Taconnett Falls Chapter

of the

Maine Genealogical Society

Contact us at taconnettfalls@yahoo.com



Special Events:  June 2008 Newsletter | July 2008 Newsletter

PURPOSE
Our purpose is to provide a suitable location for the collection, preservation, and use of our genealogical materials. Our desire is to stimulate interest in genealogy and assist any individual in the compilation of their personal genealogies and histories. Chapter meetings will be conducted monthly that will provide informative and helpful information from invited guest speakers and members.
RESOURCES
Currently, the TFC library has over 260 linear feet of genealogical books and records on the shelves in the main room of the building with a total available space of about 308 linear feet. Another nearly 100 linear feet of shelf space is used in the center room. New books, records, and other resources are continually being added to this vast collection. Donations from private individuals are welcome. No library materials are available for lending and are not to be removed from the premises.
Research Library
research library
10 Lithgow Street
Winslow, ME 04901
Operating hours are:
Wednesday and Saturday 1 - 4 PM
Business Meetings and Programs:
Every third Sunday of each month at 2 PM.
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Included in this collection are numerous useful files and information such as:
  • Over 22,000 obituaries filed alphabetically on index cards
  • Three large binders of obits of Washington county
  • 1600 pages (12x16) on both sides with an index to the 2001-2003 obits from the Bangor Daily News, Kennebec Journal, Central Maine Sentinel, and Portland Sunday Telegram
  • Thousands of card files on the families of Civil War veterans
  • Many extensive special collections that were donated by members
  • Town histories, records and reports from all over the state of Maine
  • Many other items such as diaries, old photo collections, yearbooks, vital records, quarterlies and journals that have been purchased or donated to the collection
  • For Franco-American, French-Canadian and Acadian research, the library has many Quebec records, northern Maine records and a CD containing some 250,000 Maine marriages made freely available to members by local genealogist and chapter member, Bob Chenard. His collection of records represents over 15 years of research. Also, the Jette reference work of early Quebec families and the Talbot series of 11 volumes of marriages by surname that cover Beauce, Dorchester, and Frontenac counties of Quebec as well as other helpful books in this category
  • A Power Mac computer and a Windows computer complete with a printer
  • Computer CDs with genealogical records available for research which include LDS records, US census records, and other computerized files
  • A photocopier machine for use in the library for a small “per copy” fee
MEMBERSHIP
  • Open to the general public
  • Dues are $10.00 per year and include our monthly newsletter which is sent via e-mail. Newsletters are sent snail-mail for those who do not have internet services
  • The annual period of membership is from January 1 to December 31
  • Members are asked to share their own 5-generation pedigree charts which are added to the Chapter’s Pedigree Notebook
  • Members of TFC of MGS do not have to belong to the State or other society
  • Guests are welcome at any time and are encouraged to join the Chapter
GIFTS
The Taconnett Falls Chapter welcomes donations of genealogical materials as well as cash donations to help sustain the library. Memorial gifts may also be made in memory of or on behalf of individuals and organizations. We will also accept donations designated for specific purchases such as books, general operation expenses, special projects, equipment, etc. All donations are fully tax-deductible as this Chapter is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the IRS.
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