Looking for a Mariner?

If you’re trying to find information on a mariner with a Maine connection-ship, port, etc.-you’ve got to take a look at the Merchant Mariners Muster, provided by the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. It’s truly amazing! The staff has been searching through thousands of in-house documents-over 6,500 to date-and compiling records into a huge online […]

Check Out Ancestry Academy!

Trying to find some quick instruction online? Well, Ancestry.com covers a variety of topics at the touch of a mouse! What’s even better is that you don’t have to subscribe to Ancestry or be in a Maine public library to take advantage of these lessons! Just go to: www.ancestry.com/genealogy. On the top line is the […]

Cemetery Season is Upon Us!

Well, the ground is finally clearing of snow, and we can look forward to a season of carefree cemetery exploration! I’d like to draw your attention to the new website for the Maine Old Cemetery Association, www.moca-me.org . For those unfamiliar with this organization, MOCA has been a part of the Maine genealogy scene since […]

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 Ancestry.com; 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 Genealogy.ie (https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/). Its latest claim to fame is the inclusion of births, deaths and […]

What do you think of Genealogy.com?

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 Genealogy.com. Personally, I thought it was just too overwhelming. The surname forums […]