Chris Dunham's Blog – March 2010 Archive (5)

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

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

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

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

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

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