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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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Recent probate records in Maine counties now online

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Jan. 26, 2014, at 10:20 a.m.
After going online to check out digitized probate records of Maine counties, you may observe that the listings are fairly recent. And they are. But be hopeful that information available may expand with older records over time. Volunteers are working to help with earlier records in some counties. The website …
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Recent probate records in Maine counties now online

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Jan. 22, 2014, at 2:11 p.m.
After going online to check out digitized probate records of Maine counties, you may observe, “But these are fairly recent.” And they are. But be hopeful that information available may expand with older records over time. Volunteers are working to help with earlier records in some counties. The website you …
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Mount Hope Cemetery website boasts new map of Bangor burials

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Jan. 19, 2014, at 3:20 p.m.
A recent email alerted me to the fact that Mount Hope Cemetery, off State Street and off Mount Hope Avenue in Bangor, has a website at mthopebgr.com with a wonderful map to help us locate the burial places there. I checked out my second cousin, four times removed — Vice …
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Mount Hope Cemetery website boasts new map of Bangor burials

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Jan. 16, 2014, at 5:12 p.m.
A recent email alerted me to the fact that the Mount Hope Cemetery website at www.mthopebgr.com now has a wonderful map to help us locate the burial places of those we might want to find in this garden cemetery off State Street and off Mount Hope Avenue in Bangor. I …
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Ted Williams’ hispanic heritage still a surprise to many

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Jan. 09, 2014, at 11:45 a.m.
Journalist Ben Bradlee Jr. is doing a lot of interviews these days to promote “The Kid,” his new biography of baseball legend Ted Williams. One aspect of Williams’ family history that intrigued me is that his heritage is half-Mexican. Teddy Samuel Williams — he changed it legally to Theodore years …
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World War II veteran Bill Knight and Korean War veteran Harold Hansen participate in a ceremony with 140 veterans, Maine Troop Greeters and community members on Sept. 23, 2005, at the World War II Memorial in Washington.

A tribute to a Knight we’ll all remember

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Jan. 05, 2014, at 1:52 p.m.
In joining the Maine Troop Greeters night and day to welcome hundreds of thousands of troops stopping at Bangor International Airport as they left for war, or came home again, Bill Knight did a very good thing. In sharing his life as one of three Troop Greeters profiled in the …
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A tribute to a Knight we’ll all remember

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Jan. 02, 2014, at 1:14 p.m.
In joining the Maine Troop Greeters night and day to welcome hundreds of thousands of troops stopping at Bangor International Airport as they left for war, or came home again, Bill Knight did a very good thing. In sharing his life as one of three Troop Greeters profiled in the …
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Survey cites importance of personal keepsakes, family stories

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Dec. 29, 2013, at 9:50 a.m.
What do baby boomers and elder Americans consider to be the most important piece of their legacy? The answer is family stories and keeping their family history alive, according to a 2012 survey by Allianz Life Insurance. I read about this in a Wall Street Journal article by Andrea Coombes …
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Survey cites importance of personal keepsakes, family stories

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Dec. 26, 2013, at 11:11 a.m.
What do baby boomers and elder Americans consider to be the most important piece of their legacy? The answer is family stories and keeping their family history alive, according to a survey Allianz Life Insurance did in 2012. I read about this in a Wall Street Journal article by Andrea …
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Editor of Maine genealogical quarterly marks 20 years with look at founding families of Greene

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Dec. 22, 2013, at 1:16 p.m.
In the editor’s note beginning the November issue of The Maine Genealogist, the quarterly journal of the Maine Genealogical Society, Joseph C. Anderson II wrote that he considered it a personal milestone to have been co-editor and sole editor of the journal for a total of 20 years. Let me …
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Editor of Maine genealogical quarterly marks 20 years

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Dec. 19, 2013, at 12:12 a.m.
In the editor’s note beginning the November issue of The Maine Genealogist, the quarterly journal of the Maine Genealogical Society, Joseph C. Anderson II wrote that he considered it a personal milestone to have been co-editor and sole editor of the journal for a total of 20 years. Let me …
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Solve holiday gift giving troubles with a historical society membership

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Dec. 15, 2013, at 12:09 p.m.
Do you have relatives or friends who don’t really “need” anything as a gift for Christmas or some other holiday, but you’d like to give them a little something that won’t break the bank? Membership in a historical society or genealogical group may be just the thing. How about giving …
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Historical society membership a thoughtful holiday gift

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Dec. 10, 2013, at 12:56 p.m.
Do you have relatives or friends who don’t really “need” anything as a gift for Christmas or some other holiday, but you’d like to give them a little something that won’t break the bank? Membership in a historical society or genealogical group may be just the thing. How about giving …
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Bangor-Brewer directory listed who died, who moved

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Dec. 08, 2013, at 2:52 p.m.
So if we know the town or city of residence, the street address and the year the family lived there, why do we need to bother with looking at the city or town directory for that year? Let’s think about death records for a minute. Picton Press in 2003 published …
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1901 Bangor-Brewer directory listed who died, who moved

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Dec. 04, 2013, at 5:24 p.m.
So if we know the town or city of residence, the street address and the year the family lived there, why do we need to bother with looking at the city or town directory for that year? Let’s think about death records for a minute. Picton Press in 2003 published …
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County histories often a helpful resource on Maine towns, families

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Nov. 26, 2013, at 1:02 p.m.
Born in Dover-Foxcroft, raised in Sangerville and Abbot, I certainly identify with Piscataquis County even though I’ve lived two-thirds of my life in the Bangor area. Of course I have a strong connection to Penobscot County, too, and not just by residence. Great-great-great-grandparents Alfred Hart and Olive Nason married in …
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Living history from Enfield to Plimoth Plantation

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Nov. 24, 2013, at 9:11 a.m.
A recent visit to Enfield Station School brought the opportunity to peek into some of the classrooms where youngsters in pre-kindergarten through grade five were learning about the 1620 arrival of the Mayflower and the Thanksgiving that was celebrated the next year. Several first-graders gathered around their teacher to watch …
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Living history — from Enfield to Plimoth Plantation

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Nov. 21, 2013, at 2:17 p.m.
A recent visit to Enfield Station School brought the opportunity to peek into some of the classrooms where youngsters in pre-kindergarten through grade five were learning about the 1620 arrival of the Mayflower and the Thanksgiving that was celebrated the next year. Several first-graders gathered around their teacher to watch …
 
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