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Genealogy Club (Virtual) Seeking Rogers Roots—the Maine, Canada, Ireland Connection

Genealogy Club (Virtual) Seeking Rogers Roots—the Maine, Canada, Ireland Connection Online

This enlightening case takes the listener through the extensive search for the supposed Scottish roots and parentage of James C. Rogers of Brewer, Maine. Ultimately, we learn that the Rogers were not from Scotland, but were early Irish emigrants to Nova Scotia, Canada. The case reinforces the importance of testing data, seeking primary evidence, and using a wide range of sources to solve genealogical problems. You will learn ways to overcome false assumptions, use vital records, censuses, deeds, probate, court records, newspapers, cemetery records, Internet family trees, and online resources to discover an ancestor's migration route and parentage.

Carol Prescott McCoy, Ph.D., is owner of Find-Your-Roots, based in Brunswick, Maine. She lectures, conducts research, writes about family history, and coaches aspiring genealogists, specializing in New England, New York, and West Virginia. McCoy grew up in Bronxville, New York and lived for many years in New York City. Seeing the error of her ways, she moved to Maine in 1991. She received her A.B. from Connecticut College and her Ph.D. from Rutgers University.  Carol is a past president of the Maine Genealogical Society, where she served on the Board of Directors for many years, and where she served as president of the Greater Portland Chapter. She has presented genealogy workshops and lectures at NERGC Conference from 2009 to 2021, Boston University Certificate Program (early years onsite class), University of Southern Maine, and at many other places throughout New England. To learn more please visit: www.find-your-roots.com.

Friday, April 12, 2024
1:30pm - 3:00pm
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This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Adult Services Program  

Registration is required. There are 47 seats available.

Mark Stawecki

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