The purposes of this Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society are to collect, exchange,
preserve and publish genealogical records, related documents and information, and to promote
and to encourage interest and scholarship in genealogy and family history in the Greater Portland area.
This Web site is no longer located at the "Rootsweb" location.
After Feb. 15 the old Rootsweb address will no longer work.
So be sure to change your bookmark now to www.gpcmgs.org.
It may show up in your browser as gpcmgs.brakeley.net.
Please join us for the first
Southern Maine Genealogy Conference
Sponsored by the Greater Portland and Pejepscot Chapters
of the Maine Genealogical Society
Saturday May 31, 2014 · 9am - 4pm
For more info, click on the tab to the left
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
Johnson Lamar of 278 Veranda Street in Portland, Maine.
There are a total of 8 poses of this woman available.
Photos from our October meeting:
Photos by Lois Knight and Diane Brakeley
Our next meeting:
Feb. 1, 2014 - Gadgets and Brick Walls
Other up-coming events:
January 25, 2014
- The art, history and
symbolism of early New England gravestones at 1:30 PM in room 102 of the Wishcamper Center,
Bedford Street, on the Portland USM campus, presented by "The Gravestone Girls" of Massachusetts.
This is the first lecture in a three-part series sponsored by Spirits Alive at Eastern Cemetery.
Suggested Donation: $5.00 per person at the door.
April 5, 2014
- MGS Spring Workshop
at the Elks Club, 397 Civic Center Drive, Augusta, ME.
Featuring Maureen Taylor, the Photo Detective and co-hosted by the Maine Historical Society.
May 31, 2014
- Southern Maine Genealogy Conference. To be held at
Keeley's Banquet Center, 178 Warren Avenue, Portland, ME from 9am to 4 pm. Joe Anderson will be
the keynote speaker.
May 30, 31 and June 1, 2, 2014
- MOCA workshop
To be held at Old North Parish Cemetery at Wiley's Corner, St. George, ME.
This will be a four-day hands-on
cemetery restoration and conservation workshop led by Joe Ferrannini from
Grave Stone Matters of Hoosick Falls, NY.
June 17 - 22, 2014
Association for Gravestone Studies 2014 Conference.
to be held at Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana.
This site was last updated on January 19, 2014.
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