A
C
Baby Carriage
E
F
G Image of a Woman I
Class Photograph
K
L
B
       FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCHERS
     WELCOME TO OUR 2016 - 2017 SEASON


Our 2016 - 2017 season began with Patti Kirk's two classes in October, "The Amish" and "German and Irish Websites".  November classes were on maximizing your efforts on the LDS church website and and on understanding where and how various records are kept.  The February and March calendars are now available.
 
 


Thank you for visiting our site.  Last year was very exciting for us as we launched our new, and greatly improved, website.  We have articles of interest, blank genealogy forms, and member stories on a variety of topics.
Check out our many links pages. We are frequently adding new links and new categories.  All links have been checked and are working (some are large and load slowly) but if ever you find a broken link, please, do not hesitate to contact us.  We also have links to many free, and mostly free, websites.  Additionally, there are country specific links and topical links. And, we promise you that there are many more to come.  
On our site you will also find information on becoming a member and the benefits that are for members only.  Just beneath the membership benefits button you will find our "Lending Library". Click on this link to browse our many books that are available for lending to members.
You can find a full listing of coming events by clicking on the "Events" button.  Once you click on the Events button you will see a calendar submenu.  Click on it to get the current, printable calendar.
It is our desire that you join us for a little or a lot as your time allows.  And, certainly, if you have suggestions we would love to hear them.  We hope that you find something, or many things, that spark your interest and that you visit us again as we will be regularly adding new material.
So grab a cup of tea, browse through our offerings, and enjoy!
 
 
The February and March calendars are now available under events on the left side of this page.  Courses for February and March are now posted on the right side of this page.  Click on "View Full Listing" for more information. Courses for April 2017 are in development and will be posted to events as they are firmed up. 
 
NEW MENU BUTTON:
There is a new menu item on the left side of the home page, "U.S. Resources".  Here you'll find links to National Archives, Library of Congress, U.S. Gen sites, and Multi-state sites.  African American Links and Native American Links have been relocated here from "Links".
 
NEW LINKS:
Maine State Library:
Contains many genealogy records and links including a listing of all available Maine City Directories.  To get there click on "State Resources" and then click on "Maine".  
 
MILITARY:
A number of new sites are in the "Military" menu:
National Archives Military Research
National D-Day Memorial
National Archives D-Day
National Gravesite Locator
American Battle Monuments Commission
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Daughters of the American Revolution
 
 
 


             GENEALOGY HAPPENINGS:
 
Friday, March 17, 2017, from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Shirley Pizziferri will be the speaker at the monthly meeting of the Martin County Genealogical Society.  Her topic will be "Organizing Your Genealogy Research - Or Fix It Before It's Too Late". Shirely will discuss a number of methods for organizing your research.  The meeting will be held at the Blake Library, 2351 SE Monterey Road, Stuart.  This event is free and guests are most welcome.
 
Saturday, March 18, 2017, from 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM there will be an LDS Conference entitled "Back to Basics".  The conference will be held at the LDS Family History Center, 2401 SW Matheson Avenue, Palm City.  This event is free and open to the public.  More details to follow. 
 


Upcoming
February 24
The Paper Chase
Deb Halacy will show you how to find and use various types of periodicals for your genealogy research. She will discuss newspapers, magazines, and society journals, including those in foreign languages. Class fee is $8.00.
February 27
The Paper Chase
Deb Halacy will show you how to find and use various types of periodicals for your genealogy research. She will discuss newspapers, magazines, and society journals, including those in foreign languages. Class fee is $8.00.
March 1
Optomizing Google and Bing Searches
Deb Halacy will share strategies for greater success with search engines. Class fee is $8.00.
March 10
Reading Old Penmanship
Handwriting expert, Bonnie Lee, wil share hints for reading handwriting in older records.  Class fee is $8.00.