Dig Up Those Roots! MHS Offers 2nd in Series of Genealogy Workshops

On Saturday, March 19, Maine Historical Society Research Librarian Jamie Kingman Rice presents “An Introduction to Online Genealogy Resources at MHS” in the lecture hall from 10AM – Noon.

This program follows on the heels of an earlier workshop a couple weeks ago with Director of Digital Projects Kathy Amoroso that looked at the basics of genealogy–what kinds of records are available, who to talk to, and how to organize your research. Rice’s workshop, a kind of “part two,” will focus entirely on web-based resources.

Participants will learn how to make the most out of the extensive online resources available to genealogists at the Brown Research Library at MHS. Rice will demonstrate how to search these resources effectively, and to match online information to sources within the library collections. Topics will range from subscription databases (including AncestryLibrary.com, HeritageQuestOnline.com and Sanborn Maps) to unique databases created by MHS (including Portland Voter Registrations, Naturalizations, and others).

In addition, participants will learn how to use the MHS online library catalog to effectively browse MHS holdings for genealogical sources. Finally, the workshop will also address a variety of online resources related to Maine genealogy available outside the MHS library, including resources offered by the Maine State Archives, FamilySearch.org, AmericanAncestors.org, and others.

The cost for the workshop is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Registration is required by calling 774-1822.

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