Find-Your-Roots

Family History & Genealogy Research

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Create a family heirloom!
Preserve your family history
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Discover and meet new relatives!
Learn your genealogical makeup!
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Have a deeper understanding of yourself!
Enhance your appreciation of history!
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Welcome

Tracing one's family history is a national obsession. People have a deep-seated need to know where they come from, what makes them who they are, and whom they take after. Studying family history helps one to go beyond the present to learn about other people and forces that have helped to shape us.

Understanding your social, cultural, familial, and genetic heritage can shed light on your character, appearance, health, family relationships, and your name. Which side of the family do you resemble? Who do you look like at different ages? Knowing how long your ancestors lived and how they died holds clues for what to watch for in terms of medical problems for you and your descendants. Most likely your journey will help you to discover unknown relatives and to build new friendships.

Genealogy is much more than filling in ancestor and descendant charts with names, dates, and places. Placing your ancestor in historical context gives you a deeper appreciation for history. Knowing what their life was like and what critical historical events occurred during your ancestor's lifetime brings your ancestor as well as history to life

How Family Research Can Benefit You

  • Preserve your family history so it can be shared and passed on to others.
  • Create a treasured family heirloom that will bring your family closer together.
  • Learn more about your genealogical makeup! Discover why you are the way you are.
  • Discover and meet new relatives.
  • Enhance your appreciation of history and the struggles that your ancestors faced.
  • Have a deeper understanding of yourself and your family.
  • Learn the skills, talents, business background and mysteries of your family.
  • Discover family photos and articles and other family treasures!

Contact Us

Carol P. McCoy, Ph.D
207-373-0318
71 Willow Grove Road
Brunswick, Maine 04011

 

News and Happenings

  • Maine Genealogy Society Conference & Talk Sep 22, 2018
  • Using Deeds in Genealogy: A Goldmine of Information - May 20th,2018
  • Maine Genealogy Society
  • Maine Public Radio "Maine Calling"
  • Writing Your Family History Workshop
  • The Metcalf and Small Families: Some Descendants of Michael Metcalf of Dedham, Massachusetts, and Edward Small of Kittery Maine (Boston: Newbury Street Press, 2018).
  • Vital Records of Durham, Maine

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Our Mission

Every family is unique.
Dr. McCoy's mission is to help people discover:

  • Where did I come from?
  • Who are my kin?
  • What makes my family special?

In so doing they will gain a deeper understanding of their family stories, connect with kin, and create a family treasure to share.