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Historical Items

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Item 6401

Poole genealogy, Portland, 1807

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1807 Location: Portland Media: Silk on linen

Item 14754

Twombly genealogy sampler, 1815

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1815 Location: Portland Media: Silk on linen

Item 26552

Genealogy of Wm. and Rhoda Thompson, 1831

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1831 Location: Scarborough; Portland Media: Watercolor, pen and ink on paper

Online Exhibits

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Samplers: Learning to Sew

Settlers' clothing had to be durable and practical to hold up against hard work and winters. From the 1700s to the mid 1800s, the women of Maine learned to sew by making samplers.

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Commander George Henry Preble

George Henry Preble of Portland, nephew of Edward Preble who was known as the father of the U.S. Navy, temporarily lost his command during the Civil War when he was charged with failing to stop a Confederate ship from getting through the Union blockade at Mobile.

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Rumford's Notable Citizens in the Civil War

A number of Rumford area residents played important roles during the Civil War -- and in the community afterwards. Among these are William King Kimball, who commanded the 12th Maine for much of the war.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Student genealogy

Student genealogy Fritz Johnson, Swan's Island, ca. 1925Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society As members of a small island…

Site Page

Bath's Historic Downtown - Welcome

… graders and their teachers from Bath Middle School, and two experts from the Sagadahoc History and Genealogy Room at the Patten Free Library?

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Welcome

… two local experts from the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room at the Patten Free Library? X Front Street, From Post Office Square, Bath.

My Maine Stories

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Maine family across the USA
by James Burton Wengler (Robinson)

A Maine family scattered across the USA

Story

A Note from a Maine-American
by William Dow Turner

With 7 generations before statehood, and 5 generations since, Maine DNA carries on.

Story

Julia Winters and Life in Lewiston/Auburn, Maine
by Judy Zaccagnini Flynn, granddaughter

6 year old sent to Maine foster home when her parents were unable to care for her