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