- Hello! Would any of you know if the Old Broad Bay Family History Project is
still an on-going concern? My third cousin, Renee Seiders of Damariscotta,
was one of the founding members and the project was in conjunction with the
LDS. This was several years ago. I went on a day out that they sponsored
where we went into the woods and revealed old gravestones from the original
settlement and then a tour of the German Lutheran Church in Waldoboro which
they opened just for us and we could see our ancestors' original pews! My
emails to my cousin have not been answered so I'll write her land mail.
Although a native Mainer and doing genealogy for years, I have been living
in England for the past five years. Last summer when we visited Maine I
finally got the last of my stuff out of storage including my genealogy
material and local and family history books. What a relief to finally have
access to it again! Prior to that I had to make due with some photocopies
from the originals I had made and brought with me. Unfortunately, there was
nothing from the OBBFHP in my materials. I don't know if they were tossed
out or simply misplaced. Anyway, my primary German name is SEIDERS. That
was my grandmother's maiden name. They lived in South Bristol and nearby
towns. If anyone knows if the Old Broad Bay Family History Project still
exists or what happened to it, I'd be pleased to hear. I've been reading
with interest postings on this site for a while now. Thanks! - Jeanne
- Hello Jeanne,
I don't think the OBBFHA is too active anymore. I joined in 1998 in an
attempt to get information on John Frederick Pracht (Prock) and Susanna
Wagner whom I believe are my ggg grandparents but communication is at a
I received two issues of the "Bund und Blatt", the last being for Quarter 1 -
1999. Your third cousin, Renee, promised to get more current and have
another issue out by June 1999 but I never got one.
I have had very little luck in getting any of the officers of the OBBFHA to
respond to my inqueries. Mr. WW Whitaker has taken little interest in this
venture since his book was published in April 1998.
If you have any information on the Prachts(Procks) or Wagners, I'd appreciate
hearing from you.
(Now live in California but used to Summer at Sebago Lake as a kid)