This month Phyllis Legare will tell us how to “Overcome Brick Walls” (in genealogy research).
Meetings are free and open to the public.
For more information, call Linda Aaskov at (207) 490-5709.
Our vital records research uncovers names, dates and places. But that’s only the skeleton of our ancestors. Newspapers can put meat on those bones, and it’s becoming easier than ever to look at our past.
This talk will be given by our own Bob Greene. A native of Portland, ME, he joined The Associated Press in Kansas City in 1965. He covered riots in Omaha, NE, and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral in Atlanta, GA. He transferred to Milwaukee, WI, in 1968 and to Washington, DC, in 1971. Two years later, he was named correspondent in Portland, ME, before transferring to NY Sports where, in 1980, he was named AP Tennis Writer. He retired in 2001 and the following year moved to South Portland. Besides writing the first book on African Americans in Maine to be published, Greene also contributed to “Maine’s Visible Black History”; teaches an OLLI course on Black History in Maine at the University of Southern Maine; chairs the board of the Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine at USM; is on the board of directors of the Maine Philanthropy Center, the Maine Historical Society and the Maine Freedom Trails; and lectures frequently on the Underground Railroad and Blacks in the military. As a genealogist, he has traced his family back to the 1700s in Maine. He continues to cover and write about tennis as well as genealogy.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
29 Ocean House Road in Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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Wassebec Genealogical Society meets on the 2nd Thursday of every other month at Mayo Regional Hospital Resource Center at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Visit their website at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mewgs to stay current with their happenings.
The meeting takes place on Wednesday, March 17th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lecture Hall at the Bangor Public Library.
Many may recall that Dr. TeBrake was a speaker at the recent Maine Genealogical Society conference that was held in Bangor.
Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day learning about Irish history….
Sandy Oliver, food historian will be our guest speaker sharing her knowledge of early New England food – How We Ate American Fare.
The meetings are free and open to the public.
For more information, call Linda (490-5709)
Bring your questions, challenges and lap tops to a problem assistance meeting designed to provide suggestions and direction to aid in your sleuthing.
Come early for a social time and to exchange ideas and discoveries.
For more information, call (207) 833-7371.
The group will meet on February 17, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lecture Hall of the Bangor Public Library. You don’t have to be a member to of the society to attend. Refreshments will be available.
March 17, 2010 – Dr. Janet TeBrake will discuss early Irish settlers in Bangor
April 21, 2010 – Dana Lippitt, Curator of the Bangor Museum and Center for History
Jane Fox Whelden will be talking with the group about accessing the resources at the Family History Library in Bangor.
For more information about Wassebec, visit www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mewgs.
Wayne E. Reilly will be talking on “Bangor – A Century Ago.” Wayne is retired from the Bangor Daily News after 28 years as a reported and an editor. His book “Remembering Bangor: The Queen City Before the Great Fire,” contains more than 300 columns he has written for the newspaper about local history a century ago since his retirement.
The gathering is open to everyone. You don’t have to be a member of the society to attend. Refreshments will be available.
Kerck Kelsey, a Freeport resident, will present a program on “Remarkable Americans: The Washburn Family.”
Please join your friends (and probably relatives!) for the program. Arrive early for refreshments and stay late for help with a problem you may be having finding a way through that brick wall. Members will be available until 5 p.m.
For more information, call 833-7371.
Owascoag or “Place of Much Grass” was the Indian name for Scarborough. The settlement was also called Black Poynt by the English. Owascoag is the story of Black Poynt told in the settler’s own words. Patricia found diaries, letters, depositions, court records, and other interesting material, giving a first hand account of life from 1636 to the 1750’s. The material covers exploration, settlement, and the Indian Wars.
So mark your calendars and plan to attend now. Saturday, February 6, 2010, from 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 29 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
The chapter recently held election of officers and the we congratulate those elected: President Fred Clark, Vice-President Bob Chenard, Secretary Kay Marsh, Treasurer Herb Brock, and Directors Thelma Brooks, Barbara Gunvaldsen and Janet Boynton.
They will be holding their Christmas Party on Sunday, December 20th.
For more information, visit them at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~metfcmgs.