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New Genealogy Resources at the Maine State Library
Welcome to the latest edition of the Maine State Library New Genealogy Resources newsletter.  Titles included are items recently added to the Library's genealogy collection.
Sign up for Free Genealogy classes at the Maine State Library! 
August 12th:

In the Beginning, Part 1, Starting Genealogy, (1 ½ - 2 hours)
Explore the basics of genealogical research. Discover the resources that the Maine State Library has to offer, including free access to Ancestry and HeritageQuest, plus family histories, vital records, Maine Old Cemetery Association records and much, much more. Research using the computerized catalog will be included. Start your family research with confidence!
August 26th:
In the Beginning, Part 2, Finding Your Roots, (1 ½ - 2 hours)
In this class we’ll continue the basics we started with and spend more time using the card catalog, URSUS, through exercises and practice. Then we’ll have a tour of the main floor of the library, emphasizing the areas and sources that would be most useful to a genealogist. The last part will be a “scavenger hunt”, with participants drawing assignments from a hat; hopefully, all will return triumphantly with treasures!
Click here to register!

Instructor:  Emily Schroeder or 287-5600

Family Histories

Darraspe, Deraps Family History - DeRaps, Ernest Gregory
Publisher: self published
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2008
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Call Number: 929.2 D427d 2008
A history of the Darraspe, DeRaps family, from France to Quebec, Canada to Maine.

History of the Smith, Garnett, Cook and allied families of Washington County, Maine. - Fife, An Joy Estey.
Publisher: self-published
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 0000000000000
Call Number: 929.2 S64fi 2009
Genealogy of several pioneer families of Washington County, Maine who came from Massachusetts soon after the Revolutionary War.

Shaws of New Brunswick and Maine with roots in Massachusetts and England, 1518-2004 - Hayward, George H.
Publisher: self-published
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2004
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Call Number: 929.2 S534h 2004
Family history of the descendants of Christopher Shaw of Northowram, Yorkshire, England and his grandson Abraham Shaw who settled in Dedham, Massachusetts that migrated north into New Brunswick and Maine.  An update of Shaw by Dr. Daniel Turner (1973) and the Shaw descendants in his books entitled Orser (1975), Craig (1977) and Turner (1979).

The Lawlor/Lawler family roots. - Husson, Patsy (Lawler)
Publisher: self-published
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2008
ISBN-13: 0000000000000
Call Number: 929.2 L418h 2008
Genealogy of the Lawler/Lawlor family, five brothers who emigrated from Ireland to New Brunswick, Canada in 1827.

Descendants of Daniel Ray of Plymoth and Salem volume II: Generation Seven - Ray, Joseph W.
Publisher: Gateway Press, Inc.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9780976522416
ISBN-10: 0976522411
Call Number: 929.2 R263r v.2
The genealogy of Daniel Ray of the Plymouth Colony and Salem Massachusetts volume II, covering the seventh generation of his male-line descendants with birth dates ranging from 1761 to 1851.
Reference Books

County Courthouse Book (3rd ed.) - Bentley, Elizabeth Petty.
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9780806317977
ISBN-10: 0806317973
Call Number: 929.1 B477c 2009
Guide to American county courthouses, including addresses, telephone numbers, coverage and inclusion of records, and the whole range of services available.  New in this third edition is the inclusion of web and email addresses.

Oxford companion to family and local history - Hey, David
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/20/2008
ISBN-13: 9780199532988
ISBN-10: 0199532982
From the cover:  Over 2,000 A to Z entries cover all things associated with the family and local history of the British Isles, from adoption and divorce to World War records and the transportation of convicts.  Now with expansive coverage of online resources.
Town Histories

Brown's Corner: Before Rockland - East, Marjorie
Publisher: Rockland Historical Society
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2007
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Call Number: 974.1 tR68e 2007
From the cover:  The author takes you with her as she recreates the lives of some of the earliest settlers of the area which became Rockland.  She has peeked into houses, searched deeds and wills, found descendants, stumbled into new questions, followed old maps, [and] corrected her own mistakes.

Lost Atusville: a Black Settlement from the American Revolution - LiBrizzi, Marcus
Publisher: Maine Folklife Center
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 9780943197364
Call Number: 398 N874n
Stories from Atusville, an African-American community founded near Machias, ME by London Atus, a slave who fought in the American Revolution.

The Island Maneskootuk: a Family Saga on Maine's Rangeley Lake - Scofield, Carolyn G.
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2008
ISBN-13: 9781425174507
ISBN-10: 1425174507
Call Number: 974.1 tR196s 2008
From the cover:  Maneskootuk Island lies prominently in the eastern part of Maine's ten-square-mile Rangeley Lake, in one of the state's most beautiful vacation regions, the western mountains.  The pristine island has had a colorful and lively history, first described by Elizabeth Foster in The Islanders, and now lovingly -- and candidly -- recounted by the woman who holds the current deed, Carolyn Garrigues Scofield.
Vital Records

Vital Records of Rangeley, Maine - Chamberlain, Jacqueline F.
Publisher: Picton Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: January 2008
ISBN-13: 9780897258302
ISBN-10: 0897258304
Call Number: 974.1vR196c 2007
Birth, death and marriage records of Rangeley, Maine from approximately 1794 through the early 1900's.  Includes an every name index.

To Those Who Led the Way: Readfield, Kennebec County, Maine Vital Records, 1791-1890 - Clark, Dale Marie Potter.
Publisher: Dale Marie Potter Clark
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2009
ISBN-13: 0000000000000
Call Number: 974.1 vR28 2009
An alphabetical listing of the births, deaths, and marriages in Readfield from the original town records.

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