and been an invited speaker at societies, libraries and local conferences. She is a graduate of the ProGen Study Group 46.

She is the author of “Researching U.S. WWI Military Members, Military Organizations and Overseas Noncombatants: A Research Guide for Historians and Genealogists,” "A Guide to the U.S. Pioneer infantry Regiments in WWI," "From Timeline to Young Readers Book," and other books.

A Week of Genealogy Blog and information about her and her books can be found at:

This program is open to the public. We will email the Zoom link for the meeting to AAGS members the day before the meeting. If you are not a member of AAGS there is a $5 charge to help us defray our expenses.  Please register and pay by credit card or PayPal here, and we will email you the link for the program. We request that you register no later than Wednesday, December 6, so we can send you the link in a timely manner.
We hope to see you on December 7! 

The Patuxent Watershed: Maryland's Natural Wonder  (Online/Hybrid Events)
Thursday, December 14
1:00 pm

Presented by Ralph Eshelman

Register here: Online Event


This illustrated talk by resource expert Ralph Eshelman highlights some of the lesser-known facts about Maryland's longest intrastate river, the Patuxent, an underappreciated Maryland natural and cultural resource. Explore this true treasure of Maryland on a virtual field trip.

The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of Senator Daniel B. Brewster  (Online/Hybrid Events)
Thursday, January 11, 2024
1:00 pm

Presented by John W. Frece

Register here: Online Event


Author John W. Frece will talk about his new biography, Self-Destruction: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of U.S. Senator Daniel B. Brewster, highlighting the story of the one-time “Golden Boy of Maryland Politics.” The program will feature discussion of the events of Brewster's life, and detail how the author conducted and organized his research, including interviews and records from the Brewster family.