All posts by Emily Schroeder

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: emily.schroeder@maine.gov.

Being Thankful!

Hi, everyone! So sorry I’ve been out of the loop for such a long time. It’s still hard for me to use the computer; after 4 months I still can’t use my right eye. I’m hoping for an answer soon! Meanwhile, I’ve been browsing through the December issue of “Family Tree Magazine”, my go-to periodical […]

It’s Still Family History Month!

Here’s my question: what are you doing with your family to observe Family History Month? Family Tree Magazine has a number of ideas on their site, including activities, downloads and book recommendations. ThoughtCo has a number of ideas, among them compiling a family cookbook (we’ve talked about favorite recipes before!); gathering and recording family stories; […]

Making Assumptions…

Hi, all! I’m still “on the shelf” with my weird vision, but can manage to do a little typing if I look at the screen sideways, so here I am! Today I’d like to bring up the subject of assumptions, and just how misleading they can be. I often visit the cemetery where my husband […]

How About Creating a Timeline?

I’ve always been a firm believer that you cannot separate people and history. Putting your ancestors in their times and places can be very revealing, and add a lot to your research. Timelines can be in any format you like-a vertical or horizontal chart, or a running narrative, as long as source notes of facts […]

Ever Heard of Steve Morse?

Steve Morse has compiled one of the most useful genealogy sites I’ve ever seen, with tons of helpful pages! The homepage is clean and straightforward, and the user can find what they’re looking for quickly. On the left-hand side is a list of categories, including Ellis Island and Castle Garden, other ports (Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, […]

Family Tree Magazine-My Favorite!

Hi, all…sorry for the delay in my reaching out to you. I’m experiencing a rather odd condition involving light-headedness and difficulty focusing on a computer screen. I’ll be having tests next week and hope to have some answers at that point. Meanwhile, I did want to make sure you knew about my favorite genealogical periodical, […]

Ever Visited Olive Tree Genealogy?

Hi, all! Another glorious summer day, and probably the last thing you want to do is sit in front of a computer! Some evening, try Olive Tree Genealogy. It’s very wide-ranging, I must say…the host/author is Lorine McGinnis Schulze, and she is well-organized, to say the least. She offers sites on immigration, military, Native Americans, […]