Priscilla Eaton Gumina Elected 172nd Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists
The Fellows of the American Society of Genealogists (ASG) held their annual meeting on Saturday, October 15, 2022. Priscilla Eaton Gumina of Rochester, New York, was elected to the Society as its 172nd Fellow (“FASG”).
Priscilla, who publishes under her maiden name of Priscilla Eaton, is well known to readers of The Maine Genealogist. For more than twenty years, she has published extensively and frequently, principally on Maine families, in the leading genealogical journals. In 2020, her magisterial two-volume work, The Littlefield Genealogy: Descendants of Edmund Littlefield of Wells, Maine, received the prestigious Donald Lines Jacobus Award from the ASG. As a researcher and writer, she deftly solves knotty problems ranging from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. Moreover, she sets these genealogical analyses compellingly into well narrated historical and cultural contexts. Her genealogy is a joy to read.
In the near future, the Maine Genealogical Society will publish her second book, The Bragdon Genealogy: Descendants of Arthur Bragdon of York, Maine, Through Seven Generations.
Congratulations to Priscilla for this well-deserved and most distinguished honor.
New from the Maine Genealogical Society, Special Publication #93
Funeral Records of the Burpee Funeral Home of Rockland, Maine, 1882-1903
Compiled by Marlene A. Groves, Edited by Cindy Perkins Beane
This new publication contains information relating to the deaths of thousands of individuals in the Rockland area between 1882 and 1903.
New from the Maine Genealogical Society, Special Publication #92
Vital Records of Stetson, Maine
Compiled by: Julie Shepardson Brownie
This new resource includes Births, Marriages, and Deaths ca 1800 to 1939, except for some years that do not appear to survive.
Volume 12 of the Maine Families in 1790 series is the biggest yet. Crammed with 848 genealogy-packed pages, this volume treats 200 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.