A pageant marking the 150th anniversary
of incorporation of this town (1944). Please see
our page about Hampden for more
Semi-Annual Register of Magistrates of the State of
Maine 1890 - 1899
Those researching families who
have members listed, whether as a trial justice, or a justice of the
peace, or a notary, will find this document useful in proving the
ancestorís years of service. It may also be useful to those trying to
date or to determine authenticity of court documents from Maine courts
during this period. It is certainly a useful background document for
any with an interest in administration of justice in Maine during that
period. In the interest of completeness, we have scanned and included
all pages in all the individual booklets for this period, including
blank pages. 250+ pages (including blanks), in PDF format,
download now for $4.50.
This directory, by Emmons and Bonser, is a fine directory of a Cumberland
County community that has changed much between the date of publication and the
for more information!
Sesquicentennial Souvenir Program (1936)
This item also includes s
brief town history and survey of the town's institutions, as well
as a complete list of the committee members for the celebration.
Several pages of advertisements of local businesses as well, and some
photographs. 32+ pages, PDF format, $3.00
Kennebunk, Maine, Annual Report for 1921-22
reports are useful sources of information of use to the genealogist and
the historian. This example provides the tax rolls, both resident and
non-resident, the births, marriages and deaths (both local and
non-local), the town budget, the expenditures (down to the person paid
expenses for caring for indigent elders), the hints at ongoing town
controversies or issues, and particularly material on the schools. 110+ pages,
PDF format, download for $3.50
61+ pages, PDF format
for more information
Around 50 pages each, download in PDF format.
Please visit our
Raymond, Maine page for
Royal Arch Masons #30, Bridgton, Maine
History of Oriental Chapter No. 30, Royal Arch Masons, Bridgton, Maine, by
Norman H. Libby. Covering the years between it creation in 1868 and 1909,
this item will be of
interest both to those with an interest in the geographic area around Long Lake,
Maine, as well as those with an interest in the functioning of a Masonic lodge
during what were the banner years of secret fraternal organizations in the
United States. It's useful from a genealogical viewpoint in that it
provides death dates for all members who had died by the time the book was
written. 110+ pages, PDF format. Download now for $4.00.
60 pages + our new index. Our new index
is available for your online use.
for more information and to see
the new index.
by Lyndon Oak. 401+ pages, including an
index; published in 1912. This is a very complete history of this
Penobscot County town, written by a resident who was also a State legislator.
It's very readable, yet filled with details and names. We will prioritize
its publication based on what we hear from YOU!
for more information!
TITLES WE OWN, AWAITING
Directory of Bangor and Brewer, Maine for 1923-1924.
We think this will be a useful addition to our Maine list, but we're interested
in hearing what YOU think. Does this sound like something you could use in
your research? Let us know and we'll give it some extra attention!
Life and Work of James G. Blaine
by John Clark Ridpath, Gen. Selden Connor, and others. (1893). 505 pages.
The election campaign doggerel said of him "Blaine, Blaine, James G.
Blaine/the continental liar from the State of Maine/Burn this letter!"
However, you won't find that rhyme in this book, prepared by his supporters.
We're thinking that we need to bring this out before the next Presidential
election. Tell us what you think!
Memorials of Maine: a Life Record of
Men and Women of the Past
Compiled by Augustus Freedom Moulton, 1916.
415 pages, including index. Biographies, including portraits of some, and
limited family histories of a number of Maine notables. We'll post a list
of the individuals included eventually. If you have a particular name
you're interested in please let us know. We're glad to let you know if
your person is included.
The Maine Book
By Henry E. Dunnack, Librarian of the Maine
State Library, 1920. 338+ pages, including index. This is a wonderful
survey of Maine's history and Maine and its institutions were early in the 20th
century. Particularly helpful for genealogists and family historians will
be the sections on such institutions as the Maine School for Girls and the
various Maine State Hospitals as these "institutional biographies" provide
important information about the way the institutions were viewed "back then" --
without the politically correct gloss of today. Likewise important will be
the sections on Maine newspapers, religious societies, and industries. All
in all, a very useful background book for anyone researching in Maine.