Family History & Genealogy Research

Crafty Ways to Solve Genealogical Problems (Now offered July and September!)

Sponsor:Rufus Porter Museum, Bridgton, Maine
Date: Saturday, July 30, 2011 and September 17, 2011, 9AM - 4PM
Location: Bridgton, Maine

Have you hit the proverbial brick wall or road block in your genealogical research? Is an ancestor or two eluding you? This hands-on workshop will help you learn crafty ways to succeed in finding new evidence and avoid common pitfalls. Learn some solid strategies and ways to take a fresh look at what you've tried and what else you can do to find those pesky hidden ancestors. Feel free to bring your lap top computer to class if you have one. Be sure to bring some genealogy problems to work on.

For More Information: Contact Carol McCoy at; or email Carol at

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

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.