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     WELCOME TO OUR 2016 - 2017 SEASON

Our new season has begun.  Patti Kirk gave two classes in October, The Amish and German and Irish Websites.  November will bring classes on maximizing your efforts on the LDS church website and and on understanding where and how various records are kept.  We are still working on classes for the new year and we hope to have a little something for everyone.  Many of you have renewed your membership for the 2016 - 2017 season and for that we thank you.  For those of you who have yet to decide we hope you'll come back.  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.    In October, Patti offered two classes.  The first was "The Amish Culture" and the second was "Irish and German Research".  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 have been relocated here from "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".  
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.