Archival Notes, June 2018

Summer is finally here! I hope you are getting out to do research. Our ACGS group continues to get requests for help from away. Some persons contact us through our website, Facebook, our private e-mails and in calls to local libraries who refer them to us. Ann, Dennis, Allen and I have collaborated to answer all that have come in recently.

While on a tour at Cape Cod, MA., our guide said that in cemeteries there; if a Grave marker with a family name includes a family member who has no death date recorded, the chances are that he died while out to sea. With fishing and other occupations on the sea, this makes sense to me.

I would have liked to have walked some of those old graveyards, with ancient stones. So much history linked to us here in Maine.

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