Research MyHeritagedatabase through the Digital Maine Library. MyHeritage in Color, their photo colorization service, is free and unlimited through April 22. Read more about that here. If you live in Maine, you have access to all of MyHeritage’s records at home from the state library’s subscription. If you aren’t in Maine, their U.S. census records are free this month. If you’ve been looking for someone and can’t find them in the federal census at Ancestry, try MyHeritage’s index, as it was done separately and sometimes pops up different results (especially for the worst handwriting).
Ancestry Library Edition--available from home (for the duration of this COVID-19 event)! If you are in Maine, you should be able to access Ancestry’s Library Edition at home (the same way you access to MyHeritage’s library version). To access it, go to https://library.digitalmaine.org/ and click on the link for the public library version (not the K-12 school version).
New England Historic Genealogical Society "To help people keep up their family history research from home, the NEHGS Library is providing free access to books on our Digital Collections website. These book collections, which are normally available only to American Ancestors and NEHGS members, include city directories, family history books, and local history books. Need an 1824 directory of Baltimore? Vital records of Hampton, New Hampshire? Or maybe you'd like to plan for a post-social-distancing family gathering by reading about past reunions of other families. You'll find all of these and much more in these digital book collections. If you have questions about the collections or stories of discoveries you have made in them, we'd like to hear from you. Please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org."
Software GRAMPS "Research, organize and share your family tree with Gramps. Gramps is a free software project and community. We strive to produce a genealogy program that is both intuitive for hobbyists and feature-complete for professional genealogists. It is a community project, created, developed and governed by genealogists."
Presentations by B.J. Jamison, Genealogist at the Maine State Library Zoom meetings/recordings on various genealogy topics. You can email her directly at barbara.J.Jamieson@maine.gov if you would like to get on her email list for links to future meetings (recommended). Want to catch up on previous meetings or watch one again? The recordings are all linked here: https://mainelygenealogy.com/2020/04/03/genealogy-club-programming/
Free webinars for the whole year from Legacy Family Tree, including some by Maine's own B.J. Jamison!
Genealogy writing prompts: Amy Johnson Crow is doing her 52 ancestors in 52 weeks project again this year.Details are here.While it was originally meant to be a series of writing prompts for blog posts, you can also be creative in your responses (letters to a grandchild or cousin, photographs, whatever ~ she talks about a variety of possibilities at the link). If you are looking a nudge for sharing what you’ve found about your family, it’s a good way to start.
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