The obituary of Elton Lee Dunham, who died 28 Mar. 1953 in Locke Mills (Greenwood), Maine, probably from the Lewiston Daily Sun:
He was born in Sept. 9, 1873, at Woodstock, son of Lemuel and Lydia Cummings Dunham. On Sept. 26, 1896, he married Mabel Morgan. He was a…
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Ancestry.com has already uploaded images of the 1940 census for Maine. Select the state, county and municipality and you'll be given a choice of enumeration districts to browse.
Images will be released at 1940census.archives.gov later this morning. See …Continue
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What are believed to be two human skulls and bones were discovered this week in Washington Township, Franklin County.
The skulls were found on the side of an embankment beside an old road, Franklin County Sheriff Lt. Niles Yeaton said.
Police suspect there was a farm in the area with a family burial ground on it, he said. There are old cellar holes in the area.…
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…Continue
Among the resources at the new FamilySearch website is United States, New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906.
The index consists of 3x5 inch cards arranged by state and thereunder by name of petitioner, arranged according to the soundex system. The index refers to the name and location of the court that granted the certificate of naturalization, and to the volume and page number (or…
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The 1880 Soundex index for Maine is now available at Internet Archive.
To use this index, find the Soundex code for a surname with the Soundex Converter, and then browse the relevant image collection to find the household you're interested in. Households are generally arranged by Soundex…Continue
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Back before census databases came online, we genealogists relied on bound AIS indexes and microfilmed Soundex indexes to find our families in the U.S. federal censuses. The 1900 Soundex index for Maine is now available at Internet…Continue
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A member sent me a link to this eBay auction, now ended, for a Civil War carte-de-visite labeled on the back "A. A. Mitchell / Saddler Sergt. / 2d Me Cavalry / Photographed by / J. S. HENDEE / Rooms, New Block, Water St. / Opposite Stanley House AUGUSTA, ME." I thought I would use this as a case study for tracking Maine people on the Internet. I will do so using only free…Continue
The new regulations governing access to Maine vital records went into effect on Monday:
Individuals who may access vital records less than 100 years old include:Continue
- The person named on the record;
- The person's spouse or registered domestic partner;
- The parent(s) named on the record;
- Descendants of the person named on the…
[p. 86]ContinueBUCKFIELD BAPTIST CHURCH.
ELDER James Potter, the early pioneer to the Baptists in the central part of the District of…
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