Miniature Pictures and Portraits

On Thursday, March 11th, Allen Horne will be discussing Miniature Pictures and Portraits with the Wassebec Genealogical Society. A great opportunity to explore this piece of history – we all enjoy being able to put faces with names on our family tree.

Wassebec Genealogical Society meets on the 2nd Thursday of every other month at Mayo Regional Hospital Resource Center at 6:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Visit their website at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mewgs to stay current with their happenings.

News from Wassebec Genealogical Society

Wassebec Genealogical Society in Dover-Foxcroft recently held elections. Congratulations go out to the new officers:
President – Jane M. Macomber
Vice-President – Wayne Bennet
Secretary – Estella Bennett
Treasurer & Membership – David Dean
Directors – Linda Tozier (outgoing President) Jack Battick (2012) and Deanne Merrill (2013)

Upcoming meetings planned include a tour of the Piscataquis Register of Deeds & Register of Probate on November 12, 2009 and a discussion on how to access information at LDS Centers on January 14, 2010.

For more information, meeting locations and/or directions, contact Jane M. Macomber at janem@wildblue.net or visit the Wassebec website at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mewgs.

November Genealogical Events

Here’s what’s happening genealogically around the state for November:

November 1, 2008
Greater Portland Chapter of MGS
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Poland Spring – A Tale of the Guilded Age 1860-1900 presented by David L. Richards

November 9, 2008
Pejepscot Genealogy Society
Brunswick, Maine
Researching at the Maine State Archives presented by Jeffrey Brown, Maine State Archivist

November 13, 2008
Wassebec Genealogical Society
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
Coming to America, the Immigrant Experience presented by Jack Battick

November 16, 2008
Taconnett Falls Chapter of MGS
Winslow, Maine
Voyages – A Maine Franco-American Reader presented by Nelson Madore

November 19, 2008
Penobscot County Genealogical Society
Bangor, Maine
First White Settlers on the Penobscot presented by Fran & Guy Grant

May Genealogical Events

Here’s what’s happening genealogically around the state for May:

May 3, 2008
Sandy River Valley Chapter
Farmington, Maine
Sarah’s Journey: Retracing an Ancestor’s Life with Military Pension Files presented by Dale W. Mower

May 3, 2008
Greater Portland Chapter of MGS
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
New England Research Strategies presented by Carol McCoy

May 4, 2008
Pejepscot Genealogical Society
Brunswick, Maine
Computer Genealogy presented by Dale W. Mower

May 8, 2008
Wassebec Genealogical Society
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
Sprucing Up Grandpa presented by Cheryl Willis Patten

May 17, 2008
Taconnett Falls Chapter of MGS
Winslow, Maine
Monthly Workshop – The Master Genealogist

May 17, 2008
Maine Genealogical Society Executive Committee Meeting
Waterville, Maine
Members welcome, if interested, please contact Dale W. Mower
E-Mail: dale@mower-family.com

May 17, 2008
Maine Old Cemetery Association
Belgrade, Maine

May 18, 2008
Taconnett Falls Chapter of MGS
Winslow, Maine
Sprucing Up Grandpa presented by Cheryl Willis Patten

May 21, 2008
Penobscot County Genealogical Society
Bangor, Maine
Open Discussion of Brick Walls & Other Questions

March Genealogical Events

Here’s what’s happening genealogically around the state for March:

March 1, 2008
Greater Portland Chapter of MGS
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Scottish Prisoners Brought to America in the 1650s presented by Bruce Tucker

March 9, 2008
Pejepscot Genealogical Society
Brunswick, Maine
Women’s History Walk presented by Nikki Strandskov

March 13, 2008
Wassebec Genealogical Society
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
Finding Ancestral Treasures on Ebay presented by Dale W. Mower

March 15, 2008
Hancock County Genealogical Society
Ellsworth, Maine
Program To Be Announced

March 15, 2008
Wassebec Genealogical Society
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
Beginning Genealogy, A Special Workshop presented by Dale W. Mower

March 15, 2008
Taconnett Falls Chapter of MGS
Winslow, Maine
Monthly Workshop – The Master Genealogist

March 16, 2008
Taconnett Falls Chapter of MGS
Winslow, Maine
Show & Tell because it’s fun to share!

March 19, 2008
Penobscot County Genealogical Society
Bangor, Maine
Bangor’s Historic Devil’s Half Acre presented by Michelle Thomas

March 24, 2008
Aroostook County Genealogical Society
Caribou, Maine
Old Medical Terminology facilitated by Brenda Bourgoine

Town of Atkinson Vital Records

Wassebec Genealogical Society announces that it has copies of “Vital Records and Cemetery Records Prior to 1892, Town of Atkinson, Maine” for sale. The book is edited by Ronald J. Fortier from research done by Charlotte A. (Edgerly) Nicely (copyright 2004). Copies can be obtained for $10.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling.

For ordering and more information, please visit www.rootsweb.com/~mewgs.

January Genealogical Events

Here’s what’s happening genealogically around the state for January:

January 5, 2008
Greater Portland Chapter of MGS
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Town Clerks, a panel discussion led by Howard Faulkner

January 10, 2008
Wassebec Genealogical Society
Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
Interview Tips presented by Tootie Bennett

January 13, 2008
Pejepscot Genealogical Society
Brunswick, Maine
Computers for Research and Storage

January 16, 2008
Penobscot County Genealogical Society
Bangor, Maine
Genealogical Software: Moving From Paper to Digital presented by John Albertini

Wassebec Announces 2008 Program

Wassebec Genealogical Society, our chapter based in the Dover-Foxcroft area recently announced its program for 2008, as follows:

January 10, 2008
Tootie Bennett: Interviewing Tips
Tootie shares some tips to make learning your ancestral stories easier. If you’ve ever been frustrated getting a reluctant relative to talk about the family, this is the program for you.

March 13, 2008
Dale W. Mower: Finding Ancestral Treasures on E-Bay
Dale shows us how to find, bid and secure items on e-bay. This illustrated program will unlock the mysteries of e-bay and show you the types of items that may help with your family story.

March 15, 2008
Beginning Genealogy – Special Workshop given by Dale W. Mower at the Thompson Free Library, 9:00-12:00 a.m.

May 8, 2008
Cheryl Willis Patten: Sprucing Up Grandpa
Learn from an expert the correct way to clean and care for old cemetery tombstones. Just in time for Memorial Day!

July 10, 2008
Annual Picnic Potluck Supper
Special Program to be announced

September 11, 2008
Deborah Roberge: Maine Men at Andersonville
Debbie shares with us her research into the men from Maine who were interred in the Civil War’s most infamous Confederate Prisoner of War camp in Andersonville, Georgia.

November 13, 2008
Jack Battick: Coming to America, the Immigrant Experience
We are all immigrants. Jack shows and tells us what it was like to travel the seas to America from the days of the Mayflower to the ocean liners of the 20th century.

All programs are held at 6:30 p.m. at Mayo Hospital unless otherwise announced. For further information, contact Nancy Battick at nbattick@roadrunner.com or (207) 564-3576.

You can visit Wassebec Genealogical Society on the web at www.rootsweb.com/~mewgs