Skidompha Library hosts several meetings each month of the Genealogy Club, which meets at the library, at 184 Main St. in Damariscotta, and welcomes family history researchers of all levels of expertise.
January’s Genealogy Club topic is “You’ve Received Your DNA Results — Now What?” The number of people having DNA tests done has skyrocketed, but when the results arrive, many are unsure about how to use the information in their family history research. This presentation will focus on practical steps that can be taken to reveal new family history facts and will not be an in-depth scientific discourse on DNA methodology.
The talk will be held in the genealogy and local history section of the library on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 from 5-6:30 p.m.
Three February meetings are planned. The evening talk on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 5-6:30 p.m. will be “Researching Immigrant Ancestors’ New Lives upon Arrival in the U.S.”
A roundtable gathering to share “finished” family history projects is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 12:30-2 p.m.
The final February offering is a presentation by staff genealogist Kathleen Maclachlan called “Researching Your Ancestors in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.” This talk will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 12:30-2 p.m. in the first-floor Porter Meeting Hall at Skidompha Library.
The Genealogy Club is free and is not limited to library members. The second-floor genealogy and local history section is accessible by elevator and is open for independent research whenever the library is open, Monday through Saturday.
Maclachlan is accepting appointments for Wednesday, Feb. 7 and Wednesday, March 7 to work one-on-one with individuals who are researching their ancestors. Preference will be given to those who have not had a consultation in the past three months. Email email@example.com to choose a day and time.
The free individual consultations are held in the genealogy section of the library. More information about the resources of the genealogy department can be found on the Skidompha Library website, skidompha.org, at the genealogy tab, or by joining the Skidompha Happenings email list, or by liking the Skidompha Library Genealogy Facebook page.