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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
Visitor Services Representative

Walsh History Center, Camden Public Library, Maine

The town of Camden is located in Knox County, on the Maine coast. Through its Walsh History Center, the Camden Public Library has made local history and genealogy resources available on its website. There are links to these resources on the homepage.

 

Local Histories and Photo Galleries
Researchers will find brief local histories for the towns of Camden, Rockport, and Lincolnville on the site. You will also find a collection of photographs containing images of scenes in these towns under the Photo Galleries link.

 

Oral Histories
The Walsh History Center has collected the oral histories of several long-time residents of the Camden, Rockport, and Lincolnville areas and made them available through the library’s Oral History Program. At present one of these “living histories” has been made available on the library’s website.

 

Cemetery Database
Click on the Cemetery Database link to open the search page. Click on Find in the blue banner to begin your search. Enter the information about the individual for whom you are looking in the boxes in the first row of the table. The data fields are the same as the search fields, which include first name, last name, date of birth, date of death, cemetery name, and notes. The notes field includes information such as parents’ names and spouse’s name. There is also an advanced search option with additional search fields, such as birthplace, occupation, and affiliation (fireman, Mason, veteran). Click on the magnifying glass at the end of the row to view a detailed record.

 

Vital Records Database, Augusta-Richmond County Public Library, Georgia

Augusta, also known as Augusta–Richmond County, is a consolidated city located along the Savannah River. The vital records database is an index to births, marriages, deaths and other announcements published in the Augusta area newspapers, including the Augusta Chronicle and Augusta Herald. The index covers the period from 1982 through the present. Some records from 1981 have also been included. According to the website, the database is updated weekly. The database can be searched by name, spouse’s name, event type, event date, source, and source date. The data fields in the index include name, spouse’s name, event abbreviation, event date, newspaper date, newspaper page and column information, and newspaper name. Click on the print link to print a specific record.


Posted by Jean Powers at 08/08/2011 07:05:00 AM | 


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