Author Archives: Masons Bay

American Civil War Research Database

Last night on my way from NYC to Maine I stopped in to see my parents. My father told me about a great site to assist in Civil War research. The annual membership fee at the time of this post … Continue reading

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New this week Maine records on Ancestry.com

Well this is good news. Maine Birth Records, 1621-1922 Maine Marriage Records, 1705-1922 Maine Death Records, 1617-1922  

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Bookshelf and Sketches

Today I created two new pages on my blog. First, I created a bookshelf page to list the sources that I am using to trace my downeast ancestry. I will update it as I go along. Second, I added a … Continue reading

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Family Tree Maker 2010 for the Mac Issue

Today as I was documenting another branch of my Foss family tree and I hit a snag in Family Tree Maker 2010 for the Mac. The issue seems to manifest itself when I attach two people that already exist in … Continue reading

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Narrative for Israel Foss b c1772-1773

Today I began putting a narrative together for Israel Foss. I like to use the format from the series “Maine Families in 1790″. I like being able to read the sources as I read the narrative.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t look … Continue reading

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Patrick and Sarah Conners of Machias, Me – Where did they come from?

After determining the approximate birth date for Betsey (Conners) Foss from the census, I went to the back to the Original Records of Maine Towns and Cities: The Town of Machias to find Betsey Conners birth and parents. After researching … Continue reading

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Birth date for Israel Foss based on the US Census

I was not able to find a recorded birth for Benjamin & Sarah (Mitchell) Foss’s son, Israel Foss, in the Original Records of Maine Towns and Cities: The Town of Machias. Because of this I need to use alternate sources. … Continue reading

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