Author Archive

Query: BEALE/PERCIVAL

Emeline BEALE PERCIVAL born about 1818. 1830 married Gordon Percival in Bangor. Some trees show parents as Horatio and Elizabeth/Julia. Others as Isaac and Elizabeth Stevens. None seem to have supporting documentation. Emeline died 1874, buried in Hudson, ME. Also birth location is unknown. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Contact member C. Johnson with any info: cj20899@q.com

2013 – Michael F. Dwyer

In recognition of his outstanding scholarship in the publication of numerous articles that not only demonstrate his mastery of researching Maine source records but also serve as models of how to write a captivating family history,as well as his unfailing willingness to lend his expertise as a Contributing Editor of The Maine Genealogist,the Maine Genealogical Society honors his extraordinary contributions in advancing the field of genealogy in the State of Maine.

Back By Popular Demand: Silhouette Artist, Ruth Monsell

Ruth Monsell of Artful Heirlooms, noted Maine silhouette artist, will be a vendor at our September 21 workshop in Brewer. Ruth has been quickly capturing excellent likenesses in cut paper for over three decades. Sittings take five minutes or less, and cost $25 with a choice of mat, or $30 for two mirror image copies, matted. This makes for inexpensive gifts likely to become family heirlooms. A choice of frames will be available.

The artist also works from clear, closeup profile photographs, so you can bring pictures of your family, grandchildren, and even pets, and go home with their silhouettes. For samples of the artist’s work, see her website, ArtfulHeirlooms.com. Reservations for sittings may also be made by calling the artist at 866-212-7288.

Not attending the 2013 Fall Conference? You can still give Ruth a call and see how she may be able to help you create your own unique family heirloom.

September 7, 2013 – Tell Your Life Story with Eddie Adelman

The Greater Portland Genealogical Society meets 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. Come early as refreshments are served before the meeting at 12:30 and admission is free.
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Sept. 7, 2013 – Tell Your Life Story with Eddie Adelman

Maine writer, storyteller and personal historian, Eddie Adelman, will present a program designed to encourage you to document your own life stories before they’re lost forever. The presentation features a lively mixture of readings, music, instruction, inspiration and humor.

Adelman will offer easy to understand tips and instruction on memoir writing and oral histories. Woven in with the instruction are spoken excerpts from famous memoirs as well as emotional songs that will underscore the value of passing along precious memories.

3 Days Left For Early Bird Registrations


Maine Genealogical Society 
2013 Fall Conference

with featured guest

Laura Prescott

Saturday, September 21, 2013
Jeff’s Catering
15 Littlefield Way


 Brewer, Maine


If you have been thinking about joining The Maine Genealogical Society (MGS) for our Fall Conference, but haven’t made the commitment yet, now’s the time to do it.  Our early bird registration deadline is fast approaching.  The deadline for your early registration is August 23, 2013

In addition to Laura Prescott, MGS will welcome Pam Stone Eagelson of Gen-nections, Dr. Carol McCoy, of www.find-your-roots.com and Judyth Barton Reitze co-director of the Bangor Family History Center.

We’ve got engaging speakers. We’ve got a variety of topics for family historians of all levels. We’ve got more a room full of vendors and we’ve got food.  Now we need friends (and sometimes family) to join us in September in Brewer, ME.

You can learn more through the  speakers and sessions through the conference website: http://conference.maineroots.org



LADNER Query

New member, Kim, writes us with the following inquiry….

I am looking for information on Anne Ladner Fuller.  I have found her family including her parents and husband buried at the Ladner cemetery in Easton Maine but I cannot seem to find any thing about her death (when and where).  I have found a death date on Ancestry but there are no sources.  I need a source for my application for DAR. Here is the info I have:

Anne Ladner Fuller

Birth:  7 Jul 1853 West Point, Prince Edward Island; She is the daughter of George Ladner (1805-1881) and Elizabeth M. Wortman (1819-1913).

Marriage: 1881  to Edwin Lewis Fuller  (1856-1909)

Residence: 1900 Easton town, Aroostook, Maine
Death : 2 Oct 1928    ?Maine

If you have any information that may be helpful for Kim, please contact kimrose4478@yahoo.com

Maine Genealogical Society’s 2013 Fall Conference



Maine Genealogical Society 
2013 Fall Conference

with featured guest

Laura Prescott

Saturday, September 21, 2013
Jeff’s Catering
15 Littlefield Way
 Brewer, Maine


The Maine Genealogical Society is pleased to announce Laura Prescott (http://lauraprescott.com) as the featured speaker at our 2013 Fall Conference to be held Saturday, September 21 in Brewer, Maine.  The day of lectures will begin with Prescott’s keynote address, “How The Internet Makes Us Sloppy Genealogists.”  From there we will enjoy a number of breakout sessions on a variety of topics for varying interests and experience levels – but all designed to help us to become better (and less sloppy!) family historians.

