Genealogy Programs

ALL ARE WELCOME                                                        






Wednesday Genealogy Roundtable Discussions, 3:30-4:30, 2nd floor Genealogy Section
No sign-up needed for these free times of sharing experiences and resources. These are topic based gatherings – see below:
Sept 4 –  Share Your Best Suggestions of Online Alternatives to
Sept 11 – Heroes – Story sharing about a hero in your family

Wednesday, September 18th, 3:45-4:45
Scanning Basics Workshop
Presented by staff genealogist, Kathleen Maclachlan, in the 2nd floor Genealogy Section

Wednesday, September 25th 
by appointment only
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 for a one-hour appointment. Preference will be given to those who have not had an appointment previously this year.

Wednesday, November 6th, 3:30-4:30
Edgecomb’s Admiral
Researcher Darby Langdon will present the engaging story of Edgecomb’s Admiral John F. Merry, based on primary source material in Skidompha Library’s collection plus meticulous research in documents found in other repositories.  This talk will be given Skidompha’s 1st floor Porter Meeting Hall.

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.
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 (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 genealogist will not be in on Thursdays 10 October and 17 October 2019.