Genealogy

The Skidompha History and Genealogy Center is open year round during library hours and is an information center where visitors can access up-to-date events happening at local historical societies, genealogy groups, historic buildings, and museums.

WHILE THE LIBRARY IS CLOSED
DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  • Staff genealogist, Kathleen Maclachlan, will be checking email genealogy@skidompha.org on Mondays and Thursdays and is happy to respond to your genealogy questions via email.
  • Get timely Genealogy updates, photos, and humor by liking and following our genealogy facebook page:  Skidompha Library Genealogy.  
  • Check out our Online Resource page for links to helpful sites you can use from home!
  • Subscribe to Skidompha’s weekly newsletter which includes genealogy suggestions for books, website, blogs, etc.

Skidompha Library remains closed at this time; the following description refers to our pre-Covid hours, to which we hope to return when the time is appropriate and safe for patrons and staff.

The Skidompha History and Genealogy Center is open year round during library hours and is an information center where visitors can access up-to-date events happening at local historical societies, genealogy groups, historic buildings, and museums.

 

 

 

What We Offer (Sorry not available until the library reopens)

Skidompha Library invites all those interested in local history, family history, and genealogy to explore The Skidompha History And Genealogy Center located on the second floor of the library. While the collection focuses on information about Lincoln County, Maine, we also have material from other areas of Maine, New England, the US, Canada, and other countries.

Our staff genealogy specialist, Kathleen Maclachlan, is here Thursdays from 9 – 5 to assist visitors in researching local history and local family history as well as to help folks use the free ancestrylibrary.com (world version) subscription, suggest strategies for genealogy research in the US and beyond, and increase awareness of the many fine institutions in Maine and beyond who have collections which augment those at the library.  Thursdays are “drop-in” days and no guaranteed private instruction is offered on these days when multiple researchers are likely to be using the genealogy area.  

The Skidompha Genealogy Club meets several times each month for presentations, hands-on sessions, discussion, and mutual support.  All are welcome; see Genealogy Opportunities for upcoming dates.

New to genealogy or the genealogy groups at Skidompha Library?

Check Genealogy Opportunities for special events, changes to the schedule, dates for free One-on-One appointments, and changes to Mrs. Maclachlan’s schedule at the library. Contact Kathleen Maclachlan to be added to the genealogy group email list for special announcements.