2012 EVENTS

October 4, 2012, Crime and Controversy in Colonial New EnglandPlimoth Plantation Lunchtime Lecture Series, 137 Warren Ave., Accomack Building, Plymouth, Mass. 12:00 noon.

September 5, 2012, The Many Faces of Early Colonial Slavery: True Stories from New England. Carleton-Willard Village, 100 Old Billerica Rd., Bedford, Mass. 10:30 am.

August 10, 2012, Two presentations (Scots for Sale and William Munro of Lexington) after lunch at Clan Munro USA Gathering, Omni Parker House, 60 School St., Boston, Mass.

May 12, 2012, Finding Your Ancestors in Court Records South Shore Genealogical Society, John Curtis Free Library, 534 Hanover Street, Hanover, Mass. 1:30 pm.

May 4, 2012, Uncovering Your Ancestors’ Secrets in Court Records. Genealogy Conference sponsored by  The Denison Homestead, Hilton Mystic, 20 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, Conn. All-day conference; Diane’s presentation first at about 9:45 am.

March 15, 2012   Crimes and Misdemeanors in Colonial New England. Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Union Club, 8 Park St., Boston, Mass. Lunch presentation.

March 20, 2012  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England. Lynnfield Historical Society, Lynnfield Meeting House, 617 Main St., Lynnfield, Mass. 7:30 pm.

2011 EVENTS

February 3, 2011  The Many Faces of Early Colonial Slavery: True Stories from New England (illustrated presentation). Milton Public Library, (program sponsored by the Library and the Milton Historical Society), 476 Canton Ave., Milton, Mass., 7:00 pm.

February 23, 2011  The Many Faces of Early Colonial Slavery: True Stories from New England (illustrated presentation). Bedford Historical Society, First Church of Christ Congregational, 25 The Great Road, Bedford, Mass. 8:00 pm.

March 13, 2011 The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Peabody Historical Society & Museum, Fire Museum, Felton-Smith Historic Site, Felton St., Peabody, Mass. 2:00 pm.


March 17, 2011The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Sudbury Women’s Club, Sudbury, Mass. Location and time TBA.

March 28, 2011 Finding Your Ancestors in Court Records (illustrated presentation). Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington St., Quincy, Mass., 7:00 pm.

2010 EVENTS
 

January 28, 2010  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Old Berwick Historical Society, Berwick Academy, Jeppeson Math & Science Building, 31 Academy St., South Berwick, Maine. 7:30 pm.

 

February 1, 2010  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Sudbury Companies of Militia & Minute, Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Rd., Sudbury, Mass.
8:00 pm.

 

February 20, 2010  Family History Day (event sponsored by Ancestry.com and the New England Historic Genealogical Society), Westin Copley Place, Boston, Mass. 8 am – 4 pm. Diane and other experts will be available for free one-on-one consultations about family history research.

 

February 23, 2010  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Belmont Public Library, 336 Concord Ave., Belmont, Mass. 7:00 pm. (Snow date March 23).

 

March 9, 2010  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation). Westwood Historical Society, 830 High Street, Westwood, Mass. 7:30 pm.

 

March 11, 2010  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Milton Public Library (program sponsored by the Library and the Milton Historical Society), 476 Canton Ave., Milton, Mass.. 7:00 pm.

 

March 17, 2010  The Many Faces of Early Colonial Slavery: True Stories from Medford and New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Royall House and Slave Quarters, 15 George Street, Medford, Mass. 7:30 pm.

 

March 21, 2010  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Nahant Public Library, 15 Pleasant St., Nahant, Mass. 3:00 pm.

 

March 28, 2010  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Chelmsford Historical Society, 40 Byam Rd., South Chelmsford, Mass. 1:00 pm.

 

April 3, 2010  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Jones River Village Historical Society, Kingston, Mass. (Time and place TBA)
 

April 13, 2010  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Overlook Life Community, 88 Masonic Home Rd., Charlton, Mass. 7:30 pm.
 

April 26, 2010  Before the Revolution: Discovering Lexington’s Colonial Past (illustrated presentation and book signing). Lexington Community Education, Lexington Depot, Depot Square, Lexington, Mass. 7:00 pm.

 

April 30, 2010  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Fuller Village, 1372 Brush Hill Rd., Milton, Mass. 2:00 pm.

 

May 12, 2010  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Delta Kappa Gamma,
Epsilon Chapter MA, Angelica’s Restaurant, Middleton, Mass. Dinner meeting begins 5:30 pm.
 

