Please join us at our next meeting!

The Greater Portland Genealogical Society meets at 1:00 on the first Saturday of every month except July 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.



Some of our members who attended the June 2018 meeting. Dr. Carol P. McCoy, President of the Maine Genealogy Society (front row in bright green and blue shirt) spoke on the advantages of being a member of MGS and the benefits that they provide.


Our next meeting:
December 3, 2018 - Our Holiday Meeting -

A Yankee swap and sharing of holiday stories and traditions. Bring a small/inexpensive or free item (if possible, genealogically themed), wrap it up, and enter it into our Swap. Also bring some family memories you could share with everyone, perhaps holiday traditions or memories of winters past. This will be a fun meeting with fellowship and sharing!

Other upcoming events of interest
April 3-6 - New England Regional Genealogical Conference
It's not too early to begin planning for the biennial New England Regional Genealogical Conference to be held April 3 6, 2019 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH.

Second Saturday of each month - DNA Interest Group (DIG)
meets at the Gray Public Library, 5 Hancock Street, Gray, Maine from 10am to noon.

Third Wed. of each month - Genealogy Club
from 1 to 3 p.m. at the South Portland Library.
Please note: No meeting Nov. 2018

Fourth Monday of each month - Scarborough Public Library Genealogy Group
meets from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Scarborough Public Library.
Please note: No meeting Dec. 2018


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!



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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