A
C
Baby Carriage
E
F
G Image of a Woman I
Class Photograph
K
L
B
       FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCHERS
WELCOME TO OUR 2016 - 2017 SEASON

2016 - 2017 MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION:
With the mid-point of summer upon us we at FHR are beginning to gear up for fall.  New programs for the upcoming season are in the works and we hope to have a little something for everyone this year. As always we will begin new programs in October.  There will also be a beginners class offered in September.  To that end we'd like to gently remind you that dues will be due October 1st for the 2016 - 2017 season.  You can find the membership form on our website by clicking on "MEMBER BENEFITS" on the left side of this page and then clicking on "Membership Application".  We wish you an enjoyable rest of your summer and look forward to seeing you again in the fall.

Thank you for visiting our site. Last year was very exciting for us as we launched our new, and greatly improved, website.  We have articles of interest, blank genealogy forms, and member stories on a variety of topics. Check out our many links pages. We are frequently adding new links and new categories.  All links have been checked and are working (some are large and load slowly) but if ever you find a broken link, please, do not hesitate to contact us.We also have links to many free, and mostly free, websites. Additionally, there are country specific links and topical links. And, we promise you that there are many more to come.  
 
On our site you will also find information on becoming a member and the benefits that are for members only. Just beneath the membership benefits button you will find our "Lending Library".  Click on this link to browse our many books that are available for lending to members.
You can find a full listing of coming events by clicking on the "Events" button.  Once you click on the Events button you will see a calendar submenu.  Click on it to get the current, printable calendar.
 
It is our desire that you join us for a little or a lot as your time allows.  And, certainly, if you have suggestions we would love to hear them.  We hope that you find something, or many things, that spark your interest and that you visit us again as we will be regularly adding new material. 
So, grab a cup of tea, browse through our offerings, and enjoy! 
 
 
Courses for the 2016 - 2017 season are in development and will be posted to events as they are firmed up.  Patti will have a pre-season class for beginners in September.  In October, Patti will offer two classes.  The first will be "The Amish Culture" and the second will be "Irish and German Research".  Please go to the events link for a full description of each class.  Check events frequently for future class listings.  We'll be in full swing again before we know it.
Until then we hope that you have a fun filled and relaxing summer so that you return ready to tackle new challenges.   We're looking forward to hearing about all of your summer adventures and bringing you exciting new classes in the fall.  
 
 
NEW MENU BUTTON:
There is a new menu item on the left side of the home page, "U.S. Resources".  Here you'll find links to National Archives, Library of Congress, U.S. Gen sites, and Multi-state sites.  African American Links and Native American LInks hae been relocated here from "Links".
 
NEW LINKS:
Maine State Library:
Contains many geneaology records and links including a listing of all available Maine City Directories.  To get there click on "State Resources" and then click on "Maine".  
 
MILITARY:
A number of new sites are in the "Military" menu:
National Archives Military Research
National D-Day Memorial
National Archives D-Day
National Gravesite Locator
American Battle Monuments Commission
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Daughters of the American Revolution
 
 
 

             GENEALOGY HAPPENINGS:
 
Roots Magic will sync with Ancestry.com this December. In addition to Family Tree Maker, Ancestry.com will allow Roots Magic synchronization beginning in December 2016.  No exact date has been given for Roots Magic to be fully functional to sync with Ancestry but Ancestry did say that if you have the current version of Roots Magic the upgrade to sync with Ancestry will be free.  Check back in the fall for more information. 
 

Upcoming
September 9
Starting your Journey
Patti Kirk will be presenting "Starting your Journey".  A good way to begin the new season on the right foot.  This class will cover birth, marriage, and death records and where to obtain them.  Also, U.S. Census records (every ten years), City Directories for year to year movements of your ancestors, ...
September 21
Starting your Journey
Patti Kirk will be presenting "Starting your Journey".  A good way to begin the new season on the right foot.  This class will cover birth, marriage, and death records and where to obtain them.  Also, U.S. Census records (every ten years), City Directories for year to year movements of your ancestors, ...
September 26
Starting your Journey
Patti Kirk will be presenting "Starting your Journey".  A good way to begin the new season on the right foot.  This class will cover birth, marriage, and death records and where to obtain them.  Also, U.S. Census records (every ten years), City Directories for year to year movements of your ancestors, ...
October 5
The Amish Culture
Patti Kirk will present "The Amish Culture".  Including how it was formed, where these families came from and where they settled in America.  Also, included will be their principles of "family", where and how they worshipped, "shunning" community members, and practices surrounding death and the Amish funeral.  America is the ...