August 24, 2010  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). 1699 Isaac Winslow House, 634 Careswell Street, Marshfield, Mass. 10:30 am. (This presentation is one of the events in the “Tuesday Morning Coffee Hour” summer lecture series. Individual lecture price $7 for non-members, $5 for members, or contact the Winslow House for Season Pass to all lectures in the series.)
 

November 10, 2010  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Daughters of the American Revolution, General Israel Putnam Chapter, Samuel Holten House, Danvers, Mass. Time TBA.
 

November 13, 2010  The Naked Quaker and Other Tales from the Courthouse (illustrated presentation and book signing). Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, Stoneforge Tavern & Publick House, 90 Paramount Drive, Raynham, Mass. (Lunch meeting begins at 11:30 am; Diane’s presentation approx. 1:30 pm.)

 

 

 

2009 EVENTS

January 26, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). South Boston Historical Society, South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, South Boston, Mass. 6:30 pm.

 

January 29, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton, Mass. 7:00 pm.

 

February 4, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Canton Public Library, 786 Washington St., Canton, Mass. 7:30 pm.

 

February 9, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Bancroft Memorial Library, 50 Hopedale St., Hopedale, Mass. 7:00 pm.

 

February 10, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Dover Historical Society, Dover Town Library, 56 Dedham St., Dover, Mass. 7:00 pm.

 

February 11, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Bourne Historical Society, Jonathan Bourne Historical Center, 30 Keene St., Bourne Village, Mass. 7:00 pm.

 

February 19, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing – at opening of Society’s exhibit honoring 150th anniversary of Bristol County Superior Court). Old Colony Historical Society, 66 Church Green, Taunton, Mass. 2:00 pm.

 

February 25, 2009  Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Ames Free Library, Queset House, 51 Main St., North Easton, Mass. 6:30 pm.

 

March 8, 2009  Thomas Danforth: ‘A True New England Man’ (brief remarks and book signing, The Naked Quaker and New England Court Records). Daughters of the American Revolution, Framingham Chapter,  Framingham History Center, 16 Vernon St., Framingham, Mass. 2 pm.

 

March 11, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Westfield Athenaeum, Lang Auditorium, 6 Elm St., Westfield, Mass. 7:00 pm.

 

March 15, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Worcester Public Library, Main Library, 3 Salem Square, Worcester, Mass. 2:30 pm.

 

March 19, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Carpenter Museum,
4 Locust Ave., Rehoboth, Mass. 7:30 pm.

 

March 21, 2009  Finding Your Ancestors in Court Records (illustrated presentation and book signing). Pollard Memorial Library, 401 Merrimack St., Lowell, Mass. 10:00 am.

 

March 24, 2009  Finding Your Ancestors in Court Records (illustrated presentation and book signing). Annual Genealogy series at Memorial Hall Library, Elm Square,
Andover, Mass. 7:00 pm.

 

March 26, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Quincy Historical Society, 8 Adams St., Adams Academy Building, Quincy, Mass. 7:30 pm.

 

March 28, 2009  Finding Your Ancestors in Court Records (illustrated presentation and book signing). Otis Library, 261 Main St., Norwich, Conn. 2:00 pm.

 

March 29, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Middletown Historical Society, Middletown Public Library, 700 W. Main Rd., Middletown, R.I. 2:00 pm.

 

April 5, 2009  Finding Your Ancestors in Court Records (illustrated presentation and book signing). Worcester Public Library, Main Library, 3 Salem Square, Worcester, Mass. 2:30 pm.

 

April 15, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Warwick Public Library, 600 Sandy Lane, Warwick, R.I. 7:00 pm.

 

April 16, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Billerica Public Library, 15 Concord Rd., Billerica, Mass. 7:00 pm.

 

April 19, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Nantucket Atheneum, 1 India St., Nantucket, Mass. 3:00 pm.

 

April 22, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Leominster Public Library, 30 West St., Leominster, Mass. 7:00 pm.

 

April 23 and 24, 2009  Diane will be attending the New England Regional Genealogical Conference at the Radisson Hotel & Expo Center, 700 Elm St., Manchester, N.H. She will be at the Association of Professional Genealogists’ booth in the exhibit hall from 1:30 to 3:00 on Friday the 24th, so please stop by and say hello!

 

April 26, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Cohasset Historical Society, Spring Dinner Meeting, Cohasset Harbor Resort, 124 Elm St., Cohasset, Mass. Dinner begins at 5:30 pm, presentation approx. 7:30 pm.

