Showing posts with label Events. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Events. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New Brunswick Genealogical Fair

The New Brunswick Genealogical Society, Saint John Branch will again be hosting a Genealogy Fair and New Brunswick Archives Road Show, September 12, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m (don't forget they are one hour ahead) at Joachim's Church Hall, Loch Lomond Road, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

The fair is open to all those interested in genealogy and family history. Come early or late or stay all day. Exhibitors will include the New Brunswick Archives with the NB Archives Road Show, New Brunswick Museum, and many local area genealogists with information on Southern New Brunswick families and beyond. Book sales. New publication announcements. Find out about the New Brunswick Genealogical Society Beginners Corner. Do you have a name for our "brick wall?" Internet access available.

Are you interested in exhibiting your family tree information? If you would like to display the results of your genealogical research, this is the place to do it! Are your launching a book? Found a new ancestor? Got a brick wall you need to tear down? Contact Dave Fraser at dfraser@nbnet.nb.ca or call (506) 849-7922.

For more information, visit the Saint John Branch of NBGS on the web at www.nbgssj.ca.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Genealogy Workshop in Ellsworth

The Hancock County Genealogical Society announces a Genealogy Workshop to be held on Saturday, June 20, from Noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Ellsworth Public Library.

Are you having trouble finding your Hancock County ancestors? Are you trying to get started on a genealogy research project? If you are, join the members of HCGS on Saturday, June 20. A chance to ask questions of local genealogists. The Library's genealogy collection will be available for researchers to use.

They do suggest that it would be a big help if you would let them know what names you are interested in researching ahead of time. Contact Charlene Fox Clemons by email at foxtail994@roadrunner.com or by phone at 667-6363 (W) or 667-7210 (H).

Take advantage of this opportunity!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Taconnett to hold 6th Annual Genealogy Fair

The Taconnett Falls Chapter of MGS announces their 6th Annual Genealogy Fair. This popular event will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2009, at the Taconnett Genealogy Library, 10 Lithgow Street, Winslow, Maine, from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to spend a relaxing day devoted to researching and networking.

Special 2009 offerings include:

10:00 "There's a long, long, road a-winding, but you CAN get there from here-ah". Sarah Crockett will share some of the lessons learned from her experiences.

11:00 "Organizational Tips for Genealogists" will be presented by Carolyn Browne.

1:30 "Brick Walls: A Panel Discussion" moderated by Janet Weymouth is just the place for help with your questions like - where should I look? what's next? or ___? Panelists will be Jerry Gower, MF-1790s contributor and Washington County expert; Kay Marsh, Kennebec Valley family researcher; and Carol McCoy, noted genealogical researcher and national presenter.

Not to mention -
  • Representatives of various societies including Penobscot County Genealogical Society, the recently formed Sidney Historical Society and Vassalborough Historical Society, plus others will be at the fair to share with you information about the valuable resources offered by their societies.
  • Debbie Roberge will be available to show you all the ins and outs of the RootsMagic software. While at the Fair, check with others to see which software they prefer.
  • Celeste Hyer, MGS Membership Secretary, will be available for Maine Genealogical Society related questions.
  • Check out what's offered by the Maine Old Cemetery Association (MOCA).
  • Family association representatives including Roland Rhoades, who will share the latest Rhoades updates along with listings of Universalist & Unitarian ministers in Maine.
  • Janice Gower will be sharing her extensive knowledge of the Woolwich area and the expertise she has gained compiling may sketches for the Maine Families in 1790 project.
  • If you have Maine roots you will likely need to know about Franco-American research. Clair Poulin from the Maine Franco-American Society (their library is in Auburn) and Taconnett's own Franco expert, Bob Chenard, will be available to help with the unique aspects of this type of research.
  • Ancestry outside of Maine? Check with Barbara Gunvaldsen experienced Scandinavian genealogical researcher.
What a full day! And did we mention the book sale, prize drawings and refreshments? If you didn't attend one or all of the first five fairs, you really missed out - Don't let that happen again.

