Remember there are more than the usual 1790-1940 census schedules. Go onto the National Archives web site and look at the list of schedules they have. Some are supplements to the main census schedules. Remember that some of the classifications are not politically correct by today’s standards. has an article on the 1840 and […]

From speaking to the Maine State Library genealogy reference specialist B.J. Jamieson I found out you can access MyHeritage from your own home through your local library. Go to your library home page. Look for Digital Maine Library and click on MyHeritage. Scroll through their alphabetized listings and click on MyHeritage (Library Edition). When you […]

From the NEHGS e-newsletter

The Great Migration Parish Web Mapping App is now online. The 1620-1640 indexes with about 5,700 families or individuals were used. There were last known places for about 1,800 of them. It is hoped this will give more clues for research. It’s mostly English but has other places also. Check it out.

Frances Heales tells me that an English city has a cathedral: Lowland Scots were mainly Protestant and Highland Scots mainly Catholic She has seen pner and pnella after a name in records. The letter N used to be a letter U….puer is boy in Latin and puella is girl. She also answered my questions on […]

Gleanings from the NEHGS weekly e-newsletter

* Look up Civil War Photo Sleuth. You’ll find an article in Slate and other articles which will explain their use of facial recognition software. One of the photos they examined was from the Maine State Archives. They identified the man as Francis Marion Eveleth who was the assistant surgeon of the 7th Maine Infantry. […]

Back in the 60’s when my grandmother and I were going through a container with old jewelry and broken necklaces etc. I came upon a wedding band. It was engraved with her father’s initials and other initials that I did not recognize. She explained that her father’s first family all died. I never would have […]

Don’t forget that there is an LDS Library in Caribou. It’s open most Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays from 10- 2 p.m. We don’t want to lose this valuable resource for lack of use.

Just a reminder that you should always look at the back of headstones and also look at the sides. Much information could be missed otherwise.

From conversations with other ACGS members

During WWII English probate records went to Wales for safe keeping. Frances doesn’t know if they came back. Brenda found one cemetery in Andover N.B. and one in Mars Hill which were divided between Protestant and Catholic. They weren’t marked as such and were just divided by the cemetery driveway. On closer inspection you could […]

While doing English genealogy for a friend I happened upon some interesting maps. Look for erosion maps. For example look at East Riding of Yorkshire maps. You will see where over 30 towns that existed during Roman times are gone. They are now under the North Sea. They have disappeared since the 19th century. The […]