The Maine State Library and the Maine Genealogical Society have partnered to host the Maine Genealogy Fair at the Maine State Library in Augusta on Saturday July 11, 2015. 

 

Who:         Maine State Library, Maine Genealogical Society and other Maine historical or genealogical organizations.

What:        Maine Genealogy Fair

When:       Saturday, July 11, 2015, from 9AM to 4PM

Where:      Maine State Library / State Cultural Building, 230 State Street, Augusta, Maine

 

The Maine Genealogy Fair is the first of its kind and will bring together a wide variety of individuals and groups engaged in ancestry research.  The event is free and open to the public and complimentary table space will be provided to historical or genealogical organizations. 

 

A panel of professional genealogists will be on-hand for a “Brickwall Busters” workshop where attendees can get expert advice on tracking down elusive ancestors.  Staff from the Maine State Library and Maine State Archives will provide information on genealogy collections held by the State of Maine and the Maine State Museum will have free admission all day. 

 

The Maine State Library is home to the largest genealogy collection north of Boston as well as town histories and published vital records for towns in Maine and a good deal of New England, materials on the Maritime Provinces of Canada, and genealogy reference materials.  In 2013, a group of genealogy enthusiasts organized the Maine State Library Genealogy Club.  The group hosts monthly genealogy programming at the library that is open to the public.

 

To learn more about the Maine Genealogy Fair or genealogy resources at the Maine State Library, please contact Emily Schroeder at Emily.Schroeder@maine.gov or call 207-287-5600.

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