This Old Tree, March 2019

This is the rest of the story on Charles Tray and Catherine Bishop. Part 3 I was able to know who the oldest two Children in the Family, Emma and Philip were Catherine’s children from her first marriage to a Louis Proulx. Since Prue/Proulx is my last name I have done a lot of research […]

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. He […]

Historical Trivia, March 2019

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That’s how canopy beds came into existence. — […]

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 […]

President’s Message, March 2019

Greetings, I hope as we (hopefully) reach the beginning of the end of winter, we have started to think and plan for interesting genealogical adventures for the coming year. One of things that may be useful to do is revisit families or records you have not looked at in a while. With new material added […]

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 […]

Some hints from the DAR Genealogy Guidelines…

These hints are good whether you’re doing lineage papers or not. Do the dates make sense? What were the parent’s ages when they married?  What date was the child born? What age were the parents when the child was born? Are they old enough to have a child or are they too old? Do the […]

Micro film at UMPI

Vital Records, (Births, Marriages, Death): Pre 1892, 1892-1907, 1908-1922, 1923-1936, and 1937-1955 Aroostook Republican: May 11, 1887-Dec. 26, 1929 Star Herald (North Star, Sunrise, Democrat, Pioneer, Beacon, County Times): Dec 1, 1857-Dec 11, 1860, Aug 5, 1863-1892, 1892-1914, 1915-1932, 1933-1949, and 1950-2016

Thoughts on the Maiden Name of Elizabeth Bubar

Thoughts on the Maiden Name of Elizabeth (abt 1766 – bet 1850-1860), Wife of John Bubar (abt 1756 – abt 1829) son of Joseph Bubar and Martha Grover Compiled by Leslie G. Poole, 4th Great-Granddaughter of John and Elizabeth Bubar Revised and Updated 10 September 2017 Too Many Assumptions Most family researchers say that Elizabeth, […]

Historical Trivia, January 2019

“Dirt Poor” “Threshold” The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, “Dirt poor.” The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on the floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more […]