For more information, visit their website at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~metfcmgs - or you can email taconnettfalls@yahoo.com - or call (207) 873-5590.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

December Genealogical Events

Here's what is happening genealogically around the state for December:

December 6, 2008
Greater Portland Chapter of MGS
Winslow, Maine
Finding Healing in Family History with Angels of Austria
presented by Judy Faust

December 14, 2008
Pejepscot Genealogy Society
Brunswick, Maine
Christmas Party
at the Holden Frost House at the Highlands, Topsham, Maine

December 17, 2008
Penobscot County Genealogical Society
Bangor, Maine
Open Research Night with Holiday Refreshments

December 21, 2008
Taconnett Falls Chapter of MGS
Winslow, Maine
Christmas Party

We hope to see you at one of these events!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

November Genealogical Events

Here's what's happening genealogically around the state for November:

November 1, 2008
Greater Portland Chapter of MGS
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Poland Spring - A Tale of the Guilded Age 1860-1900 presented by David L. Richards

November 9, 2008
Pejepscot Genealogy Society
Brunswick, Maine
Researching at the Maine State Archives presented by Jeffrey Brown, Maine State Archivist

November 13, 2008
Wassebec Genealogical Society
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
Coming to America, the Immigrant Experience presented by Jack Battick

November 16, 2008
Taconnett Falls Chapter of MGS
Winslow, Maine
Voyages - A Maine Franco-American Reader presented by Nelson Madore

November 19, 2008
Penobscot County Genealogical Society
Bangor, Maine
First White Settlers on the Penobscot presented by Fran & Guy Grant

Saturday, September 27, 2008

October Genealogical Events

Here's what's happening genealogically around the state for October:

October 4, 2008
Greater Portland Chapter of MGS
Winslow, Maine
Portland's Irish Heritage Center presented by David Soule

October 15, 2008
Penobscot County Genealogical Society
Bangor, Maine
eGenealogy: 2008 presented by Dale W. Mower

October 19, 2008
Taconnett Falls Chapter of MGS
Winslow, Maine
Vassalboro Historical Society looks at a famous Vassalboro home
presented by Kent London

October 25, 2008
Maine Genealogical Society 2009 Conference Committee
and
Maine Genealogical Society Executive Committee Meeting
Benton, Maine
Meetings are open to any interested MGS member
For information, please e-mail Dale W. Mower, President
dale@mower-family.com

Monday, August 25, 2008

Special Conference Announcement

Have you been watching the early registration deadline rapidly approaching? Well, we are offering a bit of a reprieve. At the August 23rd Executive Committee meeting, it was decided to extend this deadline.

The Early Registration Deadline has been extended to September 5, 2008.

But you don't want to miss this conference - so send in your registration today. Enjoy the savings - MGS Members save $35 by registering early, Non-MGS Members save $20!

For a registration form or for more information, please visit the official conference website at www.maineroots.org.

Monday, August 11, 2008

David Mishkin to speak at Conference

Many of you may remember David Mishkin from past conferences. We're glad to say he's back.!

For those of you not familiar with David, he received a B.S. degree in photography from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1969 and has graduated from their Photographic Preservation seminar series. He has presented lectures on preserving photographs and documents for over ten years from Boston, Massachusetts, to San Francisco, California. Mr. Mishkin has recently completed two terms as the President of the New England Regional Genealogical Conference and has served as the Conference Chair for the 2002 Cape Cod Conference and the 2005 Portland, Maine Conference. He has also served as the Exhibitor Chair for the 1998 conference in Portland, Maine. In addition, he has served as LAC Co-Chair for the National Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, in 2000. He is currently serving as Exhibitor Co-Chair for the 2009 NERGC Conference in Manchester, NH. Mr. Mishkin was a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild and served as secretary for the organization. He has written several articles in photographic magazines as well as genealogical and historical magazines and publications. Currently, Mr. Mishkin serves as Vice-President for the South Portland Historical Society.

