About the Hancock County Genealogical Society

The Hancock County Genealogical Society was founded in 1986 in Hancock County, Maine to promote family history research among residents of Hancock County.  It has now expanded to a world-wide membership of people with Hancock County roots.

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Current Officers:
President: Ralph Harris (cvfd4208@msn.com)
Vice-President: (to be filled)
Membership: Charlene Clemons (hcgsmembership@yahoo.com)
Secretary: Charlene Clemons (hcgsmembership@yahoo.com)
Treasurer: Max Brenninkmeyer (brennmax@gmail.com)
Newsletter Editor: Wayne H. Smith (wayne@mrlanguage.com)
Webpage Editor:  Wayne H. Smith (wayne@mrlanguage.com)

14 thoughts on “About the Hancock County Genealogical Society

  1. I am looking for information on Nathaniel Smith & wife Phebe Fly Smith He was in Ellsworth around 1746 to 1805. They had about 11 children one of the last was my g.g.grandfather Aaron Smith. Nathaniel moved to Grand Manan Island, Ca. around 1805 & died there 1836. Aaron showed up in York Co. N.B. Ca. in 1810. I would like to put out a query for anyone who may have more info. on this family. I know the records were lost in the fire of 1935. Anything you could do would be greatly appreciated.
    Orlan Smith

  2. I’d like to find a picture of Lynch’s store that once stood at the boat landing in Fletcher’s Landing on Graham Lake. Would anyone be able to help me? Thank you, Nancy

  3. Hello,
    Do you do obituary look ups? If so, could you please send me request instructions?

    Thank you, Vicky Greig

    Searching for obit for:
    Jean Parnell (nee McCollum) DOB: 06/16/1929, DOD: 03/30/2006

  4. I am a volunteer with the historical society in Durango, Colorado. About 1875 Hancock resident Charles B Joy (1840-1914) came to Durango as a blacksmith. The cabin he built still stands on the grounds of the Animas Museum. He left Durango in 1904, was in a veterans’ hospital for a year and died in 1914. He is buried in Riverside Cemetery. We are trying to find out anything about how he came to move to Durango, or about his last 10 years.

    1. I have him in 1910 census in Weymouth, Mass. I have him admitted to Togus (Veteran’s home), 4 Oct., 1904 and discharged at his request 21 Nov. 1904. He left a widow but I don’t have her name. He died 21 Jan, 1911 in Boston. Cause of death was chronic myocarditis.

  5. I am looking for information about Noah Murch and Mary “May” Cousins as part of my research for membership in the Mayflower Society. Are there any members who are also descendants of these two individuals?

  6. I am looking for the parents of my 4X great-grandpa, William Shaw, who was born between 1765 & 1770 in Gouldsboro and died in 1830. He was married to Dolly Moore (1774-1830). Dolly’s parents were Joel and Rebecca (Weeks). Any information on the Shaw family in Maine would be great. Thanks.

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