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State Genealogy Conference features national speaker

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NORTHPORT – The Maine Genealogical Society’s 2010 Annual Family History Conference will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Point Lookout Resort & Conference Center in Northport, ME. This conference will feature ten workshops, a national keynote speaker, vendors and exhibitors.

The main featured speaker is national genealogy researcher Dick Eastman. Dick is a long-time favorite speaker of MGS members. With Maine roots, he has been involved in genealogy for over 30 years. Having also worked in the computer industry for more than 40 years, he offers a unique approach to how technology can assist in the search for, and recording of, your family history.

Topics of the ten workshop sessions include: Wikis for Genealogists, Researching your World War II ancestor, Preserving your digital photographs, Conservation – keeping up with technology, Full Fathom Five – A Daughter’s Search, Tips in interpreting town clerk’s handwriting, The Organized Genealogist, Treasures in the town vault and Researching your Swedish ancestors.

Registration deadline is September 11. Registrations are $40 for MGS members and $50 for non-members. The registration table will be open at 8am and the vendors and exhibitors will be available. There will be a luncheon buffet ($20 a ticket) which will feature some great networking time. Those not wanting to participate in the luncheon are free to bring their own lunch and enjoy an outdoor picnic on the grounds.
A query board will be available again this year in the lobby area for anyone interested in posting a genealogy query. This was a popular feature last year, so bring your query and you might find a connection!

Please feel free to direct any questions via email at mainegenealogical@yahoo.com or phone MGS President Dale Mower at (207) 942-9375.

For More Information:

Contact Name: MGS President Dale Mower

Telephone Number: (207)942-9375

Website: http://www.maineroots.org

Email: mainegenealogical@yahoo.com