Tuesday, September 26, 2017

October Meeting to Feature Presentation on Census Records

"Finding Someone Who Eluded Census Records" will be the feature presentation by Carol Prescott McCoy, Ph.D., at our October 17th Meeting.

Census records are a cornerstone of genealogical research. What if you can't find your person in the census? Did they elude the census taker or are they just eluding you? This lecture will help you learn a flexible approach to finding people in census records and in census substitute records so you can place them in a location for a specific time period. Dr. Carol P. McCoy specializes in New England research and enjoys giving fun, informative, and stimulating presentations to help people find lost ancestors and learn about their lives.

Carol Prescott McCoy
Dr. Carol Prescott McCoy, owner of Find-Your-Roots.com has been tracing her family history for over 30 years. She has been helping others discover their roots since 2000. A popular speaker on genealogy and family history throughout Maine and New England, she specializes in New England (especially Maine), New York, and West Virginia (ancestral home of the McCoy family) research.

Dr. McCoy received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in psychology from Rutgers University, and her A.B. degree from Connecticut College. She is president-elect of the Maine Genealogical Society (2018-2019), having served as a director of MGS for three years, and as president of the Greater Portland Chapter of the MGS for two years, when she headed a project to index the early deeds of Maine's Cumberland County. She is a member of the National Genealogical Society and a graduate of their core program.

The CCGS meeting will take place at the Brewster Ladies' Library, Rte. 6A, Brewster, on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 10 a.m. All are invited to come early for socializing and refreshments at 9:30 a.m.