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Intermediate Genealogy Get-Together – Thursday, February 23, 5:30 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on January 25th, 2017

genealogy research toolsThe next Genealogy Get-together will be held on Thursday, February 23 at 5:30pm in the library’s Seminar Room and will focus on “Technology Tools to Help Your Genealogy Research”.

We will review a number of technology tools, software options, and apps to help you in your genealogy research, including Evernote, Google Maps, Google Books, the PRDH-IGD, and others.

There will also be a class held on Thursday, March 2 at 5:30 on “Brick-wall Problem Solving Ideas”.

Please plan to join us for both dates.

Downloadable Genealogy Presentations

These downloadable presentations — Genetic Genealogy and Getting More from FamilySearch — were provided by Lynne Holland from the first two February Genealogy Get-togethers at Curtis Memorial Library. If you weren’t able to attend they provide a great overview of the classes.

Click here to download Genetic Genealogy.

Click here to download Getting More from FamilySearch.

(Note: If you need help downloading these presentations, please contact Michael Gorzka at

Day & Time of next Genealogy Get-together: Thursday February 23, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Location: Seminar Room

Contact: Liz Doucett

Fireside Writers Group – Friday January 20, 10:00 AM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on January 16th, 2017

fireside writersIf you like to write, but need time and a place to do it, please come join us! On any given Friday, from 10 am – 11:30 am, consider coming to a writing session in Brunswick at the Curtis Memorial Library in the beautiful Fireplace Room of the CML’s 1904 Building. The concept for the group is simple:

“I love the quiet that comes over a writing room, and the community that builds from this shared silence. That’s what this writing group is all about. We will gather as writers, simply to write in the quiet company of one another, in one of the library’s coziest spaces – not to critique each other’s work (although of course that’s good practice, too!), but to write fireside, for a dedicated time in an extraordinary place.”

— Molly McGrath, host of the Fireside Writers

Fireside Writers is a drop-in program (registration is not needed–you can come once, occasionally, or weekly), open to the public, with an open door policy–all abilities and ages are welcome. Free wifi is available. Bring your own notebooks and pens or laptops. A beautiful rug is underfoot, Captain Skolfield’s ship in on the mantelpiece, and lamps, buttery leather couches and armchairs, and rocking chairs await you. Portraits of Captain and Mrs. Curtis welcome you. Free coffee is in the lobby, and fires will be lit in the wintertime.

Next Day & Time: Friday January 20, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: 1904 Building – Fireplace Room

Contact: Reference Desk 725-5242 x510

Google Earth Wizard – Friday January 27, 10:00 AM – 12 PM

Posted by Michael Gorzka on January 7th, 2017

google-earth-wizard-craig-snappGoogle Earth is not just for checking out your own house on the web. It can also be used for vacation planning, or travel documentation, or even genealogy documentation.

Would you like to know more about using Google Earth? If you have downloaded the code to your computer and at least used it to find your house 😉 , you may have developed some questions on how one could use Google Earth to help with these kinds of projects.

Well the answers are available right here at Curtis.

In addition to our weekly Tech Wizard hours on Thursday (from 10 AM – 12 PM), this month we are introducing weekly tech help hours for our local Google Earth Wizard, Craig Snapp. He will be here on Fridays, also from 10 AM -12 PM.

We will have a laptop with a large screen available, and Craig can work with you to get you going on your project. You can call the refesk to let us know you’re coming, or just drop by if you can’t plan that far ahead. If Fridays don’t work for you let us know and we’ll put you in touch with Craig directly to set up another time.

If you need help downloading Google Earth PRO, come to our Thursday tech wizard hours first!

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Next Day & Time: Friday January 27, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Study Room 204 (near the Reference Desk)

Contact: Marian Dalton