MACHIAS, Maine – A meeting of the Washington County Historical and Genealogical Society will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014 in the Emergency Management Room at 28 Center Street, Machias. Speaker for the afternoon will be Ronie Strout of Addison who will discuss the Worcester family of western Washington County.
The WCH& GS is a group dedicated to historical preservation and genealogical research in Washington County, Maine. By working together historical societies, genealogists, and researchers can pool their limited resources, collaborate on larger scale projects, and promote each other’s work. Members receive a quarterly newsletter Weirs & Woods, which features free queries, information and the exchange of genealogical material, in addition to news from the affiliating Washington County historical societies.
Membership in the WCHGS is open to anyone interested in learning more about their family genealogy and/or the history of Washington County and neighboring Charlotte County, New Brunswick. Officers include: President, Betsy Fitzgerald of Bucks Harbor; Vice President, Celeste Sherman of Machiasport; Secretary, Valdine Atwood of Machias, and Treasurer, Carole Sprague of Marshfield. Dues for individual members are $10 per calendar year, payable to WCHGS and sent to Carole Sprague, 301 Ridge Road, Marshfield, ME 04654.