In addition to learning about some of the tools available for online research, including FamilySearch.org and Footnote.com, we’ll be exploring the use of divorce records, early Maine town records and academic archives for our research.  So, bring your Maine related queries for our query board, visit our exhibitor/vendor area and enjoy a nice lunch during while making new friends and learning some new tips and techniques for furthering your own research.

Registration is $40 for MGS Members and $50 for non-members.
(Register before August 23, 2013 and enter for a chance to win a $50 L.L.Bean gift card)

For more information or to register, visit the conference web site: http://conference.maineroots.org

Census Research Workshop Sold Out!

Thank you to everyone for your support of the MGS Spring Workshop. We reached our maximum capacity and can no longer accept late registrants.  While we’re sorry we can’t accept any late arrivals, we are excited to see such a strong showing for our day long workshop on Federal Census Research. Our members have been asking for a session like this for a long time, and we’re excited to see so many folks taking advantage of it.  If you are joining us in Augusta, ME on Saturday get ready for an information packed day!  If you couldn’t make it to be with us this year, we hope to see you at the Fall Conference in September.

Maine Famlies in 1790 Bundle

Maine Genealogical Society members are now getting an extra special deal on top of already discounted items.  The popular Maine Families in 1790 Series Value Bundle includes 3 volumes from the 10 volume set at more than 50% off their retail price!  Volumes 5, 6 and 7 are included in this limited time deal and include more than 1,600 poages of family sketches. The Every Name Index for just these three volumes includes more than 40,000 names!

Retail these books sell for a combined $166. MGS Members could already get them at a substantial discount, $92, but for a limited time, this value bundle is available for MGS Members only for $75!  Not a member?  Why not join and take advantage of this amazing deal?  For the extra $25 you get our quarterly newsletter, quarterly scholarly journal, more discounts on ALL our in stock titles and you have the opportunity to have your genealogy related website added to our list of links, and post queries to the blog.

And, if you’re coming to our Spring Workshop in Augusta, let us know which books you’re interested in and we can bring them with us and save you some shipping costs!  Not registered for the workshop?  Better hurry, there’s only a week left before the registration deadline.

For more information on both these deals, visit our website: http://www.maineroots.org

MILLER query

Query from a new member, Jaci Hall:

Looking for the parents of Simeon Miller born in Hampden, ME 1825, married to
Harriet Barrows 1849 and died in Bangor 1900. He is buried in the Lakeview Cemetery
in West Hampden amid all the Millers and Barrows to whom I know he is related. Any
help greatly appreciated.


To help Jaci: bjng@fairpoint.net

Calling All CRESSEY Researchers

MGS Member Roger Cressey recently sent us this request:
I wish to be in contact with anybody doing the Cressey genealogy. 
Daniel was born ? in the Balltown area around 1760  He had a son Daavid B. b. 7 Oct 1801. m. 13 Oct 1824 to a Martha Jane Brazier. He died 13 Jan 1853 Boothbay.  He was a powder boy in the war of 1812 Fort Popham. 
Please contact me by e-mail or tel 703-243-8518, 300 N Fairfax Dr. apt 102, Arlington, Va. 22203-1758.
Thank you, Roger W Cressey
Mr. Cressey’s email is cress19281@verizon.net

February 2013 Maine Genealogist Is Out

The Febraruy 2013 edition of The Maine Genealogist is in homes now.  Articles in this quarter’s journal include:

The Two Families Of Stephen Carlisle Of York, Maine
   by Helen H. Butt

Three Sons Dead In The Civil War: The Family Of John Wilson Of Belfast, Maine
   by Rick Davis

Family Record of Ichabod Warren Of Denmark, Maine
   Submitted by Will Steere

Nineteenth-Century Records Of The First And Second Congregational Churches Of Wells, Maine
   Submitted by Priscilla Eaton

Lurena Bursley Leaves The Farm
   by J. Clarke Bursley


Also included are 3 book reviews for the following texts:

The Winthrop Fleet: Massachusetts Bay Company Immigrants to New England, (1629-1639)
   by Robert Charles Anderson (2012)
Early Families of Waterborough, Maine
   by Frederick R. Boyle (2012)
The Paternal Ancestry of Mary Rae Thompson
   by John E. D’Anieri (2012)


For more information about The Maine Genealogist and other benefits of becoming a member of The Maine Genealogical Society, please visit the membership page of our web site: https://maineroots.org/product-category/membership/