Our Upcoming Meetings

No meeting in July or August

October 2, 2021 - Cape Elizabeth Casino by Kerry Porter

Join us for a presentation by Kerry Porter who will tell us about the Cape Elizabeth Casino.

We are hoping to be meeting in person at the church, so stay tuned for an update on whether that will be possible. We hope to also offer the meeting on-line using Zoom. It has been voted to stop offering refreshments, but feel free to bring your own.

You can join the meeting on your computer, or on your mobile device (ipad, android, etc.,) between 12:30 and 1 PM and enjoy some social time. The link will be sent to all members for whom we have email addreses. If you wish to attend the meeting, but have not received the link in an email, please contact Don Taylor and ask for the link.

Past Programs

June 5, 2021 - Genealogy Websites and "Using a Genealogical Process"

Brother Albert led a discussion regarding the websites that he uses. He will provide the slides to Don to distribute to members. Brother Albert had many websites that most of us had never heard of.

Don Taylor presented a talk regarding “Using A Genealogical Process”. This was very informative.

May 1, 2021 - Organizing your stuff

Rob Roy spoke about an online software “The Next Generation of Genealogy Site building”. Building a website to share your family genealogy with other members of your family. Also, Kerry Porter led a discussion on “Genealogy Do-Overs”.

April 3, 2021 - Organizing your stuff

Pam Beveridge reported on her work “bringing heirlooms to light: i.e. letters, diaries, documents, Bibles, autograph albums, and photographs, particularly of hardscrabble folks who might otherwise have left little record” that she documents in her blog “Heirlooms Reunited”. Also, Diane Holden demonstrated how she organizes all of her genealogical photos and memorabilia.

March 6, 2021 - Let's visit Sweden - Lois Knight and Carol Hanley

Lois Knight spoke about Sweden and Carol Hanley told us about what's going on with the Stockholm Historical Society Museum in Stockholm, Maine. This meeting was held via Zoom.

Feb. 6, 2021 - What have you been up to? - Don Taylor, Diane Brakeley and Margaret Perkins

Don Taylor spoke about his photography project giving access to photographs by Ethel Wright. Diane Brakeley spoke about a book she made about her husband's family's Brakeley Canning Company. Margaret Perkins spoke about tracking down all the people who attended a wedding in her family in 1927. This meeting was held via Zoom.

June 6, 2020 - Occupations: Sources and Discoveries - by Deb Locke

Finding occupation information develops a more complete profile of who your ancestors were and their life-time journeys. We’ll take a quick look at some of the most common sources and then discover more unique sources and records pertaining to specialized professions. This meeting was held via Zoom.

February 1, 2020 - Love Story - by Margaret Perkins

To celebrate the month where Valentine's Day falls, we shared love stories from our ancestors.

January 4, 2020 - How to start your genealogy research - by Don Taylor

Don Taylor offered his presentation of “Getting To Know You”, Ancestors Through Genealogy, A Family History process. This was a great help to those getting started with genealogy, and offered new tips to everyone currently working on their families.

November 2, 2019 - Tell us about an important document you've discovered.

Members spoke about a document they had discovered that helped them break down a brick wall or unlocked a door in their research.

October 5, 2019 - Tell us about the most intriguing person you've discovered

Each attendee spent a few minutes telling us about the most interesting, intriguing or unusual person they had found in their genealogical research. After a short break for refreshments, we watched a 45-minute vieo on the Early Families of New England Study Project by Alicia Crane Williams.

September 7, 2019 - Navigating Wills And Probate Records on Ancestry

We watched a video titled, "Navigating Wills And Probate Records on Ancestry" with Anne Gillespie Mitchell. This video presented the basics. We then worked together after the video.

June 1, 2019 - When you hit a Brick Wall, Develop Foundational Thinking

This meeting featured a video from the "Ancestry Academy" by J. Marke Lowe titled, “When you hit a Brick Wall, Develop Foundational Thinking”

May 4, 2019 - What records exist and where do I find them?

This meeting featured a video by the Barefoot Genealogist, Crista Cowen, on “What records exist and where do I find them?”

April 6, 2019 - What you don't know about Ancestry

This meeting featured a video from RootsTech 2019 by the Barefoot Genealogist, Crista Cowen, on “What you don’t know about Ancestry.”

March 2, 2019 - A "How-To" Helping Round Table

February 2, 2019 - A "How-To" Helping Round Table

January 5, 2019 - 12th Volunteer Regiment of Maine during the Civil War

Debra Ann Gorneault is currently writing a book on the role of the little-known 12th Volunteer Regiment of Maine during the Civil War. She shared her extensive knowledge about the soldiers she now calls "her boys." Her digital presentation, photographs and books all presented a fascinating account of a forgotten but valuable regiment.

December 1, 2018 - Holiday Party