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 sometime in 2022, 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!

Events you might like - 2022

May 7, 2022 - GPCMGS monthly meeting

Using Maps in your Research - via Zoom or in person? - TBD

Archivist Louis Miller will present on 19th century wall maps and atlases and how to analyze these sources for historical/genealogical research. By focusing on various examples, mostly from counties and towns in Maine, Louis will show the myriad ways these sources can be utilized.

August 19-27, 2022 - Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree

Three Online Virtual Conferences

Registration opns on March 27, 2022. Go to to learn more.

Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit looking for your help!

The Historical Society of Wells & Ogunquit is looking to raise money for improvements including:

  • Improving access to the Museum with an ADA ramp

  • Preserving their 150-year-old library with siding and paint

  • Digitizing and sharing their collections

You can help by donating now, while Joanne and Howard Hall are offering to match up to $50,000 towards their Capital Plan. For more info go to