Skidompha Public Library in Damariscotta hosts a free monthly Genealogy Club that welcomes family history researchers of all levels of expertise. February’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. This talk will be held in the Genealogy and Local History section of the library on Thursday, Feb. 9, from 12:30-2 p.m., with a snow date of one week later.
The upcoming March 9 meeting is especially designed for those researchers who want practice scanning and saving media; this meeting will be held in the second floor Genealogy area from 12:30-2 p.m. as well.
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-Saturday.
Staff genealogist Kathleen Maclachlan is accepting appointments for Thursday, March 2 and Thursday, April 6 to work one-on-one with individuals who are researching their ancestors. Email email@example.com to choose a day and time. The individual consultations are held in the Genealogy section of the library and are on a first-come, first-served basis. More information about the resources of the Genealogy department can be found at skidompha.org under “Services > Find Your Roots”), by joining the Skidompha Happenings email list, or by liking the Skidompha Public Library Genealogy Facebook page.
Skidompha Public Library is located at 184 Main St., Damariscotta.