David Colby Young & Elizabeth Jane Keene originated this project in 1975, while attending University of Maine at Farmington. The purpose of the project was to index vital records from Maine newspapers to help genealogists, historians, lawyers, deeds researchers, and anyone interested in the study of family relationships.
In 1977, the first work completed was Selected Obituaries from the Kennebec Journal 1824-1855. Rebecca Burnham of the Maine Old Cemetery Association and local DAR chapter, with help from her husband, John Burnham, then Director of the Mantor Library at UMF, published the first book for NEONIP of Maine. About 75 copies were sold until the service was ended.
In the 1980's the Maine Genealogical Society reprinted the Kennebec Journal Obits in their journal. The second publication was, Index to Death Notices from Jenks' Portland Gazette 1798-1806 by David C Young, printed in 1983.
In1993, Vital Records from Maine Newspapers, 1785-1820, by David C Young and Elizabeth Keene Young was published by Heritage Books, Inc. The Maine Vital Records 1785-1820 is in its second printing.
In 1994, Marriage & Divorce Records from Freewill Baptist Publications 1819-1851 by David C. and Elizabeth Keene Young was published by Heritage Books, Inc and is nearly out of print.
In 1995, Marriage Notices from the Maine Farmer 1833-1852 by Elizabeth Keene Young and Benjamin Lewis Keene was published.
In Mar 1997, Abstracts of Death Notices 1833-1852 and Miscellaneous News Items from the Maine Farmer 1833-1924 by David C Young and Benjamin Lewis Keene will be released by Heritage Books, Inc.
|Maine Indexes Under Construction|
|American Advocate||1821 - 1835||Hallowell||David C YOUNG||Hubbard Free Library, Maine Historical Society & Befast Free Library|
|Androscoggin Free Press||1828-1830||Brunswick||David C YOUNG||Pejebscot Historical Society|
|Bangor Register||1821-1831||Bangor||David C YOUNG||Bangor Public Library||Maine State Library|
|Belfast Gazette||1826-1828||Belfast||David C YOUNG||Maine State Library|
|Brunswick Journal||1830-1833||Brunswick||David C YOUNG|
|CALAISCalais Advertiser||1836 - 1978||Calais||Sharon Howland|
|Christian Intelligencer||Portland/Gardiner||David C YOUNG||Maine State Library|
|Christian Mirror||1822||Portland||David C YOUNG||Maine Historical Society|
|Citizen||1828-1830||Winthrop||David C YOUNG||Library of Congress|
|Citizen||Wiscasset||David C YOUNG|
|Clarion||1828||Bangor||David C YOUNG|
|Columbia Star||1824-1825||Alfred||Sybil Noyes||Maine Historical Society|
|Baptist Herald & Eastern Galaxy||1829||Brunswick||David C YOUNG||Bowdoin College|
|Daily Courier||1829-1840||Portland||David C YOUNG||Portland Public Library|
|Eastern Argus||1821-1830||Portland||David C YOUNG||Maine Historical Society||Maine Historical Society|
|Eastern American||1827-1829||Castine||David C YOUNG||Maine Historical Society|
|Eastern Star||1823-1825||Machias||David C YOUNG||Maine State Library|
|Eastern Baptist||1838||Brunswick||David C YOUNG|
|Eastern Republican||1827-1828||Bangor||David C YOUNG||Bowdoin College|
|Eastport Sentinel||1821-1830||Eastport||David C YOUNG|
OR Kenneth WILLEY
|Experiment||1825||Portland||David C YOUNG|
|Family Reader||1829-1830||Portland||Portland Public Library & Bowdoin College|
|Gazette of Maine||1825-1829||Portland||David C YOUNG||Maine Historical Society|
|Gazette & Inquirer||1820-1836||Bath||David C YOUNG|
|Gospel Banner||1835-1897||Augusta||David C Young|
|Hallowell Gazette||1821-1827||Hallowell||David C YOUNG||Hubbard Free Library|
|Hancock Gazette & Penobscot Patriot||1821-1826||Belfast||David C YOUNG|
