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Emily Schroeder

About Emily Schroeder

Greetings to everyone who’s into genealogy! I’m Emily Schroeder, and I’ve been at Maine State Library since 1980. My latest incarnation has transformed me into the genealogy specialist, which means I get to visit other libraries and do genealogy workshops, have classes onsite, teach adult ed., write newsletters, join genealogy groups, and generally try to keep myself “in the know”. I’m hoping that through this blog we can share ideas, review resources and databases, and maybe introduce something new to readers in the genealogy field. You can always e-mail me at:

Get Ready for the 2017 NERGC Conference!

Hi, all! It may still be snowing, but spring is coming and it’s time for the 2017 NERGC Conference! This time it’s being held from April 26th through the 29th at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA. The theme is “Using the Tools of Today and Tomorrow to Understand the Past”, and is sponsored by […]

Family Tree Maker change!

According to Diane Haddad of the Family Tree Magazine staff, Software MacKiev, who bought Family Tree Maker early in 2016, will be releasing the 2017 version on March 31st. In previous versions TreeSync was used to sync your trees on; now they’re using something different, called FamilySync. If you want to maintain your database, […]

Erin go Bragh!

A belated Happy St. Patrick’s Day to ya! Wouldn’t we all like to think we have a bit of Irish in our blood? Researchers have a number of avenues to take. One of the most useful websites I’ve seen is Irish ( Its latest claim to fame is the inclusion of births, deaths and […]

What do you think of

Welcome to this, my first post! I’ve never been a blogger before, so feel free to pass on some tips if you have experience! Anyhow, let’s see if we can get some comments going. I’d really like to know what you think of Personally, I thought it was just too overwhelming. The surname forums […]