The Washington County Historical and Genealogical Society is a group dedicated to historical preservation and genealogical research in Washington County, Maine. By working together historical societies, genealogists, and researchers can pool their limited resources, collaborate on larger scale projects, and promote each other’s work.
Members receive a quarterly newsletter Weirs & Woods, which features free queries, information and the exchange of genealogical material, in addition to news from the affiliating Washington County historical societies. Membership in the WCHGS is open to anyone interested in learning more about their family genealogy and/or the history of Washington County and neighboring Charlotte County, New Brunswick. Officers include President, Betsy Fitzgerald of Bucks Harbor; Vice President, Celeste Sherman of Machiasport; Secretary, Valdine Atwood of Machias, and Treasurer, Carole Sprague of Marshfield.
WCH&GS Contact Information – Officers:
- President, Betsy Fitzgerald – 85 Court St., Machias, ME 04654 –
- Vice President, Celeste Sherman – 960 Cutler Rd., Machiasport, ME 04655 –
- Secretary, Valdine Atwood – 17 Colonial Way, Machias, ME 04654 –
- Treasurer, Carole Sprague – 301 Ridge Rd., Marshfield, ME 04654 –
Annual dues, $10 per calendar year: Send to Treasurer Carole Sprague, 301 Ridge Rd., Marshfield, ME 04654 – Check payable to WCH&GS: Regular meetings of WCHGS will be on a quarterly basis. ‘Extra meetings’ could be held during the year at the approval of the membership. Historical societies can affiliate themselves with WCHGS by donating to the Society.
Newsletter – Weirs & Woods –
Send Changes of Address to: Celeste Sherman at .> Send submissions for what is going on, Queries, Reunions, and stories on Washington County History or Genealogy to Valdine Atwood at or by mail to 17 Colonial Way, Machias, ME 04654
Membership in the Washington County Historical & Genealogical Society is by the calendar year, January to December. For those joining later in the year, newsletters already published will be sent to you. The reason for this policy, we are a small organization so it is too difficult to keep track of mid-year renewals.