Archival Notes, August 2017

Our library has been used quite a bit this summer. We have had visitors from “away” who are looking for information. Some were very surprised at the volume of our collection. We have outgrown our shelf space and plans are underway to make changes which will allow us to have more room. I want to […]

Archival Notes, April 2017

I recently researched and recorded the history of ACGS. In doing so, I read every newsletter and Secretary’s report since our beginning in 2003. We have covered the gambit in our programming topics over the years. Items which have become annual events since their inception are: Cochran Cemetery maintenance Northern Maine Fair Exhibits Attendance at […]

Archival Notes, March 2017

Recently while doing some research, I happened across this record, which probably explains why in some instances we are unable to complete some of our individual families of old. The source was “The New Hampshire Genealogical Record” Vol. 3 pg. 37. The article titled “Kingston First Church Records”. Beginning August 13, 1735, Serg William Buzzel […]

Archival Notes, November 2016

ACGS CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS 1. THE FAMILIES OF THE UPPER SAINT JOHN VALLEY IN 1790, price $34. 2. AROOSTOOK COUNTY TOWNS THAT SENT MEN TO THE CIVIL WAR Vol.1, price $50. Picture book Vol. 2, price $10. 3. AROOSTOOK CENSUSES & MORTALITY SCHEDULES 1850-1880 on CD, price $55. 4. COCHRAN CEMETERY, RIVER ROAD, CARIBOU, MAINE, […]

Archival Notes, October 2016

One hidden source of vital records that are public is in Annual Town Reports for selective years. Individual towns have different years, where the town clerk lists all births, marriages and deaths for the previous year. Some of them list persons who died in another town but are buried in their particular town. ACGS Library […]

Archival Notes, February 2016

Why would you think that if you saw a census head of household listing with the name Packard in 1850; Pechaw in 1860; Pekoy in 1870; Rucor in 1880 and Pecor in 1900 to be the same man? It was, and his name was actually Picard! He was French living in a non-French area and […]