P.I. Library

The Presque Isle Library now has access to Ancestry.com in house. I think this may be true for all/most libraries in the state so you should check. Per a September 17-18 issue of the BDN, a 150 year-old private cemetery in Saco is being moved. This has also been a topic in the MOCA newsletters. […]

President’s Message, October 2011

This month I want to share some information about an organization and a website that I’ve found quite useful. About a year ago, the New England Historical Genealogical Society changed its focus and correspondingly the names of its member magazine and its website. NEHGS is a venerable society founded in 1845 with an extensive research […]

President’s Message, September 2011

– By Richard Kimball An interesting quirk had me confused for a while. Some of my Ruee ancestors lived in New Castle, New Hampshire and vicinity for about 70 years beginning around 1860. I’ve been trying to track all their various real estate transactions over that period. At first there were several deeds transferring property […]

President’s Message, June 2011

This month I have discovered a couple of tools that have considerable potential. The first tool is a next step in the Fairmount Cemetery Project. Dr. Chunzeng Wang has sent me the website, part of which we already had, but there is now a working part available. I’d call it at best a Beta version […]

President’s Message, April 2011

– By Richard Kimball, President Late last week I was privileged to attend the New England Regional Genealogical Conference 2011 in Springfield, MA. Just as in the two previous NERGCs I have attended, this was a terrific learning experience. Of the approximately 14 presentations, I chose this time, I considered almost every one to be […]

LD 1781 Update

Helen Shaw sent Jay the following update on LD 1781 An Act To Allow Electronic Filing of Vital Records and Closing of Records To Guard against Fraud and Make Other Changes to the Vital Records Laws. LD 1781 is now known as Public Law 601 and will go into effect on Monday, July 12th. This […]

Newspaper Project

The Aroostook County Genealogical Society was given the opportunity to save some important genealogical information collected by Bertha Philbrook. Bertha has been saving newspapers for the last 50 years or so. She has donated them to us (ACGS). The bundles consisted of The Aroostook Republican and News, the Bangor Daily, St. John Valley Times and […]

Recording Locations

Reprinted from the November 2009 newsletter by Jay Bullard In recording data into your files, how do you record the location where and when a historical event or fact happened? Do you take the easy way out as I do; eg, record the location where it is known today even if the historical records call […]

The Orphan Trains

Reprinted from the September 2009 newsletter: There were about 200,000 orphans in the United States in the 1850s, with as many as 30,000 living on the streets of New York City. It was decided that they and the cities they lived in would be better off if they were sent to the Midwest to farm […]