 

April 26, 2009 Michael Bacon, the Naked Quaker, Rascals and Rapscallions. Bedford Historical Society, First Church of Christ Congregational, 25 The Great Road, Bedford, Mass. 2:00 pm.

 

April 30, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Newport Historical Society, Newport Colony House, Washington Square, Newport, R.I. 7:00 pm.

 

May 6, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Enfield Public Library, 104 Middle Rd., Enfield, Conn. 7:00 pm.

 

May 7, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Winchester Historical Society, Sanborn House, 15 High St., Winchester, Mass. 7:30 pm.

 

May 12, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Needham Public Library, 1139 Highland Ave., Needham, Mass. 7:30 pm.


May 13,
2009  The
Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Wellfleet Historical Society, Wellfleet Public Library, 55 W. Main Street, Wellfleet, Mass. 8:00 pm.

May 14, 2009  Swampscott Public Library Authors Festival, 61 Burrill St., Swampscott, Mass. Diane talks about her book, The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England, with a panel of other local authors. A book signing follows the event. 6:30 pm.

May 17, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Norwell Public Library, 64 South St., Norwell, Mass. 3:00 pm.

June 3, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing, followed by reception). Fox Hill Village, 10 Longwood Drive, Westwood, Mass. 2:30 pm. (Event open to residents only.)

June 17, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing, at the 26th annual “MetroWest Daily News/Marlborough Enterprise 2009 McConnell Author/Celebrity Series”). Marlborough Public Library, Bigelow Auditorium, 35 W. Main St., Marlborough, Mass. 7 pm.

 

June 18, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (presentation followed by book signing). Little Compton Historical Society, Friends Meeting House, West Main Road, Little Compton, R.I. 7:00 pm.

 

June 27, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Tower Family Reunion, Holiday Inn, 929 Hingham St., Rockland, Mass. Dinner begins at 6 pm, followed by Diane’s keynote lecture at approx. 7 pm.

 

July 15, 2009  New England Court Records: A Research Guide for Genealogists and Historians (illustrated presentation and book signing). Ames Free Library, Queset House, 51 Main St., North Easton, Mass. 6:30 pm.

 

July 20, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Portsmouth Historical Society, 870 East Main Road, Portsmouth, R.I. 7:30 pm.

 

September 3, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Burlington Historical Society, Senior Center, 61 Center Street, Burlington, Mass.
7:00 pm.

 

September 14, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). A joint program of Wiggin Memorial Library and Stratham Historical Society, at the Stratham Fire House, 2 Winnicutt Rd., Stratham, N.H. 7:00 pm.

 

September 17, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Stafford Library, 10 Levinthal Run, Stafford, Conn. 7:00 pm.

 

September 19, 2009  Illustrated presentation and book signing. Edmund Rice (1638) Association, Annual Family Reunion, Clarion Carriage House Inn, 738 Boston Post Road, Sudbury, Mass. Lunch begins at 12:00 noon, followed by Diane’s presentation.

 

September 22, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Westford Museum and Historical Society, 2 Boston Road, Westford, Mass. 7:30 pm.

 

September 24, 2009  Diane will be interviewed about her book, The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England, on the show, “Off the Shelf: Books on Tour,” with host Veronica Andrews, Danvers (Mass.) Community Access Television. 6:30 pm.

 

October 1, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Hazen Memorial Library, 3 Keady Way, Shirley, Mass. 6:30 pm.

 

October 3, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Welles Family Association annual reunion, Hilton Garden Inn Glastonbury, 85 Glastonbury Blvd., Glastonbury, Conn. 1:00 pm.

 

October 6, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts ofColonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St., Lancaster, Mass. 7:00 pm.

 

October 7, 2009  Finding Your Ancestors in Court Records (illustrated presentation and book signing). Barrington Public Library, 39 Province Lane, Barrington, N.H. 6:00 pm.

 

October 10, 2009  Scots for Sale: Scottish Slaves in Colonial New England (illustrated presentation). New Hampshire Society of Genealogists, Holiday Inn, 172 North Main St., Concord, N.H. 10:30 am. (2-part presentation, before and after lunch).

 

October 11, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Chatham Historical Society, Chatham Community Center, 702 Main St., Chatham, Mass. 2:00 pm.

 

October 14, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Millis Public Library, 25 Auburn Rd., Millis, Mass. 7:00 pm.

