Greater Portland Chapter

of the

Maine Genealogical Society


The purpose of this chapter is 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 in the greater Portland area.

Who we are

We are a friendly group of people who meet via Zoom (during COVID) every month (Sept. - June, but not December) on the first Saturday of the month at 1:00. Starting in Sept. 2021, we are hoping to be meeting in person again at the First Congregational Church UCC at 301 Cottage Road in South Portland. We'll keep you posted! Meetings are free and open to the public. Please join us for our next meeting!


We are sorry to announce that one of our faithful longtime members, Norman Jordan has passed away, a victim of COVID. Mr. Jordan served as our President for the 2006-7 year. He was a direct descendant of the Jordan family who founded Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He was a one-man library of knowledge of Cape Elizabeth and South Portland history. Our group has sent a check for $100 in his memory to the Cape Elizabeth Historical Preservation Society of which he was an active member during his lifetime. It is hoped the money will be used towards the campaign to acquire the former WW Thomas schoolhouse (used in the past as the town’s library) for the CEHPS headquarters.

Norm Jordan standing in the Olde Spurwick Plantation Cemetery in Cape Elizabeth, ME, where several of his Jordan Ancestors are buried.