Welcome to my website. I hope you like the new look. Please let me know if you like it as well. We've tried to give you plenty of space for your content and your images.
I hope you find our research useful for your family. All of our sources have been documented to the best of our ability.
This site is a continuation of the work of my mother, Marian Hodgkins Reed. Almost all of the information you'll find here was collected by her over years of research. I'll be organizing her data, adding references and source citations, filling in gaps where I can, and (eventually) adding to these records. I'm happy to be able to share Mom's work, and hope it helps you with your own family research.
I currently about have scans of about 3000 documents such as birth records, marriage records, and passport applications to document the facts presented on the site. I also have photos of about 1650 headstones that I have visited, with GPS coordinates for each. Overall I have source citations for about 50% of births and deaths, and about 60% of marriages, although these statistics fluctuate depending on how exactly I decide to calculate them.
I'm working to improve the site's privacy considerations. In particular, I'm trying to make sure that data and documents relating to living individuals are not publicly displayed. If you have any concerns, please contact me.
By the way, it's not necessary to have an account or log in to view the data on this site.
Since I have so many relatives buried at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Auburn, Maine, I've been trying to mark the locations of their graves on detailed maps of the cemetery. So far I'm about 90% complete. See an overview, and detailed maps A, B, C, D, and E.
Can you help identify these photos? I only know the name of one of the people in this album -- Mellaroy Durgin -- but I suspect the others may be Durgins as well. Have a look and contact me if you recognize anyone. Click here to see the album.
The original Minuteman, and my 6x grandfather-in-law
Moved her family to Mainefrom Newcastle Creek, New Brunswick
Carried the Union flag for the16th Maine Infantry at Gettysburg
Soldier World traveller Sewing machine salesman