Belfast resident and author

Dana Murch presents “Mysteries, Mistakes, and Surprises: Adventures in Maine Genealogy”

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BELFAST — Join the Belfast Free Library and the Wawenoc Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 2 p.m., in the Abbott Room of the Belfast Free Library for a presentation by Dana Murch titled, “Mysteries, Mistakes, and Surprises: Adventures in Maine Genealogy.”

Genealogy can be an adventure. In this presentation, Belfast resident and author Dana Murch will talk about some of the mysteries, mistakes, and surprises he has found while researching the Murch family of Maine.

These adventures include stories about King Philip, the Mayflower, child-bearing, genealogists, extra-marital affairs, birth and death records, cousins, George Washington, gravestones, granite, and Henry David Thoreau. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.

The Wawenoc Chapter is part of the Maine Genealogical Society. It meets monthly on the third Wednesday at the Belfast Free Library. Genealogists of all abilities and skill-levels are encouraged to join. Annual dues for members are $5 and go toward speaker fees and supplies, but membership is not required to attend individual programs.

This event is free and open to the public. It is an in-person event, with a Zoom option available. Please email to request the link.

For more information, contact Sharon Pietryka at or 338-3884 ext. 25.


Event Date: 

Wed, 09/20/2023 - 2:00pm

Event Location: 

Belfast Free Library


Belfast Free Library
Belfast, ME 04915
United States