Genealogy Opportunities

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2018 SCHEDULE BELOW                                         





old handwritten recipe cardsThursday, July 12th, 5:00-6:30
Roundtable Sharing:  Tales from the Kitchen
This is an opportunity to share discoveries and remember stories from your ancestors’ kitchens – recipes, tools, traditions, feasts!  Participants have many options for sharing during this roundtable event:  Bring a story.  Bring a document, recipe, photo, or kitchen artifact.  Bring something sweet or savory made from a family recipe to share!

Wednesday, July 25th, 12:30-2:00
Roundtable Sharing – “Tales from the Kitchen” will be available again


Thursday, July 26th, 5:00-6:30
Mainers of the Titanic
author Mac Smith shares the research behind the book
Mainers on the Titanic traces the stories of passengers on that fateful ship who had tied to Maine.  Many of them were wealthy summer visitors to Mount Desert Island, but there were many other residents of the state aboard as well.  Their tales are retold in a lively way here, along with the sinking-related events in the state at that time.  Meticulously researched, this book reveals the agonizing day-to-day wait of Mainers for news of what really happened to their loved ones aboard and tells the stories of Maine passengers from their boarding to the sinking, rescue, and arrival back in the country, and for those who did not survive, their final coming ashore in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Mac’s research has resulted in a unique and fascinating volume.  Copies of his book will be available for purchase with cash or check.  Meeting will be held in Skidompha’s 1st floor Porter Meeting Hall.  A $5 donation is suggested to support future genealogy programming.

Wednesday, August 22nd, 12:30-2:00
Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor; Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief,
Doctor, baker, fine shoe-maker; Wise man, madman, taxman, please….
Resources for Researching your Ancestors’ Occupations ~ presented by Kathleen Maclachlan



Coming in September:
Live Webinar with a New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) Genealogist

This one-hour presentation (topic TBA soon!) will include a Q & A time when participants here in Skidompha’s Porter Meeting Hall can type in questions for the genealogist to answer.
A $5 donation is suggested to support future genealogy programming.


Wednesday, July 11 and August 1  (September date TBA)  by appointment
One-on-One Free Consultations with Kathleen Maclachlan
Get help developing a research plan, attacking a “brick wall,” practicing your online search techniques, dealing with facts that don’t match, finding new sources to explore, or discussing your own special genealogy questions.  Email Kathleen Maclachlan for a one hour appointment.  Preference will be given to those who have not had an appointment in the previous three months.
July 11 – 1 appointment open
August 1 – 5 appointments open

Mrs. Maclachlan will not be available on Thursday June 28.   The genealogy section is available to researchers during all library hours; please remember to sign in and sign out at the section kiosk.  Please place all books, etc on red cart when finished.