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 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected], or write them at 290 Norlands Rd., Livermore, ME 04253. Web page: http://www.norlands.org

Livermore Falls

Livermore/Livermore Falls Historical Society FMI: Muriel Bowerman, Pres., (207) 897-4695, e-mail [email protected], or write 34 Bowles Rd., Livermore, ME 04253

Treat Memorial Library, FMI: Elaine Smith, Library Director, (207) 897-3631: Email [email protected] or write to 56 Main St., Livermore Falls, ME 04254 Web page: http://www.treat.lib.me.us


Jay Historical Society, Dorothy White, Pres., (207) 897-4876 or (207) 645-2732 or write PO Box 208, Jay, ME 04239. Archived material canmay be seen by appointment.

Holmes-Crafts Homestead open by appointment. Dorothy White, Pres. (207) 897-4876, or write PO Box 208, Jay, ME 04239

North Jay Village

Jay-Niles Memorial library, Tamara Hoke, Library Director. (207) 645-4062 or write PO Box 5008, North Jay, ME 04262: Web page


Canton Historical Society, 409 Canton Point Rd., PO Box 605, Canton, ME 04224; e-mail [email protected]


Wilton Free Library, David Olson. (207)645-4831. Email [email protected] or write to PO Box 454, Wilton, ME 04294. Web page is

Wilton Historical Society Farm & Home Museum, FMI: Pam Brown, (207) 645-2091, or write to Wilton Historical Society, PO Box 33, Wilton, ME 04294: Web pages and


Ludden Memorial Library, Peggy Malley, Librarian, [email protected], or write PO Box 805, Dixfield, ME 04224.


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. FMI: Sean Minear (207) 585-2179, or write P. O. Box 31, Weld, ME 04285.

Weld Free Public Library, Church St., Judy Rogers, Librarian, email [email protected] or write PO Box 120, Weld, ME 04285


Phillips Library,Whittemore Building, Hetty Langdon e-mail

Phillips Library,Whittemore Building, Hetty Langdon e-mail


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 [email protected] Some Rangeley Records on Microfilm

Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society, Main St. E-mail [email protected] 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 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 [email protected], 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: [email protected], or write to PO Box 150, Stratton, ME 04982


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: [email protected]

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 [email protected], or write PO Box 255, New Vineyard, ME 04956. Located Town Office Building, Lake St.


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: [email protected], or write PO Box 256, Strong, ME 04983. Summer hours: Tues & Thurs 1- 8 pm Sat 10 - 4


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 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: [email protected] 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: https://sites.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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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 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 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 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.