Welcome to the Taconnett Falls Genealogical Society website. Our purpose is to provide a suitable location for the collection, preservation, and use of our genealogical materials. Our desire is to stimulate interest in genealogy and assist any individual in the compilation of their personal genealogies and histories. Chapter meetings will be conducted monthly that will provide informative and helpful information from invited guest speakers and members.
Currently, the Tacconnett Falls Genealogy Library has over 260 linear feet of genealogical books and records on the shelves in the main room of the building with a total available space of about 308 linear feet. Another nearly 100 linear feet of shelf space is used in the center room. New books, records, and other resources are continually being added to this vast collection. Donations from private individuals are welcome.
This is a non-lending library and materials are not to be removed from the premises.
Included in this collection are numerous useful files and information such as:
- Over 22,000 obituaries filed alphabetically on index cards
- Three large binders of obits of Washington county
- 1600 pages (12×16) on both sides with an index to the 2001-2003 obits from:
Bangor Daily News
Central Maine Sentinel
Portland Sunday Telegram
- Thousands of card files on the families of Civil War veterans
- Many extensive special collections that were donated by members
- Town histories, records and reports from all over the state of Maine
- Many other items such as diaries, old photo collections, yearbooks, vital records, quarterlies and journals that have been purchased or donated to the collection
- For Franco-American, French-Canadian and Acadian research, the library has many Quebec records, northern Maine records and a CD containing some 250,000 Maine marriages made freely available to members by local genealogist and chapter member, Bob Chenard. His collection of records represents over 15 years of research. Also, the Jette reference work of early Quebec families and the Talbot series of 11 volumes of marriages by surname that cover Beauce, Dorchester, and Frontenac counties of Quebec as well as other helpful books in this category
- A Power Mac computer and a Windows computer complete with a printer
- Computer CDs with genealogical records available for research which include LDS records, US census records, and other computerized files
- A photocopier machine for use in the library for a small “per copy” fee