The Maine Genealogy Society state conference will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield. The theme of this year's conference is "Roots to Success." The topics of this year's program were planned according to requests from last year's participants.
The names of some of the presenters may be familiar to some readers of this newsletter:
"Where Do You Begin - Planting Your Family Tree," with Dale Mower.
"Searching for Native American Roots in New England," Nancy Lecompte.
"New Approaches to Genealogy Using Genetics and DNA," Dr. Thomas Roderick.
"Digitizing the Past: The Application of Digital Photography and Scanning in Genealogy Today," Teresa Myers.
"Scrapbooking: Creating a Heritage Album," Carolyn Murphy.
"Records - The Good, the Band and the Illegible," Dale Mower.
"Treasures in the Town Vault: Accessing Municipal Records," Kathleen Montejo.
"Medical Genetics and Family History," Dr. Roderick.
"Great-Grandpa in Your Pocket: A Look at Technology to Take with You When Researching Away from Home," Dick Eastman.
"How to Keep Your Past in the Present and Still Save It for the Future: Archival Techniques," Teresa Myers.
Lunch, hosted by the Fairfield Historical Society, is chicken salad or vegetarian sandwich, dessert and drink, for $6.
Annual meeting of the society.
"Electronic Researching - Surfing the Web," Dale Mower.
"French Genealogy in Aroostook County," Dennis Prue.
"3-Ms: Morbidity and Mortality in Maine," Dr. Jack Battick.
"A Review of Genealogical Software: Part 1," Dick Eastman.
"Applying to Lineage Societies such as the DAR, SAR and Mayflower," Roxanne Moore Saucier.
"Organizing Your Genealogical Research and a Few Final Thoughts," Dale Mower.
"Doing Your Genealogical Research in New Brunswick," Jane Bushey Fogg.
"Gravestones and Cemetery Research," Nancy Porter.
"A Review of Genealogical Software: Part 2," Dick Eastman.
"Brick Walls and Broken Branches: Roundtable Discussion of Research Roadblocks."
Genealogy Spotlight: Maine Memory Network
Door prizes, 4:15 p.m.
You will also find numerous vendors with genealogy books and other items for sale.
The preregistration fee by Sept. 24 is $10 for Maine Genealogical Society members, or $15 for non-members. Those who register at the door pay $20.
Preregister by sending the fee and the price of lunch if you wish it, to Maine Genealogical Society, c/o Janice Gower, 9 Ox View Lane, Raymond, ME 04071. Indicate which sessions you plan to attend to help organizers get things ready. You may print a registration form at http://www.maineroots.org.
This sounds like a good event and I certainly am looking forward to it.