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New programs for the upcoming season are in the works and we hope to have a little something for everyone this year. As always we will begin new programs in October.  There will also be a beginners class offered in September.  To that end we'd like to gently remind you that dues will be due October 1st for the 2016 - 2017 season.  You can find the membership form on our website by clicking on "MEMBER BENEFITS" on the left side of this page and then clicking on "Membership Application".  

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!
Courses for the 2016 - 2017 season are in development and will be posted to events as they are firmed up.  Patti will have a pre-season class for beginners in September.  In October, Patti will offer two classes.  The first will be "The Amish Culture" and the second will be "Irish and German Research".  Please go to the events link for a full description of each class.  Check events frequently for future class listings.  
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 hae been relocated here from "Links".
Maine State Library:
Contains many geneaology records and links including a listing of all available Maine City Directories.  To get there click on "State Resources" and then click on "Maine".  
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

In addition to Family Tree Maker, Ancestry.com will allow Roots Magic synchronization beginning in December 2016.  No exact date has been given for Roots Magic to be fully functional to sync with Ancestry but Ancestry did say that if you have the current version of Roots Magic the upgrade to sync with Ancestry will be free.  Check back in the fall for more information. 

October 28
Irish and German Research Sites
Patti Kirk will be presenting, "Irish and German Research Sites".  In this class she will share many new records and several new collections on the internet.  She will share the top ten Irish and the top ten German sites for research.  In addition, she will provide twenty addtional sites for ...