 

October 21, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Lexington Chapter, DAR, Vinebrook Village Community Center, Waltham St., Lexington, Mass. 7:30 pm.

 

November 4, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). West Bridgewater Public Library, 80 Howard St., West Bridgewater, Mass. 7:00 pm.

 

November 10, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Fiske Public Library, 110 Randall Rd., Wrentham, Mass. 7:00 pm.

 

November 13, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Topsfield Historical Society, Captain Joseph Gould Barn, 1 Howlett St., Topsfield, Mass. 7:30 pm.

 

November 14, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). New England History Festival, Hibernian Hall, 151 Watertown St., Watertown, Mass. Festival begins
at 5:00 pm; Diane’s presentation time 8:00 pm.

 

November 15, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Ashland Historical Society, 2 Myrtle Street, Ashland, Mass. 2:00 pm.

 

November 17, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Norfolk Public Library, 139 Main Street, Norfolk, Mass. 7:00 pm.

 

November 21, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Essex Society of Genealogists, Centre Congregational Church, 5 Summer St., Lynnfield, Mass. 1:00 pm.

 

 

2008 EVENTS

 

January 12, 2008  Discover Irish Ancestors in New England Court Records (illustrated presentation and book signing). A joint program of The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA) and the Massachusetts ArchivesMassachusetts Archives, 220 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, Mass. 11 am.
 

January 23, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton, Mass. 7:00 pm.

 

February 2, 2008  Uncovering Your Ancestors’ Secrets in Court Records. Yankee Dental Congress 33, Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, Mass. 9:15 am. Illustrated presentation and book signing (The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England and New England Court Records: A Research Guide for Genealogists and Historians).

 

February 26, 2008  Tales from the Courthouse: Colonial Crimes and Shocking Scandals, (illustrated lecture for class, “Notorious Newbury: Crime and Punishment in Colonial New England”). Historic New England, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. 6:00 pm.
 

March 5, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Waltham Public Library, 735 Main Street, Waltham, Mass. 7:30 pm.
 

March 9, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Wayland Historical Society, Wayland Free Public Library, 5 Concord Road, Wayland, Mass. 2:30 pm.

 

March 11, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated lecture and book signing). Hollis DAR, 54 Alsun Dr., Hollis, New Hampshire (603-465-3501). 2:00 pm.
 

March 11, 2008  Using Colonial Court Records (illustrated lecture for 4-session class, “Notorious Newbury: Crime and Punishment in Colonial New England”). Historic New England, 5 Little’s Lane, Newbury, Mass. 6:00 pm.
 

March 13, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (reading and book signing, in celebration of Women’s History Month). Jacob Edwards Library, 236 Main St., Southbridge, Mass. 6:30 pm.

March 19, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Institute for Life Long Education at Dartmouth (ILEAD), Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. 3:30 pm.
 

March 20, 2008  The Naked Quaker and Other True Courtroom Tales from Colonial Newbury (illustrated presentation and book signing). Historical Society of Old Newbury: Superior Court House, High Street, Newburyport, Mass. 7:00 pm.
 

March 25, 2008  Uncovering Your Ancestors’ Secrets in Court Records (illustrated presentation and book signing). Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society Annual Meeting, American Legion, Post #129, 22 Elm Street, Gardner, Mass. 7:00 pm.

 

March 27, 2008  Scots for Sale: The Fate of the Scottish War Prisoners in 17th-Century New England” (illustrated presentation and booksigning). Old Berwick Historical Society, Berwick Academy, Fogg Building, 31 Academy St., South Berwick, Maine. 7:30 pm.
 

March 31, 2008  Presentation and discussion about Diane’s books at book group, Hopedale Unitarian Parish, 65 Hopedale St., Hopedale, Mass. 7-9 pm.
 

April 1, 2008  Diane will be a panelist for “The Fife is Right! 3rd Annual Old South History Challenge” quiz show at the Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. 6:30 pm. For further information, please call 617-482-6439.

 

April 3, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Boston Public Library, “Never Too Late” group, 700 Boylston St., Boston, Mass. 2:00 pm.

April 6, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Stratford Library Association, 2203 Main St., Stratford, Conn. 2:00 pm.

 

April 8, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Salem History Society, Cornerstone Books, 45 Lafayette Street, Salem, Mass. 7:00 pm.

 

April 19, 2008  Finding Your Ancestors in Court Records. Workshop sponsored by Maine Genealogical Society Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine.  9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
 

April 23, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation, reception and booksigning). Social Law Library, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Sq., Boston, Mass. 5:00 pm.
 

