Personal Website of Roland Rhoades
Genealogist, Family Historian, and Time Traveler
Specializing in Maine Families
Gorham Maine -
05 January 2015
My Holiday Letter
FAMILY HISTORY INDEX
of My Photos, Genealogies, Cemeteries, & Links
my Very Best Wishes
to the future King & Queen,
will & kate
My Royal Lineages -
dating back 1500+ years - and Mayflower
and Revolutionary War lineages -
new Oct 2011, 6/2014 update
DNA TESTING - WHICH
COMPANY? WHICH TEST? BEST RESULTS FOR THE MONEY? - NEW
PAGE Dec 2012,
4TH COUSIN 3 TIMES REMOVED?
MY GGGG-GRANDFATHER IS YOUR
GGG-GRANDFATHER. What are we?
new March 2014
| CODES: P = MY
M = MY MATERNAL LINE
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;
New Member benefits added June 2011 updates July 2014
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
MY GENEALOGY LIBRARY.
11/3/2014 pdf update - 16p
Many thanks to my cousin Mildred Flagg for giving me her genealogy
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
LIST w/ FREE BOOKS (Dec 2014 updates)
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
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
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
Family of Winslow, Troy, Gardiner ME 8/11 update
HAPPY 400th BIRTHDAY - HENRY RHODES of Lynn b 1608
MARION BOUDWAY RHOADES 1911-2008
Family of Orono ME 1852-
Now with it's own
webpages with photos and newsletter
1/2014 update with printout on John Boudway page
P 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
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- 12/2011 update
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 -
POIRIER Family of PEI to Ipswich MA - 4/2011
A Memorial to Our Little
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.
SAFETY for Genealogists
TRAVELERS: Visit the olden days of Maine
Dick Eastman's Online
|ROLAND RHOADES - Links to my
(Life memberships, if offered, make life
easier, not having to remember to mail dues every year)
*Maine Genealogical Society
& various chapters
*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
May 30, 2015 - 2nd Annual Southern Maine Genealogical Conference - Portland
June 20, 2015 - Taconnett Genealogy Fair in Winslow - free
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
Edward Doty Society #1878 Life Member
- Pilgrim Stephen Hopkins Society
- 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)
*Sons & Daughters of the First
Settlers of Newbury MA Life member
*National Association of Leavitt Families see above,
Life Member &
*Reynolds Family Association
#2069 - new website,
re-established in 2013.
French Family Association
- [the surname] founding member
Memorial Library - genealogy internet
- old newspapers & more
WARNING - BEWARE of "NEWSPAPERARCHIVE.COM"
*FAMILYSEARCH.ORG - FREE site for
research: Vital records, books, etc
ARCHIVES.ORG - FREE BOOKS,
JOURNALS, ETC. (different than .com or .gov)
GENEALOGY HELPERS -
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(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. -
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