Have you ever wondered who you come from? What your great grandparents were like? Or what was it like for your ancestors to live through a certain time period? The Southern Maine Genealogy Conference just may be able to help answer your questions.

It's happening on Saturday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Keeley’s Banquet Center in Portland, Maine. The event starts off with a keynote address by Joe Anderson. His talk is entitled “Documenting Grandma’s Stories: Turning Gossip into Genealogical Fact.” We all have those stories.  If you have a great grandfather like mine, who claimed to have killed a bear with his trusty knife, this will help separate great story telling from fact.  It turns out that Great Grampie Harris was actually inspired by a Currier & Ives picture on the kitchen wall.

If you've never done any family history research or done very little, this is the perfect event to help get you going on the path to family discovery.  If you're more interested in DNA, advancing your genealogical skills or case studies, you'll find sessions to meet your needs, too.  For more information or to sign up, go to GPCMGS website.  Maybe, you'll even meet a long lost cousin.