April 26, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation). Newburyport Literary Festival, The Book Rack, 52 State Street, Newburyport, Mass. 2:00 pm.
 

May 6, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, UMass-Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., John W. McCormack Hall, 3rd floor, Boston, Mass. Brown-bag lunch. 11:45 am.
 

May 17, 2008  Finding Your Ancestors in Court Records (illustrated presentation and book signing). Connecticut Society of Genealogists annual meeting (40th anniversary), Hawthorne Inn, 2421 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, Conn. (Time TBA).

May 22, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Sweetser Lecture Series, Wakefield/Lynnfield United Methodist Church, 273 Vernon Street, Wakefield, Mass. 7:30 pm. Tickets: $8 for lecture (or $20 for Series Ticket, $30 for Patron, including series tickets and name in program) - available at Smith Drug, 370 Main St., Wakefield, The Medicine Store, 409 Lowell St., Wakefield, or by mailing check and SASE to: Sweetser Tickets, c/o 13 Rosemary Ave., Wakefield, MA 01880.

 

July 30, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Great Bay Discovery Center, 89 Depot Road, Greenland, N.H. 7:00 pm.

 

July 31, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Westborough Public Library, 55 West Main St., Westborough, Mass. 7:00 pm.

 

September 13, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Falmouth Genealogical Society, Falmouth Senior Center, 300 Dillingham Ave., Falmouth, Mass. 10:00 am.

 

September 23, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Granite State College, Assumption Greek Church, 111 Island Pond Road, Manchester, NH. 1:00 pm.

 

October 2, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Whittier Home, 86 Friend Street, Amesbury, Mass. 2:00 pm.

 

October 8, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Cape Cod Genealogical Society, Brewster Ladies’ Library auditorium, 1822 Main St., Brewster, Mass. 10:00 am.

 

October 11, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Nims Family Association reunion, Bement School, 94 Main St., Deerfield, Mass.

 

October 21, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Lifelong Learning at Regis College, “Lunch, Listen and Learn Series,” Fine Arts Center Atrium, 235 Wellesley Street, Weston, Mass. 11:45 am.

 

November 16, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Natick Historical Society, Eliot Memorial Hall, 40 Eliot St. (Rt. 16), South Natick, Mass. 2:00 pm.

 

November 19, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). The Inn at Robbins Brook, 10 Devon Dr., Acton, Mass. 2:00 pm.

 

November 20, 2008  Illustrated book discussion and signing (The Naked Quaker and New England Court Records), Western Connecticut State University, Warner Hall (midtown campus), 181 White St., Danbury, Conn. 7:00 pm.

 

November 24, 2008  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation, followed by reception and book signing). Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex Street, Salem, Mass. 7:00 pm.

 

November 10, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Fiske Public Library, 110 Randall Rd., Wrentham, Mass. 7:00 pm.

 

November 13, 2009  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Topsfield Historical Society, Captain Joseph Gould Barn, 1 Howlett St., Topsfield, Mass. 7:30 pm.

 

 

 

 


 

2007 EVENTS

 

January 29, 2007  Tales from the Courthouse: Harvard in Colonial Days. Brown-bag lunch program sponsored by Harvard University Retirees Association and Harvard University Library’s Professional Development Committee. The Forum Room, Lamont Library (2nd floor), Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. (Harvard I.D. required). 12:00 to 1:30 pm.

 

March 14, 2007  Tales from the Colonial Courthouse. Boston Public Library, Local and Family History Lecture Series, Mezzanine Conference Room, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass. 6:30 pm.

 

April 12, 2007  Understanding Court Records. 2007 Annual Ohio Genealogical Society Conference, Columbus, Ohio. (Workshop, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.).

 

April 13, 2007  Finding Your Ancestors in Ohio Court Records. 2007 Annual Ohio Genealogical Society Conference, Columbus, Ohio. 2:30 pm.

 

April 26, 2007  Diane hosts a “Special Interest Group” about Scottish research at the New England Regional Genealogical Conference, Hartford, Connecticut. 7:30 – 9:00 pm.

April 27, 2007  Tales from the Courthouse in Colonial New England. New England Regional Genealogical Conference, Hartford, Connecticut. 3:15 pm.


April 28, 2007
  Law Library Resources for Genealogists. New England Regional Genealogical Conference, Hartford, Connecticut. 1:45 pm.

