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Joseph Crook Anderson II (b. New York, 1953) received his B.A. degree in Spanish from Middlebury College in 1975 and his M.B.A. degree in Finance from New York University in 1978. He worked for Texas Instruments for thirty-seven years before retiring in 2014, managing the investments of the company’s worldwide retirement plans. His love for genealogy stems from summer evenings spent sitting on his parents’ outdoor patio listening to his grandparents reminisce about the family. Since 1994, he has been the editor of The Maine Genealogist and editor of the Maine Genealogical Society’s focal Maine Families in 1790 project. Since 2000, he has been an editor of The American Genealogist and was recently named a Contributing Editor of Vermont Genealogy. His genealogical research and publications have been focused mainly on Maine, New England, and New York. He may be contacted at jca2nd@gmail.com, but does not take clients.

Bibliography

Books

Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 11 (Waterville, Maine: Maine Genealogical Society, 2015).

The Duttons of Glen Rock, Malden, Massachusetts: An Updated Account (Baltimore: Otter Bay Books, 2013).

Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 10 (Rockland, Maine: Picton Press, 2009).

Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 9 (Rockport, Maine: Picton Press, 2005).

Early Vital Records of Minot, Maine (Rockport, Maine: Picton Press, 2005).

Vital Records of Brunswick, Maine, 1740–1860, and the Forsaith Book of Brunswick Family Records, Compiled 1876–1880 by Jonathan W. Forsaith, Town Clerk (Rockport, Maine: Picton Press, 2004).

Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 8 (Rockport, Maine: Picton Press, 2003).

Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 7 (Rockport, Maine: Picton Press, 2001).

Records of the First and Second Churches of Berwick, Maine (Rockport, Maine: Picton Press, 1999).

Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 6 (Rockport, Maine: Picton Press, 1998).

York County, Maine Will Abstracts, 1800–1858 (Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1997).

Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 5 (Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1996

Maine Families in 1790, Vol. 4 (with Lois Ware Thurston) (Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1994).

Marriage Records of York County, Maine Prior to 1892 (with John E. Frost) (Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1993).

Vital Records of Berwick, South Berwick and North Berwick, Maine, to the Year 1892 (with John E. Frost) (Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1993).

Vital Records of Kittery, Maine to the Year 1892 (with Lois Ware Thurston) (Camden, Maine: Picton Press, 1991).

The Woodsum (Woodsome/Woodsom) Family in America (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1990).

Journal Articles

“The Families of Samuel and Nathaniel Cummings of Hallowell and Augusta, Maine,” The Maine Genealogist 38 (August 2016): 99–117, 38 (November 2016): 162–77.

“Vermonters in the California Gold Rush, El Dorado County, 1850,” Vermont Genealogy 21 (Fall 2016): 99–117.

“‘Inhabitants of Your Town Have Become Chargeable in This Town as Paupers’: The Family of Sylvia (Drew) (Hersey) (Ash) Severance,” The Maine Genealogist 38 (February 2016): 45-48.

“Hidden Gold in an Insolvent Probate: The Parentage of Jonas Bowman of Litchfield and Hallowell, Maine” (with Glenn D. Nasman), The Maine Genealogist 37 (May 2015): 67–74.

“The Parentage of Solomon Bray of Poland, Harrison, and Monson, Maine,” The Maine Genealogist 37 (February 2015): 35–44.

“The Family of Loring Plummer of Athens and Dover, Maine,” The Maine Genealogist 34 (November 2012): 186–89.

“The English Origin of Nathan1 Lord of Kittery, Maine: With an Account of the Conley Family of Cranbrook, Kent, England, and the Ancestry of Abraham1 Conley of Kittery” (with Priscilla Eaton), The American Genealogist 84 (April 2010): 81–94.

“The Samuel5 Bennett Family of Vermont; Essex, Cayuga, Niagara, and Erie Counties, New York; Indiana; and Michigan,” The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 138 (April 2007): 116–27.

“Anna (Andrews) (Milliken) (Milliken) Elden of Scarborough and Buxton, Maine: Her Three Husbands, Seven Children, and Twenty Stepchildren,” The Maine Genealogist 28 (February 2006): 3–15.