David Mishkin will be speaking on the Preservation of Modern Imaging Systems.

Are modern imaging systems better than the older processes we have now? In many cases this is not true. It is very important to museums, historical societies and families that are using these new systems to be aware of the problems that are inherent in each. Can you imagine the disappointment in displaying a beautiful color wedding photograph only to see it fading and shifting colors after only five years?

This session discusses the longevity of video photography and why you should not use videos for preserving family or historic events. The pros and cons of using digital imaging, cameras, printers and CD-Roms for preserving images; the durability of color photography and what you can do to help prevent those color images from fading; and proper storage methods for each medium.

This lecture is designed for all levels from beginner, intermediate to advanced.

For more details on the 2008 conference to be held in South Portland on Saturday, September 20th, visit http://www.maineroots.org/.

Friday, June 6, 2008

2008 Conference Registration Form Now Available

Maine Genealogical Society invites you to be a part of our exciting 2008 annual conference. We are proud to have developed a reputation for the outstanding quality of our conferences and the 2008 conference promises to be just as awesome! The details can all be discovered at our conference website at www.maineroots.org.

To download and print the conference flyer and registration form, visit http://www.maineroots.org/2008conferenceflyer.pdf.

Make plans to attend now and we'll see you in September!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Taconnett Falls Genealogy Fair - June 14

Three special presentations will be highlights at the Taconnett Falls Genealogy Society’s 5th Annual Genealogy Fair on June 14. Activities begin at 9 a.m. at the society’s library, 10 Lithgow Street, Winslow, with registration and lunch at the Winslow Congregational Church next door. There is no charge for the fair. Drinks, snacks, and lunch will be available for a small charge.

For beginning genealogists and family historians, Sarah M. Crockett, Lincoln, ME, will present “The Journey into Genealogy: a GPS for Finding Your Ancestors.” This session begins at 10 a.m. in the library’s basement.

At 11:30 a.m. Jerry Gower, Maine First Families 1790’s contributor and Washington County expert, and Janet Weymouth, MGS 1st Vice president and Corresponding Secretary, will discuss ”Brick Walls” in a panel.

During the afternoon Jerry Gower will conduct an “Ancestors’ Road Show,” several 15 minute sessions of one on one help and advice. For this special program you must sign up for a time spot when you register. First come; first served.

The church will be full of display tables from vendors across Maine. The library will be open all day with free access to the myriad records and access to a copy machine for a small donation. Undoubtedly there will be a few Flag Day surprises to attract attention, so what have you got to loose? Come on down to Winslow and enjoy a day looking for ancestors right beside the Kennebec River.

For more information, visit www.rootsweb.com/~metfcmgs.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

April Genealogical Events

Here's what's happening genealogically around the state for April:

April 5, 2008
Greater Portland Chapter of MGS
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Grandma's Obituary Box presented by Pam Stone Eagleson, CG

April 13, 2008
Pejepscot Genealogical Society
Brunswick, Maine
Lisbon Historical Society presented by Al & Dorothy Smith and Bill Barr

April 16, 2008
Penobscot County Genealogical Society
Bangor, Maine
Cousins Explained presented by Roxanne Moore Saucier

April 19, 2008
Finding Your Ancestors in Court Records
with Diane Rapaport
Maine Genealogical Society's One-Day Workshop
Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine
For more information, visit www.maineroots.org

April 19, 2008
Hancock County Genealogical Society
Ellsworth, Maine
Program To Be Announced

April 19, 2008
Taconnett Falls Chapter of MGS
Winslow, Maine
Monthly Workshop - The Master Genealogist

April 20, 2008
Taconnett Falls Chapter of MGS
Winslow, Maine
Organization Strategies presented by Carolyn Browne and Janet Weymouth

