Dennis J. Ahern
298 Central Street
Acton, MA 01720
Phone: (978) 263-4778
Email: ahern@world.std.com

Genealogical Lectures

Using the Internet for Irish Genealogy
Rose City Genealogy Club, Norwich, CT
Clan Curtin Association Gathering, Burlington, MA
Irish Family History Society, Dublin, IRL
New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA (twice)
Boston Learning Society, Needham, MA (3 times)
South Shore Genealogical Society, Norwell, MA
Massachusetts State Archives, Boston, MA
The Irish Ancestral Research Association, Boston, MA
Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society, Gardner, MA
Plymouth County Genealogists, East Bridgewater, MA
Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast, NIR
Essex Society of Genealogists, Lynnfield, MA
Irish Cultural Centre, Canton, MA
Galway County International Genealogical Conference, Galway, IRL
New England Regional Genealogical Conference, Portland, ME
Chelmsford Genealogy Club, Chelmsford, MA
Irish Family History Forum, Bethpage, NY
Cape Cod Genealogical Society, Brewster, MA
Westborough Public Library, Westborough, MA
Falmouth Genealogical Society, Falmouth, MA

Using the Internet for Acadian Genealogy
Delorey/DesLaurier Family Reunion, Antigonish, NS
Central Massachusetts Genealogical Society, Gardner, MA

Researching Genealogy in Irish Newspapers
Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast, NIR
The Irish Family History Society, Dublin, IRL
The Boston Learning Society, Needham, MA
Andover Memorial Library, Andover, MA
Cork Genealogical Society, Cork, IRL
Pollard Memorial Library, Lowell, MA
New England Regional Genealogical Conference, Hartford, CT
Irish Family History Forum, Bethpage, NY
Plymouth County Genealogists, East Bridgewater, MA

Researching Civil War Genealogy
Plymouth County Genealogists, East Bridgewater, MA
The Irish Ancestral Research Association, Boston, MA
Middlesex Chapter, Mass. Society of Genealogists, Acton, MA
South Shore Genealogical Society, Hanover, MA
Genealogical Roundtable, Acton, MA
New England Regional Genealogical Conference, Hartford, CT
Andover Memorial Library, Andover, MA
Westford Historical Society
Chelmsford Genealogy Club

Tracing the Irish in the American Civil War
Federation of Genealogical Societies, Boston, MA
Plymouth County Genealogists, East Bridgewater, MA
East Bridgewater Historical Society, East Bridgewater, MA
Federation of Genealogical Societies, Philadelphia, PA
Essex Society of Genealogists, Lynnfield, MA

Researching Genealogy in Middlesex County Newspapers
Middlesex Chapter, Mass. Society of Genealogists, Acton, MA

Irish Death Records
The Irish Ancestral Research Association, Boston, MA
Plymouth County Genealogists, East Bridgewater, MA

Using Newspapers for Genealogical Research
Plymouth County Genealogists, East Bridgewater, MA
Genealogical Roundtable, Acton, MA

Genealogical Research in Northern Ireland
Massachusetts Genealogical Council, Marlboro, MA
Irish Family History Forum, Bethpage, NY

Genealogical Sources: County Cork
Federation of Genealogical Societies, Boston, MA

Genealogy on the Internet
Weston Public Library, Weston, MA

Historical Lectures

Letters Home from America and Australia to the McAteers of Cushendall, Co. Antrim
The Irish Ancestral Research Association, Boston, MA

From Mallow to Massachusetts—an Emigrant Family
The Mallow Archaeological & Historical Society, Cork, IRL

Buttons & Boycotts—Daniel O'Connell and Repeal of the Union, 1844
The Mallow Archaeological & Historical Society, Cork, IRL
Irish Family History Forum, Bethpage, NY

Carolyn Lamson Brown—Last One to Board a Titanic Lifeboat
Arlington Historical Society
Belmont Women's Club
Waltham Public Library
Watertown Historical Society
Acton Woman's Club (twice)
First Parish Women's Alliance, Littleton MA
Acton Historical Society
Genealogical Roundtable, Acton, MA
Bedford Lyceum, Bedford, MA
Belmont Historical Society
Acton Memorial Library

The Irish on the Titanic
Mallow Archaeological & Historical Society, Cork, IRL
Plymouth County Genealogists, East Bridgewater, MA
East Bridgewater Historical Society
Bedford Lyceum, Bedford, MA

Some Civil War Soldiers of Acton
Acton Historical Society
Acton Memorial Library Foundation
Acton Lions Club
Acton Rotary Club

Not All Cast in Stone—The Civil War Soldiers of West Cambridge
Arlington Historical Society

The Advocate's Devil—Arlington's Newspaper In the Late 19th Century
Arlington Historical Society

Up From Goat Acre—Arlington's Irish In the Late 19th Century
Arlington Historical Society

A Plague in Massachusetts—The Influenza Pandemic of 1918
Arlington Historical Society
Federation of Genealogical Societies, Philadelphia, PA
Bedford Lyceum, Bedford, MA

The Other April 19th—Baltimore 1861
Littleton Historical Society
Acton Historical Society
Acton Womans Club
Boston Public Library (twice)
Bedford Lyceum, Bedford, MA
Ironwork Farm, Acton, MA (twice)

Not Afraid To Go—The Acton Memorial Library's Civil War Archives Exhibit
Acton Historical Society
Middlesex Chapter, Mass. Society of Genealogists, Acton, MA
Acton Rotary Club
Genealogical Roundtable, Acton, MA

A Three-Month War—The Sixth Mass. Militia and the Minutemen of '61
Acton Memorial Library

An American Mutiny: Tyrannicide 1777
Beverly Public Library, Beverly, MA

Publications

Journal of the Glens of Antrim Historical Society; 1998
Mallow Field Club Journal; 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Boston Irish Reporter; November 2002, September 2003

Websites

The Ahern Family
The Mallow Archaelogical & Historical Society
Acton Massachusetts History & Genealogy
Abstracts of Middlesex County (MA) Newspapers
Ireland Old News (contributor)
The Obituary Daily Times (contributor)
Irish Death Notice Index
Music of the Blackwater Valley
The Higgins Family of Glenravel, Co. Antrim

Positions Held

Trustee of the Acton Memorial Library since 1982
Vice President of the Arlington Historical Society 1997-2001
Former Volunteer at the National Archives Regional Branch, Waltham, MA
Former Volunteer at the Acton Historical Society's Jenks Library
Former Volunteer at the Archives of the Archdiocese of Boston