Archival Notes, Summer 2019

On July 20th, the Caribou Public Library presented the Hardison Collection. Project chairperson, Anastasia Weigle, told of the history of the collection arriving at the library and of the volunteers who began working to organize it. Grover M. Hardison’s grandson Robert Hardison was the guest speaker. Brent Bubar, surveyor explained surveyors’ terminology and Brenda Bourgoine […]

Archival Notes May-June 2019

“Needles in Haystacks” was the subject title that was sent to the ACGS website on 29 April 2019. It was forwarded by Heather to Dennis & me. The sender Sally Knox related that while her parents were stationed at Loring AFB in the 1960’s they purchased a vintage roll top desk. Years later, they found […]

Archival Notes, March 2019

Archival Tour Report On February 12, 2019, twelve persons attended a tour of the Caribou Public Library Archives which includes the Aroostook County Genealogical Society Library. It was not a high turnout, but judging from the interaction, attention and questions asked it was a successful event. The attendees were members and spouses of the Caribou […]

Archival Notes, January 2019

A few more requests for genealogical and/or historical help have come our way. Dennis and I have answered queries, always within a few days. It is disheartening that we do not get so much as a thank-you and even when I request acknowledgement from them upon receiving the information, I get no response. Heads up […]

Archival Notes, November 2018

On a recent trip downstate, I stopped to visit a lady that I meant on my summer bus trip to Cape Cod. She works at the Brewer Public Library. When visiting there she showed me their Historical Room. They primarily collect Brewer materials but did have some other Maine and New England publications. Very nicely […]

Archival Notes, September 2018

We have had quite a bit of activity in the archives this summer. We have seen researchers from Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts as well as Southern Maine. Requests have come in from other areas, and we have tried to provide an answer to everyone, sometimes just giving suggestions where we think they should look. On August […]

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 […]

Archival Notes, May 2018

Nancy indexed all of the New Brunswick Genealogical Newsletter articles. They are on our shelves along with a printed copy of the index. Thank you to Jay for doing the newsletter and all the copying he has done for ACGS. Allen has downloaded, printed and arranged in book form latest issues of The County Guides […]

Archival Notes, March 2018

Linda has made and donated new ACGS business cards this month; she arranged in albums many obituaries for the library, one of which is Evergreen Cemetery only. Another folder contains Vital Records in Presque Isle’s Town Report for March 1931 to March 1932. Pages 102-116. Thank you, Linda. Ann, Dennis and I have completed the […]

Archival Notes, February 2018

We are going to relate a little history of how some of our information is acquired. On January 5, 2018, via Aroostook Genealogy, Shirley Wells uploaded a pdf file titled “William Bubar” with the comment;” I thought some of you might enjoy this.” The source newspaper, “Democrat and Chronicle,” (Rochester, New York) Thursday, 19 February […]