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Gatchell Cemetery: Brunswick's Most Famous Forgotten Burial Ground

The October meeting of the Pejepscot Genealogical Society (PGS) will be held in the Morrell Meeting Room of the Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Maine on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 2pm.

Our guest speaker will be Brian Bouchard, former president of PGS and current vice president of the Maine Genealogical Society. Mr. Bouchard will discuss the history around those early Brunswick settlers interred in what he calls…

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Added by Brian Bouchard on October 8, 2015 at 10:26am — No Comments

Pejepscot Genealogical Society (Brunswick, ME) January 2015 Meeting Announcment

The History Of The Irish In Portland, Maine…

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Added by Brian Bouchard on December 29, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments

LADNER Query

The following query was recently posted on the Maine Genealogical Society's Blog: http://mainegenealogical.blogspot.com/

New member, Kim, writes us with the following inquiry....

I am looking for information on Anne Ladner Fuller. I have found her family including her parents and husband buried at the Ladner cemetery in Easton Maine but I cannot seem to find any thing about her death (when and…

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Added by Brian Bouchard on July 24, 2013 at 3:07pm — 2 Comments

ANNOUNCING The 2013 Maine Genealogical Society Fall Conference

Maine Genealogical Society 
2013 Fall Conference
with featured guest…
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Added by Brian Bouchard on July 16, 2013 at 4:56pm — No Comments

Maine Families in 1790 Special Deal & Spring Workship Registration Deadline is approaching fast!

Maine Genealogical Society members are now getting an extra special deal on top of already discounted items.  The popular Maine Families in 1790 Series Value Bundle includes 3 volumes from the 10 volume set at more than 50% off their retail price!  Volumes 5, 6 and 7 are included in this limited time deal and include more than 1,600 poages of family sketches. The Every Name Index for just these three volumes includes more than 40,000 names!

 

Retail these books sell for a…

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Added by Brian Bouchard on March 26, 2013 at 8:32am — 1 Comment

MILLER query

Query from a new Maine Genealogical Society member, Jaci Hall:

Looking for the parents of Simeon Miller born in Hampden, ME 1825, married to Harriet Barrows 1849 and died in Bangor 1900. He is buried in the Lakeview Cemetery in West Hampden amid all the Millers and Barrows to whom I know he is related. Any help  greatly appreciated.

To help Jaci: bjng@fairpoint.net

Added by Brian Bouchard on March 19, 2013 at 1:18pm — 3 Comments

Calling All CRESSEY Researchers

Maine Genealogical Society member Roger Cressey recently sent us this request:

I wish to be in contact with anybody doing the Cressey genealogy. 
Daniel was born ? in the Balltown area around 1760  He had a son Daavid B. b. 7 Oct 1801. m. 13 Oct 1824 to a Martha Jane Brazier. He died 13 Jan 1853 Boothbay.  He was a powder boy in the war of 1812 Fort Popham. 
Please contact me by e-mail…
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Added by Brian Bouchard on March 15, 2013 at 9:22am — No 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…

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

2012 MGS Conference Registration Deadline is Fast Approachiong

Do you live in Maine, or want an excuse to visit this great State?  How about joining the Maine Genealogical Society for our annual conference in September?

To learn more about the conference, visit the official conference website:

http://conference.maineroots.org/

Added by Brian Bouchard on August 15, 2012 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Maine Genealogical Society's Spring Workshop: April 21

The Maine Genealogical Society's Annual Spring Workshop will be April 21st in Augusta, ME.
 
This year's special guest will be Maureen A. Taylor, The Photo Detective. Taylor will educate us on some good ways to help identify all those ancestors who lay, without a name, in shoe boxes around the globe. We'll listen to the stories of some of the earliest people to have their photographs taken,…
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Added by Brian Bouchard on March 16, 2012 at 8:11am — No Comments

Dancing At The Mill on Mt. Desert Island

MOUNT DESERT ISLAND

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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).

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

through the late 1940s. It begins…

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Added by Brian Bouchard on September 30, 2011 at 9:40am — 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…

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

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

Join the Maine Genealogical Society in Winslow, April 23 for our annual Spring Workshop

John Philip Colletta, one of America's most sought after genealogical lecturers will bring his extensive knowledge of federal records research to Maine on April 23, 2011 as we get together for the Maine Genealogical Society's annual spring workshop. Join us in Winslow as we learn about researching your family history through passenger arrival records, federal court records, naturalizations and more.

 

For more information about this annual 1 day topic specific workshop visit…

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Added by Brian Bouchard on March 19, 2011 at 11:55am — No Comments

Web 2.0 technologies give even the most apprehensive internet user an opportunity to connect almost instantly with  hundreds or thousands of people with similar interests. If you're a regular visitor…

Web 2.0 technologies give even the most apprehensive internet user an opportunity to connect almost instantly with  hundreds or thousands of people with similar interests. If you're a regular visitor to the Maine Genealogy Network then you already know about the power of Community Based web sites. Perhaps you are one of the many, many people who have already found a way to dramatically accelerate your genealogy research, and help others kick start their own with the use of Social Networking…

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Added by Brian Bouchard on March 3, 2011 at 7:59am — No Comments

Ruth Monsell of Artful Heirlooms to do Silhouette talk at next Pejepscot Genealogy Meeting

Silhouettes talk and portrait cuttings at Pejepscot event Ruth Monsell of Artful Heirlooms will be on hand Sunday, October 10 at the invitation of the Pejepscot Genealogy Society of Brunswick to deliver a talk on the history of silhouettes and how she has gone about creating them over the past three decades. She will also be available to demonstrate her skill, creating freehand cut silhouette portraits of children and…
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Added by Brian Bouchard on September 30, 2010 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Maine Genealogical Society Annual Conference Sept. 26th

I've been working on behalf of the Maine Genealogical Society to get the word out about the Fall Conference and realized I haven't seen much (if anything) about it on this site, so I wanted to share with folks who may not know about the conference, or the Society itself.

The Maine Genealogical Society was founded in 1976 "to collect, exchage, preserver, and publish genealogical records, related documents, and information; and to promote and encourage interest and scholarship…

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Added by Brian Bouchard on September 7, 2010 at 4:28pm — No Comments

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