Announcing: The Maine Genealogist Retrospective (1994-2023)
This new 250-page softcover book looks back over the last thirty years of The Maine Genealogist. Containing a selection of twenty-five of the best problem-solving articles published in the journal over that time period, the authors show how they solved difficult brick-wall problems and offer useful techniques to readers for solving their own research enigmas. Each article is its own detective story, providing entertaining, stimulating and educational reading to genealogists of all levels.
Announcing Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication No. 96
Vital Records of Buxton, Maine
Compiled by Joseph Crook Anderson II, FASG
Buxton, Maine, originally one of the seven Narragansett Townships whose land was awarded to soldiers or descendants of soldiers who fought in the Narragansett War, was originally settled about 1740 and was incorporated in 1772 as Maine’s 25th town. This large volume contains all births, deaths, marriages, and marriage intentions recorded on the town books. With an enormous number of family records, this book is invaluable for York County research and for research on families that moved through Buxton to other places.
Maine Genealogical Society, Special Publication #95
Vital Records of Eddington, Maine
Compiled by Candy McMahan Perry
The town of Eddington, Maine, is situated in the southern portion of Penobscot County on the east side of the Penobscot River about five miles northeast of the city of Bangor, and was incorporated in 1811 as Maine’s 183rd town. This new resource contains all marriages, marriage intentions, tax assessments, as well as some births and deaths, recorded on the town books from as early as 1800 to as late as 1922.
THE BRAGDON GENEALOGY
DESCENDANTS OF ARTHUR BRAGDON OF YORK, MAINE, THROUGH SEVEN GENERATIONS
by Priscilla Eaton, FASG
Arthur Bragdon was one of York, Maine’s first settlers and the progenitor of the Bragdon family in America. He was born in England around 1597 and arrived in Maine before January 1636. From his three sons and sixteen grandchildren, his many descendants spread throughout the state of Maine and states beyond. This comprehensive genealogy traces male-line descendants through the seventh generation and female lines for one generation. It includes hundreds of family sketches, with de-tailed biographical information, all meticulously documented.
Priscilla Eaton is the author of The Littlefield Genealogy (2020), which won the distinguished Donald Lines Jacobus Award from the American Society of Genealogists. She has published over forty articles in The Maine Genealogist, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, The American Genealogist, The New Hampshire Genealogical Record, and The Genealogist. Many of these are multi-part investigations of complicated Maine and New Hampshire families. In 2022 she was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists, an honor recognizing the exemplary quality of her published scholarship.
Priscilla Eaton Gumina Elected 172nd Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists
The Fellows of the American Society of Genealogists (FAGS) held their annual meeting on Saturday, October 15, 2022. Priscilla Eaton Gumina of Rochester, New York, was elected to the Society as its 172nd Fellow (“FAGS”).
Priscilla, who publishes under her maiden name of Priscilla Eaton, is well known to readers of The Maine Genealogist. For more than twenty years, she has published extensively and frequently, principally on Maine families, in the leading genealogical journals. In 2020, her magisterial two-volume work, The Littlefield Genealogy: Descendants of Edmund Littlefield of Wells, Maine, received the prestigious Donald Lines Jacobus Award from the FAGS. As a researcher and writer, she deftly solves knotty problems ranging from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. Moreover, she sets these genealogical analyses compellingly into well narrated historical and cultural contexts. Her genealogy is a joy to read.
In the near future, the Maine Genealogical Society will publish her second book, The Bragdon Genealogy: Descendants of Arthur Bragdon of York, Maine, Through Seven Generations.
Congratulations to Priscilla for this well-deserved and most distinguished honor.
The Maine Genealogical Society, Special Publication #93
Funeral Records of the Burpee Funeral Home of Rockland, Maine, 1882-1903
Compiled by Marlene A. Groves, Edited by Cindy Perkins Beane
This new publication contains information relating to the deaths of thousands of individuals in the Rockland area between 1882 and 1903.
The Maine Genealogical Society, Special Publication #92
Vital Records of Stetson, Maine
Compiled by: Julie Shepardson Brownie
This new resource includes Births, Marriages, and Deaths ca 1800 to 1939, except for some years that do not appear to survive.
Volume 12 of the Maine Families in 1790 series is the biggest yet. Crammed with 848 genealogy-packed pages, this volume treats 200 new families located throughout the District of Maine. Consistent with the previous volumes, all of the families have been thoroughly researched and edited, and all facts are meticulously documented with clear source citations. Conclusions drawn from circumstantial evidence, incomplete records, or conflicting sources are fully discussed within each family sketch.