TL;DR -- Maine, scene of some early activity and part of Massachusetts for a long while, will be on our radar, for the most part.
One of the first groups that we ran into, after NSDAR, was OFFME (Order of the First Families of Maine) which had been founded in 2003. Perusing their Eligibility page was another learning experience. Early on, all of our work was focused on Essex County, MA and then extended out to other areas of Massachusetts and then New Hampshire. So, Maine was new territory. But, data seemed sparse, at least, that which was digitized at the time.
The most recently seen issue of the American Ancestors Magazine has a section on the 200th (1820 - 2020) of Maine. One article listed resources for learning about the area and its people. We started with the Old Kittery (Stackpole) book which represented a lot of research. It turns out, as most know, that this work was an example of efforts by researchers that happened throughout the whole area starting after the inception of the NEHGS.
- Ebenezer Gardner of Maine (2011) - descendant of son, Samuel, with an interesting story to tell plus property that is still extant.
- C. A. Flagg and his recognition of Dr. Frank (2020) - we ran across C.A. recently while researching a Maine Patriot; but, he was involved with The Massachusetts Magazine.
- Gardner Families and Maine (2018) - we mention two families that descended from Thomas and Margaret.
- Gardner's Beacon, Vol. III, No. 1 (2013) - we look at the Popham Colony that survived a Maine winter. Plus, they built a pinnace that sailed to Virginia and then to London. Imagine that (1607).
Remarks: Modified: 11/25/2021
11/25/2021 -- Maine, first Thanksgiving (see Remarks, 11/25/2021), 1607?