Vital Records From The Thomaston Recorder of Thomaston Maine 1837-1846 (#23)

MGS Special Publication #23 Compiled By: Steven Edward Sullivan Pages: 128 ISBN: 0-89725-237-3 Original Publication Year: 1995 Every Name Index: 3,007 entries Non Member Price: $24 Member Price: $18 About The Book: All vital records published in the entire lifespan, 1837-1846, of the Thomaston Recorder are transcribed here, offering a wonderful window into the life of mid-19th century Knox County, Maine. Regional newspapers now are being recognized as wonderful sources for that elusive genealogical combination – data and flavor. Here you will find in compact form both much of the data you seek on mid-coast Maine residents of that period, and also some of the flavor of day-to-day life. The Thomaston Recorder covered all of Knox Co and well beyond. The paper only lasted these years 1837-1846. A quick glance shows reports also from Castine, Eastport, Montville, Waldoboro, Union, Nobleboro, Farmington, Mt Desert, and local people dying while away. It has much more colorful and detailed descriptions than regular vital records ie, 17 Dec 1840 issue: “Deaths. A child of Mr S M Robby of Castine, Aged 3 years, was so dredfully burned on the 25th, by its cotton clothing taken fire, that it died in about one hour afterward. It had been left alone while its mother was getting a pail of water.” GET THIS BOOK FREE while they last, when you purchase: #40 VITAL RECORDS OF THOMASTON, MAINE. Compiled by Marlene A. Groves, CG. 768pp. 28,749 entry Every Name Index. 2003. Retail $60. MGS member price $50. Provide MGS member # to get the member price. Tax or shipping on Thomaston VR only.