April 28, 2008
Aroostook County Genealogical Society
Caribou, Maine
CD of the MOCA Gravestone Repair Workshop of 7 Oct 2006 in Westbrook

Friday, February 1, 2008

Celebrate Deacon John Leavitt’s 400th Birthday

John Leavitt was born 1608 and came to America in 1628, settling in Hingham Massachusetts . His descendants today are concentrated all over New England, but also spread across the US and Canada . The National Association of Leavitt Families will be celebrating his birthday in Hingham Mass June 26-28, 2008. The main celebration will be Saturday June 28 for one-day attendees, with extra social events and a Plimouth Plantation tour on Thursday and Friday. Registration deadlines for tours and discount hotels are in May, so register early. You may register or receive further info as of Jan 1 at our website www.LeavittFamily-NALF.org or call/ email Roland Rhoades (MGS #1151) seeker@maine.rr.com 207-892-0923 for our free Leavitt e-newsletter.

John Leavitt had a number of sons with descendants in Maine . The son Israel Leavitt branch has many descendants who settled in Turner, Richmond , Bowdoin, Topsham , New Brunswick and Maine border areas. The Samuel branch has descendants who settled in Bangor , Lincoln , Orono, Kenduskeag. The Nehemiah branch covers most of Maine, with most of the towns in Somerset County especially Athens, Ripley, Cambridge, Skowhegan, Fairfield, and Harmony; Parkman and Willimantic in Piscataquis County; Montville and Jackson in Lincoln/Waldo County; much of Aroostook County especially Sherman, Smyrna, Island Falls, Hodgdon, Mesardis, Littleton, Monticello, Benedicta; Penobscot County towns of Medway, Bangor, Howland, Lincoln, Corinna, Exeter, and more; and other towns including Livermore, Alfred, Parsonsfield, Gray, New Gloucester, Raymond. Most of the Kittery to Portland area is the Thomas Leavitt branch. Our other Leavitt branches cover most of the rest of Maine . Contact Roland for a free lookup of your Leavitts. We find horrendous errors in websites and books. We are computerizing more and more records as we prepare to publish new corrected and documented Leavitt genealogies.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

2008 Genealogy Seminar at Sea Announced

Fly Away Travel is now taking reservations for the 2008 Genealogy Seminar at Sea, October 25th - November 1st. The seminar will be hosted on board Royal Caribbean's brand new, unparalleled, Liberty of the Seas, which will be sailing to the warm Eastern Caribbean islands of Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, and Royal Caribbean's private paradise of Labadee.

This Seminar at Sea stands to be the best of the best in terms of its stunning array of some of the most sought after speakers in the genealogy community today. These include John Phillip Colletta and George G. Morgan (featured speakers at our own 2006 and 2007 conferences), along with Paul Milner, Laura G. Prescott, Donna M. Moughty, Paula Stuart-Warren, Michael J. Leclerc and Stephen J. Danko.

Passengers will have to opportunity to learn the latest and greatest techniques in areas such as: methodology, writing & publishing, internet research, problem solving and geographic areas around the world. Guest’s will have the opportunity to choose up to 15 lectures that will take place in Liberty of the Seas four state of the art conference centers over a period of three days during the seven day cruise. The authored speakers will be featured for book sales and autographs during a special group activity.

Check out the exciting all-star line-up of topics for this event at http://www.genealogycruises.com/.

The cost of experiencing this week long seminar/vacation begins at just $829 per person, including all port taxes and seminar fees. Traveling companions not attending the Seminar at Sea qualify for a rate reduction, as well as the 3rd & 4th passengers sharing one cabin. (Ask for details).

Fly Away Travel is a full service Travel Agency with nearly 60yrs of combined experience. Fly Away Travel specializes in Group Travel, Honeymoons, Destination Weddings & Family vacations. Contact Cindy Lorenz at Fly Away Travel 800-837-0295 or by e-mail: FlyAwayInc@aol.com.