I enjoy the mystery of genealogy. I am currently working on the Mitchell family on my father's mother's side, they went from Maine to Iowa/South Dakota and then back to New York State (Finger Lakes area), where I live. I recently posted my first pictures!
Hamlin Cemetery My great-grandmother is Frieda Schuster who is also buried there. She's the reason Hamlin Cemetery is on Findagrave. I drove to North Dakota several years back to try to find the cemetery and her grave, uncertain that I'd find either. Hamlin Cemetery seemed to be unknown outside the immediate neighborhood.
My great-grandparents went to North Dakota to homestead. Frieda died giving birth to my grandmother who was sent the following spring back to Missouri to be raised by her grandparents. Her father stayed in North Dakota a few more years before moving to Milwaukee and going into the tobacco business with his brother.
I'd be pleased to add any information to the memorials of your ancestors that you'd be willing to share.
William Mitchell Just wanted to give you a heads up I found an obit that listed his date of death. I have posted it on the West Leeds memorial. I can do updates if you send me edits and something that tells me where I can do the source. I also have the birth date as about 1798 in Bath, but I do not know the source of this... no record, I think. I am very responsive about updates, but I need to be able to document them. -- Amy
RE: Mitchell I mainly work with what is available online, though am sometimes able to add in some local angles. I looked on ancestry, as I am sure you have. I have James son of Catherine, who later married Charles Keith. Not Shaw, she died before he did, so not sure where Shaw comes in. Charles was a widower, interesting that James did not live with them in 1860. He didn't seem to stick around in Leeds for long. James Mitchell in other places in Maine, may be same guy. James married about 1883 to a woman born in midwest, so he went west before that date. I have no additional information.
The 1873 atlas shows the house that used to belong to Sherm Mitchell as owned by either a Carver or Ramsdell... hard to tell, as two houses on map are close. His sister is still living, saw her when I stopped in at a yard sale this summer. I live near them.
As for newspapers, only what is on genealogybank. Not much.
I did memorials for thee cemeteries in town, and am gradually posting material. Researching stones is more interesting than evening TV.