Odds and Ends

Ann Cushman provides a marvelous resource of odds and ends and tidbits and stuff from the unusual to the amusing. In between, you might find a clue or a new source of information to aid your research.


I recently was looking at microfilm of surveyor’s field notes for Maysville. The index seemed to have all Aroostook County towns. I was looking at notes done in 1842. You’re looking at 175-year-old handwriting. Who knows what gems of info might be in them?!

I wonder if this source is available for each county. 

I’ve known this info was available at the Presque Isle library, but only just looked at it for a few minutes. Will need to delve into further to see what time range this source covers. Were your ancestors some of the early settlers?