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The Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters: Mortuary Files

The Massachusetts Catholic Order of Foresters: Mortuary Files In-Person

This will be in-person.

The Massachusetts Catholic Order of Forester (M.C.O.F.) records are a unique genealogical collection containing valuable information about Massachusetts Irish Catholic Ancestors and their family. The M.C.O.F. was a fraternal insurance society for the Irish Catholics of Massachusetts founded in 1879 to help provide financial security to the community. The collection contains membership applications, death certificates, beneficiary information, and letters. The membership applications are the best part. For the applicant to obtain a policy, they had to disclose detailed medical information for his/her immediate family (parents & siblings).  The researcher will also learn how the M.C.O.F. records connect to other genealogical record groups of interest.


Kathleen Kaldis
Speaker Bio:
Kathleen is a professional genealogist and genealogical speaker.  She has worked at The New England Historic and Genealogical Society and the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Kathleen is an instructor in the Military Records Course offered through the Institute of Historical and Genealogical Research and a Mentor for the GenProof Study Group program. She specializes in lineage and forensic research and holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. Kathleen has completed many advanced-level genealogical institute courses and is an alumna of the ProGen Study Group. Currently, much of her work revolves around finding missing and unknown heirs in Probate, Mining/Oil Rights, and Real Estate cases. Kathy grew up on Cape Cod and currently resides in Leominster, Massachusetts.


Friday, January 13, 2023
1:30pm - 3:00pm
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Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Community Room
  Adult Services Program  

Registration is required. There are 30 seats available.

Mark Stawecki

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