 

May 19, 2007  Annual meeting of Connecticut Society of Genealogists, Hawthorne Inn, 2346 Wilbur Cross Hwy, Berlin, Connecticut. Diane will receive the 2007 Literary Awards Contest prize for best New England Genealogical Resource, for her book New England Court Records: A Research Guide for Genealogists and Historians.

May 31, 2007  PMA, the Independent Book Publishers Association, Park Central Hotel, New York, NY, will present Diane with three 2007 Benjamin Franklin Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing, in categories of: History/Political, Reference/Directories, and Best New Voice in Nonfiction, for her book, New England Court Records: A Research Guide for Genealogists and Historians.

July 24, 2007  Diane will be featured on the radio talk show, “DearMYRTLE’s Family History Hour podcast at www.DearMYRTLE.com.

September 28 and 29, 2007  Diane will attend the New England Independent Booksellers Association (NEIBA),  2007 Trade Show, Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence, R.I., to promote her new book, The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England, at publisher Commonwealth Editions’ booth in the Exhibit Hall.

October 2, 2007  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex Street, Beverly, Mass. 7:00 pm.

 

October 9, 2007  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Rotary Club of Bedford, Bedford Glen Hotel, 44 Middlesex Turnpike, Bedford, Mass. 12:15 pm.

 

October 10, 2007  Diane will be interviewed about her Naked Quaker book on the radio program, “Today’s Author.” Listen live at Blog Talk Radio, 9:00 pm EST.

 

October 12, 2007  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Hampton Historical Society, St. James Lodge, 77 Tide Mill Road, Hampton, N.H. Annual meeting. Dinner at 6:00 pm ($9/person, reservation required), followed by talk at 7:00 pm (open to public at no charge).

 

October 13, 2007  The Naked Quaker and Discovering Your Ancestors in New Hampshire Court Records  (two illustrated presentations, 10:30 am and 12:30, and book signing). New Hampshire Society of Genealogists Fall meeting, Marriott Concord Courtyard, 70 Constitution Ave., Concord, N.H.

 

October 15, 2007  Diane will be a featured guest on BNN TV’s “It’s All About Arts” show, a conversational program about creative people in the greater Boston area. Boston Cable Channel 9, 6-7 pm.

 

October 17, 2007  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Mass. 6:30 pm.

 

October 20, 2007  Finding Essex County Ancestors in Court Records. Essex Society of Genealogists, Centre Congregational Church, Lynnfield, Mass. 1:00 pm. Illustrated presentation and book signing (The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England and New England Court Records: A Research Guide for Genealogists and Historians).

 

October 23, 2007  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Lions Club of Lexington, Knights of Columbus Hall, 177 Bedford St., Lexington, Mass. 6:30 pm.

 

October 27, 2007  Diane will be a guest on WBZ News Radio’s Jordan Rich show, a live call-in show, broadcast in 38 states and parts of Canada, and streamlined on the web. Call-in studio line: 617-254-1030. Listen live at www.wbz1030.com.  The show begins at 9:00 pm (Pacific), midnight (Eastern); Diane will be on the air in the second half of the show, about 9:30 (Pacific), 12:30 (Eastern).
 

November 1, 2007  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. 12:15 pm.
 

November 3, 2007  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Massachusetts Society, Colonial Dames XVII Century, Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, 72 Wayside Inn Road, Sudbury, Mass. Lunch meeting at 12:15, followed by talk at 1:00 pm.
 

November 5, 2007  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation). Rotary Club of Lexington, Brookhaven, 1010 Waltham Street, Lexington, Mass.
 

November 6, 2007 The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing).

Weston Historical Society, Weston Public Library, 87 School Street, Weston, Mass. 7:30 pm.
 

November 7, 2007  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (reading and book signing). Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt Street, Hingham, Mass. 7:00 pm.

 

November 8, 2007  Diane will be a guest on the radio show, “The Art Agenda,” on 88.1 WESU-FM (Middletown, Conn.). Listen live at www.wesufm.org/thurs.html, 4:00 pm.

 

November 10, 2007  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Old State House, 800 Main Street, Hartford, Conn. 2:00 pm.

 

November 14, 2007  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Boston Public Library, Local History Lecture Series, Mezzanine Conference Room, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass. 6:30 pm.

 

November 15, 2007  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Northern Essex Community College-Haverhill Campus, Life-Long Learning Lecture Series. Technology Center 103, 2:00 pm.

November 28, 2007  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Sharon Public Library, 11 North Main St., Sharon, Mass. 7:00 pm.


