Thursday, February 14, 2008

Wawenoc Chapter Genealogy Group Meeting

The Wawenoc Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society meets in the library each month on the third Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Depending on the program we either meet in the third floor conference room or in the Abbott Room. The schedule for the next several months is as follows:

Wednesday, February 20 – 2:00 p.m. Special Collections
LDS Digital Project Presentation
Volunteers from the Genealogical Society of Utah who have been in the area scanning court and town records for will be on hand to talk about the society and the work they have been doing in Maine.

[note: Here's an image from the Feb. meeting, provided by Maureen Taylor]

Wednesday, March 19 – 2:00 p.m. Abbott Room
Searching for Census Dead Ends
Having trouble finding Great Grandpa Fred in the 1920 census? You know he has to be there, but you can’t find him in the index? Send your toughest census dead end in before this meeting ( and Dereka Smith will bring out her bag of tricks and tips to track them down.

[note: Some photos of the March meeting with Dereka demonstrating on the Abbott room projection system.]

Wednesday, April 16 – 2:00 p.m. Abbott Room
Sarah's Journey:Retracing an Ancestor's Life with Military Pension Files
Dale Mower, President of the Maine Genealogical Society, will share the story of Sarah Shannon and the genealogical treasures that can be found in pension records.

Each program will be followed by a time for sharing information and refreshments, ending at 4:00 p.m.


If you have any questions about this group leave a comment here or contact me at or 338-3884 ext. 25.