ROLANDRHOADES.COM

Personal Website of Roland Rhoades
Genealogist, Family Historian, and Time Traveler

Specializing in Maine Families

Gorham Maine - seeker@maine.rr.com

last update 10 April 2014

My Holiday Letter

FAMILY HISTORY INDEX

of My Photos, Genealogies, Cemeteries, & Links

 

my Very Best Wishes

to the future King & Queen,

will & kate

from cousin Roland

My Royal Lineages - dating back 1500+ years - and Mayflower and Revolutionary War lineages - new Oct 2011, 1/2014 update

Roland Rhoades' ancestral home.

CEMETERY LISTINGS around Maine
Sept 2013 update

 

MY ANTIQUES PAGE

- new Nov 2013

 

12/31/09 - I am now on Facebook

 


DNA TESTING - WHICH COMPANY? WHICH TEST? BEST RESULTS FOR THE MONEY? - NEW PAGE Dec 2012, June 2013 update
 

4TH COUSIN 3 TIMES REMOVED?

MY GGGG-GRANDFATHER IS YOUR GGGGG-GRANDFATHER. What are we?

COUSINS CHART       new March 2014

 CODES:   P = MY PATERNAL LINE           M = MY MATERNAL LINE

LEAVITT Families links and pages
Links to webpages, genealogies, records, photos, gravestones
compiling every descendant of John Leavitt of Hingham MA 1630s
and Thomas Leavitt of Hampton NH 1630s
with MANY descendants in Maine
- free e-newsletter; email me
New Member benefits added June 2011  updates April 2013

M - Roland's LEAVITT FAMILY of Montville 1800-1829, Lincoln, Aroostook, Parkman, and Cambridge Maine 1843-, and points beyond - click above for Roland's Leavitt webpage of genealogy and photos, new May 2011

WALLS-Leavitt Family of Belfast, Montville, Searsmont, ... 1800-  click above for Roland's Leavitt webpage of genealogy and photos, new May 2011, update 7/11

After buying more books at a genealogy fair that I found I already had when I got home, I made time  to create a book inventory of MY GENEALOGY LIBRARY.   1/14/2014 pdf update - 15p     Many thanks to my cousin Mildred Flagg for giving me her genealogy library.
 

COPYRIGHT
I freely share my genealogy research, but ask that you NOT upload to any website that in turn sells that material on CD, or otherwise assumes that they have publishing rights. Thanks.

   I am now the Publications Sales Manager for
      THE MAINE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY 
               (a volunteer position)               
    The Maine Genealogist back issues to Dec 1983 - inquire  
 MAINE VITAL RECORDS & 1790 CENSUS BOOKS
       DISCOUNT BOOK LIST  w/ FREE BOOKS (Oct 2013 updates)  
  Not a member, but want these savings? Just Join us. 

MGS Status List of all Maine town records New, 4/6/2014 update
Volunteers wanted to help transcribe the old microfilm.


MAINE STATE ARCHIVES Marriage Index 1892-2009 & Death Index 1960-2009 - more complete than outside websites who copied it years ago.

MAINE & NH DATABASES ON NEHGS AmericanAncestors.org new list 10/13

Transcribed Maine LEAVITT Births thru 1959, Marriages including "the missing years" thru 2009, and Deaths thru 2013 - available as a NALF member benefit.
- see Leavitt link above.
 


CAMBRIDGE MAINE webpage 1834-2009  175 years & Cemeteries  6/2013 update
 

P Lordy Lordy - Looks Who's 140:  ROLAND RHOADES (1867- )
 

P&M  ROBERT & MARY REYNOLDS of Boston 1630, to Maine  New 2/2013 60p
 

P RHOADES Family of Winslow, Troy, Gardiner ME  8/11 update
HAPPY 400th BIRTHDAY - HENRY RHODES of Lynn b 1608

 P IN MEMORIAM
 MARION BOUDWAY RHOADES 1911-2008

P BOARDWAY-Boudway-Boadway-Budway Family of Orono ME 1852- 
Now with it's own webpages with photos and newsletter
1/2014 update with  printout on John Boudway page
 

My Sweden Families

MY SWEDEN FAMILIES

My PETTERSSON & GROSS & BORJESSON families of Marstrand  & Goteborg Sweden

 NEW webpage with photos Feb 2014 - PHOTOS added 3 March 2014.
 

P FLAGG Family of Northport & Belmont ME 1800 major update 5/2012

P BRIGGS Family of Northport & Belmont ME 1800-  new 11/10

P FRENCH Family of Belfast Maine 1790-  new 11/10

P My HALLOWELL Family of Kennebec Co Maine 1780-  new 12/2012 17p

M STINNEFORD FAMILY of Wells ME 1800-  12/2011 update

M My Capt HUGH MASON Family to North Yarmouth Maine by 1730      10 gen - new 5/2013 12p

M MORGRAGE-MORGRIDGE Family of Kittery ME 1600s  new 9/09 which was 23p; 7/2011 update is 65p plus index. Lots more to input, but check it out.

