Wednesday, March 26, 2014
The annual Maine Genealogical Spring Workshop is one day, deep dive session into a specific aspect of genealogical research. On April 5, 2014 we are excited to welcome Maureen Taylor, The Photo Detective, as she presents 4 lectures covering topics from identifying and dating early photographs to preservation techniques. We'll also learn about Civil War era photography and Maureen's own special project, The Last Muster, an effort to find, identify and document photos of the Revolutionary War generation. Join us as we gain a better understanding of the kinds of information we can glean from those old family photographs and how to preserve that information for generations to come."
Maureen Taylor will also be able to provide some individual private consults the evening before the program in the Breakfast Room of the Comfort Inn at 281 Civic Center Dr., Augusta, ME 04330. All appointments dated Friday April 4th, 2014 will be held at the hotel.
More information about the workshop is available here: http://conference.maineroots.org
For scheduling a private consult with Maureen Taylor visit her event page at http://mgs2014.eventbrite.com
Monday, January 27, 2014
Read about the old Revolunary soldiers who settled in the Eastern part of Windham and chuckle at Charles Legrow's descriptions of every house and settler from the Rotary (or Foster's Corner) to the Gray line. Every graveyard, every school and all the houses, and all the people who lived there -- as memorialized by one of our town's best historians -- Charles Legrow.
Genealogists will have a field day with the family details.
Read about some of Windham's finest people including Tony Pecoraro, Walter Reeves, Flora Lamb and others -- and read about the Days Gone By and what the different seasons meant to some of us old timers.
This is not an official publication of the Maine Genealogical Society, but rather a new book by one of our members. If you would like a copy, please send $20 per copy to Kay Soldier, 114 Tandberg Trail, Windham, Maine 04062 and she will mail it out right away.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Hannah CHELLIS, wife of Samuel BOOTHBY (16 Dec 1794 in Limerick, York, Maine - 20 Dec 1860 in Limington, York, Maine), and mother of Charles, Asa, Sophia, John, and George. I believe she is the daughter of David CHELLIS and spent most, if not all of her life, in the area of Limerick, Maine.
Info should be sent to Seema Kenney: email@example.com
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Friday, November 29, 2013
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Thursday, November 28, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
This Jonathan then had, presumably, a son "John" who married Eunice NUTTER on Vinalhaven in 1801, and their son Jonathan was born late 1801. He married Maria DOW.
Please help! Thank you,
Friday, October 4, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The artist also works from clear, closeup profile photographs, so you can bring pictures of your family, grandchildren, and even pets, and go home with their silhouettes. For samples of the artist's work, see her website, ArtfulHeirlooms.com. Reservations for sittings may also be made by calling the artist at 866-212-7288.
Not attending the 2013 Fall Conference? You can still give Ruth a call and see how she may be able to help you create your own unique family heirloom.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Adelman will offer easy to understand tips and instruction on memoir writing and oral histories. Woven in with the instruction are spoken excerpts from famous memoirs as well as emotional songs that will underscore the value of passing along precious memories.