April 2018 Blog Posts (4)

By Way of Introduction...

Greetings!

I’m Jeff Martin, a retired family physician and, not so retired, family historian from York Beach. I’ve been doing genealogy for the past 45 years and between my wife and I, I’m convinced that we’re related to EVERYBODY in the state of Maine! My first publication was “A New England Genealogy” in 1987, and I taught a genealogy course through the Windham Adult Ed. Dept for several years. At this point I’m trying to finish an update to “A New England Genealogy” which…

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Added by Jeffrey E. Martin on April 5, 2018 at 12:54pm — No Comments

The Whiting Women - Synopsis

The Whiting Women - Synopsis

 

          The legend of Gladys Mable Hunt[1] began many years before she was even born in Wellington, Maine, on the cusp of the 20th century.  She was born to "White" parents, whose own parents were all "White", as were all of their ancestors.  Not a single Narragansett Indian. Zero.

 

          Gladys Mable (Hunt) Whiting would die just as the 21st…

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Added by Pamela Tash on April 3, 2018 at 8:06am — No Comments

Epilogue - The Whiting Women

Epilogue

 

          So, maybe I was off base about first cousin marriage in rural Maine being rare.  Most of the time people did not marry someone with the same last name, but at other times, it obviously just didn’t matter to them. The current laws in Maine prohibit first cousin marriage, unless you obtain a physician’s certificate indicating that you have received genetic counseling prior to the…

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Added by Pamela Tash on April 3, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Sources for The Whiting Women

  1. google.com

 

  1. wikitree.com

 

  1. findagrave.com

 

  1. familysearch.org

 

  1. bailbondcity.com

 

  1. State of Maine Vital Statistics

 

  1. State of Massachusetts Vital Statistics

 

  1. Winsted (Connecticut) Directory 1936-1939

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Added by Pamela Tash on April 3, 2018 at 7:21am — No Comments

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