Thursday, April 26, 2012

MGS Email Change

Due to the Yahoo Email site being hacked today a lot of members and other visitors to the site were sent an email. No one is stuck in the Philippines and needing money. The Yahoo email address will be discontinued as of today (26 April 2012). Please send all emails to

Upcoming Events for Taconnett Falls Chapter, MGS

20 May 2012: (3 p.m. at Library) Earle Shettleworth: Civil War presentation. 19 August 2012: (3 PM at Library) David Hall: Capt. William Bradford of Winslow. 13 September 2012: (3 PM at Library) Jack Battick: US Navy during the Civil War. 21 October 2012: (3 PM at Library) Kent London: James White of the ME 5th Arty.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Maureen Taylor Workshop Canceled

The upcoming Maine Genealogical Society Spring Workshop at the Augusta Civic Center scheduled for April 21 has had to be CANCELED due to a conflict with the date which had not been noticed before. MGS searched for another alternative location in the Augusta area and everything that could accommodate the size of the workshop is already booked. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and short notice but hope that we can see the MGS members in September at the Annual Fall Conference Meeting. Refunds will be issued by mail by our Treasurer as soon as we can process them. For those who signed up for consultations with Maureen Taylor, you will be hearing from her directly in that regard. Thanks for your understanding in this matter.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Interesting Tidbit

Did you know that Maine is one of the first states to be added to's 1940 census.

Civil War Stories: HIGGINS Family of Eden, ME

The date of the Pejepscot Chapter's April meeting has changed due to Easter falling on the second Sunday of the month. The April program will be held on Sunday, April 15th at 2pm in the Morell Meeting Room at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. In commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War PGS President, Brian Bouchard, will share one of his family's Civil War stories. His HIGGINS family of Mount Desert Island sent 3 of their boys to war during the conflict. Learn about their lives leading up to, during and after the Civil War and get a glimpse into what one Maine family was going through during this turbulent time in America's history. Following President Bouchard's talk, other members will be invited to share information about their ancestor's service stories with the group. Join us for a fun afternoon of sharing and genealogy talk (and snacks too!) Sunday, April 15th at 2pm in the Morrell Meeting Room in Brunswick's Curtis Memorial Library.