April 2010 Blog Posts (7)

Wikis for Maine Genealogy Research

Ancestry.com's new wiki has a section on Maine Family History Research, with links to pages on specific research topics such as census records and probate records. The original articles are from Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, but entries may be edited by anyone, and should improve and expand over… Continue

Added by Chris Dunham on April 30, 2010 at 5:08pm — No Comments

Samuel Winslow's children

Samuel Winslow is listed on the 1800 federal census next to my ancestor Abraham Winslow. I am hoping that he might be Abraham's

father, or perhaps a brother. They were living in Freeport.



Abraham was killed by a falling tree in 1806 at age 43. Is there some way to discover the…

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Added by Elizabeth Irwin Kane on April 29, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

"Egypt Road: A Memoir of a Farm Boy" by Ron Laing

My 95-year-old Aunt Alice Lunney Gregory of Westfield, Maine told me about a new book she'd read titled "Egypt Road: A Memoir of a Farm Boy" by Ron Laing. It's a memoir about life in Westfield during the 1930's, 40's and 50's. According to Aunt Alice, her baby brother, my Dad, Boyd Lunney and his youthful pranks are featured prominently the book. I asked Dad about it...He denies "any and all youthful pranks...Hah! Hah!"…


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Added by Timothy Lunney on April 29, 2010 at 2:47pm — 1 Comment

History of the North Paris 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).



[p. 80]
PARIS AND WOODSTOCK, OR NORTH PARIS BAPTIST CHURCH.

THIS church is not a pioneer in the adoption and dissemination of Baptist sentiments in this vicinity;…

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Added by Chris Dunham on April 25, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

History of the Harrison 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).



[p. 77]
HARRISON BAPTIST CHURCH.

THE Harrison Baptist Church was organized March 26, 1827, at the house of Samuel Scribner. Ebenezer Bisbee was ordained deacon, and…

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Added by Chris Dunham on April 25, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Newcomer

Hell-o I am really new to this so here goes.I was born in Lewiston.I have almost all the info.on my fathers side (Rivard) but very little on my mother's.I was pretty young when my mother and grand-mother died so asking about where they came from wasn't something I thoufgt of then.Later on my kids started asking questions and I only knew a little bit soooooooo here I am trying to find out where everyone came from and who married who and so on.I can't afford Ancestry .com and I was told this is… Continue

Added by Jeanne Rivard Pittman on April 12, 2010 at 8:20pm — 7 Comments

New Maine Vital Records Law Amended to Allow Genealogists Access

Governor Baldacci has signed into law the bill discussed here, but with an important amendment. Subsection 8 states that "Custodians of certificates and records of birth, marriage and death may permit inspection of records by and issue noncertified copies to researchers engaged in genealogical… Continue

Added by Chris Dunham on April 12, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

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