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The Getchells of New England

This blog is about the Getchells History going back to 1600's.   The lines will go like this- Samuel Getchell-

Joseph Getchell of Wells- Capt. John Gatchell of Brunswick along with any new updates and comments made for this blog.     If you wish to email me. Please do at Pugz50@aol.com.  Hope you enjoy the blog.  Also Please Join Me on Facebook with The Getchells Genealogy Group  is where you will find us, hope to see you there also. 

In Memory of Sylvia Fitts Getchell…

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Added by T. Getchell on May 24, 2016 at 7:11pm — 13 Comments

Capt. John Gatchell of Brunswick

Capt. John Gatchell of Brunswick. b. Sept. 19 1690-D. 10 May 1771

Buried Gatchell Cemetery Brunswick Maine.

He married Elizabeth Whitaker.

Children:

John Gatchell (name also spelled Getchell) b. 25 Apr. 1719

Samuel Getchell b. 25 Apr. 1720…

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Added by T. Getchell on May 20, 2016 at 1:37pm — 2 Comments

Betsey Young

Hello,

I am looking for the family of my 3rd great grandmother,  Betsy Young Wilson. She was born around 1800, married Edmund Wilson as his 3rd wife in 1819 in Boothbay, bore 7 children, and died around 1840. One source states she is from Newcastle, another from Bristol. These sources also state that her sister Mary married her oldest stepson, Ira Wilson. I found some Youngs who were in Bristol around that time, several brothers who might be her father, but have only seen children…

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Added by Jean D. Paradis on May 18, 2016 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Grievances and Remonstrances: The Struggle to Keep Greenwood Whole

This is the fourth in a series of posts I am writing in celebration of the bicentennial of my hometown of Greenwood in Oxford County, incorporated February 2, 1816. Information on this summer's celebratory events may be found on the Greenwood Historical Society's website.

Greenwood began as Township Number Four —…

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Added by Chris Dunham on May 7, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Joseph Getchell of Wells, York Maine

Joseph Getchell of Wells Maine.  Married Eunice Hatch 19 Dec. 1716 in Wells. 

Children:

Peninah Getchell b. Sept. 1717

Joseph Getchell b. 20 June 1726 in Wells 

Hannah Getchell b. 1730 Wells 

Joshua Getchell b. 1734 Wells

Abel…

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Added by T. Getchell on May 3, 2016 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Tibbetts/Seavey

Hi everyone! I've been doing my genealogy for many years and have heard rumors that there's Native American in my family. I have searched and searched but found nothing at all. My grandmother was Susie Emma (Tibbetts) Fitts and she honestly looked full blooded Native American, but I have no idea which side it could have been on, if it was on the Tibbetts or her mothers side (she was Etta Kelley Seavey) I've traced both/all lines back to England and I can't find any names that remotely sound…

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Added by Amanda Fitts on April 22, 2016 at 5:39pm — No Comments

That Blaisdell Blood: A Novel, is a book that morphs the facts of the Blaisdell family’s journey to America in 1635 into the near future where the first woman President, a scion of the Blaisdell clan…

That Blaisdell Blood: A Novel, is a book that morphs the facts of the Blaisdell family’s journey to America in 1635 into the near future where the first woman President, a scion of the Blaisdell clan, recalls her family’s past.

The idea for this book came in 2009 when I wrote an article for the Mensa Bulletin entitled, “The Journey of the Blaisdells.”  This was a nonfiction exploration of the oral history carried down through generations by my mother’s…

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Added by Louise Butler on April 17, 2016 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Greenwood and the Legacy of Tambora

This is the third in a series of posts I am writing in celebration of the bicentennial of my hometown of Greenwood in Oxford County, incorporated February 2, 1816. Information on this summer's celebratory events may be found on the Greenwood Historical Society's website.

The advance and final retreat of the…

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Added by Chris Dunham on March 23, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments

New Publication: THE EARLY FREEPORT SETTLERS

.........A Genealogical and Geometric study 165 pgs, vbe bind (lays flat)

The material is intended to represent a genealogical account of the early settlers, who resided as head of household within the current town boundaries of Freeport, prior to founding plus 1 year (which gives the convenient data base of the first Census—the year 1790). Obviously, these people lived beyond 1790 and this research attempts to follow them to the end…

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Added by Ed Coffin on March 15, 2016 at 10:33am — 3 Comments

The School on Alder River

This is the second in a series of posts I am writing in celebration of the bicentennial of my hometown of Greenwood in Oxford County, incorporated February 2, 1816. Information on this summer's celebratory events may be found on the Greenwood Historical Society's website.…

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Added by Chris Dunham on March 11, 2016 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Viewing Maine Town Records on FamilySearch

