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Day Trip to Maine Historical Society

Research Tour
In Person
June 4, 2024 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
David Allen Lambert
Melanie McComb

Join American Ancestors experts at Maine Historical Society for a day of genealogical research! While there, you will have access to an invaluable collection of books and rare books, archival collections, periodicals, maps, newspaper titles, and more. Normally closed on Tuesdays, our group will have exclusive access to the Maine Historical Society’s research library for the entire day. Our experts will help you plan your research with a pre-trip consultation and will be there with you during the trip to provide additional support. You will also be able to enjoy the company and camaraderie of fellow researchers as you uncover your Maine roots! 

This program includes: 
•    30-minute virtual consultation via Zoom, scheduled prior to the day trip
•    Tour and orientation by Maine Historical Society staff
•    Lunch
•    Research assistance by American Ancestors experts while at the repository

Please note: registration does not include transportation to or from the repository. 

About Maine Historical Society

Collections include archival, library, and special collections, as well as published resources for Maine, Early New England, and Canadian Maritime history and genealogy.

Collection strengths include maps and treaties which illustrate the shared Wabanaki and Colonial experience; European exploration, settlement, and land-use; personal and organizational records reflecting economic, religious, social, and political history; family history collections; Maine’s participation in national and international events; natural resources, maritime history, and social reform movements; and exceptional photography, cartographic, newspaper, architecture, and engineering records. The Library also provides research access to MHS's museum and three-dimensional object collections.

Explore Maine Historical Society’s Research Collections here.

Explore the Library Catalog and Other Collection Search Options here.

Cancellation Policy:
Written cancellations received on or before May 4, 2024 will be fully refunded. No refund is possible after this date. Fees are based on group participation. There is no refund for services or portions of the day trip not taken, or for participants who do not complete the day trip.


Tuesday, June 4, 2024 

10:00 a.m.:

Tour and Orientation by Maine Historical Society staff

11:00 a.m.:

Personal Research 

12:30 p.m.:

Lunch (provided) 

1:30 p.m.:

Personal research 

4:00 p.m.:

Program concludes 

Schedule subject to change

Education and Programming
David Allen Lambert
Military Records
New England
Eastern Canada
Areas of expertise: New England and Atlantic Canadian records of the 17th through 21st century; American and international military records; DNA research; and Native American and African American genealogical research in New England. 
Education and Programming
Melanie McComb
Eastern Canada
Areas of expertise: Irish genealogy, DNA, Atlantic Canada, Jewish genealogy, and military records.
Maine Historical Society

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