Sponsor:Sponsored by the Hingham Stake Family History Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Date:March 27, 2010 at 12:40 p.m.-1:40 p.m.
Location:Franklin LDS Chapel, 91 Jordan Road, Franklin, Massachusetts
This enlightening case illustrates how a creative approach and extensive search can uncover the parentage of a person of color born early in the 19th century. Learn how to use vital records, censuses, deeds, directories, newspapers, probate and cemetery records, and online resources to discover evidence to un-puzzle a genealogical mystery.
Sponsor:Walsh History Center, Camden Public Library
Date:August 16, 2009 at 2 PM
Location:Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, ME 04843
Registration:FREE! To register contact Heather Bilodeau at 207-236-3440 ext 21 or
Questions? contact 781-659-4702 or Camden Public Library
Tracing Your Ancestors - Getting Started. Finding your ancestors and creating a family history is fast becoming the most popular hobby in America. This talk presents the fundamentals of genealogy and family research to help people get started on a solid foundation. Learn how to unravel family mysteries and avoid common pitfalls in genealogical research.
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
Sponsor: The Rufus Porter Museum
Date: 8 July 2009 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Bridgton Memorial School, Bridgton Maine
Registration: To register contact Nancy Smoak, Rufus Porter Museum. 207-647-2828. www.rufusportermuseum.org Registration is limited to 12 people so register early to ensure a spot!
Learn how to find out about your ancestors and bring them to life by working with deeds and census records. This hands-on workshop will help you learn tips for success and avoid common pitfalls. Learn strategies for making the best use of these valuable resources to uncover your roots. Discover ways to organize your approach, find the records you need, and interpret, evaluate, and keep track of your results. Carol McCoy has an engaging, fun and interactive style. Feel free to bring along your questions and examples to the class.
Materials; The materials charge includes the book Unpuzzling Your Past The Best-Selling Basic Guide to Genealogy, 4th Edition by Emily Anne Croom.
Sponsor: The Greater Portland Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society
Date: 6 June 2009 at 1 p.m.
Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Registration: No registration required. For more information, contact Carol P. McCoy at or 847-3271
Deeds are a valuable research tool especially when early probate records have been destroyed as in Cumberland County Maine. Our MGS Chapter has been conducting a special project to index the early (1760-1796) deeds of Cumberland County. This talk will highlight some gems to be found in deeds and clarify ways to use deeds effectively to discover family relationships, locations, and other key information. Come learn about the wonders found in old deeds!
Sponsor: Walsh History Center, Camden Public Library.
Date: May 9, 2009 at 10 am
Location: Camden Public Library, 55 Main St., Camden, ME 04843
Registration: To register contact Heather Bilodeau at 207-236-3440 ext 21 or
Creative Ways to Solve Genealogical Problems. Have you hit the proverbial brick wall or road block in your genealogical research? Is an ancestor or two eluding you and hiding from the census taker or the town clerk? 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.
Sponsor: New England Regional Genealogical Conference
Date: Saturday 25 April, 2009 from 1:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Location: Expo Center of New Hampshire, Manchester, New Hampshire
Deeds are a valuable research tool especially when early probate records have been destroyed as in Cumberland County Maine. This workshop will highlight some gems to be found in deeds and clarify ways to use deeds effectively to discover family relationships, locations, and other key information.
Sponsor:The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints
Date:March 28, 2009
Location:91 Jordan Road, Franklin Massachusetts, (LDS Church)
Registration:www.nefamilyhistory.com (will open in early January, 2009
Questions? contact 781-659-4702
The Maine Canada Ireland Connection: Seeking Rogers Roots. An entertaining case study shows how we discovered the Canadian and Irish roots of the Rogers' family who lived in Brewer in 1850. Learn how US and Canadian census, land, probate, historical, and newspaper records as well as archival material, online sites and databases and internet contacts can bring a complex family history to life. This case focuses on helpful resources in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia as well as in Maine.
Sponsor: The Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, ME.
Date:March 4, 2009 at 1 pm
Location:Walker Memorial Library, 800 Main St., Westbrook, ME 04092
Registration:To register contact Marian Peterson, Assistant Director of Walker Memorial Library. Phone 207-854-0630 X 5.
Learn tips and tactics for locating your ancestors with New England Roots. Find ways to maximize traditional resources, historical societies, family mementos, and the Internet to learn about your family heritage. Create a solid research plan and avoid common pitfalls in genealogical research. This fun and informative talk will help you make progress in seeking your own New England ancestors, especially those with Maine and Massachusetts roots. Dr. Carol P. McCoy, president of Find-Your-Roots in Yarmouth Maine. She is an energetic, engaging, and inspiring speaker. Come learn and share with others who have a similar passion for genealogy.
Sponsor:Maine Genealogical Society
Date:September 20, 2008
Location:Wyndham Portland Airport Hotel, 363 Maine Mall Rd., S. Portland, Maine
Registration: Contact www.maineroots.org. Contact Dale W. Mower, Conference Chair (.>) 207-942-9375
FYI: Talk Flyer
The Maine Canada Ireland Connection: Seeking Rogers Roots. An entertaining case study shows how we discovered the Canadian and Irish roots of the Rogers' family who lived in Brewer in 1850. Learn how US and Canadian census, land, probate, historical, and newspaper records as well as archival material, online sites and databases and internet contacts can bring a complex family to life.