Articles by Roxanne Moore Saucier

 
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Acadian Congress includes smaller reunions, too

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Aug. 15, 2014, at 10:56 a.m.
Do you wish you had gone to the World Acadian Congress in northern Maine and parts of Quebec and New Brunswick? The event is still going strong with dozens of activities scheduled from now through Sunday, Aug. 24, and everyone is welcome. You can check out the activities online at …
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Researching Franco-American families

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Aug. 07, 2014, at 10:29 a.m.
WALLAGRASS — The Saucier Family Reunion will offer a program on Sunday, Aug. 10, that is open to everyone interested in French-Canadian and Acadian genealogy. Roxanne Moore Saucier will speak on “Researching Sauciers and Other Franco-American Families” at 10:30 a.m. at Wallagrass Elementary School on Route 11. Those attending the …
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Genealogy group publishes book on 1790 Upper Saint John Valley families

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Aug. 07, 2014, at 10:23 a.m.
Just in time for the World Acadian Congress 2014 is the publication of “The Families of the Upper Saint John Valley in 1790,” a wonderful effort that documents 68 families on both sides of the river. What a terrific project for the Aroostook County Genealogical Society, which published the fully …
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Franco-American fun to welcome all to World Acadian Congress

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on July 24, 2014, at 4:33 p.m.
With the theme “Acadia of the World. A New Acadia!,” the World Acadian Congress is all set to bloom Aug. 8-24 all over northern Maine and parts of New Brunswick, Quebec and New Brunswick. Acadians are the French immigrants who settled in the 1600s in what we know as Nova …
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Cemetery listings for Skowhegan now available online

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on July 11, 2014, at 9:50 a.m.
Do you have ancestors who may be buried in the Skowhegan area? Then you’ll be pleased to learn that listings for Skowhegan’s cemeteries are now online at www.skowhegan.org. Click on Government, and when the drop-down appears, click on Town Clerk-Treasurer. When that drop-down appears, click on On-line Cemetery Information, and …
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2014 stickers for walking sticks

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on July 02, 2014, at 5:43 p.m.
Veterans with Maine walking sticks who did not get a 2014 sticker for their walking stick on Memorial Day may receive one from volunteers who will apply them to walking sticks 9:30-11 a.m. Fourth of July on the lawn next to where the veterans will form up for the parade …
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Browse and share at free genealogy fair

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on July 02, 2014, at 5:31 p.m.
A day for browsing and asking and sharing. That is the essence of a genealogy fair, and I’m pleased to say that the Washington County Historical & Genealogical Society has a dandy planned for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at Elm Street School, Route 191, East Machias. Lifelong genealogist …
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New granddaughter continues impressive lineage

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on June 29, 2014, at 6:58 a.m.
The week before Arabelle Georgette Saucier was born in Minnesota, the thought popped into my head that she would start out holding her head up so she could see what was going on. And so she did, studying her daddy for all she was worth. As for big brother Aidan, …
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New granddaughter continues impressive lineage

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on June 27, 2014, at 11:49 a.m.
The week before Arabelle Georgette Saucier was born in Minnesota, the thought popped into my head that she would start out holding her head up so she could see what was going on. And so she did, studying her daddy, Tony, for all she was worth. As for big brother …
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BDN follows sailor throughout World War II

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on June 22, 2014, at 10:43 a.m.
My dad, Gayland Moore Jr., would have turned 90 this month. Suffice it to say, I wasn’t around to know him on his 20th birthday, but I know what he was doing — serving as a motor machinist’s mate on a 157-foot Landing Craft Infantry somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. …
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BDN follows sailor throughout World War II

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on June 20, 2014, at 10:39 a.m.
My dad, Gayland Moore Jr., would have turned 90 this month. Suffice it to say, I wasn’t around to know him on his 20th birthday, but I know what he was doing — serving as a motor machinist’s mate on a 157-foot Landing Craft Infantry somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. …
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DNA links Hubbard families of Maine, Wisconsin, North Carolina

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on June 15, 2014, at 1:03 p.m.
Understanding the use of DNA research in genealogy and explaining it are two very different things. Fortunate we are, then, to have Edward G. Hubbard’s fine nine-page article in the May 2014 issue of The Maine Genealogist using a Maine family to illustrate how DNA can be used to “support …
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DNA links Hubbard families of Maine, Wisconsin, NC

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on June 13, 2014, at 10:20 a.m.
Understanding the use of DNA research in genealogy and explaining it are two very different things. Fortunate we are, then, to have Edward G. Hubbard’s fine 9-page article in the May 2014 issue of The Maine Genealogist using a Maine family to illustrate how DNA can be used to “support …
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Margaretta Days one of many Down East history treats

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on June 08, 2014, at 12:13 p.m.
Lucky indeed is the person who has ancestry tracing back to the Machias area. Resources Down East and those who know about them are plentiful. And what better introduction to the area than the opportunity to attend the 10th annual Margaretta Days Festival, “Celebrating the American Revolution Down East,” 10 …
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Margaretta Days one of many Downeast history treats

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on June 06, 2014, at 9:07 a.m.
Family Ties June 9 Lucky indeed is the person who has ancestry tracing back to the Machias area. Resources Downeast and those who know about them are plentiful. And what better introduction to the area than the opportunity to attend the 10th annual Margaretta Days Festival, “Celebrating the American Revolution …
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Seven libraries have Maine vital records 1892-1955

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on June 03, 2014, at 12:45 p.m.
Genealogists of long standing remember well when obtaining birth, marriage and death records was a one-at-a-time thing. Accumulating the records needed to join a lineage society, for example, could get quite expensive as well as time-consuming. But 10 years ago, the Maine State Archives decided to make a whole group …
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Veterans Appreciation Day set for June 1

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on May 30, 2014, at 10 a.m.
BANGOR — Veterans Appreciation Day with a special Walking Stick Ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, June 1, at Cole Land Transportation Museum. The event will honor some of the youngest to receive the walking sticks — some 100 men and women serving in the 101st Refueling Wing of …
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Veterans Appreciation Day on June 1 to honor Galen Cole, Air Guard personnel in Walking Stick Ceremony

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on May 28, 2014, at 10:29 a.m.
BANGOR — Veterans Appreciation Day with a special Walking Stick Ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sunday, June 1, at Cole Land Transportation Museum. The event will honor not only the World War II veteran who started the program, but some of the youngest to receive the walking sticks — …
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During a special ceremony at the Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor, museum founder and World War II veteran Galen Cole (right) thanks the approximately 50 combat veterans who traveled to the museum to receive maple walking sticks with markings to indicate their service in 2010.

Honoring the sacrifice of Maine veterans

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on May 24, 2014, at 6:19 a.m.
I consider myself lucky to live within visiting distance of my dad’s grave for Memorial Day. A few days beforehand, my mother and I take flowers to his grave — mine are always red and blue to go with the flags that marks his and other graves of U.S. veterans. …
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Ceremony to honor Galen Cole, Air Guard personnel in Walking Stick Ceremony

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on May 23, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
BANGOR — A special Walking Stick Ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 10, at Cole Land Transportation Museum will honor not only the World War II veteran who started the program, but some of the youngest to receive the walking sticks — some 100 men and women serving in the …
 
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