Genealogy Event Highlights Resources of the Kennebec County Probate Court

Augusta – Probate courts provide a wealth of information for a genealogist trying to track down family history. With original records dating back to 1799, the Kennebec County Probate Court has extensive documentation of estates, guardianship, adoptions, trusts and more.

On Thursday, October 23, Kathleen Ayers, Register of Probate for Kennebec County will discuss those resources at a Maine State Library program titled, "Not Just Dusty Old Books - Hidden Gems in Probate Court."

The presentation will take place during the regularly scheduled Maine State Library Genealogy Club meeting at 10:00 AM at the Maine State Library. The public is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served.

The Maine State Library Genealogy Club promotes interest in genealogy, celebrates ancestral history and works to share best practice strategies for family research. The group meets monthly at the Maine State Library and is always welcoming new members.

The Maine State Library is home to the largest genealogy collection in the state as well as town histories and published vital records for towns in Maine and a good deal of New England, materials on the Maritime Provinces of Canada, and genealogy reference materials.

To learn more about the Genealogy Club or genealogy resources at the Maine State Library, please contact Emily Schroeder at or call 207-287-5600.