2007 Award of Excellence in Genealogical Research presented to Marlene A. Groves

Maine Genealogical Society at its annual conference on September 22, 2007, presented Marlene A. Groves with its new Award of Excellence in Genealogical Research, in recognition of her outstanding scholarship in carefully transcribing and publishing volumes of Maine town vital records and for encouraging others to do the same.

Flemish DNA and Ancestry

An email was received from Guido Deboeck announcing that a book on the above subject has just been released by Dokus Publishing in Arlington, Virginia.

This new book is about the history of three Flemish families over five centuries. The research for this book was based on conventional genealogy complimented with an innovative part on genetic genealogy. The conventional genealogy part shows how to find and document family history given the vast resources made available on the web and in Family History Centers. After an introduction to genetic genealogy this book includes concrete DNA results of several of the three family histories described in this book. It also discusses the deep ancestry of Flemish people, hence anyone with Belgian or Flemish roots can find out where their oldest ancestors came from. The scope of this book also includes elements of war, business and immigration history, which Professor van der Wee, a well known historian called “very informative, even fascinating”.

You can preview or take a tour of this book at https://www.amazon.com/Flemish-Dna-Ancestry-Centuries-Conventional/dp/0972552677. Copies of this book can be ordered via the order form on the above website or the form enclosed.

For Users of The Master Genealogist

The TMG Southern Maine group generally meets on the third Thursday of every month at 7-9 pm at 321 Brackett Street in Portland. The meetings are posted on the website http://www.tmgsome.com/.

In October we are not meeting on 10/18 but are having a longer session on Saturday 10/20 from 10 am to 3 pm at the same location – again the details are on the website.

Anyone interested in TMG software is welcome to attend. Most of the meetings are very informal and often go off on tangents depending on what people are interested in.

2008 Genealogy Seminar at Sea Announced

Fly Away Travel is now taking reservations for the 2008 Genealogy Seminar at Sea, October 25th – November 1st. The seminar will be hosted on board Royal Caribbean’s brand new, unparalleled, Liberty of the Seas, which will be sailing to the warm Eastern Caribbean islands of Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, and Royal Caribbean’s private paradise of Labadee.

This Seminar at Sea stands to be the best of the best in terms of its stunning array of some of the most sought after speakers in the genealogy community today. These include John Phillip Colletta and George G. Morgan (featured speakers at our own 2006 and 2007 conferences), along with Paul Milner, Laura G. Prescott, Donna M. Moughty, Paula Stuart-Warren, Michael J. Leclerc and Stephen J. Danko.

Passengers will have to opportunity to learn the latest and greatest techniques in areas such as: methodology, writing & publishing, internet research, problem solving and geographic areas around the world. Guest’s will have the opportunity to choose up to 15 lectures that will take place in Liberty of the Seas four state of the art conference centers over a period of three days during the seven day cruise. The authored speakers will be featured for book sales and autographs during a special group activity.

Check out the exciting all-star line-up of topics for this event at http://www.genealogycruises.com/.

The cost of experiencing this week long seminar/vacation begins at just $829 per person, including all port taxes and seminar fees. Traveling companions not attending the Seminar at Sea qualify for a rate reduction, as well as the 3rd & 4th passengers sharing one cabin. (Ask for details).

Fly Away Travel is a full service Travel Agency with nearly 60yrs of combined experience. Fly Away Travel specializes in Group Travel, Honeymoons, Destination Weddings & Family vacations. Contact Cindy Lorenz at Fly Away Travel 800-837-0295 or by e-mail: FlyAwayInc@aol.com.

Timothy Crocker, lived in Standish and Machias

Searching for information on Timothy Crocker who moved from Cape Cod to Standish, Maine, and then to the Machias area. He died at Bristol. He married Hannah Meserve, but have no death date or place for her.

Brother John Crocker moved from Cape Cod to Nova Scotia where some of his children were born; he then also moved to the Machias area, but his son remained in Nova Scotia. There I am having trouble separating out the various John Crockers.

Dave Eldridge
E-Mail: deldrid1@bellsouth.net

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As another means of communicating information timely and efficiently to the members of Maine Genealogical Society, we have established this blog presence. With our newsletter published quarterly, sometimes announcements come in that just don’t allow us to get the information distributed prior to an event or deadline, or due to space constraints with a print newsletter, can’t be fit.

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