President’s Message, November 2016

Greetings, Our mission statement lists six major goals meant to serve our members and any family historian. Providing genealogical skills development through education information, publications, research assistance and networking opportunities Promoting the highest standards of ethical research principles and scholarly practices. Establishing important links with other groups worldwide. Providing depth and breadth of knowledge and […]

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, […]

This Old Tree, November 2016

This month’s column is a byproduct of my fall vacation. I did more research on some of my Lambert family of southern Maine and on Schnebeli family out of Pennsylvania. Schnebeli Family – last time I had done any major work was in 1208 and little more in 2012. Hans Kasper Schnebeli was from Switzerland […]

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 […]

This Old Tree, September/October 2016

This month’s column is how the Japanese view the family. Japan has always been a class system society. The first is the Imperial family; second the Warrior and Artisans class and thirdly the Farmer/Peasants class. In the 1860’s and early 1870’s there were many social and economic changes during the Meiji period. Starting in 1868, […]

President’s Message, August 2016

Greetings: To everyone who prepared and gathered the materials, helped set up the display and worked every day at the Northern Maine Fair, Thank-you very much. You have contributed to ACGS‘s “Most Knowledgeable Staff” award for 2016. Job well-done ACGS members! Are you planning to attend the MGS Conference in Brewer on September 17th? They […]

Researching Very Early British Nationals

Found while preparing a display on census records… British Aliens in the United States during the War of 1812 by Genealogical Publishing Co. Inc. 1979 Once war was declared, British subjects were now enemy aliens. They were given notice to report to the marshal of the state or territory. They had to report the people […]

This Old Tree

Finding Sarah Davis of Cardigan, New Brunswick In June of 1819 a number of Welsh families settled in York County, New Brunswick. Among them was the family of William Davies/Davis and his wife Margaret. There were 8 children at least in their family. Information I received from the Welsh Sociality of center New Brunswick gave […]

This Old Tree by Robert A Deane

The Parents of Perry Dean My great grandfather, Perry Dean, was born on January 4, 1878, in Fort Fairfield, Maine. He lived most of his life in Fort Fairfield, except for several years beginning in 1929 and into the early 1930’s, when he lived in Waterbury, Connecticut, for employment reasons, and for a period of […]