M SAFFORD Family of Dexter ME 1800, 10 gen, Isaac Allerton descendants new 9/09 which was 7p; expanded 7/2011 to 21p; expanded 1/2014 to 53p.

And my wife's families:

HARRIS & BUCKNAM Family of Groveton NH - 8/2012 update
OAKES Family of Nova Scotia -
12/2013 major update 16p
POIRIER Family of PEI to Ipswich MA -
4/2011 update 8p

A Memorial to Our Little Boy
GRISWOLD POIRIER 1996-2009
 

Photos, Cemeteries of above families coming soon. See Cemetery listings above.

 

History & Listing of Universalist & Unitarian Ministers in Maine
Universalism was once Maine's largest denomination in the 1800s, with a church in nearly every town, based on their good news of Universal Salvation, and God was too good to create a hell for his children (except for what they create themselves). Then other churches stopped preaching the bad news of hellfire and damnation, and took up the Universalist message. Take note of ministers on old marriage records and see what churches your ancestors belonged to.  5/11 update is now over 800.

IDENTITY SAFETY for Genealogists

TIME TRAVELERS: Visit the olden days of Maine

Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

ROLAND RHOADES - Links to my favorite groups
(Life memberships, if offered, make life easier, not having to remember to mail dues every year)
Member: *Maine Genealogical Society #1151 & various chapters
especially *Taconnett Falls Library chapter with their annual FREE Genealogy Fair 3rd Sat of June
and *Greater Portland Chapter - first Sat of the month

SAVE THE DATES -

April 5, 2014 - MGS Joint Workshop with MHS, Maureen Taylor in Augusta
May 17, 2014 - MOCA Meeting in Starks
May 31, 2014 - Southern Maine Genealogy Conference in Portland/Westbrook
June 14, 2014 - Taconnett Falls Free Genealogy Fair in Winslow
*June 28, 2014 - Maine Whoopie Pie Festival in Dover-Foxcroft
July 26, 2014 - MOCA meeting in Portland
Aug 2, 2014 - Maine Mayflower Society - Casco Cruise
Aug 23, 2014 -  Annual Meeting - Sons & Daughters of the First Settlers of Newbury
Sept 13, 2014 - MGS Annual Conference in Brewer
Sept 20, 2014 - Leavitt Families Reunion in Deerfield NH
Sept 27, 2014 - MOCA meeting
Sept 27, 2014 - John Libby Family Reunion in Scarborough
Nov 15, 2014 - Maine Mayflower Annual meeting in Portland

* = also on Facebook

Maine Mayflower Society #49125 Life Member
- Pilgrim Edward Doty Society #1878 Life Member
- Pilgrim Stephen Hopkins Society #263 Life Member
- Pilgrim Isaac Allerton Society  Charter Member #17

*New England Historic Genealogical Society free e-newsletter, vital records databases of New England
*Maine Old Cemeteries Association
Life Member 
*Maine Historical Society
Dexter Maine Historical Society
Essex Society of Genealogists (MA)
#412
*Sons & Daughters of the First Settlers of Newbury MA
Life member
*National Association of Leavitt Families
see above, Life Member & Genealogist
*Reynolds Family Association
#2069 - new website,
re-established in 2013.
*John Libby Family Association  Life member
French Family Association - [the surname] founding member
*Godfrey Memorial Library - genealogy internet research
*Ancestry.com -  sign up for their FREE e-newsletter
*GenealogyBank.com - old newspapers & more
*FAMILYSEARCH.ORG - FREE site for research: Vital records, books, etc

 

Other links of interest:

INTERNET & OTHER FREEBIES

Fuller Brush & Stanley products & gifts at closeout prices

Political Ramblings updated Spring 2008 (too busy)
"War is a violent response to complex issues, by simple minds."

Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.
- Lao Tzu

Through violence, you may 'solve' one problem,

but you sow the seeds for another.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Peace cannot be achieved through violence,
it can only be attained through understanding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
- Isaac Asimov

I object to violence because
when it appears to do good,
the good is only temporary;
the evil it does is permanent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The world has always been in an uproar,
and it always will be.
Choose Peace. Choose to live with Peace.
Choose to interact peacefully with everyone -
especially those whose instinct is not to be peaceful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thank you to my Fuller-Stanley distributor Julius Rensch of Ohio for these words of wisdom.

Bombing Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Syria, ... might sound like fun, but it solves nothing and only creates more enemies. And then the question is "Then what?" when you have solved nothing. Keep bombing? How do you stop without leaving in defeat? The better man fights with his brain. - Roland Rhoades


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