This Old Tree, September 2018

August is reminding us that the summer is coming to an end. Meaning that for me it is time to look over all my different lines and see what is missing. I was looking for information for one family out of York, Maine. I reviewed the early families in the York, Maine. I had little […]

This Old Tree, June 2018

Helping Others Can Have Unexpected Benefits This is Part Two on the Search to Break a Brick Wall Orlan Smith, of our local genealogy group, was given a possible hint as to who his Second-great grandfather’s parents might be by Karen from the museum on Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick. Like I said in last month’s […]

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 […]

President’s Message, June 2018

Greetings, Hope you are all having fun with your summer research and making lots of discoveries. Try and go to genealogy meetings when you can. Not only can you learn from others…they can learn from you. We all have a lot of knowledge that we’ve picked up along the way. We should try and pass […]

“The Family Gene”

A Mission to Turn My Deadly Inheritance into a Hopeful Future By Joselin Linder Pub 2017 by Harper Collins Publishers This book is about a mutation of a gene that Joselin Linder inherited from her grandfather for sure and how it only shows obvious symptoms for male or female when reaching middle age. This is […]

Historical Trivia, June 2018

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons captured. Nine of the 56 […]

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 […]

Historical Trivia, May 2018

“Where the word ‘Gossip’ came from!” Early politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important. Since there were no telephones, TV’s or radios, the politicians sent their assistants to local taverns, pubs, and bars. They were told to ‘go sip some ale’ and listen to people’s conversations and political concerns. […]

This Old Tree, May 2018

Helping Others Can Have Unexpected Benefits By Finding Your Own Ancestry Records This month’s column is about the benefits of helping fellow genealogists (or those trying to do their family tree). One member of our group has a brick wall in one of his/her major lines. I and others have racked our brains trying to […]

President’s Message, May 2018

Greetings, Hope you are all hard at work doing research. Perhaps those of you who live away from here will be able to come to one of our meetings on your travels. We have some very informative and enjoyable meetings. We will be deciding what museum to visit in July as we don’t have a […]