Family History & Genealogy Research

"New England Resources" by Carol Prescott McCoy, Ph.D. as part of the Greater Portland Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society 30th Anniversary Celebration

Sponsor: Greater Portland Chapter, Maine Genealogical Society 30th Anniversary Come celebrate and learn with us. Activities are planned from 10 a.m. through 3 p.m. A wonderful luncheon will be provided courtesy of our chapter members.
Date: 1 August 2009, from 10:40 - 11:40; note--various workshops and presentations by members are offered all day from 10:15 to 3:00 p.m.
Location: Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Registration: To register contact Carol McCoy at

Learn how to find out about your New England Ancestors. We live in a special area that is rich in genealogical resources. This presentation will help you understand where to find Vital Records, Land and Probate Records, City Directories and Newspapers relating to New England. There are numerous examples of types of resources. I will share some of my favorite repositories and resources. Feel free to bring along your questions and ideas as well.
Note: From 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dr. McCoy will participate in an Expert Panel discussion on Genealogy. Come and share your ideas.

Contact Us

Carol P. McCoy, Ph.D
71 Willow Grove Road
Brunswick, Maine 04011


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.