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New Genealogy/Maine History Titles at the Maine State Library
Events
MOCA Spring Program, May 16, 2009, Phippsburg Sportsmen's Club.  Agenda.

Sixth Annual Genealogy Fair, Saturday, 20 June 2009, Taconnett Genealogy Library, 10 Lithgow Street, Winslow, ME  Questions?  taconnettfalls@yahoo.com  207-873-5590.  Directions.

Passages of Time, Federation of Genealogical Societies, September 2-5, 2009 Little Rock, Arkansas.  Brochure.
Family Histories


Descendants of Joseph Killgore, 1690(1701) to 1764 of Scotland, 1718 Immigrant to York, Maine. - Killgore, Roy E.
Publisher: self-published
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2008
ISBN-13: 0000000000000
Call Number: 929.2 K48k-d 2008
Descendants of Joseph Killgore of York, Maine through eleven generations.  Includes an "all-name" index and sources of information.

Origin & History of the Ancient Name Kilgour. - Killgore, Roy E.
Publisher: self-published
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2008
ISBN-13: 0000000000000
Call Number: 929.4 K48o 2008
A narrative history of the name "Kilgour", in its many variations of spelling.  Not indexed, but sources listed.

Lessner Family of Maine. - Riopell, Ruth Elsie (Lessner)
Publisher: self-published
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2008
ISBN-13: 0000000000000
Call Number: 929.2 L639r 2008

Maine's Ethnic Heritage


Erin's Sons : Irish Arrivals in Atlantic Canada 1761-1853 - Punch, Terrence M.
Publisher: Genealogical Pub Co
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 01/07/2009
ISBN-13: 9780806317892
ISBN-10: 0806317892
Call Number: 929.3715 P984e 2009
From the cover:  Wolume II of Erin's Sons covers the same time period as its predecessor and the same geographic area -- the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia -- and it lists an additional 7,000 Irish arrivals in Atlantic Canada before 1853.

What is remarkable about this second volume is the rich variety of information derived from hard-to-find sources such as church records of marriages and burials, cemetery records, headstone inscriptions, military description books, newspapers, poor house records, and passenger lists.


Muskrat Stew and Other Tales of a Penobscot Life: the Life Story of Fred Ranco - Ranco, Fred as told to Tara Marvel
Publisher: University of Maine, Orono
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2007
ISBN-13: 9780943197357
ISBN-10: 094319735X
Call Number: B R185r 2007
From the cover:  Fred Ranco, a citizen of the united States and the Penobscot Indian Nation, tells the story of his life growing up during the Great Depression on a small Indian reservation in Maine.

Loyal but French : the negotiation of identity by French-Canadian descendants in the United States - Richard, Mark Paul
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/01/2008
ISBN-13: 9780870138379
ISBN-10: 0870138375
Call Number: 974.1 tL67ric 2008
Richard is a member of the last generation of Franco-Americans in Maine for whom French was their first language.  Here, he writes the story of the French-Canadian immigrants in Lewiston ME -- how they became acculturated, but never lost their identity or their language.
Maritime History


So Ends this Voyage: the Sailing Vessels of Trufant & Drummond - Hughes, Ann Drummond
Publisher: Gateway Press, Inc.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2008
ISBN-13: 0000000000000
Call Number: 338.76238 H893s 2008
From the cover:  Nearly as many books have been written on American maritime history as there were treenails in a brig.  In addition, there are excellent books about indificual ships.  So Ends this Voyage is unique -- the only book to trace the history of all the vessels launched by a single shipbuilding firm.  Included are lively and often startling quotations from a dozen logs and journals written aboard these whalers and merchant vessels, by seamen and passengers.
Town Histories


Bridgton, (ME) - Allen, Ned
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 11/19/2008
ISBN-13: 9780738563206
ISBN-10: 073856320X
Call Number: 974.1 tB85a 2008
From the cover:  In 1768 Jacob Kimball moved to the shores of Long Lake in North Bridgton, building a store and providing boat service from Standish, at the southern end of Sebago Lake.  Jacob Stevens soon followed, building a sawmill and gristmill on what became Stevens Brook in the center village.  Ten power sites on this short brook ran lumber, textile, and other mills, as well as a tannery.  Bridgton became the area's commercial center as retail stores and businesses sprang up to support the many mill workers and farm families.  The first train on the narrow-guage Bridgton and Saco River Railroad chugged into town in January 1883.  Tourists and artists soon discovered Bridgton, and today the town remains a diverse mix of creative, hardworking people.  (Part of the "Images of America" series).

