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Kneeland Family of New Sweden: Any info?

Added by Judith A. Harris on October 30, 2018 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Archibald Rogers (ca 1845-1887): His Life and Death in the St. Croix Valley

NOTE:  This article previously appeared in the newsletter of the St. Croix Historical Society: Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.  I am posting it here with a few minor editorial changes.

When you have a common last name like Rogers, it’s not unusual to find yourself going on a genealogical wild goose chase now and then.  Still, some wild goose chases are pretty darned interesting, as is the case with Archibald Rogers.  His life story is so compelling, I couldn’t help but investigate…


Added by Dorothy Rogers on July 11, 2018 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Looking for 4th GGrandfather Henry Fritz

Born Germany 1793, parents unknown, siblings unknown. married Mary Polly Clark (Gordon).  Lived Steuben, Maine.  Died around 1850 unable to find grave.

Found his children.

Please help me.  Taylor Fritz Worthington

Added by Taylor Worthington Gilchrist on February 22, 2018 at 12:59am — No Comments

In way of introduction... my bio...

Jeff lived in Melrose, MA until 1961 when the family moved to Topsfield, MA. He graduated from Masconomet Regional High School with honors and was a member of the National Honor Society. After graduation he attended Wake Forest Univ. in Winston-Salem, NC and graduated cum laude with BA degrees in biology and chemistry. While in college he was a member and officer of Alpha Epsilon Delta, the pre-medical honor society as well as a member of Circle K. After finishing at Wake Forest Univ. he…


Added by Jeff Martin on February 14, 2018 at 5:34pm — No Comments


I am looking for info about my great great grandparents, Thomas and Elizabeth (Reid) Kennedy. They emigrated from Ireland in 1853 to New Brunswick with 7 children on the ship Maryann. They eventually lived in Carleton I think. There were Reid families there , a George and Elizabeth Reid, Elizabeth Kennedys parents.

I would appreciate any information anyone might have.

Thank you.

Sandy Laferriere☘️

Added by Sandra laferriere on October 22, 2016 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Wayman YOUNG b.1862

Where is Wayman YOUNG in 1880, 1890 and 1910 census? Wayman YOUNG, born 26 Nov 1862 in Campobello, New Brunswick. Found in 1900 census Eastport, Maine, aged 37, living with wife Olintha and four children. He died in Houlton, Maine in November 1932, burial recorded as George Wayman YOUNG. Weyman YOUNG has been found in 1920 Houlton census, as lodger, with age stated as 36, whereas Wayman would have been 56 at this time. Is it possible the head of house had no idea of his correct age and made a… Continue

Added by Carole Newbigging on August 25, 2016 at 9:26am — No Comments

Olinthia Young nee Searles

Trying to find death record for Olinthia YOUNG, my great-grandmother.  Variously known as Olympia, Lindy, Linda.  Born Olinthia SEARLES, August 1868 in Campobello, New Brunswick, daughter of Charles SEARLES and Susan DEAN. Married Wayman YOUNG 1887. Wayman (George Wayman) YOUNG died November 1932 at Houlton, ME. Children included John Robinson YOUNG, my grandfather, born 1896 Eastport, Washington, ME.  1910 Eastport census states Olintha aged 38 divorced.  1920 Eastport census Olintha aged…


Added by Carole Newbigging on August 22, 2016 at 3:41am — No Comments

William Wright Patten of Bucksport

Have school notes and University of Maryland Dental School graduation announcements for him, and school notes for what I believe is his brother Roscoe Patten. Found years ago in family's attic in Orland. Would like family to have them if they are interested.

Added by joy a page on June 29, 2016 at 10:55am — 1 Comment


i have just recently published a compiled genealogy on the Nova Scotia Winchesters. this might be of interest to anyone with planter and loyalist roots in NS, NB and Massachusetts



"THE NOVA SCOTIA WINCHESTERS: Tracing the Descendants of Josiah Hill Winchester, third son of the "planter" Nathan Winchester".


This compiled genealogy presents a genealogical…


Added by Schani Biermann on January 5, 2016 at 12:43pm — No Comments

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Added by Mark Nitro on November 11, 2015 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Ethel Mae (Craig) Rigby (1893-1962)

Trying to locate the whereabouts of Ethel's writings on the Craig family.  Ethel spent the last 20 years of her life working on her family genealogy, some of which was published in newspaper articles.  Her daughter-in-law, Ann Rigby, continued her work but has since passed.  I am hoping that the family donated Ethel's writings to a library or archive.

