Please join us at our next meeting!

The Greater Portland Genealogical Society meets at 1:00 on the first Saturday of every month. at the First Congregational Church United Church of Christ at 301 Cottage Road, South Portland (across from Mount Pleasant Cemetery).
Our meetings are open to the public and new members are always welcome. Come early as refreshments are served before the meeting at 12:30. Admission is free, though a $3 donation is requested. A program is planned for each meeting.



Will Haskell intruduced us to deed platting at our January 7, 2017 meeting. Thank you, Will!



A new volunteer opportunity

The Maine State Archives and Maine State Library have launched a project in which volunteers transcribe the text from high-quality images of historic documents.
Click here for more information!




Our next meeting:
May 6, 2017 - The Life and Times of Harriet Smith Pullen, Pioneering Woman

with Eleanor Brackbill

Other upcoming events of interest
April 19, 2017 - Genealogy Group at South Portland Library
1-3pm. Nancy Milliken will present “Genetic Genealogy: Using DNA to Assist with Traditional Research.” Mason will lead the presentation, provide a Q & A session, and help the group with their research.

May 13, 2017 - Maine Genealogical DIG
10:00 to Noon at the Gray Public Library, 5 Hancock Street, Gray, Maine. DNA interest group. Using DNA to assist with traditional research.

July 8, 2017 - 2017 Maine State Genealogy Fair
Free, from 8am to 2 pm at the Maine State Cultural Building 230 State St, Augusta, ME. Visit The Maine Genealogical Society and dozens of other exhibitors who want to help you research your Maine family history. Whether you are a seasoned professional looking to learn more about the resources available across the State, or just thinking about starting to research your own family history and wondering how to get started, there’s something for everyone.


Help us reunite photos with their families!

Announcing a joint venture with the Portland Camera Club.
They have recently discovered over 820 photographs taken about 60 to 85 years ago. These are professional studio portraits by Ethel Wight, a well-known local photographer of the time.

Click here to learn more and possibly find professional photos of your relatives!

To the right is a sample photo from this collection. This portrait was paid for by
Mrs. Alice Johnson Lamar of 278 Veranda Street in Portland, Maine.



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