February 2013 Blog Posts (9)

I am trying to find correct dates for Etta J. Arnold (s) who married Orrin H. soper in 1879 Salem


Good Morning, I am trying to find correct dates for Etta J. Arnold (s) who married Orrin H. soper in 1879 Salem, Maine,, the problem is findagrave states she died 1881, however,their son Leslie Sumner was born 1883.

Orrin remarried a Lizzie L. Graves August 1890 wayne, maine

 Any information, thank you

Barbara (please email mbtham@aol.com)

Added by Barbara Boyd on February 28, 2013 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

You never know what you will find until you look

I was born in July 1959 in Bath, Maine.  I was adopted in 1960 and lived for a few years in Old Orchard Beach.  My adoptive family moved out of Maine, but we still had a cottage in OOB and we would visit every summer.  I was told about being adopted in my teens, and never really dug into it.

Fast Forward to 2005, I had a son, and I wanted to give to him his heritage, both family and genetic. When I got married my mother gave me my adoption probate paperwork.  On it I had my birth…


Added by Robert Kevin Reid on February 25, 2013 at 8:42am — 5 Comments

Maine Genealogical Society Workshop on Federal Census Records Research

Join Maine Genealogical Society members and non-members at the Augusta Civic Center on April 13th for A Workshop on Federal Census Records presented by MGS President, Helen Shaw, CG.


We'll start with an introduction to the census, the different types of federal census records that exist, and the types of information you can find in each one.  From there we'll move on to tips and tricks for finding your ancestors in census records, particularly when an index doesn't…


Added by Brian Bouchard on February 24, 2013 at 6:52pm — No Comments

Stewart family

My great, great grandfather was Samuel Stewart from England or Scotland.  He married Mary A. Broderick from Ireland.  They had two sons; Robert E. who was my great grandfather, & Samuel Jr.  I know there are Stewart relatives in Maine but I have no information about them.  If any of the Stewart clan reads this, I would appreciate a reply.  Thanks!

Added by Barbara Stewart Kickham Johnston on February 24, 2013 at 5:57pm — 5 Comments

The Travel Journals of Rev. Paul Coffin

Beyond their names and dates of birth, marriage and death, it is often difficult to learn details of distant ancestors' lives. We are fortunate that Rev. Paul Coffin (1737-1821) of Buxton kept journals of his missionary trips to the inland frontiers of…


Added by Chris Dunham on February 24, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Durgen, Frank: Bangor Maine

The remains of the late Frank Durgen were embalmed and forwarded to Bangor Me., yesterday by Undertaker Logan

Added by D. Sue Crowder Kissel on February 16, 2013 at 7:17pm — 1 Comment

Noyes-Baskell, Lucy of Portland, Cumberland, Maine: Weekly Journal Miner (Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona Territory)11 Nov 1896 page 3

Found in the Weekly Journal Miner-Prescott Yavapai, Arizona Terrority

Judge A. O. Noyes is in receipt today of sad news, announcing the death of an only sister, Mrs. Lucy M. Haskell, at Portland Maine, a few days since in the 76th year of her age.  The deceased lady was also an aunt of A. S. Haskell of Jerome,  Of a family of eleven children, Judge Noyes is the only one who survives, and strange as it seems, since leaving his native state, over a third of a century ago, he has not up…


Added by D. Sue Crowder Kissel on February 14, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Noyes-Osborne, Olevia, Kendall's Mills, Kennebec, Maine

Found in the Weekly Journal Miner( Prescott, Yavapai, Arizona Territory), 2 Dec 1891 page 3

Judge A. O. Noyes to-day recieved the sad intelligence of the death of his sister, Mrs. Olevia Osborne, at Kendall's mills, Kennebec county, Maine,  Her death occurred November 27, 1891, of paralysis.  Deceased was born on the same day as Queen Victoria, and was consequently 73 years of age.  She was the mother of Supervisor A. S. Haskell of this county.

Added by D. Sue Crowder Kissel on February 14, 2013 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Family Secrets

well, I put a photo on facebook to try to find out who the people were and found out they are family I have never met, or heard of. My mother never shared with me anything from her childhood other than something that happened to her and her sister that lets just say Ill keep to myself. It was about my grandfather Carl. My mom never shared life experiences or even happy things in her life. Growing up I knew my uncle Harris(kipper...he hates that nick name) and had met my Uncle Trafton (buck)…


Added by Lisa Lynn (Plaisted) Currier on February 9, 2013 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

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