Category Archives: Scarborough Historical Society and Museum

Maine Marriage Records

By Don Taylor I recently had the opportunity to be a Genealogy “brick wall buster,” which is a person who helps someone break through their genealogical brick walls. They say teaching a subject helps the teacher learn the topic even … Continue reading

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Digitize those Photos!

By Don Taylor I advocate digitizing everything that can be digitized, particularly photographs. I was recently speaking with a person at the museum about a photo that she had of the Cunningham family. She showed me the old, faded photo … Continue reading

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Ancestor Biography – Martha Angeline Libby (1863-1938)

Whitten Project Whitten/Libby Line By Don Taylor Ever since I started volunteering at the Scarborough Historical Society I’ve been hearing stories that all the Libby’s in Maine are descended from one person – John Libby. According to several accounts, John … Continue reading

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My Best of 2016 & Expectations for 2017

Happy New Year – 2017 My Best of 2016 I changed my blogging platform during 2016. Switching from Blogger to WordPress was a challenge and switching from blog.dtaylorgenealogy.com to www.dontaylorgenealogy.com was even worse.  My former domain, dtaylorgenealogy.com was supposed to redirect … Continue reading

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Harmon’s Mill, Scarborough, ME

Mappy Monday Museum Monday They say that a picture is worth a thousand words; well, a good map can be worth ten times that. In my volunteer activities at the Scarborough Historical Society, I had been asked to confirm the … Continue reading

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List of Kings from the William King Scrapbook

William King Scrapbook Page 28 – List of Kings  Amanuensis Monday [We have a project at the Scarborough (Maine) Historical Society (SHS) where we are scanning and digitizing scrapbooks.  Most of the pages are newspaper clippings and other documents which … Continue reading

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Benjamin Hawkes Family – Births & Deaths

William King Scrapbook Page 36 – Benjamin Hawkes Family Amanuensis Monday [We have a project at the Scarborough (Maine) Historical Society (SHS) where we are scanning and digitizing scrapbooks.  Most of the pages are newspaper clippings and other documents that lend themselves … Continue reading

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Family Recorder – James Hawkes & Margaret Esthers

William King Scrapbook Page 33 – Family Recorder: James Hawkes & Margaret Esthers Amanuensis Monday [We have a project at the Scarborough (Maine) Historical Society (SHS) where we are scanning and digitizing scrapbooks.  Most of the pages are newspaper clippings and other … Continue reading

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“In 1897 Nothing Happened…” ‘cept a Shipwreck

by Don Taylor One of my wife’s nieces lives here in Scarborough. On her house, she has a sign which reads, “On This Site in 1897 Nothing Happened.” I know her home was built in the 1980s, as was most … Continue reading

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Genealogy Education & Training

Genealogy Training – Volunteering, Attending, Reading, Conferences, & Videos — oh my. I was recently asked about what I do for Genealogical Training.  How do I keep up with things genealogical?  Of course, learning is an ongoing process, but the … Continue reading

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