We don't 'shush' at IRL - discussion is encouraged at the research table. It's always interesting to have some of our most senior neighbors drop by to share stories of growing up in the area. Nothing better than living…"
"Katherine - what a wonderful visit we had, thank you for coming!
You nailed the hours, 9-12 Tuesday and Thursday during the summer and by appointment, we have no heat and no phone. As a Trustee and volunteer of the Hartford-Sumner Increase…"
"Sadly, I didn't find the branch of the Ackley family, much less the Bible records I was looking for. In spite of the fact that Maine was a territory of MA until 1820, there isn't a lot. I'm a member, and I've visited…"
""Looking for the Ackley Family Bible that would be covering the Ackley families of Maine in the early 1800"
Have you tried American Ancestors/NEHGS? The collection of bibles and manuscripts is quite extensive.
"Greetings Annette - I would first suggest going through:
______, Centennial History of the Town of Sumner, Me., 1798-1898 (West Sumner Me.: C.E. Handy, Jr., 1899).
Cole, Alfred, and Charles F. Whitman, A history of Buckfield, Oxford…"
Sadly, I didn't find the branch of the Ackley family, much less the Bible records I was looking for. In spite of the fact that Maine was a territory of MA until 1820, there isn't a lot. I'm a member, and I've visited their library, and found quite a bit on other families I'm researching, but not much on the Ackleys. The one Ackley book in the catalog is from New York State.
I'm looking for the parents of Temperance Ackley, who was born between 1811 and 1818 (depending what census you look at.) Although she is widely scattered throughout family trees, they have all copied Allen Ackley's posting, which "appears" to have sources, but he is unable to provide them. A family bible that a deceased Aunt had, which is now missing. Another researcher that denies giving the said information. My next step is to write to the various towns and request her birth records if available. This is my brick wall.