|Kennebecker||1829-1830||Hallowell||David C YOUNG||Maine State Library|
|Independent Courier||1826-30||Ellsworth||David C YOUNG|
|Independant Stateman||1821-1825||Sybil Noyes||Maine Historical Society|
|Spirit of 1828||Portland||David C YOUNG|
|Kennebec Currier||1829||Gardiner||David C YOUNG|
|Kennebec Journal||1825||Augusta||David C YOUNG||Colby College andMaine State Library||Maine State Library|
|Kennebunk Gazette||1821-1842||Kennebunk||David C YOUNG|
|Lincoln Intelligencer||1821-1829||Wiscasset||David C YOUNG||Maine Historical Society & Bowdoin College|
|Lincoln Telegraph||1821||Wiscasset||David C YOUNG|
|Light House||1829||Wiscasset||David C YOUNG|
|Machias Union||1881||Machias||Maine Democrat||1828-1878||Biddeford||David C YOUNG|
|Maine Inquire||1824-1828||Bath||David C YOUNG||Patten Public Library|
|Maine Intelligencer||1821||Brunswick||David C YOUNG|
|Maine Wesleyan Journal||Portland||David C YOUNG|
|Maine Workmen Advocate||1830||Belfast||David C YOUNG||Bowdoin College|
|Maine Patriot & State Gazette||1828-1829||Augusta||David C YOUNG||Maine State Library and Bowdoin College|
|Maine Palladium||1826-1830||Saco||Sybil Noyes||Dyer Library & Maine Historical Society|
|Maine Baptist Herald||1825-1826||Brunswick||David C YOUNG||Pejebscot Historical Society and Maine Historical Society|
|Maine Farmer||1829-1830||Belfast||David C YOUNG||Maine Historical Society and Belfast Free Public Library|
|Morning Star||1851-1860||Dover NH||David C YOUNG||Bates College||Bates College|
|Northern Light||1828-1832||Eastport||David C YOUNG||U of Maine|
|Norway Advertiser-Democrat||1844||Norway||David C YOUNG||U of Maine|
|Orion||Portland||David C YOUNG|
|Oxford Democrat||Norway||David C YOUNG||U of Maine|
|Oxford Observer||1824-||Norway||David C YOUNG|
|Penobscot Gazette||1824-1827||Bangor||David C YOUNG|
|Portland Advertiser||1830||Portland||David C YOUNG||?|
|Portland Gazette||1821-1824||Portland||David C YOUNG||Maine State Library|
|American Patriot||1825-1828||Portland||David C YOUNG||?|
|Rebublican Journal||1829-1864||Belfast||David C YOUNG||Maine Historical Society|
|The Thomaston Register||1825-1831||Thomaston||David YOUNG|
|Sentinel||1831-1841||Skowhegan||David C YOUNG|
|Somerset Journal||1824 & 1828||Norridgewock||David C YOUNG|
|Waterville Intelligencer||1823-1838||Waterville||David C YOUNG||Maine Historical Society|
|Weekly Visitor||1821||Kennebunk||David C YOUNG||Dyer Library of Saco, ME|
|Wreath||1822||Portland||David C YOUNG|
|Yankee||1828||Portland||David C YOUNG|
|Zion's Advocate||Portland||David C YOUNG||Maine Historical Society|
David Colby Young,
I have been through the Calais Advertiser from 1836 - 1978 (this is available on microfilm) and have copies from 1988 to present. The 1978 - 1987 will have to be read from the originals. The paper has been poorly microfilmed - blurred, faint, etc., so it is taking a long time. The indexing is in many stages, but I do have about 20,000 entries on my computer. I am presently going through the Calais Advertiser the second time to pick up what vitals I have missed and to find more of the history aspect of it.
I am going to have it published myself as I am thinking of setting up a preservation fund for Calais with the proceeds coming from the Calais Cemetery (which is in progress), the Calais Advertiser, etc. It won't be much, but it will be a start. We need to generate some money in Calais to ensure that future preservation takes place.
Again could it be mentioned that the 1860-1870 Calais Advertisers are missing?
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