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, May 2017

The Aroostook County Genealogical Society (ACGS) Library in the Archival Room at The Caribou Public Library (CPL) is gradually growing its’ collection. The growth has been phenomenal since we were invited to meet at CPL and bring our research books and materials to this location. Ann and I have attempted to make items easier to […]

This Old Tree, May 2017

This month I would like to remind all the readers, especially those that are just getting started, do not forget the female side of your ancestry. Many of the women are just facts and figures without a lot known of their individual lives in many trees. Many people focus on doing a straight line to […]

President’s Message, May 2017

Hopefully your outdoor/travel research is now in full swing.  When you’re out and about keep your eyes open for Victorian cradle graves. Those graves had a headstone, footstone, and 2 sidebars which created a trough. The family was to plant ornamentals there.  This quote comes from a comic strip where they quoted Michael Crichton, the author… “If […]

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 […]

This Old Tree, April 2017

Where Do You Look? This is going to be a short column. The topic is finding christening records in out of way places. Recently on April 1, 2017 I went to the Provincial Archives in Fredericton, New Brunswick. They had a new book in the Victoria County section. “The Baptismal Records of Ste. Anne Catholic […]

President’s Message, April 2017

Greetings: Finally it’s getting closer to outdoor research time.The ground is thawing out and drying out. Don’t forget about your genealogy widow/widower.Hopefully they are someone who, even though they may not be into your obsession can still find enjoyment being with you on your searches. Perhaps they enjoy being useful to you and are happy […]

The Importance of Full Place Names

Remember to write out town, county/parish, state/province, and country on your charts. At the very least have it correctly noted in your records somewhere. You may know what you mean but, down the road when you leave your records behind it may not be very apparent to someone else. Did you know there’s a town of […]

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 […]

This Old Tree, March 2017

This month’s column is on the using Godparents to help I.D. who a parent might be. The names I am using are not the actual names so I am using a fictitious Jane Cook’s family for my example. Jane was born in either 1862 or 1864 and both of her parents had died before she […]