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Belfast Free Library hosts Maine State Library’s genealogy specialist

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Belfast Free Library and the Wawenoc Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society on Wednesday, May 15 at 2pm at the Belfast Free Library for a presentation from B.J. Jamieson, Genealogy Reference Specialist at the Maine State Library.

In genealogy circles, a “one name study” is focused on one surname and its variants, with the aim of gathering every mention of the name in records. Join the Maine State Library’s Genealogy Reference Specialist, B.J. Jamieson, for a discussion about her one name study tracing the name Learoyd, heavily focused on the Bradford/Huddersfield area of Yorkshire and in northeastern Massachusetts.

She will talk about why people did/didn’t move, as well as the kinds of records the mobile and stationary branches of the family left. Whether you’re interested in completing your own one name study, or just interested in genealogy more generally, all are welcome!

This event is free and open to the public. It is an in-person event, with a Zoom option available. Please email spietryka@belfastlibrary.org to request the link. The Wawenoc Chapter is the Belfast area’s chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society. It meets monthly on the third Wednesday at the Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street, Belfast. Genealogists of all abilities and skill-levels are encouraged to join.

For more information, contact Sharon Pietryka at spietryka@belfastlibrary.org or 338-3884 ext. 25.

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Date:
May 15
Time:
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Belfast Free Library
Phone
207-338-3884
Email
info@belfastlibrary.org
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Belfast Free Library
106 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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Phone
2073383884
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