Query: Hannah CHELLIS

I am looking to help with a brick wall….

Hannah CHELLIS, wife of Samuel BOOTHBY (16 Dec 1794 in Limerick, York, Maine – 20 Dec 1860 in Limington, York, Maine), and mother of Charles, Asa, Sophia, John, and George.  I believe she is the daughter of David CHELLIS and spent most, if not all of her life, in the area of Limerick, Maine.

Info should be sent to Seema Kenney: cmakny@hotmail.com

Call For Papers

Proposals for talks are now being accepted for the MGS Fall Conference, September 13, 2014, at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer. There are three openings for one-hour presentations. Speaker compensation is $100 plus registration and lunch the day of the conference.

Proposals should include the following:
1. Speaker’s name
2. Contact information (including mailing address, e-mail, & phone number)
3. Prior speaking experience
4. Brief biography (about 50 words)
5. Title of the talk
6. Summary or outline of the talk (about 200 words)
7. Intended audience level (beginner, intermediate, advanced, or all levels)

Please send proposals to Helen A. Shaw either by mail (77 Pascal Ave., Rockport, ME 04856) or as a pdf attachment (hashaw@earthlink.net). Proposals must be received by 1 March 2014.

Query: SCANLIN/SCANLAN/SCANLON

Searching for ancestors/descendants of Patrick SCANLIN b. 1819 (1822?), Dannygal or Sligo Co. Ireland, d. after 1871, Parish of St. James, Charlotte Co., New Brunswick, Canada.  His wife Anna MEREDITH/MERDITH b. 1826, _, Scotland, d. between 1865 and 1870, Parish of St. James, Charlotte Co, New Brunswick, Canada.

Email: Foxscan@aol.com with any additional info

Query: ROBBINS, Jonathan

Jonathan ROBBINS b abt. 1740) lived on the Fox Islands (North Haven Island) pre-Revolutionary War. Per The History Of Vinalhaven he was from Dedham, MA. Is he the descendant of the William ROBBINS who lived in Walpole in 1638?

This Jonathan then had, presumably, a son “John” who married Eunice NUTTER on Vinalhaven in 1801, and their son Jonathan was born late 1801. He married Maria DOW.

Please help! Thank you,
P. Claus
patclaus@roadRunner.com

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