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A Failure of Tradition: The Forgotten First Settlers of Greenwood

This is the first of several posts I hope to write in celebration of the bicentennial of my hometown of Greenwood in Oxford County, incorporated Feb. 2, 1816.

A note appears in the town records of Greenwood that the "House Hold goods" of Anthony Berryment were "Delivered from car Aug. 11,…

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Added by Chris Dunham on February 2, 2016 at 2:00am — 4 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

Captain Samuel Stephens (Stevens)

Have been doing research for Captain Samuel Stephens of Woodstock. He was noted for his brick mills at what was Stephens Mills or Woodstock corner. I have been trying to discover what he was a captain of. My sister and I have been doing research on this and other who lived in the Captain Samuel Stephens homestead as we did. We are putting together what we can find to preserve the history of this area where we grew up. We are working on a web site to be able to share with others what we have…

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Added by Belinda Hagar on October 9, 2015 at 6:22pm — No Comments

Gatchell Cemetery: Brunswick's Most Famous Forgotten Burial Ground

The October meeting of the Pejepscot Genealogical Society (PGS) will be held in the Morrell Meeting Room of the Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Maine on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 2pm.

Our guest speaker will be Brian Bouchard, former president of PGS and current vice president of the Maine Genealogical Society. Mr. Bouchard will discuss the history around those early Brunswick settlers interred in what he calls…

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Added by Brian Bouchard on October 8, 2015 at 10:26am — No Comments

The Nasons of New England

Until I can get some grave dates or other data that will document this line of Nasons, I am hoping to chat with someone who has a lot of Nason Lineage.  But for now this is what I have. Feel free to leave me a message if you want to add any thing to this line.  This blog will change from time to time as the new information comes in.   

Johause Nason married Elizabeth Rogers…

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Added by T. Getchell on October 4, 2015 at 10:22am — 1 Comment

Smiths and Bakers of Litchfield

I've been trolling the new Wills and Probate records resource at Ancestry. Very useful!

I write a blog about what I find for my family history. If you are a Smith cousin, you might be interested in this:

Matters of Life and Death

Added by Christine Fitzgerald on September 13, 2015 at 11:25am — No Comments

Prestons of New England

This line belongs to the Prestons of Dennysville Maine and there decendants.

Herman Preston b. Oct. 14 1845 Edmunds Maine. Married Orinna Dudley on July 9, 1865 

Children:

Benjamin K. Preston who married 3 times

1st Cora Bagley

2nd …

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Added by T. Getchell on September 3, 2015 at 3:15pm — 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 August 25, 2015 at 11:14am — No Comments

Boulier, LaFrance families

My name is Sherry Torres.  I am the granddaughter of Melvina and Cecil Boulier of Fort Fairfield Maine. I am looking for relatives and genealogy information and would love to hear from family. I have just seen several notices from my 2nd cousin Jodi Ann Creel, granddaughter of Edward James Boulier who was my uncle and brother to my mother Marian (nickname Kitty). I also read a note from a Larry Morgan Boulier,  who's grandfather is my grandfather's brother. I am very excited to learn more…

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Added by Sherry Torres on August 19, 2015 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Samuel Prosser

 

      Shelley Tegart

      Benjamin F. Prosser Born 1805 New Brunswick

      Married  12 June 1832 Wakefield Carleton County New Brunswick

      Elizabeth Shaw   Born 1810 Wakefield Carleton County New Brunswick

      Samuel  Prosser  Born 1848 Brighton Carleton County New Brunswick

      Samuel is the only one listed in the 1851 Census(Taken in 1852) and

      There are no Prossers Listed in the 1850 Census for Maine.USA.

      I…

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Added by Glendon James Hovey on August 11, 2015 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Capt. John Gatchell of Brunswick

Capt. John Gatchell of Brunswick.

Added by T. Getchell on August 2, 2015 at 5:09pm — 2 Comments

Pauper Records in the 1800s

I am transcribing the VRs of Mount Vernon, Maine, and have recently discovered many pauper records from the 1840-1870 era. This has led to much curiosity about how paupers were treated during this period. It looks like people bid at the town meeting to keep paupers in their homes. However, the curious part is that it looks like they were bidding to take care of their own parents or other relatives. Another curious aspect is that sometimes they were paid in shillings - why would this happen…

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Added by Sally Furber Nelson on July 25, 2015 at 1:33pm — 6 Comments

Breakthrough!

I found my birth mothers first marriage certificate, and from that I was able to locate her first husband.  I contacted him and was directed to his and my mothers daughter.  She talked to me and contacted my mother.  My mother accpeted contact and from there I was able to find out the name of my father.  I still have work to do but I am at a point I never thought I would be as someone that was adopted.  

Added by Robert Kevin Reid on July 21, 2015 at 10:58am — 3 Comments

Woodbury Davis

Hello, I am researching my great great grandfather, Woodbury Davis. NOT the famous one, although born around the same time. Birth around 1813 to 1815, married my gg grandmother Hannah Snow b.1830 in South Thomaston, in 1849, Rockland. His occupation was listed as ship's carpenter, but after marriage they moved to Waldo. Found the family in 1860 census in Thorndike, farming. My great grandmother Cora was born 1859. Does anyone know where he came from, who his family was?

Added by Jean D. Paradis on July 1, 2015 at 4:07pm — 2 Comments

Kittery and Eliot during 1695.

Hello,

I'm looking for information about people who lived in Kittery and Eliot during 1695. I am a bit confused since I have found a map who represent Eliot between 1632 and 1700. There are dates beside each (or almost) names but I can't confirm which people lived here during 1695. If people…

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Added by Vanessa Frye on June 12, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

CARR

I am interested in Carr ancestry and would enjoy chatting with others having the same/similar interest.

Added by Walt Carr Kruckeberg on April 14, 2015 at 9:09pm — No Comments

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