Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pejepscot Genealogical Society Website Goes Live!

If you haven’t already heard, PGS is launching a new web site with the hopes of making information more easily accessible, easing administration, and making it easier for people outside our group to find us. The first phase of the new web site is complete, which involved purchasing a new domain name, installing some software for maintaining the site, redesign work, moving the old content into the new format, and adding a few new “extras.”

One of the features of the new site is a blog like feature that is easily update able from any internet ready computer. This means we can post certain information that can’t wait for a newsletter (perhaps because of timing) or we can post supplementary information to what is included in the newsletter, allowing us to keep the page count on the newsletter down to a manageable level.

Over the summer I hope to continue working on the site to make sure others like the Maine Genealogical Society get their links to our site updated, as well as posting some more detailed information about our group, our areas of research, etc. If you have things you would like to see included on the web site, let me know and I will do my best to make it happen.

Aroostook County Genealogical Society News

The Aroostook County Genealogical Society, called “The county”, meets on the fourth Monday of each month, except for December and July at 6:30 pm, at the Cary Medical Center, 163 Van Buren Rd., Caribou, Me in the Chan building. Our contact person is Jay Bullard you may contact him via e-mail at: Our new website is: Our Newspaper Project is in full swing, the Aroostook Republican and News is our starting point, read about the project on our website. Anyone is welcome to come to attend meetings. Membership in this Chapter provide you with a monthly Newsletter.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Leavitt Family Reunion

The National Association of Leavitt Families (NALF) will hold this year's annual reunion in Hampton NH June 25-26, 2010.

We trace all the descendants of John Leavitt of Hingham MA and Thomas Leavitt. Hampton is the home of the immigrant Thomas Leavitt born 1616 who settled there about 1637. Descendants are scattered throughout Maine, but Leavitt strongholds are or were York, Buxton, Standish, Scarborough, Portland, Bridgton, Bethel, Acton, Limerick, Cape Elizabeth, Windham, Newport, Lincolnville, Hallowell, Eastport, and Thomaston, Maine.

Registration deadline is June 10.

See our website for all the details and come join in on the fun and meet your cousins. Open to all.