Our History

The Maine Genealogical Society 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. Within a few years, local chapters sprouted across the state. The official inauguration of the Greater Portland Chapter of MGS took place on April 21, 1979. 

Like MGS, we are committed to promoting and fostering interest in genealogy and family history in the greater Portland area. Each month educational programs are presented to help further your research. 

2024 Officers

President: Diane Holden

Vice President: Gray Stabley

Secretary: Lois Knight

Treasurer: Margaret Perkins

Publicity: Linda McLoon

MGS Representative: Diane Holden

2024 Committees

Membership, Margaret Perkins

Webmaster, Gray Stabley

Friendship, Lois Knight 

Program Committee; Star Pelsue, Stephen Pelsue, 

Margaret Perkins, and Eva Holmes