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Bilodeau genealogy

 If anyone is interested I have Bilodeau genealogy from Ile d'Orleans,Biddeford 1880 on and Lewiston Bilodeau and Lepage.

Added by Gerard Francois Bilodeau on February 23, 2015 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Fickett info in Scarborough & Durham

Hi I'm looking for info specif. to Joshua Fickett b.1779 (  married to Mary Hunnewell)  I'd like any info on his death when where & How. 

Added by Donna Fickett on February 17, 2015 at 4:04pm — No Comments

TIBBETTS & DAY link: Martha, wife of Aaron Day

May (Tibbetts) Jarvis' (1937) work on the descendants of Henry Tibbetts of Dover, New Hampshire lists Martha, daughter of Rev. Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Alley) Tibbetts, b. 24 Sep. 1777 (probably in Boothbay).  The family relocated to New Sharon, near where Aaron Day resided in Starks.  Current research has been posted at genejourneys.com which demonstrates that Martha "wife of Aaron Day, died Feb. 16, 1844, AE 66" (buried in Medford) was the daughter of Rev. Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Alley)…

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Added by Lauren Mahieu on February 15, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments

My Troubled Uncle

The story of Alton Roberts Nelson of Maine (likely Lewiston).  My 2nd great granduncle, brother to my 2nd great grandfather, George Scott Nelson.  Adding the story here with hopes of finding out more about their father, Eugene Frank Nelson (b. 1836, Maine).  Many signs point to a Moses Nelson being the father to Eugene, but not enough evidence for me yet to accept it.  My family genealogy site is focused on my many families and how they all end up in Ohio.…

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Added by Cody Nelson on January 26, 2015 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Malcolm family

I am looking for information on Robert Malcolm, b.1750 to William and Elizabeth Malcolm in Phippsburg, Sagadahoc, ME.  I am wondering if he was a ship captain who married Jane Parker and moved to New Brunswick.

Added by Diane Malcolm on January 24, 2015 at 9:42am — No Comments

Pejepscot Genealogical Society (Brunswick, ME) January 2015 Meeting Announcment

The History Of The Irish In Portland, Maine…

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Added by Brian Bouchard on December 29, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments

Dear Isle, Hancock county, Maine, USA Genealogy

For people researching Deer Isle Maine and the Islands on coastal of Maine.  I have a new facebook group.  Please come and join.  WE ARE RESEARCHING ALL THE SURNAMES OF THE EARLY SETTLERS AND EARLY INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF DEER ISLE, MAINE 

EATON, GREENLAW, BILLINGS, STAPLES, CAMPBELL, STINSON, 

CONARY. WARREN, GREENLAW, HARDY,  DUNHAM, SAUNDERS, 

PRESSEY, BRAY, COLBY, HOWARD. CARMAN, DOW, HOWARD, 

GREEN, SCOTT, TOOTHAKER, ROBBINS, YORK, FOSTER, JAVIS, SHEPARD,…

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Added by Barbara Foster on December 13, 2014 at 12:59am — No Comments

SEARCHING FOR BIOLOGICAL SISTER

SEARCHING FOR MY HUSBAND'S BIOLOGICAL SISTER.  WE DO NOT KNOW MUCH ABOUT HER.  SHE WAS PROBABLY BORN BETWEEN 1962-1964 IN MAINE, AND THAT HER BIOLOGICAL MOTHER WAS VALERIE BRAGDON.  UNFORTUNATELY, NO OTHER DETAILS ARE KNOWN TO US.  WE WOULD LOVE TO CONNECT WITH HER.

IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION ABOUT HER, OR IF MY HUSBAND'S SISTER IS READING THIS, PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL:  blackdress1966@yahoo.com

Added by Judy Welshans on December 2, 2014 at 10:51am — No Comments

Cleveland Family in Athens, ME

I am looking for information on Elijah K. Cleveland and his 1st wife Julia G. Devol.  They were married in 1869 in Athens, ME and divorced in 1875.  They had 2 daughters, Cora and Myrita.  I am looking for vital records that show Cora's birth.  State Archives didn't have the records due to a fire in Athens that destroyed them.  I would appreciate any information on this family.  E=mail me at Judith.watt2@gmail.com

Added by Judith Watt on November 15, 2014 at 12:16pm — 2 Comments

Phillip S Currie generally known as Stewart

Looking for the full DOD for Stewart.   Per gravestone inscription he died in 1959.  Need this to help locate an obituary and news article about a Great Northern Paper Co. that he died in.  Any help is appreciated.  Jan Cox

Added by Jan Cox on October 19, 2014 at 11:13am — 5 Comments

Burial Ground Rediscovered in Canton

I was excited to read in Tuesday's Lewiston Sun Journal a story about Canton Mountain Cemetery in Oxford County—suspected to be the resting place of my ancestor Simon Coolidge.

Nelson Coolidge of East Dixfield (my father's fourth cousin) had seen the graveyard years ago while hunting with his father, and was able to…

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Added by Chris Dunham on October 15, 2014 at 2:30am — 1 Comment

BMHI

My Grandmother Lillian Olga Brown was placed in BMHI I think in the 1940's and got out sometime in the 80's she died shortly after. And my grandfather died in 1942 so my dad Percy a Brown Jr grew up with an uncle. My Dad never would talk about these things . I am trying to find out why she was placed there I've heard rumors that she stabbed my grandfather. I live in Va but have Maine roots back to the 1600 with the Day line if not the Brown line

Enos Brown 3rd Grandfather…

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Added by Jeffrey Scott Brown on October 7, 2014 at 5:44pm — No Comments

IRREGULAR WARFARE

After Freeman Ellis and Isaac Fuller completed their 12 days of Minuteman duty at Marshfield, they went home to Plympton and enlisted in the regular army for irregular warfare.

 

“Irregular warfare” is Richard Frothingham’s description of what took place during the Siege of Boston in the spring,…

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Added by John P. Ellis on September 16, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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.

In Memory of Sylvia Fitts Getchell B. July 3, 1925-Nov. 17 2012  Wife of Leonard Getchell. It was my honor to have known you and speak with you about the…

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Added by T. Getchell on September 15, 2014 at 7:55pm — 11 Comments

THEY MARCHED

My two 4 x great grandfathers from Plympton, Massachusetts were members of Theophilus Cotton’s Minute Regiment. Freeman Ellis and Isaac Fuller “marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 to [drum roll please] Marshfield; service 12 days…” 

They didn’t march toward Lexington or Concord, or to Boston, but to Marshfield, a distance of 14 miles from Plympton (according to Google Maps). The history books have told us that all the action was in Boston, where the British regulars…

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Added by John P. Ellis on August 28, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Bryant Family Genealogy

I am desiring to find a library copy of the following:   Bryant Family Genealogy, by Albert Scott Bryant (1868-1955).  any leads are appreciated.  Thanks.

Added by Laura Letellier on August 13, 2014 at 11:56am — 7 Comments

THEY WERE MINUTEMEN

I have two great-great-great-great grandfathers who were members of the Massachusetts Colonial Militia in Plympton, Massachusetts. They are Freeman Ellis (1745 – 1802) and Isaac Fuller (1751 – 1833). Both of them settled their families in Oxford County, Maine in the 1790s. Freeman Ellis died in Hartford, Maine in…

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Added by John P. Ellis on August 11, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

WPA Cemetery Plans

Here's a great collection of cemetery plans drawn up by WPA workers in the 1930s.

During the Great Depression, the Work Projects Administration (WPA) put millions of Americans to work on public works projects that ranged from building trails in National Parks to creating over 500 surveys of Maine cemeteries. These cemetery plans, transferred from the Office of the Adjutant General and now part of…

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Added by Chris Dunham on August 5, 2014 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Sanford North Parish Congregational Church Records (1786-1823)

An article in today's New York Times shines a light on a project to preserve and digitize New England Congregational Church records. So far the Congregational Library & Archives' online collection includes records from one Maine church:…

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Added by Chris Dunham on July 30, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Looking for last names Dudley, Sabine, and Crowell

Anyone have any leads? 

Added by Ryan Ames on July 29, 2014 at 5:23pm — 1 Comment

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