Join members of The Maine Genealogical Society and other guests as we work through a series of lectures beginning with an introduction to DNA, using Y-DNA and mtDNA for genealogical research, including how to break through some of those pesky brick walls in your research. We’ll end the day discussing third party tools you can use to help analyze your DNA results more efficiently and have saved a block of time at the end for a Q&A session.
You’ve got DNA questions. We’ve got answers. Make the most of your DNA test results after spending a day with a national recognized speaker, who specializes on this very subject. Lunch is included in the registration fee, and we’ll have a number of our Special Publications available for purchase, including the recently released Maine Families in 1790, Volume 11 and Vital Records of Mount Vernon.
For more information about the day’s events, or to register, visit our workshop website at http://conference.maineroots.org We’re looking forward to seeing you in Augusta on April 23!
We definitely had some learnings and the Conference Committee will be making notes of what went well and what could use some improving. If you attended the event and have thoughts on what you liked and what you would like to have seen done differently, or in addition to what was available, please let us know with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
There have been a lot of requests to do a similar type event in the future, so we’ll be discussing the feasibility of that in an upcoming meeting.
Thank you to all those groups who participated and those individuals who came out to see what our Genealogy Fair was all about. We had a great time, and we hope you did too.
Now it’s time to wrap up the last minute planning for our Annual September Conference and get people signed up to join us in Brewer, Maine for a day of genealogical lectures and more vendor sales tables. To learn more about what’s happening on Saturday, September 19, 2015 in Brewer, visit our conference web page: http://conference.maineroots.org
Join MGS and more than a dozen other organizations from across the State of Maine for this FUN, FREE event and learn about all the great resources available for researching your Maine roots.
The annual Maine Genealogical Spring Workshop is one day, deep dive session into a specific aspect of genealogical research. On April 5, 2014 we are excited to welcome Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective, as she presents 4 lectures covering topics from identifying and dating early photographs to preservation techniques. We’ll also learn about Civil War era photography and Maureen’s own special project, The Last Muster, an effort to find, identify and document photos of the Revolutionary War generation. Join us as we gain a better understanding of the kinds of information we can glean from those old family photographs and how to preserve that information for generations to come.”
Maureen Taylor will also be able to provide some individual private consults the evening before the program in the Breakfast Room of the Comfort Inn at 281 Civic Center Dr., Augusta, ME 04330. All appointments dated Friday April 4th, 2014 will be held at the hotel.
More information about the workshop is available here: http://conference.maineroots.org
For scheduling a private consult with Maureen Taylor visit her event page at http://mgs2014.eventbrite.com
Retail these books sell for a combined $166. MGS Members could already get them at a substantial discount, $92, but for a limited time, this value bundle is available for MGS Members only for $75! Not a member? Why not join and take advantage of this amazing deal? For the extra $25 you get our quarterly newsletter, quarterly scholarly journal, more discounts on ALL our in stock titles and you have the opportunity to have your genealogy related website added to our list of links, and post queries to the blog.
And, if you’re coming to our Spring Workshop in Augusta, let us know which books you’re interested in and we can bring them with us and save you some shipping costs! Not registered for the workshop? Better hurry, there’s only a week left before the registration deadline.
For more information on both these deals, visit our website: http://www.maineroots.org
We’ll start with an introduction to the census, the different types of federal census records that exist, and the types of information you can find in each one. From there we’ll move on to tips and tricks for finding your ancestors in census records, particularly when an index doesn’t exit.
After a break for our luncheon buffet, we’ll come back and talk in more depth about non-population censuses. In addition to agricultural, mortality and inducstry censuses, We’ll also discuss slave schedules and veteran censuses (revolutionary and civil wars) Finally, we’ll end the afternoon with more in depth census research. Learn how to formulate a hypothesis when you aren’t sure what it is you’re looking for. Then use census records to prove or disprove your theory.
You can sign up online through our Workshop web site:
Not an MGS Member? That’s ok. All are welcome. Of course, we’d love for you join when you register. MGS members gets $10 off the registration price.
Using Federal Records in Genealogical Research with John Philip Colletta
Saturday, April 23, 2011, 8am – 4pm
Winslow VFW Banquet & Conference Center
Have questions about how to find your ancestors in the Passenger Arrival Lists? What about finding their allusive naturalization records? Ever thought to use passport applications or Civil War draft registration records in your research?
Come find out more about these types of federal records and others. MGS is pleased to bring another national level genealogy speaker to Maine! Dr. Colletta is one of America’s most popular genealogical presenters. Entertaining, knowledgeable and experienced, he has conducted genealogy workshops for over 20 years. He is the author of several books, including They Came in Ships – A Guide to Finding Your Immigrant Ancestor’s Arrival Record.
The MGS spring workshop will be held on Saturday, April 23 at the Winslow VFW Banquet & Conference Center. The Conference Center is near Waterville and is located just a few miles from I-95.
Here is a link to the Conference facility website:
Registration fee is $40 for MGS members and $50 for non-members. Fees include a luncheon buffet and all workshop materials.
Dr. Colletta’s books will be for sale and he will be available to autograph them for conference attendees. MGS Special Publications will also be available for purchase – a chance to save on shipping costs!
Here is the link for more information and for a registration form: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~megs/
Hope to see you there!