AUBURN — The Androscoggin Historical Society will host a genealogy conference at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Auburn Public Library. The presentations by Helen A. Shaw and Thomas Reynolds will occur at the library’s Community Room at 49 Spring St.

Shaw, a certified genealogist, will talk about “Things Around the House that Will Help You Start Your Family History.” She will describe how to look for clues in birth, death and marriage certificates; obituaries; newspaper clippings about family activities; school records; baby and wedding books; business papers; jewelry and pins relating to fraternal and other groups.

Shaw is a professional genealogist, researcher, speaker and writer. She specializes in census research and cemetery research. As an anthropologist, her approach to family history is that of a community-wide study. She is a director and past president of the Maine Genealogical Society and one of three certified genealogists in the state.

Reynolds is register of probate for Androscoggin County, elected in November 2016. He will examine “Probate Records: Why, What, How.” Reynolds is a community organizer and chairman of the Androscoggin County Democratic Committee.

Admission is free, although donations will be accepted. For more information about the Androscoggin Historical Society, call 207-784-0586.

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