Articles by Roxanne Moore Saucier

 
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Book of Fort Kent area memories to benefit historical society

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Nov. 12, 2014, at 7:31 p.m.
It’s amazing how fascinated we can be by stories about those who came before us. Because I remember seeing my great-great-grandmother, Mary (Cummings) Bennett Lord, the Greenville-born artist who lived to be 95, any little bit of information about her is enthralling to me. And you can guess how excited …
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Veterans Day Program set at Cole Museum

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Nov. 10, 2014, at 4:49 p.m.
BANGOR — Cole Land Transportation will hold its usual Veterans Day program at 1 p.m. Tuesday at 405 Perry Road. Activities will include area students reading their winning essays on “What I Learned About Freedom After Interviewing a Veteran.” After the program, the Bangor Band will present a patriotic concert. …
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Death certificates worth adding to family history

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Oct. 31, 2014, at 10:11 a.m.
If death certificates state that my great-great-grandmother died of liver cancer in 1929, and my great-grandmother of stomach cancer in 1933, how accurate are those diagnoses? I’m guessing that Agnes Bray Eldridge didn’t have any exploratory surgery at 78, nor do I know what might have been available to Etta …
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Which ancestor would you cook for?

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Oct. 23, 2014, at 6:31 p.m.
What a great pair of questions Skip Gates posed to Tom Coliccho, one of three chefs profiled in the Oct. 21 episode of “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” on MPBN. Which ancestor would you choose to cook for? What would you cook? Colicchio chose his grandfather, Francescantonio …
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Sangerville Bicentennial book a keeper

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Oct. 17, 2014, at 11:14 a.m.
Congratulations to the Maine communities which celebrated anniversaries this year, especially to my first hometown, Sangerville, which marked its bicentennial on June 14. I remember well the 150th anniversary of Sangerville, when I marched with the Junior Band during the Sesquicentennial Parade. Miss Sangerville was Ann Melvin, who lived on …
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Tennis star Billie Jean King had Scots ancestors in Lewiston

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Oct. 03, 2014, at 10:53 a.m.
If one of the athletes profiled on the Sept. 30 episode of “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.” had ancestors who were immigrants listed in the 1860 Census of Lewiston, the assumption might be that they were Franco-Americans, possibly from Quebec. Of course not. Tennis star Billie Jean …
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‘Finding Your Roots’ unveils Stephen King’s Civil War ancestor

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Sept. 26, 2014, at 1:49 a.m.
The large family of Enoch and Delilah Bowden included six sons who fought in the Civil War. The 1850 Census indicates that Enoch was born in North Carolina, and Delilah in Tennessee, so one might assume that the Bowden brothers were Confederates. Not so. All six fought for the Union, …
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Oh, the fun of U.S. Census records

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Sept. 12, 2014, at 1:43 a.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 …
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Ancestry.com 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 …
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Ancestry.com has U.S. Marine Muster Rolls for 1798-1958

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Aug. 29, 2014, at 1:40 p.m.
When 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 the …
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Camden cemetery book offers stories, photos, ancestry

By Roxanne Moore Saucier on Aug. 22, 2014, at 11:30 a.m.
Barbara F. Dyer does not take lightly the title of Camden town historian. She has been hard at work on “Who’s Who at Mountain View II,” another fine collection of stories and photos bringing to life those interred in the Camden cemetery. You say you don’t have any people buried …
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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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