Friday, March 27, 2015
This year's Keynote Speaker is Margaret Dube. Her Keynote Address is: A Home Among Yankees: turn of the century immigrants along the Maine Coast. Join her as she delves into the lives of immigrants who, at the turn of the last century, settled in seacoast Maine. Learn the challenges involved in studying those who ventured far from home and forged a new life. Margaret is a Certified Genealogist who lives in Kittery, ME. Through her website, Common Folk Ancestry, she connects with people who are searching for information on their ancestors.
In addition to Margaret's address there will be 9 workshops/sessions throughout the day as well as a delicious luncheon. The workshops/sessions include DNA Genetic Genealogy, Franco-American, Italian, Irish and Scottish genealogy resources, help in preparing for a genealogical site visit, working with immigration files, organizing your research, and using deeds in genealogy research.
The cost for the conference is $55 which includes the luncheon and other refreshments throughout the day.
To register either online or through a mail-in registration, go to: http://www.gpcmgs.org
For more information, please contact Paul Doucette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Looking for some evidence that might be acceptable to Mayflower Society that Redford Dennis Tallman, born Oct. 17, 1800, was the son of Holder Tallman (1766-1830) and Drusilla Taber Tallman (1767 - 1852).If you have some information that may help Philip, email him at email@example.com
Friday, March 13, 2015
By now members of The Maine Genealogical Society should have received their February 2015 edition of The Maine Genealogist (TMG). The TMG is the Society's quarterly scholarly journal and is always packed with interesting articles concerning different problems (and resolutions) faced during genealogical research of our Maine ancestors, and sometimes we are lucky enough to see some transcription projects as well.
The February 2015 Issue of the TMG is nearly 50 pages in length and includes the following articles:
- Clark Drew of Maine and Vermont
by: Carole Gardner
- A Tidbit From the Massachusetts Archives: Lucretia Larrabee, First Wife of John Owen (d. 1753) of Falmouth, Maine
by: Brent Owen
- Assembling The Pieces Of The Puzzle: The Family of Ebenezer Day Jr. of Wells and Kennebunk, Maine
by:Edward G. Hubbard
- The Parentage of Solomon Bray of Polan, Harrison, and Monson, Maine
by: Joseph C. Anderson III
- Nineteenth-Century Records of the First and Second COngregational Churches of Wells, Maine (continued)
submitted by: Priscilla Eaton
If you are an MGS Member and have not received your copy ofThe Maine Genealogistyet, let us know. If you are not already a member, its not too late to join to take advantage of this and other benefits that come only by joining our organization.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
For more information about the conference and the Quebec Family History Society, who will be hosting the event, go to http://www.qfhs.ca