November 30, 2007  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Connecticut-Waterbury, Room 113, 99 East Main Street, Waterbury, Conn. 1:30 pm.

November 30, 2007  Lexington Historical Society, Local Author Night (book sale and signing). Lexington Depot, Lexington, Mass. 5:30-8:00 pm.
 

December 1, 2007  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Massachusetts Historical Society Book Fair, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass. 1:00 pm.
 

December 4, 2007  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, Maine. 12:00 noon.
 

December 4, 2007  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). College Club of Boston,  44 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, Mass. 6:30 pm.
 

December 7, 2007  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation and book signing). Lexington Historical Society, Lexington Depot, Lexington, Mass. 8:00 pm.
 

December 15, 2007  The Naked Quaker: True Crimes and Controversies from the Courts of Colonial New England (illustrated presentation for “Festival of Carols” dinner concert program). Atlantic Union College, Thayer Performing Arts Center, 338 Main St., Lancaster, Mass. 6:00 pm.

 

 

2006 EVENTS

 

January 15, 2006  New England Court Records: A Research Guide for Genealogists and Historians. Association of Professional Genealogists, Greater Boston Chapter, Bedford, N.H.  Preview of new book at APG Winter Social, 1:00 pm.
 

March 16, 2006  Panel discussion on publishing. Association of Professional Genealogists, Greater Boston Chapter. National Archives & Records Admin., Waltham, Mass.
 

March 25, 2006  Finding Your Ancestors in New England Court Records (and book signing for New England Court Records: A Research Guide for Genealogists and Historians). New England Historic Genealogical Society, 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Mass. Spring Weekend Research Getaway and “Genealogy-in-a-Nutshell” program. 10:00 am.
 

May 9, 2006  New England Court Records: A Research Guide for Genealogists and Historians, with an emphasis on Worcester County sources.  Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Worcester Chapter. Auburn Public Library, 434 Southbridge Street, Auburn, Mass. 7:00 pm.  http://www.rootsweb.com/~masgi/page21.html.

 

June 3, 2006  Finding Our Ancestors in Court Records. Cape Cod Genealogical Society,Workshop for Experienced Genealogists, Dennis Public Library, 4 Hall St., Dennisport, Mass. 9 am-3 pm.
 

September 1 and 2, 2006  Ancestors Road Show at FGS/NEHGS Genealogy Conference, Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass. Diane will offer free 15-minute consultations for conference attendees about American court records research and Scottish genealogy, from 10-11 am and 2-3 pm both days.


September 9, 2006
  Finding Your Ancestors in Middlesex County Court Records (and book signing for New England Court Records: A Research Guide for Genealogists and Historians). Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Middlesex Chapter. Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main Street (Route 27), Acton, Mass., 1:30 pm.


September 22, 23 and 24, 2006
  The Case of the Scottish Rogue—and Other Tales of Colonial Scots. New Hampshire Highland Games, Loon Mountain Ski Resort, Lincoln, N.H, Friday 1:00 pm, Saturday 1:15 pm, Sunday 1:30 pm.


September 28, 2006
  Tales of Colonial Scots. Scots’ Charitable Society, Hilton Garden Inn, 420 Totten Pond Road, Waltham, Mass. 6:00 pm.


October 13, 2006
  Scots for Sale: The Fate of the Scottish War Prisoners in 17th-Century America (and book signing for New England Court Records: A Research Guide for Genealogists and Historians). Clan Munro USA Gathering 2006 Marriott Inn, Wolf Road, Albany, N.Y. 3:00 pm.

October 21, 2006  Finding Ancestors in New England Court Records (and book signing for New England Court Records: A Research Guide for Genealogists and Historians). Genealogical Society of Vermont. Windjammer Hotel and Conference Center, 1076 Williston Road (US Route 2), South Burlington, VT. 1:30 pm.


October 25, 2006
 New England Court Records: A Research Guide for Genealogists and Historians (lecture and book signing). Boston Public Library, Local and Family History Lecture Series, Mezzanine Conference Room, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, Mass. 6:30 pm.

November 16, 2006   Finding Your Ancestors in New England Court Records (and book signing for New England Court Records: A Research Guide for Genealogists and Historians). Northern Essex Community College–Haverhill Campus, Life-Long Learning Lecture Series. Technology Center 103. 2:00 pm. http://www.necc.mass.edu/noncredit/wfdce/lll.php.

 

 

2005 EVENTS

 

January 12, 2005   Skeletons in the Closet: Writing about Ancestors Famous and Infamous, panel discussion. Women's National Book Association, Boston Chapter.
 

