Help Maintain This Site - Message
This site is not here because I have to do it, rather it is a labor of love and, on occasion, frustration. There are no fees and there is no advertising to help cover hosting and internet costs, software, research fees, or memberships in various organizations such as Ancestry or New England Ancestors among others.

Up front, if you think I have helped you, please consider contributing if you can. No contribution - no matter how small  - is too small and every little bit helps.  Thankfully I continue to be able to support the running costs which alone, as a point of information, amount to about $1,000 per year.

If donations are out of the question, there are other ways to help!   Consider, for example, linking to  your own website (if you have one); telling your friends and family who are interested in family history about the site (use the "refer this site" section to make it easy), coming back often to see what's changed, and of course getting involved.
Just few things you can do to help without donating financially:
Add Your Family - by email, phone calls, letter writing, and directly through the database of our families.
Submit stories of your family and your ancestors -
Did they do something unique, did they tell you about their lives, just stories are always good.
Provide source documentation - many items are not currently sourced. 
If you have documentation supporting any of our families, won’t you please consider scanning it and sending it to me?
Send Photos - It's always good to have photos with names. 
While they are not published with the database, when I send you family reports, the photos and stories are there.

How about Amazon?  Do you shop there?  You can take advantage of Amazon SMILE and help a charity. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.

If you don't shop Amazon Smile already, simply go to (or click logo to the left) from your web browser on your computer or mobile device. You can choose a charitable organization from there. 

I would like to suggest the Maine Franco-American Genealogical Society (click logo to the right) in Lewiston, ME.  I'm a member but I don't benefit from this except that your donations avail the society of more resources for genealogical research, especially for Franco-Americans in New England and Québec. I know your contribution would be helpful and appreciated.

At the end of the day, it's nice to think that there are people out there who find this stuff useful or even that I have actually helped someone with their family search.  It is always reassuring to receive emails from people to thank me for my work...this is what keeps me going...along with the fact that I do enjoy it. 

With that said, if you’d like to make a donation now, or in the future, to support these efforts and, you can use PayPal to make it fast and easy.

PayPal members can pay directly from their checking accounts or credit cards by “sending money” using PayPal interface.  Non-PayPal members can still pay with a credit card and PayPal does NOT require you to sign up for a PayPal account. Many merchants accept payments using PayPal so it's not a bad thing to have an account.  Either way, it’s convenient and it will help keep this site on it's feet and growing.

To get started, just click on the button below…
at least as far as I know

If the transaction cancels before it's complete:  You will be directed back to this page.
If the transaction completes:  You will be directed to the home page of  Thanks for helping!
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