Fall Annual Meeting and Conference

F. Warren Bittner

Saturday, September 22, 2018, at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer Maine


Keynote: Ten Genealogical Lessons I Learned the Hard Way.
This lighthearted excursion into the mistakes of a novice researcher will provide guidance for researchers of all experience levels.
 The keynote will be followed by both morning and afternoon breakout sessions as well as luncheon and the Maine Genealogical Society Annual Meeting.

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Vital Records of Canton Now Available!

MGS Special Publication #82

Compiled by Gregory S. Childs

448 Pages
11,218 Names in Name Index
ISBN: 9781949083002
Library of Congress Control Number: 2018947275
Original Publication: August 2018
Non-Member Price: $40
Member Price: $30

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The Maine Genealogical Society (MGS) is a non-profit charitable and educational organization. It was founded in 1976 to collect, exchange, preserve, and publish genealogical records, related documents, and information; and to promote and encourage interest and scholarship in genealogy and family history of the State of Maine.

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Recent Publications:

Vital Records of Canton, Maine (#82 – July 2018)

Vital Records of Durham, Maine (#81 – June 2018)


Vital Records of Boothbay and Southport, Maine (#80 – Jan 2018))

Vital Records of Gouldsboro, Maine (#79 – Sept. 2017)


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Maine Genealogical Society has steadily gained a reputation for the quality of its annual Fall Conference, striving to bring national speakers to the state.

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