FamilySearch has collection pages for town records from MassachusettsVermont and New Hampshire, but not from Maine. Nevertheless, images of the records from many Maine towns are in fact available on FamilySearch, if you know…

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Added by Chris Dunham on March 7, 2016 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Genealogy Larsen Line

Genealogy

Added by Arthur N. Larsen on March 4, 2016 at 5:36am — No Comments

SEARCHING FOR MY BIOLOGICAL FAMILY

HI, I AM DAVID VOLK.  I WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 20, 1977 AND ABANDONED A FEW HOURS AFTER MY BIRTH IN A MCDONALD'S RESTAURANT IN NEWARK, NJ.  A WOMAN WEARING NURSING SCRUBS WAS SEEN LEAVING THE BATHROOM PRIOR TO THE MANAGER DISCOVERING ME.

I HAVE DNA RESULTS ON ANCESTRY, FTDNA, FIND23ANDME, AND GEDMATCH.

I AM MATCHING THE FOLLOWING SURNAMES ON MY MATERNAL SIDE:  LEVESQUE, COTE, BOUCHARD, SOUCY AND CHASSE.  

I AM MATCHING THE BELYEA SURNAME AS PER MY…

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Added by david volk on February 28, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Searching for Timothy Burnham, born in New Hampshire.

I am trying to find where and when Timothy Burnham was born in N.H. and who his parents were. What I know so far is that he married in Winthrop, Maine Sarah Prescott on Aug 8, 1799. Sarah was also born in N.H. but migrated to Monmouth, Maine with her family.  They had two children, 1st a son, Nathan, born in Monmouth  July 23 1801 died in Corinth, Maine 14 Jan. 1838. and 2nd a daughter, Anna. I have no info on Anna. Thank you for any information.

Added by Joyce Howe on February 15, 2016 at 4:53pm — 5 Comments

A Failure of Tradition: The Forgotten First Settlers of Greenwood

This is the first in a series of posts I am writing in celebration of the bicentennial of my hometown of Greenwood in Oxford County, incorporated February 2, 1816. Information on this summer's celebratory events may be found on the Greenwood Historical Society's website.…

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Added by Chris Dunham on February 2, 2016 at 2:00am — 6 Comments

Searching for Solomon I. Jordan from Cape Elizabeth , Cumberland, Maine

Trying to find if there was two  Solomon Jordan,s, one born in 1744 and another born in 1755?   Which one was a Veteran of the Rev. War?    And which one relocated to Trenton, Maine.    Thanks for any help to clear this up.

Added by John A. Heath on January 23, 2016 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Niskanens and Steins..

I will add a note about the Niskanens. I saw this online, but no one has added since 2013, so I am not sure this will be seen.

I am related to quite a few Niskanens through Julia Kuula Stein, who came to Maine in the early 1900's. Julia moved to New Hampshire after marrying my grandfather, John Elmer Stein. Her mother was Gustava Niskanen Kuula, who moved to Fithcburg, Mass around that time.

Brother of Gustava Niskanen is Johan Niskanen. Distant couisns are Matts Niskanen ,…

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Added by Ellen Zinder on December 11, 2015 at 5:14pm — No Comments

Potter Genealogy

I am looking into my grandmother's family; Irene M. Potter Brown.  She married my grandfather Hector MacNeil Brown.  I believe her father's name was George B. Potter and mother was Blanch S. Kilgore.  I believe her brothers were Rufus L. Potter (1902-1937) and Lawrence Potter.  I am wondering if Robert Leon "Bob" Potter is related.  Rufus Potter married Margaret F. Gillman.  Irene M. Potter Brown lived in Gray, Cumberland, Maine. 

Added by hilary Anne brown Chinnery on December 1, 2015 at 2:35pm — 8 Comments

Chad Brown, Benjamin Brown, Hector MacNeil Brown, Ralph W. Brown - Brown family from RI to Maine

Greetings:  Am looking to follow lineage from Chad Brown of Rhode Island to Benjamin Brown - Surgeon who settled in Waldoboro, Maine.  Family names pops up in Waldoboro, Rockland, and in Camden, Maine.  Benjamin's son Hector MacNeil Brown married Deborah Haupt.  (father was John Haupt of Waldoboro, Maine) Their son Hector MacNeil Brown married Clara A. Grant.  Their son, Hector MacNeil Brown (third in line) married Nellie I. Blood.  Their son, Ralph W. Brown married Ethel D. Bartlett aka…

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Added by hilary Anne brown Chinnery on November 10, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Stephens Mills Woodstock

We have a web site for our research of the Stephens Mills area of Woodstock. It is www.stephensmills.net. It will be an ongoing work in progress as we have new information and photos to add.We both hope that our journey in this research will be fun and interesting.

Added by Belinda Hagar on October 14, 2015 at 2:53pm — No Comments

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