A Recollection from the Past

The following account was relayed to me by my mother; Myrtle Jackson as told to her by her mother-in-law; Melissa Thibodeau Jackson. They lived at the Jackson Homestead at the Head of the Rapids. This is on the St. John River above the Big Rapids. Myrtle married Aaron IV in 1941, and the following account […]

“Life on the Little Black River”

“Life on the Little Black River” Author: Randall Probert Published by: Randall Enterprises PO Box 862, Bethel, ME 04217 The story begins with John Willey, age 82 and his wife Ann trying to understand why John hears voices as if he is the reincarnation of somebody from a prior life. In Chapter one, John becomes […]

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 […]