Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Clan Boyd Historian/Genealogist coming to Portland, ME 9 Oct 2010

Clan Boyd Historian and Genealogist will be coming to Portland, Maine on October 9, 2010

This will be the first U.S. stop for Boyd Historian Mike Boyd on a worldwide tour to meet with Boyd family members and researchers. He will bring with him a wealth of Clan Boyd information to share and will gladly accept family information from other researchers.

Please join us on October 9th from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at:

Church of Jesus Christ of LDS (Mormon Church)
Genealogical Library Wing
29 Ocean House Rd. (Rte. 77)
Cape Elizabeth, ME

This is on the right shortly after the South Portland/Cape Elizabeth town line.

Bring your questions and your family information for an informative and interesting gathering! Interested parties can contact Susan Gillmor at sgillmor@maine.rr.com or call at 797-0203.

Kimball Family of Lyman, Maine

Looking for parents of Gibeon (Gibbens, Gibenes) Kimball of Lyman, Maine. He enlisted in the army 1814, gave his age as 30 and birthplace as Lyman, York County. (I estimate he was born about 1784.) In the Early Vital Records of Lyman, Maine (New England Genealogical Historical Society database) he is listed as married to "Miss Lydia Peavy" 30 March 1817 by "Elder Richard Emery".

He had at least one daughter (Sarah W Kimball) who lists her parents as "Gibbens and Lydia Kimball" and her birthplace as Lyman, Maine at her second marriage in Somerville, MA.

I would also like to know if Gibeon had any other children. I suspect he may have been married more than once as I found a marriage record (FamilySearch.org) for a "Gibenes Kimball" to Polly Carll 26 September 1808 at Lyman tep, York, ME (he would have been about 24).

There is also an old newspaper article that muddies the water even more, with a possible third marriage. I have not found a death record for him, so I don't know when or where he died. However, the newspaper article seems to point to his burial in a family plot in Lyman.

Is anyone researching the Kimball family of Lyman Maine?

Any help is much appreciated,
Suzanne Wood (Member 4415) suew@townisp.com

Greater Portland Chapter of MGS September 4, 2010 Meeting

On September 4, 2010 - Waterborough, Maine: The Influences of Brentwood, NH and Berwick, ME on the Early Settlement of the Town

Fred Boyle, a former certified genealogist, is a resident of Springvale and a native of Massachusetts where the last twenty years of his teaching career were at Lexington High School. In retirement he has developed a second career as a genealogist, serving a multitude of clients and personally publishing a number of "Early Families" books on Sanford, Shapleigh, Acton and most recently (2006) Alfred. He also is the author of the Folsom Genealogy, Vol. IV and Hatevil Nutter of Dover, NH and His Descendants. Currently he is at work on Early Families of Waterborough, Maine, which will probably be published in 2011.

Our meetings are held at 1:00 on the first Saturday of every month at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 29 Ocean House Road in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. New members are always welcome. Refreshments are served before the meeting at 12:30 and admission is free.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Creative Ways to Solve Genealogical Problems Workshop

Carol McCoy will be doing an all day workshop entitled "Creative Ways to Solve Genealogical Problems" at the Newport Maine Historical Society on Saturday August 21st. It will be a fun workshop!

Kennebunk, ME Brick House Museum Event

The Kennebunk Brick House Museum is having an ancestor road show from 10 to 1 pm on August 14th to benefit the museum. People can have 25 minute consultations. Genealogical consultants will be Pam Eagleson, Margaret Dube and Carol McCoy. They are also members of the Northeast chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists. Proceeds will benefit the museum.