2012-13 Meetings

Meetings are held at 10 a.m. at the Farmington Public Library the 2nd Saturday of every month except July and August, unless otherwise noted.

8 Sep 2012
Bubier Family Moves to Rangeley

13 Oct 2012
Kingfield Rebellion

10 Nov 2012
New Brunswick Research

8 Dec 2012
Washburn Family

12 Jan 2013
Using Ancestry.com

9 Feb 2013
Diaries and Daybooks kept by some early Famington residents

9 Mar 2013
Temple Schools

13 April 2013
Researching English or Irish Records

11 May 2013
Lost Village of Flagstaff

8 Jun 2013
Report of Trip to Civil War Sites with Joshua Chamberlain Society

Area Research Guide

Livermore

Livermore Public Library, 22 Church St., Livermore, ME 04253, Tues. 1-5 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. Penny Brown, Librarian, (207) 897-7173, or e-mail at pbrown@livermore.lib.me.us Their web page address is http://www.livermore.lib.me.us

Norlands Living History Center, Norlands Road, Livermore, once home to the famous Washburn family. A working farm with six buildings full of local history of the town and the Washburn family during that period Norlands tries to keep doors open daily 9 am to 4 pm daily foryear round visitors. Reservations required for groups of 8 or more. We will be happy to reserve a program for your group or organization. Please contact us as soon as possible. Web page: http://www.norlands.org Telephone (207) 897-4366, e-mail at norlands@ctel.net, or write them at 290 Norlands Rd., Livermore, ME 04253.

Livermore Falls

Livermore/Livermore Falls Historical Society meets about once a month at different locations. For more information, telephone Muriel Bowerman, Pres., (207) 897-4695, e-mail babmmb@midmaine.com, or write her at 34 Bowles Rd., Livermore, ME 04253

Treat Memorial Library, Mon., Tues. & Thurs., 1-5 p.m. & 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Fri., 1-5 p.m.; Sat. 2-5 p.m. For more information, contact Sheila Dorey, Librarian, (207) 897-3631, or write 56 Main St., Livermore Falls, ME 04254 Webpage: http://www.treat.lib.me.us

Jay

Jay Historical Society, The Society meets on the 3rd Thurs at 6:30 pm at the Jay Community Center Nov. thru May; at the Homestead June through Sept. Dorothy White, Pres., (207) 897-4876 or (207) 645-2732 or write PO Box 208, Jay, ME 04239. The Town of Jay has arranged for the historical society to have a special archival storage room behind the former town office. Call for an appointment.

Holmes-Crafts Homestead open by appointment. Open House is the 2nd Saturday in August. Dorothy White, Pres. (207) 897-4876, or write PO Box 208, Jay, ME 04239

North Jay Village

Jay-Niles Memorial Library, Mon.-Wed., 3-8:30 p.m.; Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Patricia McDonald, Librarian, (207) 645-4062. E-mail: pmcdonald@jayniles.lib.me.us The library is located on Route 4. Write PO Box 5008, North Jay, ME 04262

Canton & Carthage

Canton Historical Society, 409 Canton Point Rd., PO Box 605, Canton, ME 04224; Open July-Aug., Sat. 1-3 p.m. (207) 597-2005; e-mail jdavis@megalink.net

Carthage Historical Society, Contact Hurchail Noyes (207) 562-4677 Carthage Town Office Hours: Tues & Thurs. 1-6 Wed. 9 am - 2 pm

Wilton

Wilton Free Library, Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed noon - 7 pm., Thurs. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Vaughan Gagne, Librarian, (207) 645-4831, Main St. e-mail vgagne@Wilton-free.lib.me.us., or write PO Box 454, Wilton, ME 04294. Their web page is http://www.wilton-free.lib.me.us

Wilton Historical Society Farm & Home Museum, Open house will be in conjunction with the Blueberry Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5th & 6th or by appointment. For more information, call Pam Brown, (207) 645-2091, Warren Rollins (207) 645-2890 or write Wilton Historical Society, PO Box 33, Wilton, ME 04294

Dixfield

Ludden Memorial Library, Mon. Tues Thurs & Fri., 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 pm Wed. 9:30 am - 7:30 pm. & Sat., 9-12 noon.Closed Saturdays during the summer. Peggy Malley, Librarian, (207) 562-8838, e-mail at peeggy.malley@ludden.lib.me.us, or write PO Box 805, Dixfield, ME 04224.

