Family History & Genealogy Research

"Advanced Deeds Workshop -- Solving Genealogical Problems Using Deeds"

Sponsor: New England Regional Genealogical Conference
New Paths to Your Roots
Date: April 9th, 2011, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place and Springfield Marriott Springfield, Massachusetts

Deeds are a valuable research tool especially when early probate records and vital records aren't available. Often overlooked, deeds can help you overcome problems and find lost ancestors. This workshop focuses on Eastern states and shows how to get the most from deeds by using a systematic approach, analyzing relationships, locations, neighbors, and other clues. Several case studies illustrate using deeds to solve genealogical problems.
Road Show and Roundtable Host: Carol is also participating in the Ancestor Road Show on April 8th and hosting a round table on Maine research at the APG Luncheon at the Conference.

Hello Carol:
I met with you during the Ancestors Road Show at the 2011 New England Regional Genealogical Conference last month. As you know, I am trying to confirm the parents of my 4th great-grandmother, Martha Maria Foster, who was born in New Brunswick and died in Maine. I just wanted to write and thank you so much for your help. After meeting with you I am now more confident about her father's identity and I learned where to look next. I wouldn't have been able to figure all this out without your guidance during our meeting. I'm truly grateful for your assistance!
Heidi Thibodeau

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Speaker: Carol Prescott McCoy, Ph.D. Owner of in Brunswick, Maine, Carol has been doing genealogical research for over 25 years. She specializes in New England (especially Maine), New York, the Maritime Provinces, and West Virginia and has a passion for land records. As past president of the Greater Portland Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society, she is leading a project to index the early deeds of Cumberland County, Maine. A popular instructor, she has taught workshops for the University of Southern Maine, Boston University's Genealogy Certificate Program, and many genealogical and historical societies throughout New England

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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.