April 2011 Blog Posts (8)

Door, Doore, Dore, Dorr names

Many of the "Door's" found in Maine and New Hampshire may very well be descended from Richard Door of Portsmouth, NH. Before the early 1800's it was commonly spelled Door in the early sources - sometime after 1800 more common spelling changed to Dore, Doar, Dorr, or Doore; few families in the Maine/New Hampshire area kept Door.

My own GGG grandfather Joel Door was married (to Hannah Hussey) in Shapleigh, ME in 1800 as Door, moved north to Harmony, ME where the town record used Doore…


Added by James H. Doore on April 30, 2011 at 7:46pm — 12 Comments

Genealogy in Ledgers topic of May 1st meeting in Brunswick, ME


The May meeting of the Pejepscot Genealogy Society will be held on the second floor of Brunswick's Curtis Memorial Library at 2:00 pm.   Hubbard Goodrich of Harpswell will show us how to find hidden genealogy in ledgers.

Hubbard has been doing research on the commerce (exchanges of goods) in Colonial America prior to 1790. Who would think of looking in old ledgers for genealogy…


Added by Brian Bouchard on April 29, 2011 at 4:06am — No Comments

Eli Gerry of Old Town Maine removed to Lincoln, Maine m. 2nd? Emily J House

I am looking for any information about Eli Gerry b. abt. 1820 in Maine. His first wife was Nancy Keazer <Keisor?>. She passed away in Old Town, Penobscot, Maine, in 1860. Eli moved to the Hersey/Daton Plantation area in the early 1860's. He should be showing up there with his children <at the least 3 of them>. My mother and I have spent so many hours for years trying to track this family down. We are trying to figure out where he met and married my gggGrandmother Emily J House,…


Added by Lucinda Bowker Brown on April 26, 2011 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Civil War Challenge - Identifying Alburgh, Vermont's unnamed "Indian" soldiers.

I am trying to identify the Civil War soldiers mentioned in the Alburgh (VT) Town Record simply as "Four Indians". I need assistance from anyone interested in helping. Please help in any way you can and please take a moment to spread the word around to any interested parties.

My name is Nancy Lecompte. I am the Research & Education Director for Ne-Do-Ba, a Maine Nonprofit 501(c)3 Corporation.

Below is the introduction from my blog post of April 25, 2011 concerning these… Continue

Added by Nancy Lecompte on April 25, 2011 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Family research in the UK

I'm not sure as to whether this is the best place to start, so if I'm wrong please push me in the right direction.

My name is David Ramsdale, and in conjunction with my father we are researching our family history.


I believe my Great Great Grandfather on my fathers maternal side emigrated to the US in the mid 1880's

The facts as we understand them.

His name was William Rawlinson.

He was born in "Cartmel"  Lancashire in 1829l

His last known…


Added by David Ramsdale on April 21, 2011 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

John S Holt and John L Holt

In researching the census records i discovered a transcription error John S and John L are one in the same. At first appearances His middle initial looks like an S but if you look carefully its an L So Bessie Mae Holt's Father was not John S but John L Holt. When I finally got that figured out I realized i had his family tree back to England 1576. That was a wonderfully huge leap forward.

Added by Deborah M. Stover-Arsenault on April 19, 2011 at 3:19pm — 22 Comments

Case Study: Corporal Sumner Henry Needham

The first Union soldier to fall in the Civil War is said to have been Sumner Henry Needham—a Maine native who served in a Massachusetts company. Let's see what we can find out about Needham using only free Internet resources.


Needham's Wikipedia entry is brief, and incorrect. He was wounded April 19, 1861, in the…


Added by Chris Dunham on April 14, 2011 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

Eileen Burnett

Eileen Burnett was the Stepdaughter of Judson Heath Sawyer of Bar Harbour Maine


They were both listed in 1930 census

Has anyone any idea of what became of them?

Added by Amy Abbott on April 1, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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