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First Annual Yarmouth Irish Festival
    Saturday March 10, 10am-8pm
    Sunday, March 11, 11am-7pm

TIARA has been invited to participate in the first annual Yarmouth Irish Festival!

Where: Old Yarmouth Drive-In, Rte 28, Next to "The Lobster Boat" across from "Captain Parkers".
             Held in large heated tents - Music all day - featuring Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones.

Note: The parade will pass by the location so the road will be blocked off on Saturday from 10:30am-3:30pm.
          The options are to stay and enjoy the music or park down the road and walk up.

We need volunteers/ambassadors to engage folks passing by to talk about their family history and promote membership and our upcoming events.
No sales - other than memberships.  Tables and chairs are provided by the venue.
Beginning and ending shifts will require setting up and packing up an assortment of handouts.

There is no admission charge for volunteers.

    Saturday 10am-12:30pm
    Saturday 12:30pm-3pm
    Saturday 3pm-5pm
    Saturday 5pm-7pm
    Sunday 11am-1pm
    Sunday 1pm-3pm
    Sunday 3pm-5pm

If you're interested in volunteering, please email: Mary Choppa.

3:30pm - 6:30pm, Feb. 9th

TIARA members and friends are welcome (Fàilte) to stop and visit the TIARA office prior to our monthly meeting.
Our office is located just down the road from Brandeis.
Come visit with other members and browse the TIARA Library - open on a trial lending basis.

Please contact Susan Steele if you have any questions or plan to visit!
Note: Volunteers are needed!  

Note: If you need to grab a bite to eat before the meeting, we are across the street from the Ninety-Nine restaurant and several other eat in / take out
establishments are within a short walk.

The TIARA Office address is: 84 South St., Waltham, MA... on the corner of South St. & Charles St.
Please use side door entrance from the parking lot on Charles St.

Family Search Indexing Project has completed the 1940 census indexing project. It took only 124 days to index 132 million records, due to unprecedented support from thousands of volunteers.

TIARA is proud to have been a part of this effort. Thirty-three TIARA members gave their time and effort to this project, so that everyone would have free access to the 1940 census. Together the TIARA team indexed 138,140 records, and arbitrated 52,558 records. has many more projects to be indexed, such as Passenger lists for Atlantic and Gulf ports, naturalization records, WWI draft registartions, and pension files. Volunteers install software provided by FamilySearch on home computers, download images from the site, type the data they read from the image via the software, and submit their work back to the site. The data is eventually made available to the public -- free! -- at the FamilySearch website for use in genealogical and family history research.

Online tutorials are available. If you already have a login account at, you can add TIARA as your group.

This is a project that can benefit all of us! And you can do it on your own schedule, at home or elsewhere. Let's get started! Visit to download the indexing software and do a practice page.

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
Irish Arts, Sports & Music

Canton, Mass.

February Events of Irish Interest
listed by
the Boston Irish Tourism Association

Current Events of Irish Interest
listed by
the Boston Irish Reporter

Massachusetts Genealogical Council (MGC)
Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)
New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC)

TIARA is a member of these organizations. Check their web sites for upcoming events!

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