Tales of the Early Ulster-Scots of Maine

Tales of the Early Ulster-Scots of Maine

Date: Sun. 12 Mar, 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Duration: 1 Hour

The next monthly meeting of the Pejepscot Genealogical Society (PGS) will be held in the Morrell Meeting Room of the Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Maine on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 2 pm. Guest speaker John Mann is Chairman of the Maine Ulster-Scots Project, whose mission is to save and share the stories of the Ulster-Scots who came to Maine 300 years ago. They came from Ulster County in northern Ireland in the 18th century with hopes of owning land, but then struggled to "keep" it. Family accounts tell of homesteads raided or burned by native peoples and of family members being killed, scalped or kidnapped and taken to Canada for trade. Many Ulster-Scot families persevered, however, and their descendants continue to thrive in the area! Mr. Mann descends from one of these families and has authored a book titled “Ulster-Scots on the Coast of Maine, Volume 1, The Means Massacre, Background & Location.” Join us to hear more about these early settlers.

Everyone is invited to join to the group with a brief social period before and after the speaker. A business meeting will follow.

For more information contact John Webster, PGS President at (207) 833-5430.

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