Hello everyone, I am new to this genealogy searching and seem to spend more time spinning my wheels than getting any traction. I have made marginal progress in some areas and have hit a wall in others.
At this point I am trying to get more information on my father's (Howard Fletcher West) side of the family. I have learned that my Grandfather was Charles Howard West (12/1/1891 - 11/21/1970 I think) he was a baker in Augusta Maine. He and my grandmother (Ethel May Fletcher of…Continue
In 1835, the Maine Legislature passed a "Resolve in favor of certain Officers and Soldiers of the Revolutionary War, and the widows of the deceased Officers and Soldiers," granting 200 acres of land to those who had served three years while residents of Massachusetts or the District of Maine. The land would be taken from the "Indian Purchase" in Penobscot County and from…Continue
In Maine we don't usually go to the county courthouse to find vital records. In this and other New England states, birth, death and marriage records have been kept by towns and cities since colonial days. Municipal clerks in Maine were sometimes expected to return copies of these records to the state, but only in 1892 did this become standard practice. There is, though, one important set of vital records that may be found at Maine courthouses.…Continue
Added by Chris Dunham on August 20, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Hubbard History Blog
The history of the Hubbard Family from St.Savoirs, Isle of Jersey, England to the present with special emphasis on its' beginnings in America in 1690.
Added by William D. Hubbard on August 18, 2016 at 10:00pm — No Comments
This is the sixth in a series of posts I am writing in celebration of the bicentennial of my hometown of Greenwood in Oxford County, incorporated February 2, 1816.
The most entertaining parts of a town's history are often its legends, for which the best evidence is hearsay. The historian is obliged to relate these legends as such, but also to seek out any possible…Continue
Added by Chris Dunham on August 12, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments
Hi, Randy Seaver over at GeneaMusings posted this challenge in April and I just now got around to trying it. Try it. It's actually fun.
The Great Grand Challenge
Added by Christine Fitzgerald on August 1, 2016 at 3:40pm — No Comments
Looking for descendants-Ackley family 1810-1818 Maine: Machias-Cutler-Whiting. Need Family Bible for Ackleys, Holmes, Pettegrew families for that period. Looking for a daughter Temperance Ackley born 1811-1818, possibly born 1815. Need her parents names. Please do not send me info from Ancestry. A Family Bible or Will is my only hope.
Added by Jeanette Berry Heath on July 7, 2016 at 9:24pm — No Comments
I am looking for members of the Spreng and/or Clements family that lived in/near Ellsworth/Bangor, Maine. My grandfather's name was George William Spring, Sr. and was married to Barbara Clements (Spreng). They spent the last of their years in Bangor, Maine but did live for a short time in Ellsworth. If anyone has any information on this family please let me know. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org . Thanks, Mildred Carr
Added by Mildred Carr on June 30, 2016 at 1:03pm — No Comments
I write a family blog and just posted something about Litchfield. If you have ancestors from that part of Maine, you might want to take a look.
Added by Christine Fitzgerald on June 6, 2016 at 5:12pm — No Comments
This is the fifth in a series of posts I am writing in celebration of the bicentennial of my hometown of Greenwood in Oxford County, incorporated February 2, 1816.
For tips on finding records of Maine Civil War soldiers, see this…Continue
Added by Chris Dunham on May 29, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments
In recent years FamilySearch has added two essential Maine Civil War resources to its website: the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Card Index, 1861-1865, and a collection of images of enlistment and muster rolls for Maine regiments. The former has been indexed and may be searched here. The latter can only be browsed. By using the first resource as a finding aid for the second, one can locate and view images of…Continue
Added by Chris Dunham on May 29, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments
I am looking for the family of my 3rd great grandmother, Betsy Young Wilson. She was born around 1800, married Edmund Wilson as his 3rd wife in 1819 in Boothbay, bore 7 children, and died around 1840. One source states she is from Newcastle, another from Bristol. These sources also state that her sister Mary married her oldest stepson, Ira Wilson. I found some Youngs who were in Bristol around that time, several brothers who might be her father, but have only seen children…Continue
Added by Jean D. Paradis on May 18, 2016 at 3:09pm — No Comments
This is the fourth in a series of posts I am writing in celebration of the bicentennial of my hometown of Greenwood in Oxford County, incorporated February 2, 1816.
Greenwood began as Township Number Four — fourth in a line of five townships laid out by surveyor Samuel Titcomb of Hallowell between November 1787 and April 1788. Constrained by the boundaries of existing…Continue
Added by Chris Dunham on May 7, 2016 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Hi everyone! I've been doing my genealogy for many years and have heard rumors that there's Native American in my family. I have searched and searched but found nothing at all. My grandmother was Susie Emma (Tibbetts) Fitts and she honestly looked full blooded Native American, but I have no idea which side it could have been on, if it was on the Tibbetts or her mothers side (she was Etta Kelley Seavey) I've traced both/all lines back to England and I can't find any names that remotely sound…Continue
Added by Amanda Fitts on April 22, 2016 at 5:39pm — No Comments
That Blaisdell Blood: A Novel, is a book that morphs the facts of the Blaisdell family’s journey to America in 1635 into the near future where the first woman President, a scion of the Blaisdell clan, recalls her family’s past.
The idea for this book came in 2009 when I wrote an article for the Mensa Bulletin entitled, “The Journey of the Blaisdells.” This was a nonfiction exploration of the oral history carried down through generations by my mother’s…Continue
Added by Louise Butler on April 17, 2016 at 12:15pm — No Comments
This is the third in a series of posts I am writing in celebration of the bicentennial of my hometown of Greenwood in Oxford County, incorporated February 2, 1816.
The advance and final retreat of the Laurentide ice sheet shaped the landscape of Greenwood, exposing and eroding ancient bedrock and depositing untold tons of sand, silt and gravel within its borders. But it was a…Continue
Added by Chris Dunham on March 23, 2016 at 7:00am — No Comments
.........A Genealogical and Geometric study 165 pgs, vbe bind (lays flat)
The material is intended to represent a genealogical account of the early settlers, who resided as head of household within the current town boundaries of Freeport, prior to founding plus 1 year (which gives the convenient data base of the first Census—the year 1790). Obviously, these people lived beyond 1790 and this research attempts to follow them to the end…Continue
This is the second in a series of posts I am writing in celebration of the bicentennial of my hometown of Greenwood in Oxford County, incorporated February 2, 1816.Continue
FamilySearch has collection pages for town records from Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire, but not from Maine. Nevertheless, images of the records from many Maine towns are in fact available on FamilySearch, if you know…Continue