This book was compiled and edited by Brenda Jackson Bourgoine, Ann M. Cushman, Dennis J. Prue and Allen J. Voisine, all members of ACGS. (Aroostook County Genealogical Society). The book contains 240 pages with 68 chapters, one for each of the original settlers of "the Valley".
The 1790 United States Census did not include these families or this region when they were compiled.
The books took 5 years of research and the researchers were able to find and identify 68 existing families in the Madawaska region. The British had moved the families out of Nova Scotia in LeGrand Derangement in 1755. They traced each family for three generations and provide a path to prior generations going back to Acadia, Quebec and beyond. You will also see such names as Cormier, Hebert, Cyr, Daigle, Theriault and Thibodeau and French Canadian names representing families who came from Quebec, such as Saucier, Roy, Gagne, Albert Levasseur and Bourgoin. These settlers from Quebec came to the valley in the 1800's.
Each chapter includes head of household, his spouse or spouses, parents of each, their children and their spouses. Also included, the head of household's occupation, application of crown land grants, and acreage they received. All the sources have been included with a full name index making finding persons easy. With the book being in the 1790 time-frame, maybe you can connect back to someone in the book, you may not know how your line is connected, but believe me if you contact ACGS, any of the four researchers can help you make the connection if it is there.
The price of the book in US funds is $45 which includes shipping and handling or shipped to Canada-US funds contact ACGS.
This book was created as a project for the 2015 Northern Maine Fair Booth sponsored by ACGS. It was put together in a short time frame but it turned out quite accurate. It started with figuring that about 3 to 4 hundred men went to the CIvil War from Aroostook County. No one thought that in 1861 there could be that many men willing to go to war from the County. The numbers turned out quite differently we found 2280 men that enlisted, using Ancestry files, the Civil War Sites online and The Whitneck books in the Caribou library. Each enlistee's military records were then typed by towns and that is where it gets a little confusing. We found men from other towns even across the border and downstate towns listed as belonging to towns in Aroostook County. We ended with 67 towns, including Patten, with Penobscott County men. We also included the 94 men enlisted from New Brunswick, Canada. Then we weeded out the men that didn't have a connection to County Towns and the total list was down to 2173 men, plus 74 Canadian's, up from the 1564 that originally signed-up from Aroostook Towns.
ACGS members divided the towns and researched to see where these men were in the 1850 and 1860 census before the war started in 1861. We also followed the men that returned from the war to see where they were in 1870, 1880 and who were listed on the 1890 Veterans Schedule, to find who had died after returning home. Some men we found lots of information on and others seemed to disappear after joining the war. We knew a lot of men didn't return after the war but proof was hard to find.
The book is 463 pages with 24 pages of Index. The price of the book is $53.00 including tax and $13.45 for Priority shipping or $8.00 for padded envelope shipping. To purchase contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or ACGS at www.ac-gs.org
This book was created with all the pictures online of the County Men, found while searching for information. Found were 15 men's pictures, three pictures of groups of men, flags, dedication stones created for families who had more than one person lost to the war, also substitute papers that had been filed, discharge papers, and even pension papers. Also found 96 cemetery stones for those soldiers that came back and died after the war and some memorial stones. The index at the end will identify what was found for whom and a page number. The price of the book is $10.00 plus S/H.
Compiled by ACGS member Allen J. Vioisine, and downloaded to CD. Each individual census has a complete index with standard and variant spellings of all known French and Acadian last names used in a particular census along with a complete explanation of how to read the census document included in the preface of the document. The disc may be purchased through ACGS site or this site.
Price of the disc is US Funds $55 which includes tax, S/h. Canadian funds for the disc are $60 which also includes S/H. If you want to purchase through mail, send check or money order to:
Aroostook County Genealogical Society, Census Order, P.O. Box 142, Caribou, ME 04736.
These cemetery stones were originally photographed by Brenda Bourgoine in 1998. After walking the cemetery with fellow genealogist, Dennis Prue, they decided to do the research for this ancient, neglected cemetery. The Cochran Cemetery book was organized and put together. Caribou's early settler, Alexander Cochran and members of his family were at rest on this Cochran owned property.
The cemetery became a project of Aroostook County Genealogical Society and members, Dennis Prue, Orlan Smith and Edwin "Jay" Bullard continue to do the upkeep.
This book includes a hand drawn map, pictures of existing stones as it is now, indexed and some genealogical information. There are 37 persons named on 27 stones plus 23 without markers or stones. A 2021 book update included two pages of named persons whose death records indicate that they are buried in Cochran Cemetery.
This book can be purchased for $20.00 by contacting Aroostook County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 142, Caribou, Maine 04736.
ACGS was given 30 years of newspapers from 1960 to present day and these newly created books are a digital copy of the original hard cover notebooks that are stored in the Genealogy Room at the Caribou Library. After the notebooks were created digital scans were taken of each book and these books are the result of those clippings. This books cover obituaries and articles from 1959 to 1972 made up of three column pages with name and birth/death dates at top of each article. Books contain 891 entries, plus 11 pages of indexs, totaling 323 pages. This book is offered for $70 plus S/H.
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This is the the 2nd book created from ACGS Aroostook Republican Notebooks, for the years 1973 to 1976. The columns are set up with three obituaries to a page, at top listing of name, birth and death dates. The book is 244 pages, eight books in the index containing about 690 persons.
The price of the book is $60 plus S/H.
This is the 3rd book created from ACGS Aroostook Republican Notebook Collection. It has birthdays, family reunions and High School reunion pictures, along with 658 obituaries. The book is 204 pages 8 of which are index.
The price of the book is $60 plus S/H.
The 4th book was scanned from the original ACGS - Aroostook Republican Notebook collection. This book is all obituaries and one Erickson family reunion held in August of 1984. Book contains 855 names and is 308 pages, 10 of which are index.
The book is $60 plus S/H.
This is the 5th book in the ACGS - Aroostook Republican Notebook Series scanned and compiled into book format. It contains 3 columns per page and includes mostly obituaries, with 13 class reunion pictures, a WWII article, at least 3 family reunions, one wedding and the 75th year celebration of the Caribou Library. Each obituary has name, birth and death dates of person at top of column.
The book is 282 pages including a 10 page index at end. The price of the book is $60 plus S/H.