Weld


Weld Historical Society
, in 3 period buildings, Route 156, Weld Village. The Museum House c. 1842, Town House c. 1845, and Doctor’s Office c. 1881 Grange Bldg & former Selectmen's Office Open July & Aug. Wed. & Sat., 2-4 p.m., and by appointment. Sean Minear (207) 585-2179, or write P. O. Box 31, Weld, ME 04285. Weld Heritage Days scheduled for July 31.

Weld Free Public Library, Church St., Tues. 3-8 p.m., Thurs. 10 a.m-12 noon, Fri., 1-6 p.m. (207) 585-2439, or write Diana Demers, Librarian, PO Box 120, Weld, ME 04285

Phillips

Phillips Library, Whittemore Building, Wed. 12-7 p.m., Fri., 1:30-4:30 p.m., Sat., 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Hedy Langdon e-mail hlangdon@phillips.lib.me.us or write to PO Box O, Phillips, ME 04966


Phillips Historical House, Pleasant St. near intersection of Main & Bridge Sts. Open 1st & 3rd Sun. June to 1st Sun. Oct., 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Open House during Old Home Days weekend in Aug: 3rd Fri. 10-4, 3rd Sat. 10-3, 3rd Sun. 1-3. For more info call D. Atkinson (207) 639-3111, or K. Ziglar (207) 639-5013 or write PO Box 216, Phillips, ME 04966. E-mail: webmaster@srrl-rr.org Web page: http://www.srrl-rr.org/hist_soc.htm

Rangeley

Rangeley Library, Tues.-Fri., 10 A.m.-4.30 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sue Downes-Borko, Librarian, (207) 864-5529, or write Box 1150, Rangeley, ME 04970, e-mail rangeleylibrary@rangeley.lib.me.us Some Rangeley Records on Microfilm

Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society, Main St. E-mail swagene@rangeley.org Summer hours are Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-12 noon. Contact the Chamber of Commerce, (207) 864-5571, or write Shirley Adams, Secretary, PO Box 947, Rangeley, ME 04970

Stratton/Eustis

Stratton/Eustis Library, Located at 88 Main St. Open Tues., Thurs., & Fri., 2:30-5 p.m., Wed., 1-5 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.-noon Jerome Hopson, Librarian, (207) 246-4401, e-mail jhopson@stratton.lib.me.us, or write PO Box 350, Stratton, ME 04982

Dead River Area Historical Society, Routes 27 & 16, Stratton. Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mary or Jerry Hopson (207) 246-6901, Mary Henderson (207) 246-2271, e-mail: jhopson@stratton.lib.me.us, or write to PO Box 150, Stratton, ME 04982

Kingfield

New Vineyard Historical Society. Open Tuesdays, June, July, Aug. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, call Carolee Merrill (207) 652-2254 , or write Geraldine Steward, 184 Stewart Rd. New Vineyard 04956. Located in the Library/Town Office Bldg. on Lake St.

Webster Free Library, Located at 22 Depot St. Open Wed., 10 a.m.-12 noon & 1-6 p.m., also Sat., 9 p.m.- noon Barbara Stewart, Librarian, PO Box 518, Kingfield, ME 04947, or (207) 265-2052 e-mail: websterfree@yahoo.com

Stanley Museum, 40 School St., open Tues. - Sun., 1-4 p.m. June - Oct. and year round by appointment. Closed weekends Nov - May . Susan Davis, PO Box 280, Kingfield, ME 04947, or (207) 265-4871; (207) 265-2729 webpage: http://www.stanleymuseum.org

Kingfield Historical Society, located at 45 High St. Mailing address: PO Box 238, Kingfield, ME 04947. Open most Wednesdays, July – September, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call to confirm, or for groups: S. Yates, pres. (207) 265-2638, K. Brown, (207) 678-2877, D. Holmes, (207) 265-2785

New Portland

New Portland Historical Society is inactive at this time. Marilyn Gorman, Town Historian, will be glad to assist anyone, and she has access to the Historical Society materials. For more information, call (207) 628-3532, or write PO Box 141, New Portland, ME

New Portland Community Library, Director Jan Kooistra (207) 628-6561, or write PO Box 185 Church St., North New Portland, ME. Open Wed. 2-5; Sat. 9-11.

