After nearly 6 years since Volume 10, The Maine Genealogical Society is excited to announce we are now accepting preorders for volume 11 of our Maine Families in 1790 series. This book is now at the printer and is available to both Maine Genealogical Society members and non-members for pre-ordering now! Books are currently scheduled to arrive from the printer to MGS the week of December 13. Pre orders will be shipped to individuals as soon as we have them, with the intention to get them to most households before the Christmas holiday.
Edited by Joseph Crook Anderson II, FASG, Volume 11 of the Maine Families in 1790 series is the biggest yet. Crammed with 800 genealogy-packed pages, this volume treats 208 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. With this volume, the total number of families treated in the series is now 2,895 (or 17% of all families living in Maine in 1790). The usefulness of these books for genealogical research cannot be overstated. The Maine Families in 1790 series is simply the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource on families living in the state during the late-Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federalist, and early statehood periods of Maine’s history.
Surnames of heads-of-household included in Volume 11 are:
Alexander, Allen, Andrews, Atkinson, Baker, Beal(s), Berry, Besse, Bickford, Bishop, Bixby, Blake, Bonney, Booker, Bowman, Boyd, Bradbury, Bradford, Britton, Brown, Card, Cash, Cass, Chandler, Chipman, Clifford, Colby, Collier, Colson, Cottrell, Cousens, Crary, Crommett, Davis, Dexter, Dickey, Dingley, Downing, Dutton, Ellis, Eustis, Fairbanks, Farley, Farnsworth, Fenby, Fletcher, Foster, Fowler, Frye, Fuller, Gilbert, Gilpatrick, Goodridge, Goodwin, Gould, Grant, Greeley, Griffin, Haley, Hall, Hancock, Hawes, Hicks, Hinds, Hinkley, Hopkinson, Houston, Ingalls, Jack, Jacobs, Jewell, Jewett, Jordan, Kilborn, Lackey, Lambert, Lancaster, Lanpher, Libby/Libbey, Lindsey, Longley, Martin, Mathews, Mayberry, Merithew, Metcalf, Miller, Millet, Mitchell, Moors, Neal, Niles, Nock, Norris, Odam, Otis, Patch, Patten, Peabody, Peirce, Perley, Perry, Poke, Porter, Potter, Pratt, Randall, Redlon, Reed, Richmond, Robbins, Russell, Sawyer, Shute, Small, Smith, Springer, Spurr, Staples, Stimson, Stinchfield, Stowers, Sturgis, Sturtevant, Sylvester, Tate, Thurston, Town(e)(s), True, Turner, Walker, Ward, Washburn, Wells, Weston, Whiting, Whittier, Wilder, Winslow, Woodman, Young.
As always, MGS members enjoy a substantial discount on the non-member price. The nearly $20
discount to members on just this book makes the $25 annual membership dues well worth the investment.
Interested to know if your Maine families are represented in the first 10 Volumes? There is a master index of heads of households for volumes 1-11 available on the MGS website available here.
UPDATE 2017-10-05: Occasionally there are updates and corrections to the families published in the 1790 series. There is now an Addendum Index that may have additional information about families in previously published volumes!
|Maine Genealogical Society Special Publication #71
Vital Records of Woolwich, Maine
The Maine Genealogical society has some exciting news, and it’s NOT just for members! We are very excited to announce our latest Vital Records of Woolwich, Maine, special publication #71 of the society.
This book is available exclusively through the Maine Genealogical Society. As our first self-published publication, you can’t find Vital Records of Woolwich, Maine anywhere else.
Unlike other MGS special publications, which we could only sell to members due to contractual obligations with our publisher, this new title is available, from our website, for anyone with an interest in their Woolwich ancestry. You do not need to be a member of MGS to purchase this title! As with our other titles, MGS members still receive a generous discount when identifying themselves as a member at checkout. In addition, as our first self-published work we were able to continue to bring you the same high quality standards of our previous books while keeping a lower price – and we are able to offer both a paperback and hardcover edition.
The town of Woolwich is located in Sagadahoc County, Maine, on the east side of the Kennebec River. The early name of the town was Nequasset, the Indian name of a local pond. The first settlers were John Bateman and Edward Brown who resided there in 1638. They purchased from Robin Hood, an Indian chief, most of the territory now comprised by Woolwich.
The town was incorporated 23 August 1775 as the 32nd town in Maine. The population of the town increased slightly from the first census in 1790 when there were 787 residents to its high point in 1830 when there were 1,495 residents. Since then, it dropped each year to a low point in 1930 of 671 residents, rising in 1940 to 1,144 residents.
Vital Records of Woolwich includes Birth, Marriage, and Death records as transcribed from images of microfilms held at the Maine State Archives. Also included are town meeting and miscellaneous records of interest to genealogists as well as ear marks.
With over 650 pages of information, including an Every Name Index of more than 17,000 individuals, if you have families living in Woolwich prior to the 1890s, you’re sure to find something of interest in this book.
If you would like to order a copy of Vital Records of Woolwich, Maine it is only available through the Maine Genealogical Society.
Purchases can be made through our online store using one of the following links:
Hardcover (*$49.95 for non MGS members/$39.95 for members)
Paperback (*39.95 for non MGS members/$29.95 for members)
*MGS membership is $25 per calendar year. In addition to superb discounts on publications and conferences, your MGS membership gets you a quarterly newsletter with information about genealogical events and MGS chapter news from across the State, our quarterly scholarly journal, The Maine Genealogist, and a number of other benefits. Consider joining MGS today and save on this and other upcoming publications. https://maineroots.org/membership/
By now members of The Maine Genealogical Society should have received their February 2015 edition of The Maine Genealogist (TMG). The TMG is the Society’s quarterly scholarly journal and is always packed with interesting articles concerning different problems (and resolutions) faced during genealogical research of our Maine ancestors, and sometimes we are lucky enough to see some transcription projects as well.
The February 2015 Issue of the TMG is nearly 50 pages in length and includes the following articles:
- Clark Drew of Maine and Vermont
by: Carole Gardner
- A Tidbit From the Massachusetts Archives: Lucretia Larrabee, First Wife of John Owen (d. 1753) of Falmouth, Maine
by: Brent Owen
- Assembling The Pieces Of The Puzzle: The Family of Ebenezer Day Jr. of Wells and Kennebunk, Maine
by:Edward G. Hubbard
- The Parentage of Solomon Bray of Polan, Harrison, and Monson, Maine
by: Joseph C. Anderson III
- Nineteenth-Century Records of the First and Second COngregational Churches of Wells, Maine (continued)
submitted by: Priscilla Eaton
If you are an MGS Member and have not received your copy ofThe Maine Genealogistyet, let us know. If you are not already a member, its not too late to join to take advantage of this and other benefits that come only by joining our organization.