Added by Gail E. Gordon on July 9, 2015 at 9:21am — No Comments

Robert Alexander, carriage maker/wheelwright, of St. Andrews, NB 1800s

Looking for descendants of Robert Alexander, born circa 1822, died 1895 in St. Andrews, NB. I have his signed photograph in my family album.  I believe that he is related to my 2nd g.grandmother, Margaret Alexander, as he is listed as one of the two witnesses to her marriage to Moses Craig in 1859 at the Greenock Presbyterian Church.  I am trying to determine the relationship between Robert and Margaret. 

Added by Gail E. Gordon on January 24, 2015 at 10:21am — No Comments

Looking for information on Thomas Adams born  about 1799 in Maine Married a Sarah (sally) Hill

Looking for information on Thomas Adams born  about 1799 in Maine Married a Sarah (sally) Hill


Added by Sharon A. Hale on November 28, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Duncan McColl: He Evangelized the Border

One of the towering figures of Charlotte County, N. B., history was the Reverend Duncan McColl, who settled there with the U. E. Loyalists and brought the Gospel to the other settlers. As a young man he served with the Argyll Highlanders and fought in the siege of what is now Castine, Maine. Kirk McColl in Saint Stephen was named after him. His life is fascinating, to me, at least, given that he kept the border folk from fighting each other in the War of 1812. I pulled together his…


Added by Kathleen Gallison Dunn on September 29, 2014 at 7:28pm — 2 Comments

Moses Craig Family of Maine and New Brunswick

My g. grandfather, Joseph Craig, was born in Calais, ME in 1860.  His parents were Moses A. Craig and Margaret Alexander, married in 1859 at the Greenock Presbyterian Church, St. Andrews, NB.  Moses is a descendant of Loyalists David Craig and Mary Steele.  Margaret is a mystery.  She may be the daughter of Thomas and Jane Alexander who emigrated from County Down in 1822, but no birth record or death record for her have been found.  My g. grandfather moved to Lowell MA in 1879 and that is…


Added by Gail E. Gordon on February 22, 2014 at 2:57pm — 2 Comments

Searching for James & Agnes (Brydon) Murphy.

Hi All,

I'm looking for the ancestors of James Murphy & Agnes (Nancy) Brydon, married September 1, 1836 in Woodstock Parrish. (I have a copy of the original parrish ledger; Agnes' maiden name was also sometimes spelled Bridon). James & Agnes had at least two children: John (b. 1838) and Jeremiah (b. 1840). Jeremiah emigrated to California and is my G G Grandfather.

There seems to be a lot of Murphy and Brydon family members in New Brunswick along the St John river.… Continue

Added by Lyle Swart on October 18, 2013 at 10:41pm — 3 Comments

William Johnson, father of Oscar Johnson

I would like ANY information that can be found surrounding the birth of Oscar Hugh Johnson, son of William Johnson and Catherine McCready. He was supposedly born in Calais on March 16, 1892. He and William then disappear until Oscar shows up again in a WWI draft registration in 1917. Not sure if Catherine and William were even married. We can find no records pertaining to this threesome.

Added by Lisa Alberts on October 7, 2013 at 4:27pm — 5 Comments


I am in search for relatives of George Henry Atcherson. dob: 6-02-1925 dod:6-30-1998. Any or all information would be greatly appreciated.

Added by Crystal Lindsey on July 1, 2013 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Elsa (wife of James Murphy of New Brunswick) and her sons, James D and Robert Murphy

The following is part of an email sent by Carol Sisson McLeod to a Murphy cousin. It examines the theory that the maiden name of Elsa (wife of James Murphy of New Brunswick) was Davis. It also examines the likely birthplace of her first two sons, James D Murphy (1785-1856) and Robert Murphy (c.1786-1829).



From: Sent: April-26-13 10:19 AM To: Subject: Elsa






Added by Carol Sisson McLeod on April 26, 2013 at 10:37am — No Comments

Ebenezer Rider Bible

Who holds this Bible?

It was apparently listed on Ebay April 2012.....

Share 'Family Bible of Ebenezer Rider of Chatham, Massachusetts'


Added by Eric W. Diddell on March 17, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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Use the keywords option in Advanced Search to search for surnames/locales listed by private sellers on these online sites. 

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