New Vineyard

New Vineyard Historical Society. Open Tuesdays, June, July, Aug. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, call Carolee Merrill (207) 652-2254 , or write Geraldine Steward, 184 Stewart Rd. New Vineyard 04956. Located in the Library/Town Office Bldg. on Lake St.

New Vineyard Public Library, Mon., 5-8 p.m., Tues.& Sat. 10-2; Thurs., 2-5. Sandy Bestwick, Librarian, e-mail nvpl@hotmail.com, or write PO Box 255, New Vineyard, ME 04956. Located Town Office Building, Lake St.

Strong

Forster Memorial Library, Tues. & Thurs., 3:30 - 8 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Beverly Gilbert, Librarian, (207) 684-4003, e-mail: bgilbert@mbms.msad9.kiz.me.ijs, or write PO Box 256, Strong, ME 04983. Summer hours: Tues & Thurs 1- 8 pm Sat 10 - 4

Temple

Temple Historical Society, Open one Sunday in August. 269 Day Mtn. Rd., Temple, ME 04984, ( 207) 778-2841 Meets 4th Tues 7 pm at Red Schoolhouse. For more information Tel: Jeannette Stevens (207) 778-2841 or Barbara Hodgkins at 778-4267 Webpage: http://www.templehistoricalsociety.com

Farmington

Farmington Public Library, Tues - Fri 10 a.m.- 6:30 p.m., Sat. 12 noon-2 p.m. (Sat. summer hours: 10 a.m.-12 noon) Jean Oplinger, Librarian, 117 Academy St., Farmington, ME 04938, or call (207) 778-4312. E-mail: oplinger@farmington.lib.me.us Web page: http://www.farmington.lib.me.us

Sandy River Valley Chapter, MGS, for genealogical research hours will be the same as the Farmington Public Library. Web page: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mesrvmgs

UMF Mantor Library, Summer hours, Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., closed weekends & holidays. Academic year hours: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., 1-11 p.m. Corner of South & High Streets. (207) 778-7250. E-mail: web-mantor@umf.maine.edu and web page: http://www.umf.maine.edu/~library

Farmington Historical Society includes the Titcomb Historical House, Academy St. Titcomb House open July & Aug., Wed. & Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. They meet the second Monday at Henderson Baptist Church. For more information, call Robert Flick, President (207) 779-1866 or 778-9612.

Family History Center, Woodland Dr., Farmington. Open Tues. & Thurs., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. One of the largest collections locally for genealogy and history. Other hours & days by appointment Tel (207) 778-4038 (Library) Anna Koerner (207) 645-5052

New Sharon

New Sharon Library, Tues., 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Thurs., 5-7 p.m. & Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Librarian. (207) 779-1128, e-mail: nsl-fd@newsharon.lib.me.us 37 Pump House Rd., or write PO Box 61, New Sharon, ME 04955

New Sharon Historical Society, Open at New Sharon Grange Hall every Sat.June 1st-Aug. 31st , 1-3 p.m. Contact Bill Reed, (207) 778-2325

Industry

Industry Historical Society located at the Old School Houe at the intersection of Rt 148 & Rt 43 (Goodridge Corner) Industry Historical Society meets 1st Thursday of the month at 7 pm at Ugly Moose Dining Room in the village of Clearwater. For more information call Bob Burton (207) 778-4974

Madison

Madison Historical & Genealogy Society is located at the Old Point Ave School House Madison, Maine. Hours: Sat 10 am 2 pm The Society meets on the 3rd Wed of the month at 7 pm. For more informaiton call Lena Amo (207) 474-0991 or Leslie Drew (207 474-5189

Chesterville

Chesterville Historical Society For information and records contact Greg Soule (207) 897-4907 or Cindy Whittier 778-3078

Mt. Vernon

Shaw Memorial Library , Mon., 3-5 p.m., Wed. 3-5 p.m. & 6-8 p.m., Sat. , 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Alice Olsen, Librarian, RR 1, Box 251, Mt. Vernon, ME 04352, or (207) 239-2565.

Taconnett Falls Chapter, Maine Genealogy Socity, meets at 2 pm the 3rd Sunday of the month at the Old Winslow Library Building, Lilthgow St. WInslow, Maine. Library is open 1 to 4pm Wed & Sat.