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Pejepscot Genealogical Society Meeting Change

The December 14th meeting of the Pejepscot Genealogical Society will be held in Topsham at the Holden House on 24 Elm St. at 2 pm

Participants are asked to bring a Christmas tree ornament "with a story" if you have one as the group will discuss the stories of their ornaments after the business portion of the meeting.

Refreshments will be prepared by The  Highlands.

Last Updated (Friday, 05 December 2008 03:30)


New Recommended Reading Book

For the past few months, I've had the "Tragedy in Casco Bay" listed as a book worth reading.  I posted a quick review about it in October of last year here.

 This weekend I finished another interesting book worth sharing.  It's called The Story of Mount Desert Island and was originally published in 1960, written by Samuel Morison.  I wrote a quick review of the book on the Ellsworth American earlier today. In short, it's a quick read at 115 pages and does a good job at walking through a basic high level history of Mount Desert Island.  For anyone not familiar with this part of Maine, it's a good read and not nearly as dry as some history books I've read in the past.

I also learned a little bit more about my own family by reading it. (See the Ellsworth American for details on that...)

If you're interested in either book, you can purchase them through Amazon using the links below, or you can probably find them at a local Borders or other book store.



Last Updated (Wednesday, 03 December 2008 07:18)


3,000 Photos and 10,000 Seniors now online!!!

In less than two months volunteers have more than doubled the size of the Gravestone Photo Project at  We now have more than 3,000 records online, and still, more are being added weekly.  If you haven't stopped by the project in a while (or even a few days) you may want to stop by and do another search.


Another project, the UMaine Prism Senior Index Project also reached a milestone this past week when we surpassed the 10,000th name in our index.  University of Maine seniors from 1894-1916, 1919-1943, 1945, '46, '49 have all been indexed.  We're about halfway through the history of the Prism, folks, and the classes only get bigger from here on out.

The University yearbooks online give more information than the Index alone, so if you find someone you're looking for, we strongly encourage you to follow the link to the University of Maine pages that house the scanned yearbook images.  On those pages, you can learn nicknames,, societies and awards a person was part of, their major and their highschool or hometown.

If you want to search the index, go to Our Projects-> Umaine Prism Seniors Index in the menu across the top of this page.


For anyone interested in volunteering for either of these efforts, drop me a line ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and I'll be happy to help you get started.


Last Updated (Thursday, 20 November 2008 01:46)