Maine Genealogical Society is a non-profit charitable and educational organization.
It was founded in 1976 to collect, exchange, preserve and publish genealogical records, related documents, and information; and to promote and encourage interest and scholarship in genealogy and family history of the State of Maine.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Portland to discover Gems in Deeds
The following notice has been received from the Greater Portland Chapter regarding their upcoming meeting scheduled for June 6, 2009.
Finding Gems in Deeds
Dr. Carol P. McCoy will present a talk on deeds. 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 an exciting 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! You can visit her website at www.find-your-roots.com.
Social time is 12:30. Meeting/program begins at 1 p.m. Our meeting is free and open to the public. We meet at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 23 Ocean Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine.