September 2011 Blog Posts (11)

Dancing At The Mill on Mt. Desert Island



are proud to present

Friday, October 7, 2011

7:00 PM (doors open at 6:30)

Jesup Memorial Library

34 Mount Desert Street

Bar Harbor, Maine

A donation at the door is requested (no advance reservations).


Dancing at the Mill depicts life on Mount Desert Island from the      mid-1700s

through the late 1940s. It begins…


Added by Brian Bouchard on September 30, 2011 at 9:40am — No Comments

History of Easton, Maine


Does anyone know of a history book or paper about the settlement of Easton, Maine?



Added by Timothy Lunney on September 24, 2011 at 7:40am — 2 Comments

Still Making Canoes at the Age of 76 - Fred Templeton in 1952

During our recent trip to Moosehead Lake, Maine, we visited the Moosehead Historical Society in Greenville Junction, just a short walk from where my wife’s mother grew up.   Following an excellent guided tour we stopped in the office to see what they might have about the Templeton family.   Several files!    One treasure was …


Added by Bob Inhoff on September 23, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments


According to the Ludden Family Bible, Hannah Woodbury was born on 16 February 1796 was born in Pjepscot Claim  (now Danville), Maine. This information was quoted directly from the handwritten record in the Bible. Her parents were not listed and location of her mother and father have not, thus far, been proven.


She married o 8 March 1818, at Turner, Maine, John Brown Ludden, who was born at Turner, the son of Joseph and Sarah (Brown) Ludden.…


Added by Alan H. Hawkins on September 21, 2011 at 6:48pm — 3 Comments

In Maine Before 1760

Hi,  Could add:  Littlefield, Wentworth, Wheelwright, and others.  Working on a connection to the Libby line. 


Also, have following info re ALEXANDER GORDON 


b about 1639 in Scotland, taken prisoner at Tuttle Fields, London, released by Daniel Stone of Cambridge, came to America in 1652 on the LIBERTY with John Cloyes' sale of his services to Samuel Stratton.  After one year's servitude he petitioned for freedom.  It was granted and he movd from Charlestown to…


Added by Betsy Fosburgh on September 20, 2011 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Searching for "Peevy" in Kirkland.

I am working on my family tree and know that my ggg-grandfater, Benjamin Peevy came from Kirkland, Penobscot, ME. His wifes name was Hannah (unk) Peevy. They had three children while there, John R., William H. and a daughter, unsure of her name at this time. Benjamin was born about 1800, Hannah about 1804, John 1834 and William 1835. They moved to Wisconsin between 1850 and 1860 and they are buried here in Plainfield cemetery, Waushara county WI.I was wondering if there are any of the Peevy…


Added by Mark Miller on September 20, 2011 at 12:36pm — 7 Comments

Old Maps displays at MGS Conference in Bangor

I wanted to let people know that I will be displaying my reproductions of the 1850s Maine County maps at the MGS meeting in Bangor on Saturday the 24th. The reproductions are on CDROM, but we have paper printouts for display and purchase as well.(I won't be there due to recent medical issue, but the maps will! be in attendance)

Dave Allen

ALSO, John Barrows will be displaying some of his delightful maps…


Added by Dave Allen on September 17, 2011 at 7:19pm — No Comments


Am currently typing pages from the early vital records of Burlington, Maine. Using the CD of Burlington records and checking with copies made years ago, this volume will contain what records are available from settlement in 1824 to 1892. The vital records series for towns all over Maine published by Picton Press are such valuable additions to the genealogical materials available to people working on Maine families. Accuracy is extremely important. So many copies have been made with mistakes…


Added by Alan H. Hawkins on September 17, 2011 at 9:46am — No Comments


My work in the area of local history and genealogy began over 51 years ago when I was thirteen years old. After a 42 year career in education, I retired in December and am know beginning to work of reviewing and compiling my years f research for publication. One project that I worked on in the early 1980's was a magazine entitled THE MATTANAWCOOK OBSERVER. That magazine, published in three volume sets, contained local history and genealogical information on the towns of Lincoln, Burlington,…


Added by Alan H. Hawkins on September 12, 2011 at 8:10pm — No Comments

Time's Running Out! Register for the 2011 Fall Maine Genealogical Society Conference TODAY!

We have a full day of educational lectures planned - a variety of topics for a variety of interests and experience levels.  We start the day with a discussion of some uncommon resources that perhaps haven't been considered.  A revisit to some foundational areas is designed to share knowledge and new insights in the are areas of newspaper research, probate research and census research.  Have you considered looking at almshouses for you ancestors?  Just how do you do that and what might you…


Added by Brian Bouchard on September 3, 2011 at 11:38am — No Comments

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