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Oh, the fun of US Census records

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Sept. 14, 2014, at 2:01 p.m.
I could spend all my genealogy time just looking at United States Census records, and really, that’s not a bad use of researching energy. Take one family and follow them up through the census records every 10 years, as far as you can, keeping in mind that 1940 was the …

Newspaper index at Bangor Public Library a treasure

By Roxanne Saucier on Sept. 08, 2014, at 7:58 a.m.
I was fascinated by Wayne Reilly’s Sept. 1 historical column in the BDN about newspaper coverage of World War I a century ago and its effects on local communities and people, including Bangor folk who were in Europe when war broke out. The name Carl Holden jumped out at me, …
Roxanne Moore Saucier has US Marine Muster Rolls for 1798-1958

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Aug. 31, 2014, at 10:18 a.m.
When my grandson Aidan Wilcox Saucier was born six years ago in the great state of Minnesota, it was all I could do to wait three weeks to meet him, to look into that cute little face in person. Here we are in late summer 2014, and I am nearly …

Winslow yard sale to benefit genealogical library

By barbara gunvaldsen on Aug. 25, 2014, at 11:02 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Location: Taconnett Falls Genealogical Library, 10 Lithgow Street, Winslow, Maine For more information: 207-453-9768 Taconnett Falls Genealogical Library 10 Lithgow Street Winslow, Maine Saturday, September 20 8:00 to 1:00 Books–Ephemera–Furniture–Treasures This post was contributed by a community member. Submit your news …

Genealogy Classes – free

By barbara gunvaldsen on Aug. 25, 2014, at 11 a.m.
WINSLOW, Maine — “Climbing Your Family Tree” free classes to help you understand the procedures, locate traditional and Internet sources of information and learn the basic skills to ensure that your quest is successful. Pre-registration is necessary because class size is limited. For further information or to enroll, please contact …
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World Acadian Congress features smaller reunions, too

By Roxanne Saucier on Aug. 17, 2014, at 1:55 p.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 …
Charles Loring and Effie Etta (Estes) and Charles Loring Dickey in 1931 at their 50th anniversary reunion.

Dickey centennial family tribute reunion

on Aug. 11, 2014, at 3:45 p.m.
CLINTON, Maine — The descendants of Charles Loring and Effie Etta (Estes) Dickey of Clinton and Canaan, who were the parents of 22 children, are planning a family gathering for Saturday, Aug. 23, in the Fellowship Hall of the Brown Memorial United Methodist Church in Clinton. Charles and Effie were married on Aug. 18, …

Gilchrest-Robinson family reunion at St. George

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 11, 2014, at 3:19 p.m.
ST. GEORGE, Maine — The Gilchrest-Robinson Reunion and Potluck Picnic will be held at noon on Sunday, Aug. 17, at St. George Grange No. 421, located on Wiley’s Corner Road in St. George. If you are a Merriam, Barter, Snow, Hocking, Morse, Wiley, Watts, Kinney, Lowell, Fuller, Tripp, Gilchrest, Polky, Stone, Thomas, Grace, …
Kalloch family reunion in 2013

147th Kalloch Family Reunion in St. George

Bangor Daily News on Aug. 11, 2014, at 3:07 p.m.
ST. GEORGE, Maine — The 147th Kalloch Family Reunion will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, at St. George Grange in St. George. Bring a sandwich and something to share; drinks provided.  Registration and genealogy at 9 a.m. ; business meeting, 11 a.m.; lunch, noon; afternoon program, 1:30 p.m. For information, call 596-5502. This post was contributed …
Roxanne Moore Saucier

Genealogy group publishes book on 1790 Upper Saint John Valley families

By Roxanne Saucier on Aug. 09, 2014, at 12:22 p.m.
Just in time for the 2014 World Acadian Congress comes “The Families of the Upper Saint John Valley in 1790,” a wonderful book that documents 68 families on both sides of the river. What a terrific project for the Aroostook County Genealogical Society, which published the fully indexed 240-page book. …
Roxanne Moore Saucier

What online research can do — and not do — for genealogical problems

By Roxanne Saucier on Aug. 03, 2014, at 5:57 a.m.
As certified genealogist Dr. Thomas Jones would put it, “Can a complex research problem be solved solely online?” I’m quite excited that Jones will give the keynote address on this topic during the Maine Genealogical Society Conference at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at Jeff’s Catering on Littlefield Way in …
Roxanne Moore Saucier

Franco-American fun to welcome all to World Acadian Congress

By Roxanne Saucier on July 27, 2014, at 10:55 a.m.
The World Acadian Congress is set to bloom with the theme “Acadia of the World. A New Acadia!” Aug. 8-24 all over northern Maine, Quebec and parts of New Brunswick. Acadians are the French immigrants who settled in the 1600s in what we know as Nova Scotia, then were deported …
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Cemetery listings for Skowhegan now available online

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on July 20, 2014, at 9:01 a.m.
Do you have ancestors who may be buried in the Skowhegan area? Then you may be pleased to learn that listings for Skowhegan’s cemeteries are now available online at Click on “Government,” then click on “Town Clerk-Treasurer” when the drop-down menu appears. When that drop-down menu appears, click on …
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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, …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …
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. …

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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