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 05 July 2015

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, 6/2014 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, 3/2015 update
 

4TH COUSIN 3 TIMES REMOVED?

MY GGGG-GRANDFATHER IS YOUR GGG-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 June 2015

COME TO THE LEAVITT REUNION Deerfield NH - Sept 19, 2015

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

M - 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.   July 2015 pdf update - 16p     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   (June 2015 update)  
  Not a member, but want these savings? Just Join us

MGS Status List of all Maine town records New, 1/3/2015 update
Volunteers wanted to help transcribe the old microfilm.

1906 inventory of Town, State, County Records in Maine by Allen Johnson


MAINE STATE ARCHIVES Marriage Index 1892-2009 & Death Index 1960-2009 - taken down May 2015 by paranoid schizophrenics running Augusta. Ancestry still has through 1996.

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

Transcribed Maine LEAVITT Births thru 1955, 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  5/2014 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 1800major 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-  updated 7/13/2014 26p

M STINNEFORD FAMILY of Wells ME 1800-  6/2015 update 60p

M My Capt HUGH MASON Family to North Yarmouth Maine by 1730      10 gen - new update 1/2/2015 13p

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 -
7/2015 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 in June
and *Greater Portland Chapter - first Sat of the month

SAVE THE DATES -
May 16, 2015 - MOCA meeting in New Gloucester
May 30, 2015 - 2nd Annual Southern Maine Genealogical Conference - Portland
June  2015 - Taconnett Genealogy Fair in Winslow - cancelled this year - see July 11
July 11, 2015 - First annual Genealogy Fair at Maine State Library - free
July 25, 2015 - MOCA meeting in Brunswick
Aug 1, 2015 - Maine Mayflower meeting in Boothbay Harbor
Sept 19, 2015 - Maine Genealogical Society Annual Conference in Brewer
Sept 19, 2015 - Leavitt Families Reunion in Deerfield NH
Sept 26, 2015 - John Libby Family Reunion in Scarborough
Nov 21, 2015 - Maine Mayflower Annual meeting in Auburn

* = 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  NEW website May 2014
*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
*GenealogyBank.com - old newspapers & more
WARNING - BEWARE of "NEWSPAPERARCHIVE.COM" READ THIS.
*FAMILYSEARCH.ORG
- FREE site for research: Vital records, books, etc
ARCHIVES.ORG - FREE BOOKS, JOURNALS, ETC. (different than .com or .gov)

GENEALOGY HELPERS - CLICK FOR LARGER PICTURE.
Order from Roland Rhoades 207-892-0923/ fbdwt@maine.rr.com
I take checks or paypal.

#883 High Contrast Amber Magnifier reg $9.99  Closeout $4.  As a Genealogist, I have used this to make faint microfilm darker creating more contrast to make records readable.

SIMILAR PRODUCTS on Fuller Brush Closeouts page.

 

GENEALOGY BOOKS FOR SALE:

THE LIBBY GENEALOGY 1882-1982 2 volumes hdc, reg $90, brand new duplicate set $50.
"MODERN MAINE - Its Historic Background People and Resources" by Richard Hebert 1951 Vol 1 8x11 hdc 614p (History; Genealogy is in Vol 3&4)      $10.
"How We Got There From Here - Remembering the Days of Steamers, Trolleys, & Model Ts in Maine" by Virginia Thorndike 1997, 8x11 softcover 134p loaded with photos and stories. Duplicate copy $10.

& more
 

Other links of interest:

INTERNET & OTHER FREEBIES

Political Ramblings (too busy to update)
"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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