June 19, 2018
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Hope gravestone photos available on society website

Roxanne Moore Saucier
By Roxanne Moore Saucier, BDN Columnist

When Bill and Jane Macomber gave a talk on cemetery preservation last fall for Penobscot County Genealogical Society in Bangor, they spoke about the good work of Hope Historical Society in putting Hope cemeteries on the Web.

I took the time to check out the society’s website at hopehist.com and was impressed with the variety of resources members have put online.

One topic is Families, which ranges in offerings from a bit of genealogy to family history to photos, depending on the family. These are the families you will find:

• Barrett

• Bartlett

• Bills

• Bowley

• Coose

• Crabtree

• Dennison

• Dunton

• Ettlinger

• Fish

• Gould

• Grassow

• Harris

• Hastings

• Hewitt

• Hobbs

• Jacobs

• Keene

• Layr

• Merrifield

• Norwood-Brodis

• Payson

• Pearse, John

• Pearse, William

• Philbrick

• Pushaw

• Quinn

• True

• Wentworth

Under Cemeteries, you will find photos for gravestones in:

• Hope Grove Cemetery

• Morey Hill Civil War Cemetery

In Hope Grove, I found pictured a stone for “Sarah Parkman, wife of Thomas Bartlett, died Sept. 2, 1888, AE 89 ys 11 ms.”

Other topics well worth a look include History and Homes. The site also has a copy of the column I wrote about Hope Historical Society in 2009.

If you know of Maine and New England cemetery listings online, let me know the Web address by sending it to me at familyti@bangordailynews.com. As space permits, we will share the Web addresses with readers.

My thanks to the Nebraska State Historical Society for bringing to my attention that the 1940 census will, indeed, be available on microfilm. Those purchasing it from the National Archives e-store may purchase it by state or for the whole country.

“You cannot purchase individual rolls, though,” wrote Cindy S. Drake, library curator for the Nebraska State Historical Society. “Purchases must be for the entire state or entire United States.”

For information on purchasing 1940 census microfilm by state, visit estore.archives.gov/Category/105_1/1940_Census.aspx.

Maine’s 29 rolls of microfilm covering 1940 will be available on April 2 for $3,925. A digitized version will cost $3,000.

Should you be interested in obtaining microfilm for the whole country in 1940, that will set you back more than $560,000, whereas the digitized version can be purchased for only $200,000.

The National Archives e-store has many items for sale, including resource books on the Union and the Confederacy in the Civil War. Catalogs for microfilm on various topics cost as little as $1 each.

For information on the Nebraska State Historical Society, visit nebraskahistory.org.

The Penobscot County Genealogical Society will present a program on Jewish heritage with Bill Miller at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the Lecture Hall at Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. This is sure to be a fascinating presentation, and all are welcome.

For information on researching family history in Maine, see Genealogy Resources under Family Ties at bangordailynews.com/browse/family-ties. Send genealogy queries to Family Ties, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor 04402, or email f amilyti@bangordailynews.com.

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