June 2010 Blog Posts (17)

History of the First Baptist Church of Paris

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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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, PARIS.


WHAT is now the town of Paris began to be settled about the year 1780. It was then a part of the state of Massachusetts and…

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Added by Chris Dunham on June 26, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Family Search Records

The batch film source numbers are the same for each of Abraham Winslow's eight children, but the batch and source numbers for his marriage to Betsey Welch 12 Feb 1789 differ from those of the children. Can these numbers be used to find information online or by writing to the state? I was wondering if the marriage numbers might reveal the names of parents of the bride and groom?

Added by Elizabeth Irwin Kane on June 25, 2010 at 3:58pm — 1 Comment

Elijah Winslow Cemetery

Does anyone have any information on the history of the cemetery? I've traced my family back to Eiljah Winslow (1739-1822) and his wife Eliza (Elizabeth?). Any information on the grandparents would be wonderful, as well. I have their children but nobody before Elijah and Eliza. Many thanks.

Added by Elizabeth Irwin Kane on June 23, 2010 at 6:56pm — 2 Comments

DIGGING UP ALEXANDER AUGUSTUS BARKER

So last night after posting my response to Randy Seaver's SNGF

challenge of "A Prolific Dad" I decided to run the names of some

of my Barker ancestors through FamilySearch's Record Search.

When I put in my the names of my 3x great grandparents

Nathaniel Barker and his wife Huldah Hastings, I found this

surprise:…

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Added by Bill West on June 20, 2010 at 7:39pm — 3 Comments

Clough in Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine

I've been trying to find Clough in the Vol. 1 index without any luck. Any idea why?

Added by Elizabeth Irwin Kane on June 20, 2010 at 2:07pm — 3 Comments

Free 1860 Census Images

Internet Archive now has images of the 1860 U.S. Federal Census for Maine.



Reel 432. Androscoggin County



Reel 433. Piscataquis County



Reel 434. Aroostook County…



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Added by Chris Dunham on June 19, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

3 Vol. set, Genealogical & Family History of the State of Maine

Please, no down East remonstrances, such as, "did you just fall off a turnip truck?". I bought the three books through Amazon and suspected there might not be an index. I was right. Talk about a grueling process. Does anyone know of a computer program that sifts through these thousands of names and dates? I figured I might be able to look families up by last name. No way. Any ideas.

Added by Elizabeth Irwin Kane on June 17, 2010 at 7:13pm — 4 Comments

THE MARRIAGE OF PHILIP JOHN WEST AND CLARA FORD (ELLINGWOOD) TIDWELL

Last week I had success finding information on my mother's

family at FamilySearch Record Search and since then I've

gone back and tried looking up other family members. This

morning I entered my great grandfather Philip John West's

name in the search box and Maine as a location. I was

hoping to find a record of his marriage to my great

grandmother Clara (Ellingwood) Tidwell. but apparently my

streak of genealogy…

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Added by Bill West on June 14, 2010 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments

Elizabeth Leach Welch

Trying to find a birth date for Elizabeth Betsey Welch. The only person who looks like a possiblity is Elizabeth Leach Welch, b. 28 May 1775, and baptized in a church in Windham, Cumberland, Maine. The father's name is not listed. The Mother is Catherine Welch. Is this an accidental omission, or is Elizabeth's mother likely yo be a widow or unmarried?

N.B. My Elizabeth Welch married Abraham Winslow on 12 Feb 1789 in Freeport. He died 6 Feb 1806; she died in Aug 1840.

Added by Elizabeth Irwin Kane on June 13, 2010 at 3:49pm — 2 Comments

ANSWERS AND QUESTIONS ABOUT THE WEST BROTHERS

Prior to following up on the link Randy Seavers gave to the

Ancestry.com collection of the Federal Nonpopulation

Census Schedules 1850-1880, I hadn't really given much

thought to how my West ancestors made their daily living.

I knew the regular census images said they were farmers

which seems to have ended with my great grandfather P.J.

West. My grandfather Floyd Earl West Sr was a lumberman

and his brother Clarence…

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Added by Bill West on June 12, 2010 at 7:30pm — 10 Comments

Abraham Winslow

Did the Winslows who settled in N. Yarmouth come from a certain part of Massachusetts or New Hampshire? I know that Kenelm Winslow and Mary Hopkins of Mass. had twins, Abraham and Isaac, who were baptized in the 1st Parish of Harwich (now Brewster), but I am not sure that that Abraham is the one who lived in N. Yarmouth and is my ancestor. I also don't know if he's a son, grandson, or other relative of Mary and Kenelm.

Added by Elizabeth Irwin Kane on June 9, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Free 1870 Census Images

Internet Archive now has images of the 1870 U.S. Federal Census for Maine.



Reel 536 Androscoggin County (part)



Reel 537 Androscoggin County (part)



Reel 538 Aroostook County…



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Added by Chris Dunham on June 9, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

THE WHEREABOUTS OF LEONIDAS WEST

I've been discussing three of John Cutter West's surviving sons

lives in the 1870s and 1880's using the Federal Nonpopulation

Schedules 1850-1880 for the state of Maine. Asa, Jonathan and

Hiram West did quite well for themselves, in my estimation. But

there was a fourth brother, Leonidas. Where was he in all this?



The answer is simple: like many young veterans of the Civil War,

he went West. Leonidas was the youngest son and probably

didn't receive a very… Continue

Added by Bill West on June 3, 2010 at 10:38pm — No Comments

BEEP BEEP!

All genealogists have one: a brickwall. Alright, there may be a lucky

few upon whom the Gods of Genealogy have smiled who don't have a

brickwall. These are probably the same people who got A's on their

trigonometry finals. But the rest of us, we have brickwalls, ancestors

whose names, or places of birth, or parents elude us. Finding the

missing information and smashing through that brickwall to the

ancestors beyond it is the Holy Grail of genealogy. And… Continue

Added by Bill West on June 3, 2010 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Free 1900 Census Images

Internet Archive now has images of the 1900 U.S. Federal Census for Maine.



Reel 587. Androscoggin County (part: EDs 18-25 ED 26, sheets 1-6)



Reel 588. Androscoggin (cont'd: ED 26, sheet 7-end) Aroostook (part: EDs 1-18) Counties…



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Added by Chris Dunham on June 2, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Alma

Is Alma in Canada rather than Maine? Is it near Wiscasset or Freeport? MapQuest and Google haven't hlped. Thanks in advance.

Added by Elizabeth Irwin Kane on June 2, 2010 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

War of 1812

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Added by Elizabeth Irwin Kane on June 1, 2010 at 4:29pm — 7 Comments

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