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The Mckenneys of Maine

Daniel Mckenney married Mary Hall

Children:

1. John b. 1734

2. Catherine b. 1736

3. Mary b. 1736

4. David b. 6 Sept. 1739

John b. 1734 married Sarah Kenney Oct. 24 1765 Wiscassett Me.…

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Added by T. Getchell on June 19, 2016 at 7:44pm — No Comments

The Nasons of New England

 

Gen. 1

John Nason married Elizabeth Rogers

Children:

Elizabeth b. Aug. 9, 1601

John b. Jan. 29, 1603

Philip b. 1604

Richard Nason b.…

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Added by T. Getchell on June 18, 2016 at 7:14pm — 1 Comment

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 June 12, 2016 at 12:23pm — 13 Comments

A Maine post -Litchfield, Maine

I write a family blog and just posted something about Litchfield. If you have ancestors from that part of Maine, you might want to take a look.

http://leaftwigandstem.blogspot.com/2016/06/taking-care-of-business-in-litchfield.html

Added by Christine Fitzgerald on June 6, 2016 at 5:12pm — No 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 June 1, 2016 at 3:36pm — 2 Comments

Greenwood in the Civil War

This is the fifth 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. For tips on finding records of Maine Civil War soldiers, see…

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Added by Chris Dunham on May 29, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Finding Records of Maine Civil War Soldiers

In recent years FamilySearch has added two essential Maine Civil War resources to its website: the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Card Index, 1861-1865, and a collection of images of enlistment and muster rolls for Maine regiments. The former has been indexed and may be searched here. The latter can only be browsed. By using the first resource as a finding aid for the second, one can locate and view images of…

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Added by Chris Dunham on May 29, 2016 at 5:00pm — No 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 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

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