March 22, 2005   Scots for Sale: The Fate of the Scottish War Prisoners in 17th-Century New England. Memorial Hall Library, Elm Square, Andover, Mass., “Genealogy Month” series.
 

April 1, 2005   Scots for Sale: The Fate of the Scottish War Prisoners in 17th-Century New England. New England Regional Genealogical Conference, Portland, Maine.
 

April 14, 2005   Scots for Sale: The Fate of the Scottish War Prisoners in 17th-Century New England. Wrentham Historical Society, Wrentham, Mass.
 

June 8 and 11, 2005   New England Court Records. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, “Genealogy-in-a-Nutshell” lecture series.

 

August 20, 2005   Scots for Sale: The Fate of the Scottish War Prisoners in 17th-Century New England, and New England Court Records: Research Basics for Family Historians. The Sons and Daughters of the First Settlers of Newbury, Mass., Annual Meeting.
 

September 24, 2005   Finding Your Ancestors in New England Court Records. Keynote speaker. The Friends of the Silvio O. Conte National Archives, Full-day Genealogy Conference, Crowne Plaza Hotel, One West Street, Pittsfield, Mass. www.rootsweb.com/~mafsocna.
 

October 8, 2005   New England Court Records: A Research Guide for Genealogists and Historians. Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Annual Meeting, First Parish Church, 24 Vernon Street, Framingham, Mass.  www.rootsweb.com/~masgi/index.html
 

October 15, 2005   Tales from the Courthouse in Old Essex County. Essex Society of Genealogists, Centre Congregational Church, Lynnfield, Mass. 1:00 pm.
 

October 22, 2005   Local Justice: Archival Discoveries at New England Historical Societies. 75th New England Historical Association Conference, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I. http://users.wpi.edu/~jphanlan/NEHA/.
 

October 27, 2005   Scots for Sale: The Fate of the Scottish War Prisoners in 17th-Century New England. Northern Essex Community College–Haverhill Campus, Life-Long Learning Lecture Series, Technology Center 103. 2:00 pm. http://www.necc.mass.edu/noncredit/wfdce/lll.php.
 

November 7, 2005   Tales from the Courthouse. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Tufts University, Medford, Mass. Location TBA. 12:30 pm.   http://ase.tufts.edu/lli/index.asp
 

December 6, 2005   Tales from the Courthouse. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Brandeis University, Gosman Building, Waltham, Mass. 12:50 pm. www.brandeis.edu/programs/bali.

 

 

2004 EVENTS

 

May 2, 2004   Scots for Sale: The Fate of the Scottish War Prisoners in 17th-Century New England. Minuteman Regional Historical Society, Sudbury, Mass.

 

May 19 and 22, 2004   Scots for Sale: The Fate of the Scottish War Prisoners in 17th-Century New England. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, “Genealogy-in-a-Nutshell” lecture series. www.newenglandancestors.org.

 

June 24, 2004   Scots for Sale: The Fate of the Scottish War Prisoners in 17th-Century New England. Scots Charitable Society, Quincy, Mass.

 

September 26, 2004   Scots for Sale: The Fate of the Scottish War Prisoners in 17th-Century New England. Joint Program of the Historical Society of Watertown and Waltham Historical Society, Gore Place, Waltham, Mass.  www.walthamhistoricalsociety.org

 

October 2, 2004   William Munro and the Scottish War Prisoners. Lexington Historical Society, National Heritage Museum, Lexington, Mass.  http://www.nationalheritagemuseum.org/Default.aspx
 

October 16, 2004   Scots for Sale: The Fate of the Scottish War Prisoners in 17th-Century New England. Essex Society of Genealogists, Lynnfield, Mass.

 

November 13, 2004   New England Court Records: Research Basics for Genealogists. Falmouth Genealogical Society, Falmouth, Mass.

 

 
 

2003 EVENTS

 

June 2003   Scots for Sale: The Fate of the Scottish War Prisoners in 17th-Century New England. Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, Deerfield, Mass.

 

November 9, 2003   Scots for Sale: The Fate of the Scottish War Prisoners in 17th-Century New England. Lancaster Historical Society, Lancaster, Mass.

 

November 16, 2003   Scots for Sale: The Fate of the Scottish War Prisoners in 17th-Century New England. Joint program of Sudbury and Wayland Historical Societies, Wayland, Mass. http://j.w.d.home.comcast.net/whs/.