Two-part genealogical workshop, Oct. 6 and 13
Camden — Hit the proverbial road block in that genealogical research? This two-part workshop at the Camden Public Library will help participants learn creative ways to find evidence and to avoid common pitfalls. Learn how to take a fresh look at what been tried and find out what else one can do to find those pesky hidden ancestors.
The workshops will be held on Saturdays, Oct. 6 and 13 at 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Camden Public Library, in the Picker Room. The cost is $5.
Participants will learn strategies for learning about births, marriages, and deaths even if they weren’t recorded, and how to uncover evidence that leads one to discover and learn more about those elusive ancestors. Please feel free to bring a genealogical problem or two to discuss
The presenter is Carol Prescott McCoy, president of Find-Your-Roots.com, based in Brunswick, who has been solving genealogical problems for more than 25 years. As past president of the Greater Portland Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society, she has been leading a project to index early land deeds of Cumberland County. She specializes in New England, New York, and West Virginia and has a special love for using land and tax records. She enjoys uncovering the color and details of ancestors’ lives, not just the bare facts. She has taught workshops throughout New England and has been an adjunct faculty in Boston University’s Genealogy Certificate Program. A popular and entertaining speaker and coach, McCoy enjoys helping others to solve problems and build their skills.