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Free 1860 Census Images

Internet Archive now has images of the 1860 U.S. Federal Census for Maine.



Reel 432. Androscoggin County



Reel 433. Piscataquis County



Reel 434. Aroostook County…



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Added by Chris Dunham on June 19, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Free 1870 Census Images

Internet Archive now has images of the 1870 U.S. Federal Census for Maine.



Reel 536 Androscoggin County (part)



Reel 537 Androscoggin County (part)



Reel 538 Aroostook County…



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Added by Chris Dunham on June 9, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Free 1900 Census Images

Internet Archive now has images of the 1900 U.S. Federal Census for Maine.



Reel 587. Androscoggin County (part: EDs 18-25 ED 26, sheets 1-6)



Reel 588. Androscoggin (cont'd: ED 26, sheet 7-end) Aroostook (part: EDs 1-18) Counties…



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Added by Chris Dunham on June 2, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder

With his Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder, editor Stephen Marion Watson aimed to "put into print, and thus preserve to future generations all matters of history and genealogy pertaining to Maine, and any families who are or ever have been associated with the Pine Tree State, of whom we can learn anything worth while to publish." Nevertheless, most of the genealogies and transcribed records published in the… Continue

Added by Chris Dunham on May 28, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

Society Seeks Sessions Descendants

The Berlin & Coos County Historical Society in New Hampshire is looking for Maine descendants of Berlin's first permanent residents. Descendants of William and Susanna (Blodgett) Sessions will be invited to the dedication of an historical marker at their home site in Berlin May 29.



William and Susanna married in Newry, Oxford County, Maine, 31 Aug. 1817, lived in… Continue

Added by Chris Dunham on May 20, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Free 1910 Census Images

Having already added the 1920 census and 1930 census, Internet Archive has now added images of the 1910 U.S. Federal Census for Maine.



Reel 536. Androscoggin County



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Added by Chris Dunham on May 20, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

Canadian Census Records

So many of our Maine ancestors came from across the border, and many appear in one or more of the censuses taken in Canada from 1831 to 1911. Ancestry.com has indexed images from all of these censuses, but there are also some free alternatives online.

 

1825

Library and Archives Canada - Images searchable by name or geographical location (Lower…

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Added by Chris Dunham on May 7, 2010 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Free 1920 Census Images

In addition to the 1930 census, Internet Archive now has images of the 1920 U.S. Federal Census for Maine.



Reel 637 - Androscoggin Co. (EDs 1-33)



Reel 638 - Androscoggin Co. (34-42) and Aroostook Co. (1-26)…



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History of the North Paris Baptist Church

Source: Deacon George B. Crockett, Consolidated History of the Churches of the Oxford Baptist Association, State of Maine, and a Historical Sketch of the Association (Bryant's Pond, Me.: A. M. Chase & Co., Printers, 1905).



[p. 80]
PARIS AND WOODSTOCK, OR NORTH PARIS BAPTIST CHURCH.

THIS church is not a pioneer in the adoption and dissemination of Baptist sentiments in this vicinity;…

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History of the Harrison Baptist Church

Source: Deacon George B. Crockett, Consolidated History of the Churches of the Oxford Baptist Association, State of Maine, and a Historical Sketch of the Association (Bryant's Pond, Me.: A. M. Chase & Co., Printers, 1905).



[p. 77]
HARRISON BAPTIST CHURCH.

THE Harrison Baptist Church was organized March 26, 1827, at the house of Samuel Scribner. Ebenezer Bisbee was ordained deacon, and…

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Added by Chris Dunham on April 25, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

New Maine Vital Records Law Amended to Allow Genealogists Access

Governor Baldacci has signed into law the bill discussed here, but with an important amendment. Subsection 8 states that "Custodians of certificates and records of birth, marriage and death may permit inspection of records by and issue noncertified copies to researchers engaged in genealogical… Continue

Added by Chris Dunham on April 12, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

A Brief History of Andover North Surplus

Source: Lewiston Saturday Journal, Aug. 10, 1889.
THE NORTH SURPLUS

The Tale of an Almost Deserted Neighorhood



Matthias…
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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…
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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:



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Added by Chris Dunham on March 2, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Finding Land Records

Inspired by a suggestion from Network member Ron Cianek, I've compiled this list of resources for finding Maine land records online and off.



Androscoggin County…

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Added by Chris Dunham on February 16, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

Free Civil War Resources for Maine Researchers

If you're interested in figuring out how your Maine ancestor spent his Civil War service, there are dozens of regimental histories and other resources online that won't cost you a penny.



To determine which unit(s) your relative served with, try the NPS Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System. Then, for a quick overview of each unit's service, see the Maine State Archives'…

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Added by Chris Dunham on February 6, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

History of the Turner Baptist Church

Source: Deacon George B. Crockett, Consolidated History of the Churches of the Oxford Baptist Association, State of Maine, and a Historical Sketch of the Association (Bryant's Pond, Me.: A. M. Chase & Co., Printers, 1905).



[p. 70]
TURNER BAPTIST CHURCH.


THE Town of Turner, formerly called Sylvester Plantation, was settled in 1775. In 1784, a Presbyterian church was organized,…

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History of the Sumner and Hartford Baptist Church

Source: Deacon George B. Crockett, Consolidated History of the Churches of the Oxford Baptist Association, State of Maine, and a Historical Sketch of the Association (Bryant's Pond, Me.: A. M. Chase & Co., Printers, 1905).
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SUMNER AND HARTFORD BAPTIST CHURCH.


THE Town of Sumner, formerly called West Butterfield, began to be settled in 1782, but there were no professed Baptists in town…

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Added by Chris Dunham on February 5, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

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