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February 2010 Blog Posts (9)

Finding Land Records

Inspired by a suggestion from Network member Ron Cianek, I've compiled this list of resources for finding Maine land records online and off.



Androscoggin County…

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Added by Chris Dunham on February 16, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

guptill gardiner family

i'm ed i have ancestors from hallowell maine a david l.guptill who married an abigail winslow in 1838 the whole family changed their name to gardiner in 1854 in kenebeck court i am trying to find info on him and his family.There are guptill s in the area at the time- but not sure they are related .can anyone help ?

Added by ed mccarren on February 12, 2010 at 5:37pm — 4 Comments

Free Civil War Resources for Maine Researchers

If you're interested in figuring out how your Maine ancestor spent his Civil War service, there are dozens of regimental histories and other resources online that won't cost you a penny.



To determine which unit(s) your relative served with, try the NPS Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System. Then, for a quick overview of each unit's service, see the Maine State Archives'…

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Added by Chris Dunham on February 6, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

History of the Turner Baptist Church

Source: Deacon George B. Crockett, Consolidated History of the Churches of the Oxford Baptist Association, State of Maine, and a Historical Sketch of the Association (Bryant's Pond, Me.: A. M. Chase & Co., Printers, 1905).



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TURNER BAPTIST CHURCH.


THE Town of Turner, formerly called Sylvester Plantation, was settled in 1775. In 1784, a Presbyterian church was organized,…

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History of the Sumner and Hartford Baptist Church

Source: Deacon George B. Crockett, Consolidated History of the Churches of the Oxford Baptist Association, State of Maine, and a Historical Sketch of the Association (Bryant's Pond, Me.: A. M. Chase & Co., Printers, 1905).
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SUMNER AND HARTFORD BAPTIST CHURCH.


THE Town of Sumner, formerly called West Butterfield, began to be settled in 1782, but there were no professed Baptists in town…

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Added by Chris Dunham on February 5, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

History of the West Sumner Baptist Church

Source: Deacon George B. Crockett, Consolidated History of the Churches of the Oxford Baptist Association, State of Maine, and a Historical Sketch of the Association (Bryant's Pond, Me.: A. M. Chase & Co., Printers, 1905).



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WEST SUMNER BAPTIST CHURCH.


THE founding of the West Sumner Baptist church was largely the result of the labors of Rev. Manasseh Lawrence, pastor of the…

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History of the Canton Baptist Church

Source: Deacon George B. Crockett, Consolidated History of the Churches of the Oxford Baptist Association, State of Maine, and a Historical Sketch of the Association (Bryant's Pond, Me.: A. M. Chase & Co., Printers, 1905).



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CANTON BAPTIST CHURCH.


THE town, incorporated by this name, was set off from Jay in 1821. The first religious interest in this place was in its early settlement, in…

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Added by Chris Dunham on February 2, 2010 at 1:39pm — No Comments

History of the Peru Baptist Church

Source: Deacon George B. Crockett, Consolidated History of the Churches of the Oxford Baptist Association, State of Maine, and a Historical Sketch of the Association (Bryant's Pond, Me.: A. M. Chase & Co., Printers, 1905).



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PERU BAPTIST CHURCH.


PLANTATION Number One, from which, in 1821, was incorporated the town of Peru, was settled about the year 1800. Some Baptist families were among…

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History of the Weld and Carthage Baptist Church

Source: Deacon George B. Crockett, Consolidated History of the Churches of the Oxford Baptist Association, State of Maine, and a Historical Sketch of the Association (Bryant's Pond, Me.: A. M. Chase & Co., Printers, 1905).



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WELD AND CARTHAGE BAPTIST CHURCH.


FROM a short history of this church, written in 1847 by Isaac Barrett, we glean the following facts. The town of Weld was formerly…

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Added by Chris Dunham on February 2, 2010 at 1:22pm — No Comments

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