Maine, Pejepscot Genealogy Society
Pejepscot Genealogy Society
c/o Brian Bouchard
833 Pleasant Hill Rd.
Brunswick, ME 04011
Email: brian [at] earlyMaine.org
Web site: http://www.pejepscotgenealogy.org
Our Mission & Purpose:
- The purposes of the Society are to collect, exchange and preserve written and oral genealogical records and related historical information and to encourage and assist the study of genealogy and family history.
About Pejepscot Genealogy Society:
The Pejepscot Genealogy Society is a chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society serving the immediate area of Brunswick, Topsham, Harpswell and surrounding communities. Established in 1986 by a small group of individuals interested in family history research, the group has grown to more than 60 members and now meets in the Morrell Meeting Room of the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, ME. While we are centered in Brunswick, many of our researchers do not have any, or only have minimal ties to the immediate community. And others have deep rooted ancestry here going back to the original European settlement of the area.
Though we have been around for more than 20 years, our organization is still evolving and we encourage feedback about the programs covered at our monthly meetings, article ideas and writings for our monthly newsletter, and other ideas on how we can continue to improve our service to the genealogical community.
- We hold regular meetings on the 2nd Sunday of each month from September through June, with the exception of May when we meet the first Sunday of the month so as not to interfere with the Mother's Day holiday. Unless otherwise noted on our Web site, meetings are at 2pm in the Morrell Meeting Room at the Curtis Memorial library in Brunswick and typically last between 2 and 2/5 hours. In July and August we break from formal meetings, but often schedule some sort of informal get together if there is interest to help with brick walls, etc. Our meetings are generally focused on broader topics rather than items specific to the history or genealogy of the area known as Pejepscot, though we do touch on these from time to time. All meetings include a question and Answer time where participants can ask for help from other members and/or offer interesting information they have found they feel may be of interest to others.
- The PGS newsletter, aptly titled "News From PGS," is published monthly. The newsletter usually includes items of general interest, genealogy website of the month, queries, upcoming events for our group and others in the area and more. Members are also encouraged to send material of interest to the editor for publication.
- Include your ancestry as part of our Pedigree Chart Book, which is continually being added to and updated. Find a common ancestor with a member of our group and make a connection with a "new" cousin.