March 2010 Blog Posts (14)

Abraham Winslow and Elizabeth Welch

I'm trying to find the parents of this couple married in N. Yarmouth on 12 Feb 1789. Abraham died in Freeport on Feb 1806 when a tree fell on him. Elizabeth was given his widow's pension for his service in the Continental Army, 8th Company, 3rd Massachusetts Regiment . I'm descended from their son Thomas and grandson Amasa. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Added by Elizabeth Irwin Kane on March 30, 2010 at 10:55am — 3 Comments

A Brief History of Andover North Surplus

Source: Lewiston Saturday Journal, Aug. 10, 1889.

The Tale of an Almost Deserted Neighorhood


Added by Chris Dunham on March 29, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Charles E. Smith & Emma R. Allen


I think that your ancestress is Emma Rebecca Allen (born in Smithfield, Maine) on 7 May 1866--daughter of John Allen & Johanna (Svensen). I know this line because I have profiled both Emma's uncle (Hiram Allen, a Civil War soldier from Fairfield) and Emma's mother (Johanna Svenson, a pre-1900 Swedish immigrant). I am in contact with the descendant of one of their children who is a fellow member of the Fairfield Historical Society. Right now I am on my way out but will get… Continue

Added by Duncan Ness on March 29, 2010 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Taylor Family DNA Project

I am searching for male Taylor descendants of Elias Taylor (1726 to 1777) of Readfield (Winthrop), Maine for the Taylor Family DNA research project, based in Utah. This project is verifying the genealogy of the various Taylor families in the USA and England. Here's what I have on Elias Taylor and some of his descendants:…


Added by Timothy Lunney on March 19, 2010 at 9:56am — No Comments

World War I Unit Roster: Company C, 212th Engineers, Plymouth Division

A Network member spotted this "Souvenir from Camp Devens, Mass., December 23, 1918" at a flea market, and was able to snap some pictures of the pages. I've transcribed the names of Maine residents.

Among the Privates First Class listed below is Claflin Packard, 35 Kelly St., So.… Continue

Added by Chris Dunham on March 18, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Charles Emery Smith & Emma R Allen - Kennebec, Me (Fairfield)

Charles E Smith and Emma R. Allen were married around 1884 +- in the Kennebec Maine area. I am able to trace Emma Allen to John E Allen - Baranabas Allen - Ebenezer Allen (All from Fairfield, ME). But, I am having trouble finding anything on Charles E Smith. I cannot seem to located the name of his mother or father. All I can find is a census that lists Emma as his wife and Emery (my ancestor) as his son.Does anybody have any suggestions?

Added by Amanda C Smith on March 14, 2010 at 6:02pm — 6 Comments

Amasa & Betsey Winslow

I'm looking for Betsey's maiden name. She and Amasa were married 2 Jan 1848.
Amasa was born in Freeport on 4 Oct 1823 to Thomas Winslow and Esther Clough.
Betsey appears on the 1870 federal census, but a 2nd wife Addie A. appears on the 1880 census.

Added by Elizabeth Irwin Kane on March 10, 2010 at 1:58pm — 2 Comments

Finding Genealogy Books

Here are a few free ways to find published genealogies and town histories with information on Maine families.

Google Books offers thousands of books useful to Maine researchers. Those out of copyright (including most published before 1923) may be viewed in full. For other titles only a limited preview or snippets will be available. Some 1,700 books about Maine from this collection may be searched… Continue

Added by Chris Dunham on March 8, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Daniel Cleaves

I'm looking for any information, about a man named Daniel Cleaves. Anything will help

Added by Joshua St.Pierre on March 8, 2010 at 2:33am — 1 Comment

Williams - Warren, ME

Am seeking death and burial data re Jesse Williams and wife Sarah Haupt (Sally Hop) Williams. Both d. in 1865 (per Annals of Warren). They may have attended the Congregational Church in Union. Don Williams

Added by Donald E. Williams on March 5, 2010 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Bill Would Restrict Access to Vital Records in Maine

The ToddHouse Twitter feed alerted me to an article on the Lewiston Sun Journal website.

Concerns about fraud and identity theft are prompting Maine lawmakers to consider a bill to restrict the release of residents' birth and marriage records.

The Health and Human Services Committee was told Wednesday…

Added by Chris Dunham on March 3, 2010 at 6:00pm — 11 Comments


Looking for info on Alice Vina Coy Wiley ? 1877-1930, Fredrick Frank Wiley 1875-1959, Lewis H. Wiley 1902-1938 all of Waterville. Believe that there are two more children. Thanks

Added by Rebecca Tibbetts on March 3, 2010 at 7:57am — 1 Comment

Free 1930 Census Images

Internet Archive now has images of the 1930 U.S. Federal Census for Maine. To find a specific town, you can use these guides from the National Archives:


Added by Chris Dunham on March 2, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments


I am looking for information about my grandparents Dorothy E.(maiden name Boyington) and Clair/Clare Monson who owned a farm on Lake View Drive in Rockland-also gr-grand Viana Monson. Thanks for any help-Rebecca

Added by Rebecca Tibbetts on March 2, 2010 at 3:24pm — 2 Comments

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