Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Genealogy Fair - Saint John NB

Location: St. Joachims Church Hall, 603 Loch Lomond Road, Saint John NB

A Genealogy Fair will be held on Saturday October 1, 2011 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM It is open to everyone with an interest in genealogy. There will be approximately 35 tables of genealogical material, family trees, books, maps, and displays available for viewing.

Members will share genealogial information about the their families from Saint John, Kings, Queens, Charlotte Counties and beyond. Provincial Archives of NB will have several tables of research material for people to use. It will include a Beginner's Corner for those just starting out. Books and other publications available for sale. Lunch service available.

Sponsored by New Brunswick Genealogical Society - Saint John Branch


Admission Fee - only $ 1.00

Contact: Dave Fraser (506 849 7922) dfraser@nbnet.nb.ca

Eleanor Lamb and John Johnson Query

Need parents/ancestry of Eleanor Lamb, b. 15 Nov. 1740, d. 20 May 1820 Stroudwater, m. Mar. or 16 Oct. 1764 Falmouth, John Johnson, b. 14 May 1737 Spurwink, s/of James of Scotland.

Nancy Welch #692, 258 High Rd., Dayton, ME 04005

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Save the date - TFC Open House September 17th, 2011


On Saturday September 17, 2011, the Taconnett Falls Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society will host an OPEN HOUSE from 1 to 4 PM. The library is located at 10 Lithgow St. in Winslow, the former Winslow Public Library. All members and visitors are welcome.

If you are new to genealogy, members with their expertise will help show you how to get started whether you have French, English, Norwegian, etc. ancestry. Forms are available to fill your ancestry out, as well as show you many resources, especially if you have Maine connections.

There will be free light snacks and coffee and visitors can tour the library and view the large number of books and records available for research. Several computers are also available which have many records as well as thousands of obituaries filed in alphabetical order.

At 2 PM the Chapter will hold their giant raffle which has 11 nice prizes. It will be the last chance to buy raffle tickets for this drawing. This is a fund-raiser to help the Chapter pay for heating expenses during the colder months.

The Chapter has a web site at: http://home.gwi.net/~frenchgen/taconnett.htm with a map showing the location of the library is on the above web page.

Please come and visit us.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Help Needed in Finding Information on Men at Fort Kent in 1840

With the passage of HP 1177 in the last session of the Maine Legislature, trying to identify the members of the various possees and companies has begun. One of the most difficult was to identify the 17 males listed on the 1840 census but not names who were residing at what would become Fort Kent. Now that we have the names, I would like to be able to place them in families. According to a report submitted by George W. Towle to Rufus McIntire (Land Agent for Maine) the following men were at Fort Kent on July 26, 1840:

Name, Employment, Home
Geo H Huston, Guard, Bristol
Chls H. Ellis, Guard, Waterville
Jeremiah McGee, Farming, not given
John Courmier, Farming, not given
Joseph Weizen[Wizen], Farming, Canada
James Peck, Farming, Bangor
B. F. Thurston, Farming, Bangor
Benj. Huff, Farming, not given
James Spaulding, Farming, St. Albans
Daniel Prescott, Cook, not given
Gilman P. Foss, Teamster, Bangor
John Low Jr, stoning wells, Dixmont
H[enry] S. Howe, Blacksmith, Bangor
Moses Rines, Teamster/Stock, Orono/Ft Kent
C. S. Glidden, Overseer, St. Albans
James Hafford, down Green river, St Francis
Azor Baker, Clerk/Commissary, New Gloucester
Henry S Mason, not Given, not given
Miles Emery, not given, St. Francis
Jeremiah Mayo, not given, Athens
John Conway, not given, Madawaska
Benjamin Kraft, not given, Hartland

Note Glidden, Emery and Huston, in a deposition, stated they had arrived at that location the prior October, last and remained until the 25th of July when the report was made.

Any information that can be shared as to either ancestors or descendants as well as the particulars-birth, death, spouses etc. of these men would be greatly appreciated as a data base is being compiled to assist in identifying all those entitled to recognition for the protection of the Northeastern Frontier & should be acknowledged. thanks.

Bertie Williams, Researcher
(email) obnn9119@yahoo.com
The 1837 Foundation of Northern Maine
Proudly Affliated with the Maine Genealogy Society