2019 Maine Genealogy Fair

The Maine Genealogical Society is teaming up, once again, with the Maine State Archives, Library and Museum to present our FREE Maine Genealogy Fair. On June 29, 2019, from 9am through 2pm, the entrance to the Cultural Building on 230 State St. in Augusta will be abuzz with dozens of genealogical and historical societies from around the State, all looking to help you in your quest to learn more about your Maine roots.

FREE admission to the Maine State Museum will give a glimpse into how your Maine ancestors may have lived, whether they were alive 50 years ago or 12,000. Staff of the Maine Archives will be available for this special event, and B.J. Jamieson, Maine State Library genealogy reference specialist will be on hand as well.

Additionally, MGS will once again offer our Brick Wall Busters, where you can get extra, one on one help, with one of our experienced researchers to help identify additional places and records you may be able to find information about those hard to find ancestors in your tree, and we’ll have two presentations in the Archive’s foyer. we’ll start the morning with Dr. Liam Riordan, Professor of History at the University of Maine. Professor Riordan will talk about Maine’s process of becoming a State and some of the interesting records that were created as a result. Later on, we’ll hear from Jesse Casas who will talk about how he was able to locate a birth parent using DNA analysis.

For those who haven’t been to one of our genealogy fairs in the past, they are high energy events with a lot of opportunity to connect with people (living and passed) to help you fill in the gaps of your research, or help you get started on the road of family history research. Hope to see you there!


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