Articles by Roxanne Moore Saucier

 

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 — …
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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Monuments honor sacrifice of Maine veterans

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on May 23, 2014, at 11:09 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 for his grave — mine are always red and blue to go with the flag that marks his and other graves of U.S. veterans. …

Bangor events to honor Civil War’s 1st Maine Heavy Artillery

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on May 18, 2014, at 9:26 a.m.
Saturday, May 24, will offer wonderful opportunities to learn more about, and honor the Mainers who served in, the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery in the Civil War. More than 600 soldiers of the 900-member regiment fell during the charge against part of a Confederate unit on June 18, 1864, at …
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May 24 events honor Civil War’s 1st Maine Heavy Artillery

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on May 16, 2014, at 1:45 p.m.
Saturday, May 24, will offer wonderful opportunities to learn more about, and honor the Mainers who served in, the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery in the Civil War. More than 600 soldiers of the 900-member regiment fell during the charge against part of a Confederate unit on June 18, 1864, at …

No lab test needed to tell columnist risk for heart disease

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on May 11, 2014, at 1:09 p.m.
Last week, I wrote about the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool that the National Cancer Institute has placed online at cancer.gov/bcrisktool. As it happens, I was able to give Dr. Kimberly Lieber a copy of that Family Ties column since we had a date for surgery that day. I was …
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No lab test needed to tell columnist risk for heart disease

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on May 09, 2014, at 9:04 a.m.
Last week, I wrote about the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool that the National Cancer Institute has placed online at www.cancer.gov/bcrisktool/. As it happens, I was able to give Dr. Kimberly Lieber a copy of that Family Ties since we had a date for surgery that day. I was glad …

Risk test for breast cancer asks about ‘first-degree relatives’

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on May 04, 2014, at 11:43 a.m.
What’s a first-degree relative, anyway? A woman doesn’t have to commit the answer to memory in order to use the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool that the National Cancer Institute has placed online at cancer.gov/bcrisktool. For purposes of the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool, first-degree relatives include your mother, your …
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Car and motorcycle show Saturday

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on May 02, 2014, at 11:59 a.m.
BANGOR — Fans of classic cars and all eras of motorcycles will swell the parking lot at Cole Land Transportation Museum on Saturday at 405 Perry Road on Saturday for the first Hot Rods and Heros show, with proceeds to benefit two local VFW posts. Admission will be just $5 …
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Grandma’s stories — turning gossip into genealogical fact

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on April 27, 2014, at 6:55 a.m.
Joe Anderson has chosen a wonderful topic for his keynote speech to the Southern Maine Genealogy Conference on Saturday, May 31, at Keeley’s Banquet Center, 178 Warren Ave. in Portland. The title is “Documenting Grandma’s Stories: Turning Gossip into Genealogical Fact.” Anderson, who is editor of the Maine Genealogist, the …
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Grandma’s stories – turning gossip into genealogical fact

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on April 25, 2014, at 3:47 a.m.
Joe Anderson has chosen a wonderful topic for his keynote speech to the Southern Maine Genealogy Conference on Saturday, May 31, at Keeley’s Banquet Center, 178 Warren Ave., Portland. The title is “Documenting Grandma’s Stories: Turning Gossip into Genealogical Fact.” Anderson, who is editor of the Maine Genealogist, the journal …
 
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