On Pownal Time: One Hundred Years in a Rural Maine Town, 1908-2008 - Boyles, Donna Fulton, James G. Boyles, Craig Dietrich, Sherilyn R. Dietrich, Jennifer Blackstone Kaplan and Joseph A. Raymond
Publisher: The Pownal Scenic and Historical Society
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2008
ISBN-13: 9780615201443
ISBN-10: 061520144X
Call Number: 974.1 tP88b 2008
The history of Pownal, Maine's second century told in great detail, including over 600 photographs, maps and drawings.

Settlement & Abandonment of Tatnic Hill: an Eclectic History of Wells, Maine, 1600 - 1900. - Hardy, Joseph W.
Publisher: Back Channel Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2008
ISBN-13: 9781934582107
ISBN-10: 1934582107
Call Number: 974.1 tW453h 2008
The author, a native of the area, seeks to explain and understand why all that's left on Tatnic Hill are cellar holes -- what happened to the farms and the families who once lived there?

Gardiner - Smith, Danny D. and Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.
Publisher: Arcadia Pub.
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 12/03/2008
ISBN-13: 9780738563466
ISBN-10: 0738563463
Call Number: 974.1 tG22s-g 2008
Part of Arcadia Publishing's Postcard History Series, Smith and Shettleworth's book consists of black and white, annotated postcards of Gardiner, Maine -- it's history told through these images of its streets, churches, businesses and local events.
Vital Records


Richmond Cemeteries, Richmond, Maine - Cheetham, Mark
Publisher: self-published
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2008
ISBN-13: 0000000000000
Call Number: 974.1 vR53ch 2008
Cemetery records of Richmond, Maine cemeteries including:  Allard, Cotton, Curtis, Evergreen, Gaubert and Patriot cemeteries.


Vital Records of Dayton, Maine. - Geaumont, Janice E.
Publisher: Picton Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2008
ISBN-13: 9780897258487
ISBN-10: 0897258487
Call Number: 974.1 vD27g 2008
From the introduction:  This book is atranscription from copies of the hand-written volumes of vital records for the Town of Dayton, Maine.  These original volumes containing the births, marriage intentions, marriages and deaths of Dayton residents are in delicate condition and should be protected for posterity.  Some of the pages in the original volumes are not legible enough to make a readable copy.

Vital Records of Wayne Maine. - Groves, Marlene A.
Publisher: Picton Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2008
ISBN-13: 0000000000000
Call Number: 974.1 vW35g 2008


International Vital Records Handbook - Kemp, Thomas Jay
Publisher: Genealogical Pub Co
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 02/01/2009
ISBN-13: 9780806317939
ISBN-10: 0806317930
Call Number: REF929.1 K32i 2009
From the cover:  This new 5th edition of the International Vital Records Handbook contains the latest forms and information for each of the fifty states and also furnishes details about records that were created prior to statewide vital records registration.  In addition, it identifies vital records collections, online databases, and institutions of interest to genealogy researchers.  Then, in alphabetical sequence, it covers the other countries of the world, giving, where available, the current applications forms and instructions, as well as the key addresses of repositories of embassies that might help you obtain copies of vital records.

Vital Records of Canaan, Maine. - Nelson, Sally Furber
Publisher: Picton Press
Check Library Catalog Pub Date: 2008
ISBN-13: 0000000000000
Call Number: 974.1 vC21n 2008

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