Death and the Single Genealogist - A Special Halloween Class at the Maine State Library

Augusta - Folks looking to learn more about the spirits in their family trees are encouraged to attend a special Halloween genealogy event at the Maine State Library: Death and the Single Genealogist--Tips and Tools for Tracking Your Elusive Ancestors. The class will be held at 9:15 AM on October 31 at the Maine State Library. The event is free and open to the public but preregistration is required.

Hosted by Maine State Library genealogist, Emily Schroeder, the class will address online and print resources for accessing death records; finding and using cemeteries; obituary research and locating death certificates. Attendees will work with a number of websites, such as and, along with the death database maintained by Maine State Archive. Participants will also learn about materials in the Maine State Library's vast genealogical collection.

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 register for the class or learn more about genealogy resources at the Maine State Library, please contact Emily Schroeder at or call 207-287-5600.