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September is here and that means things are kicking off for the Pejepscot Genealogical Society again. After a brief sumemr hiatus, we will gather on Sunday, Sept. 14, in the Morrell Meeting Room of the Brunswick Curtis Memorial Library at 2:00 pm. Our speaker will be PGS Program Chair, Brian Bouchard, who will prepare us for "Save Your Photos Day" (a day designated to occur on September 27) by discussing tips and techniques for saving and organizing our digital photos!

Gone are the days of buying a new roll of film before your trip or special event, or taking the finished roll to get developed somewhere. Even digital cameras are giving way to the new smart phones. But what happens to those photos once they are on your camera or smart phone? Join us as we discuss ways to transfer your old print photographs and other media to digital images. "How should I organize my images?" "What happens if my computer crashes?" "How can I find the one photo I want in the mess of directories I've created?" We'll answer these questions and more as we learn about programs and techniques for getting the most from your digital library.

Following Brian's presentation, we will take a short break to enjoy refreshments and then gather for a business meeting to meet the new officers and discuss upcoming events. Also, Treasurer Sheri Bishop will be collecting the 2014-2015 Annual Dues of $5 before and after the meeting.  For more information, call PGS President John Webster at 833-5430 or Program Chair Brian Bouchard at 729-4098 .

See you there!!

 
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Les Filles du Roi

 

The May meeting of the Pejepscot Genealogical Society (PGS) will be held

in the Morrell Meeting Room of the Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Maine

on Sunday, May 4, 2013 at 2pm.

 

The guest speaker will be Juliana L’Heureux of Topsham. L’Heureux is a freelance writer who has been writing stories about Franco-American heritage and culture for the Portland Press Herald since 1988.  Her Franco-American blog is now a weekly addition to the www.pressherald.com the paper’s online presence. 

 

Les Filles du Roi (The King’s Daughters) were a group of women who immigrated to Canada between 1663 and 1673 as part of a program sponsored by the French King, Louis XIV. In order to promote permanent settlement in the area known as New France, the French government actively sought out these young women and the king sponsored their passage to the area in hopes of encouraging male immigrants to settle and start their own families in the New World.  Come hear the unique story of Les Filles du Roi and how they helped shape New France.

 

Everyone is invited to join to the group beginning with a brief social period before and after the speaker. A business meeting will follow.  For more information contact Brian Bouchard, Program Coordinator at (207) 798-2144.

 
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 The February meeting of the Pejepscot Genealogical Society (PGS) will be held  in the Morrell Meeting Room of the Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Maine on Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 2pm.

The group will welcome representatives from both the Curtis Memorial and Bowdoin College libraries to discuss local history and genealogy resources available at these institutions.

From published genealogies to town histories and vital records – old newspapers, special collections and access to the top research sites online, Brunswick’s local libraries hold a treasure trove of information for the family history researcher. The holdings of Bowdoin College include much on Maine and New England’s early history as well as an area of Special Collections. The Curtis Library has local genealogies, newspapers, and free access to some online research sites. Join us as we become reacquainted with some of these resources, and learn for the first time of others.

Everyone is invited to join to the group beginning with a brief social period before and after the speaker. A business meeting will follow. For more information contact Brian Bouchard, Program Coordinator at (207)798-2144.

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The December meeting of the Pejepscot Genealogical Society (PGS) will be held in the Morrell Meeting Room of the Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Maine on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 2pm.

The guest speaker will be Helen Shaw, MA, CG(sm), President of the Maine Genealogical Society(MGS)  and legislative liason for MGS and the Maine Old Cemetery Association (MOCA).  Shaw is an expert on census and cemetery research and works tirelessly to keep Maine records accessible for research and preserving Maine’s cemeteries.

Most genealogists will spend a significant portion of their research time either in cemeteries or trying to locate the cemeteries in which their family members were laid to rest. What do you do when there is no death certificate, no obituary, no burial record? What you know about your deceased family members can help you narrow your search for a cemetery. What you know about the cemetery in which family members are buried can tell you a great deal about them and their social and ethnic background. People are buried in a particular cemetery for a reason. Discovering the reason will lead to a better understanding of your relatives.

Everyone is invited to join to the group beginning with a brief social period before and after the speaker. A business meeting will follow.  For more information contact Brian Bouchard, Program Coordinator at (207)841-4812.

 
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