earlyMaine.org Launches Land Records Project
Today we launched a new project at earlyMaine.org called the Land Record Project. This effort is designed to put digitized images of land deeds, mortgage discharges and other related materials online for genealogists to make use of when conducting their research.
Land deeds offer a wealth of information and often "fill in the gaps" between other more widely used records, such as Federal Census. Land deeds give us a glimps of when our ancestors moved to a new location, how long they stayed, where they were physically, and logically amongst neighbors. In some cases we can learn about potential relationships between grantors and grantees. While not considered the most "fun" type of research, because it can often be tedious and time consuming to find the right documents, for the most genealogists, the value of deeds is undeniable.
To see what we have started putting online, select Land Records from the Our Projects menu at the top of this page, or click on the following link:
Last Updated (Monday, 22 December 2008 12:29)
Welcome Class of 1951
Welcome to the latest addition to our UMaine Prism Seniors Index, The Class of 1951. With the completion of this class, our index of the University of Maine Fogler Library's Yearbook Online Project, includes more than 12,000 names and with more than 40 years left to index, we expect to have well more than double that number by the time we are through.
If you're looking for a fun project that will keep you busy inside this winter, why not consider joining our group of volunteers to complete this indexing project? All of the work can be done online, and with easy entry of the data, you will immediately see your work on the web (No waiting for us to upload excel spreadsheets or the like.)
For anyone interested, there is a brief tutorial available on how the project works at:
Anyone interested in checking out the Senior Index online can visit the Index Homepage:
Thanks for stopping by, and stay warm ;)
Last Updated (Saturday, 20 December 2008 04:05)
New Letter added to Letter Collection
Our newest (and oldest) letter was recently added to www.earlyMaine.org. The letter is to an Edward MITCHELL of Waterville, Maine from his father. A transcription is included below. PLease not the use of [??] to indicate words I could not make out while reading the original. If you want to view the original, go to the Our Projects and Letters Collection link at the top of the page, or click here:
We wrote you nearly a month [??] informing you that we have engaged a school for
Last Updated (Monday, 08 December 2008 04:50)