AUBURN — Maine Franco-American Genealogy Society will hold its spring membership meeting Saturday, April 16, at the Auburn Public Library. The business meeting will begin at 10 a.m., and the presentation will be at 11 a.m.

The topic of the presentation is “Treasures in the Town Vault, and the guest speaker is Lewiston City Clerk Kathy Montejo. The event is free and open to the public.

Montejo has been the Lewiston city clerk since January 1999. She has earned the national certified municipal clerk designation and the master municipal clerk designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks organization.

She holds her lifetime certification as a certified clerk of Maine and is past state president of the Maine Town and City Clerks’ Association, an organization for which she is a state-level peer instructor for workshops on such topics as election administration, municipal law, vital statistics and business licensing.

She is also a nationally registered parliamentarian and serves as the parliamentarian to the Lewiston City Council. In 1991, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in public management with a minor in public relations from the University of Maine.

Montejo began working on her family history in 2003 while her family emptied out her grandfather’s house in Boston and came upon boxes of unlabeled photos and family letters over 100 years old. At the time, she told her family she would have the entire genealogy “done in three months.” She is still working on it to this day.

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