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Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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February 2018

Genealogy Event: Immigrant Ancestors – How Did They Get Here and What Was Life Like in Their New Land

February 15, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Library – 2nd Floor Genealogy, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free

This evening genealogy program at Skidompha Library will focus on 19th and 20th century US records, including the use of census, citizenship records, and local histories to inform family historians about their ancestors’ newfound neighborhoods, towns, opportunities, and challenges. Sometimes in the pursuit of finding that ancestral homeland across the “Big Water,” researchers pay little attention to the people and places where their ancestors first settled in the United States or Canada. This evening’s program will encourage researchers to delve…

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Genealogy Event: Genealogy across Generations

February 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Library – 2nd Floor Genealogy, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Intergenerational Project Designed for an adult (parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, etc) with one or two children aged 6-10, this introduction to family history includes two simple crafts and encouragement for the whole family to enjoy learning about their unique family tree! Group size is limited; please sign up by emailing Kathleen Maclachlan. 2nd floor Genealogy section.

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Genealogy Event: My DNA Results Arrived…Now What?

February 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Library – 2nd Floor Genealogy, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Basic techniques for using your DNA results in family history research. Examples will be from ancestry.com tests, but theory and skills can be applied to other testing companies, too.  2nd floor Genealogy section.

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July 2018

GENEALOGY ROUNDTABLE – Tales from the Kitchen

July 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Library – 2nd Floor Genealogy, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free

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!

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GENEALOGY ROUNDTABLE – Tales from the Kitchen

July 25, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Library – 2nd Floor Genealogy, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free

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!

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September 2018

Traveling Back to our Ancestors’ Neighborhoods

September 26, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Library – 2nd Floor Genealogy, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free

Genealogist Kathleen Maclachlan will recount the details of researching and planning to visit four areas in Ireland and Scotland where her ancestors and her husband's ancestors lived and the surprises which the trip held.  She hopes that others will be encouraged by this talk, can glean some helpful hints, and enjoy the adventure vicariously.

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October 2018

Genealogy Beginner Class (Full)

October 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Library – 2nd Floor Genealogy, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Designed for REAL beginners, this one-evening class will help participants know the basics of best practices for family research, giving a solid foundation for future research.  Staff genealogist Kathleen Maclachlan will also recommend books and other resources for beginners and will provide handouts. (This class is full.)

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January 2019

Genealogy: Beginner Series (AM)

January 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until February 19, 2019

Library – 2nd Floor Genealogy, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free

Beginner series - AM. (Attendees must sign up in advance with Staff Genealogist Kathleen Machlachlan and must have completed the introduction to Beginning Genealogy Seminar)

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Hats & More

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Library – 2nd Floor Genealogy, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free

What did your ancestors wear on their heads? Plain or fancy, furry or feathery, practical or whimsical – – hats have been popular for generations and hat styles can help us date photos! And knowing the era of a photo might help to identify who was wearing that topper! Participants are encouraged to bring photos of hat-wearing people and to bring actual examples of hats for the group to enjoy. 

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February 2019

Genealogy: Beginner Series (AM)

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until February 19, 2019

Library – 2nd Floor Genealogy, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free

Beginner series - AM. (Attendees must sign up in advance with Staff Genealogist Kathleen Machlachlan and must have completed the introduction to Beginning Genealogy Seminar)

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Genealogy: Beginner Series (AM)

February 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until February 19, 2019

Library – 2nd Floor Genealogy, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free

Beginner series - AM. (Attendees must sign up in advance with Staff Genealogist Kathleen Machlachlan and must have completed the introduction to Beginning Genealogy Seminar)

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July 2019

Genealogy Beginner Class: MORNING

July 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until August 21, 2019

Library – 2nd Floor Genealogy, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Genealogy beginner class. Class size limited; participants must sign up for the 4-session course in advance. Please contact Kathleen Maclachlan by email to sign up: genealogy@skidompha.org  

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August 2019

Genealogy Beginner Class: MORNING

August 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until August 21, 2019

Library – 2nd Floor Genealogy, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Genealogy beginner class. Class size limited; participants must sign up for the 4-session course in advance. Please contact Kathleen Maclachlan by email to sign up: genealogy@skidompha.org  

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Genealogy Beginner Class: MORNING

August 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until August 21, 2019

Library – 2nd Floor Genealogy, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Genealogy beginner class. Class size limited; participants must sign up for the 4-session course in advance. Please contact Kathleen Maclachlan by email to sign up: genealogy@skidompha.org  

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Genealogy Beginner Class: MORNING

August 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating until August 21, 2019

Library – 2nd Floor Genealogy, 184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Genealogy beginner class. Class size limited; participants must sign up for the 4-session course in advance. Please contact Kathleen Maclachlan by email to sign up: genealogy@skidompha.org  

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