Event Series Genealogy group meeting

Mysteries, Mistakes, and Surprises: Adventures in Maine Genealogy

Abbott Room

Genealogy can be an adventure. In this presentation, Belfast resident and author Dana Murch will talk about some of the mysteries, mistakes, and surprises he has found while researching the Murch family of Maine. These adventures include stories about King Philip, the Mayflower, child-bearing, genealogists, extra-marital affairs, birth and death records, cousins, George Washington, gravestones, […]

Event Series Genealogy group meeting

Mum’s the Word: A Wartime Tale of Secrets, Intrigue, Rescue, and Daring, With a Genealogical Connection

Abbott Room

Last February, Rick Davis told the story of James Monroe Munyon, perhaps the most famous patent medicine salesman in America.  This time, Davis will spin a wartime tale involving Curtiss Munyan, a (sub)Marine, Missionaries, Manufacturers, a Message, a Merchant, a Mystery, a Mission, Mines (actually depth charges), and General Douglas MacArthur.  Although this story includes […]

Event Series Genealogy group meeting

Genealogy group meeting: Show & Tell

Abbott Room

Join the Wawenoc Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society for our annual Show & Tell meeting! We welcome you to bring something from your family’s history and share it with the group. It can be anything—photo, record, award, jewelry, portrait, etc. All are welcome! This is a hybrid meeting that will be streamed over Zoom. […]

Event Series Genealogy group meeting

Genealogy group meeting: Family Recipe Potluck

Abbott Room

Monthly meeting of the Wawenoc Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society. Join us in celebrating our first meeting of the new year with a potluck of family recipes. Feel free to bring a dish to share, along with any associated stories/photos. All are welcome! This group is always open to new genealogists, whether complete beginners […]

Event Series Genealogy group meeting

Genealogy group meeting: New England Town Records

Abbott Room

Join the Wawenoc Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society for a group viewing of a recorded presentation by genealogist Ann Lawthers, made available through American Ancestors, called “New England Town Records." Town records from New England can contain a wealth of genealogical information. These records can contain records of births, marriages, burials, mortgages, name changes, […]

Event Series Genealogy group meeting

Giving Context to a Photograph: In Praise of Newspapers

Abbott Room

In this presentation, Deborah Nowers will explain how the discovery of a photograph led to a quest to learn about basketball and the players in her family. Deborah Nowers is the Membership Secretary for the Maine Genealogical Society and the State Registrar and Penobscot Expedition Chapter Registrar for the Daughters of the American Revolution. She […]

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Peterborough Veterans Memorial Monument

Abbott Room

The Town of Warren, Maine holds a rich history of its early settlement, varied industries, and the development of the Georges River Canal amongst other notable items. Did you know that Warren was also the location of Maine's largest historical African American community? The community of Peterborough started with the family of Amos and Sarah […]

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Genealogy group~ One Name Study: Learoyd

Abbott Room

In genealogy circles, a one name study (ONS) is focused on one surname and its variants, with the aim of gathering every mention of the name in records. Join the Maine State Library’s Genealogy Reference Specialist, B.J. Jamieson, for a discussion about her study tracing the name Learoyd, heavily focused on the Bradford/Huddersfield area of […]