Europeans who ventured into the South Seas during early voyages of exploration were intrigued by colorful native customs. Some of the most puzzling were those that forbade passage or contact. […]

Lydia, Wife of Sherebiah Lambert

Many Trees online have Sherebiah’s wife as Lydia Hopkins. I disagree with this because I could not find one Lydia Hopkins in the correct time frame. I found four women […]

There is a wonderful two-column obit on Donald “Alfred” Turner in the Star Herald. He was one of 12 children. He had 9 children, 23 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and 3 […]

Also from the Smithsonian: There’s an article on diphtheria. There was an outbreak in 1659 in Mass. In 1735 a child in Kingston, NH had it and it spread to […]

From the Oct. 2021 Smithsonian magazine: In case you’re related to this family. A picture of The Paul Family Quilt (1830-35) is on display at the Museum of Fine Arts […]

Gleanings from NEHGS e-newsletter in reference to The Guardian newspaper article: Graves in 19,000 English churchyards are to be digitally mapped. A free website will launch in the spring of […]

Changes in Names

Found on Internet Archive: Changes in Names by Special Acts of The Legislature of Maine 1820-1895 compiled by Marquis King in 1901. Perhaps you have someone who is unaccounted for. […]

Working in the Archival Room

This has been a busy month for work in the archives; unfortunately, much of it is not obvious. John helped to install a pine board on the back wall, which […]

Caribou Archives Room

You may ask where we hold our monthly meetings. At the Caribou Public Library, in the basement in the Archives room. What is in the Archives room? That is what […]