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
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
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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)
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 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.
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.
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.
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)
Join Maine Genealogical Society members and non-members at the Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine on April 13, 2013 for A Workshop on Federal Census Records presented by MGS President, Helen Shaw, CG.
We’ll start with an introduction to the census, the different types of federal census records that exist, and the types of information you can find in each one. From there we’ll move on to tips and tricks for finding your ancestors in census records, particularly when an index doesn’t exit.
After a break for our luncheon buffet, we’ll come back and talk in more depth about non-population censuses. In addition to agricultural, mortality and inducstry censuses, We’ll also discuss slave schedules and veteran censuses (revolutionary and civil wars) Finally, we’ll end the afternoon with more in depth census research. Learn how to formulate a hypothesis when you aren’t sure what it is you’re looking for. Then use census records to prove or disprove your theory.
You can sign up online through our Workshop web site:
The Maine Genealogical Society is excited to announce we can now process online payments for memberships. Both new and renewing members can take advantage of our secure online order forms. Payments are processed through PayPal, but you don’t need a PayPal account to join. If you don’t already have a PayPal account you can click the “Don’t have a PayPal Account?” link when redirected to the PayPal payment pages. From there you can use any valid credit or debit card to join Maine’s premiere genealogical society and take advantage of all our member benefits. To learn more about MGS and what becoming a member can mean for you, start by visiting our membership information page:
Seeking info on S. G. (Samuel Grimes Green??) Green, born abt. 1799 in the U.S. He was of Scottish origin. Family history has it that he lived in Bangor, Maine. Apparently, he eloped with a Merian Kirk (around 1822 or 1823). Or, he may have married a woman first name of Jennette. S. G. Green moved to Canada abt. 1825 and raised a family in Lower Canada (now Quebec). Descendents of his are named Alexander, James, George, Robert, Samuel, Marion, Ruggles. Does anyone have any information that may help me trace my great-great-great grandfather, S.G. Green? Please contact Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 403-887-9997, leave message and I will return your call. Thank you in advance.
Today, we justly recognize one of the most stalwart members of MGS, one who has served as an officer of the Society with distinction as well as held a watching brief for the Society in many other organizations of which she is also a member.
Her knowledge of genealogical research methods and sources has been demonstrated many times, in many places, including prior MGS conference and at the conferences of other organizations with parallel interests.
So began the comments made by MGS President, John “Jack” F. Battick on September 22, 2012 as he introduced the most recent honoree to be presented the MGS Award for Excellence in Genealogical Service. Jack went on to list other service area of Cheryl’s including her work with the Maine Old Cemetery Association (MOCA), The New England Regional Genealogical Conference (NERGC), dedication to MGS chapters, including serving as an officer for both Taconnett Falls and the Sandy River chapters of the Society. She has transcribed the marriage records of Somerset County and been published in The Maine Genealogist. Cheryl has also been a memver of the Executive Committee of MGS, the Conference Committee and the Nominating Committee.
Those who know her well (or even in passing) seem to agree with Jack’s final comments on the matter:
It may truly be said that she has embodied the ideals and goals of MGS.
For more on Cheryl’s nomination, and to see past winners of the Maine Genealogical Society’s Award for Excellence In Genealogical Service, visit the MGS web site: https://maineroots.org/category/awards/