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Cemetery group offers summer meetings, gravestone workshop

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on April 13, 2014, at 9:08 a.m.
It only takes a bit of sunshine and a warm breeze to lure us to head out to cemeteries, hoping to find an informative gravestone or grouping of markers that will allow us to make sense of the names and dates we’ve been busily compiling over the winter. Whenever you …
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Cemetery group offers summer meetings, gravestone workshop

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on April 11, 2014, at 12:30 p.m.
It only takes a bit of sunshine and a warm breeze to lure us to head out to cemeteries, hoping to find an informative gravestone or grouping of markers that will allow us to make sense of the names and dates we’ve been compiling busily over the winter. Whenever you …
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Car show at Cole Museum to benefit local VFWs

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on April 11, 2014, at 9:58 a.m.
No pedigree is required for those wishing to enter their classic car or one-of-a-kind motorcycle in the Hot Rods N Heroes Car Show on Saturday, May 3, at Cole Land Transportation Museum in Bangor. “If you have a car or motorcycle you’re proud of, we’ll welcome it,” said Terry Bean, …
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Marriage intentions for Gouldsboro woman misleading

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on April 03, 2014, at 3:05 p.m.
We know that marriage intentions of years gone by are not proof that a couple were married, and yet, too often we don’t follow through with plans to actually dig up that proof. Glenn D. Nasman, a mechanical engineer who has written several articles for The Maine Genealogist, the quarterly …
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Sauciers to hold reunion on Aug. 10 in Wallagrass

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on March 30, 2014, at 1:39 p.m.
The Saucier Family was not Acadian, in that immigrant ancestor Louis Saucier settled in Quebec about 1666 rather than taking up residence with the Acadians in what is now Nova Scotia. Louis was born in 1625 or so, it seems, in St. Eustache, Paris, France, to Charles Saucier and Charlotte …
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Sauciers to hold reunion on Aug. 10 in Wallagrass

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on March 27, 2014, at 10:37 a.m.
Family Ties March 31, 2014 The Saucier Family was not Acadian, in that immigrant ancestor Louis Saucier settled in Quebec about 1666, rather than take up residence with the Acadians in what is now Nova Scotia. Louis was born in 1625 or so, it seems, in St. Eustache, Paris, France, …
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Military history, past and present, shows it’s a small world

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on March 23, 2014, at 11:43 a.m.
Injured by rifle grenade in Belgium on Feb. 13, 1916, Maj. Warren Herbert Belyea, second in command of the 26th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, returned to battle on March 9, 1916. Eleven days later, he was “mortally wounded by a high-explosive shell at Watsonville” in the Battle of Kimmel Hill …
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Bud and Jean Lyford will celebrate their 70th anniversary on March 18, 2014.

Bud and Jean Lyford — A love that survived more than 70 years

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on March 16, 2014, at 9:10 a.m.
In high school, Bud Lyford was considered something of a catch, his wife, Jean Lyford, will have you know. “All the girls were after him,” she recalled recently at their Brewer home. The fullback was the first football player from Brewer High School to be chosen for the All-State team, …
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Bud and Jean Lyford — a love that survived

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on March 14, 2014, at 12:26 p.m.
cutline Bud and Jean Lyford will be married 70 years on Tuesday, March 18. In high school, Bud Lyford was considered something of a catch, wife Jean Lyford will have you know. “All the girls were after him,” she recalled recently at their Brewer home. The fullback was the first …
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Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip are 3rd cousins through Victoria

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on March 09, 2014, at 12:01 p.m.
Reading through the approved “souvenir programme” of The Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from June 2, 1953, with its “Genealogical Table Showing the Descent of the Crown,” reminded me that both the Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, are descended from Queen Victoria. In fact, the couple are …
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Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip are 3rd cousins through Victoria

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on March 07, 2014, at 11:31 a.m.
Reading through the approved “souvenir programme” of The Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II from June 2, 1953, with its “Genealogical Table Showing the Descent of the Crown,” reminded me that both the Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, are descended from Queen Victoria. In fact, the couple are …
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World Acadian Congress talk set for Bangor library

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on March 02, 2014, at 10:40 a.m.
Penobscot County Genealogical Society will host Dona Saucier presenting “Congres Mondial Acadien 2014 — World Acadian Congress 2014” at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in the Lecture Hall at Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. Seventeen days featuring more than 120 family reunions, 200 community events and numerous heritage projects …
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World Acadian Congress talk set for Bangor library

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Feb. 27, 2014, at 4:04 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Penobscot County Genealogical Society will host Dona Saucier presenting “Congres Mondial Acadien 2014 — World Acadian Congress 2014” at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in the Lecture Hall at Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St., Bangor. Seventeen days featuring more than 120 family reunions, 200 community events …
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Arrival of great-nephew prompts review of family documents

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Feb. 21, 2014, at 11:23 a.m.
Tall, medium build, blue eyes, dark brown hair, born May 9, 1878, in New Jersey. Worked as a “tile paster” for Old Bridge Enamel Brick & Tile Co. Submitted his World War I Draft Registration Card in Sayreville, N.J.. on Sept. 12, 1918, shortly before the Great War came to …
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 Erin Hamlin (USA) waves to the crowd after receiving her bronze medal during the medal ceremony for the women's singles luge during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at the Medals Plaza.

Luge medalist may have connection to Hannibal Hamlin from Maine

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Feb. 16, 2014, at 9:57 a.m.
Three cheers for Erin Hamlin, the first American woman to ever win an Olympic medal in the luge event. For sure, I will be sending her a message to ask what her dad knows about his Hamlin line. As in, does he need any help in figuring out his relationship …
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Luge medalist may have connection to Hannibal Hamlin

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Feb. 13, 2014, at 1:40 p.m.
Three cheers for Erin Hamlin, the first American woman to ever win an Olympic medal in the luge event. For sure, I will be sending her a message to ask what her dad knows about his Hamlin line. As in, does he need any help in figuring out his relationship …
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February offers a bounty of Maine genealogy programs, events

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Feb. 09, 2014, at 12:58 p.m.
February may be the shortest month, but it offers a variety of programs to aid your genealogical research. At the request of the Brewer Historical Society, I’ll be giving a brand-new talk this week on “Legends of Mount Hope Cemetery.” Join us at the Machias Savings Bank on Wilson Street …
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February offers a bounty of genealogy programs

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Feb. 07, 2014, at 10:18 a.m.
February may be the shortest month, but it offers a variety of programs to aid your genealogical research. At the request of the Brewer Historical Society, I’ll be giving a brand-new talk this week on “Legends of Mount Hope Cemetery.” Do join us at the Machias Savings Bank on Wilson …
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Orono Historical Society hopes to honor Civil War soldiers by restoring statue

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Feb. 02, 2014, at 12:43 p.m.
Of the 70,000 Mainers who served in Maine Units during the Civil War, some 250 were from Orono, according to the Orono Historical Society. These men fought in major battles including those at Antietam, at Bull Run, at Gettysburg, at Chancellorsville, at The Wilderness, at Manassas and at Vicksburg. Thirty-nine …
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Orono Historical Society hopes to honor Civil War soldiers by restoring statue

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Jan. 30, 2014, at 5:47 p.m.
Of the 70,000 Mainers who served in Maine Units during the Civil War, some 250 were from Orono, according to the Orono Historical Society. These men fought in major battles including those at Antietam, at Bull Run, at Gettysburg, at Chancellorsville, at The Wilderness, at Manassas and at Vicksburg. Thirty-nine …
 
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