“Abraham Savage of Woolwich, Maine: One Man or Two? One Wife or Two?,” The Maine Genealogist 27 (August 2005): 120–25.

“A Lady Never Tells Her Age: The Strange Case of the Blair Twins of Woolwich and Bath, Maine,” The Maine Genealogist 27 (February 2005): 19–22.

“The Winn Family of Wells, Maine,” The Maine Genealogist 26 (August 2004): 116–30, (November 2004): 175–82, 27 (February 2005): 33–46, (May 2005): 78–94.

“Early Death Records of Brunswick, Maine: Recorded in the First Volume of Brunswick Records,” The Maine Genealogist 25 (August 2003): 121–22.

“The Paul Huston Family of Westbrook, Maine, Incredible Documents Series, Part 3” (with Clayton R. Adams), The Maine Genealogist 24 (August 2002): 99–110.

“Portland, Maine, Deaths: Recorded 1814–1832,” The Maine Genealogist 24 (May 2002): 85–94, (August 2002): 135–42, (November 2002): 186–90.

“The Minister’s Daughter and the Brigadier General: The Parentage of James Codman of Portland and Gorham, Maine,” The Maine Genealogist 23 (November 2001): 165–68.

“Abraham Southard alias Serote of Maine” (with Frank C. Morrone), The American Genealogist 76 (August 2001): 161–72.

“Identifying Widow Jane Pattee, Second Wife of Thomas Patten of Topsham, Maine,” The Maine Genealogist 22 (February 2000): 37–40.

“Abigail, Wife of Daniel Libby of Berwick, Maine,” The Maine Genealogist 21 (August 1999): 135–39.

“Death Records of Machias, Maine, 1797–1812,” The Maine Genealogist 21 (February 1999): 33–35.

“York County Warnings Out 1722–1760,” The Maine Genealogist 20 (August 1998): 125–32.

“Beware the Trap! The Case of Margaret, Second Wife of Benaiah Hanscom of Saco,” The Maine Genealogist 20 (May 1998): 69–75.

“Evaluating Secondary Sources: A Jordan Family Case Study” (with Lois Ware Thurston), The Maine Genealogist 20 (February 1998): 27–32.

“When Primary Sources Err: The Case of John Remick and Mary Wilson of Kittery,” The Maine Genealogist 19 (November 1997): 168–70.

“The Parentage of Jacob Eames of Belfast and Swanville, Maine: Lifting the Veil of Secrecy” (with Beatrice Kay Reynolds), The Maine Genealogist 19 (May 1997): 75–83.

“The Maine 1790 Federal Census . . . Or Was It Really the 1791 Census?” The Maine Genealogist 19 (February 1997): 17–21.

“The Bizarre Will of John Wadlin: Or How Many Primary Sources Does it Take to Prove a Point?” The Maine Genealogist 18 (August 1996): 113–115.

“An Historical Sketch of the Old Town of Pownalborough,” The Maine Genealogist 18 (February 1996): 3–8.

“Saints and Sinners: Exploring Congregational Church Records,” The Maine Genealogist 17 (August 1995): 84–91.

“Widowed Mothers, Metes and Bounds, Marks and Dowers, Witnesses and Executions: Getting the Most out of Deed Research,” The Maine Genealogist 17 (May 1995): 31–36.

“Eleven Thomas Abbotts of Berwick, Maine, and Vicinity,” The American Genealogist 70 (April 1995): 85–95.

“Early Congregational Church Records in Maine: Location of Original Records and Transcripts” (with Lois Ware Thurston), The Maine Genealogist 16 (May 1994): 47–49; 16 (August 1994): 72–76.

“The Family of Thomas and Mary (Legro) Abbott of Berwick, Maine,” York County [Maine] Genealogical Society Journal 9 (April 1994): 10–22.

“Family Reconstruction Using Pre-1850 Census Returns: A Working Example,” The Maine Genealogist 16 (February 1994): 19–25.

“The Yeatons of York County, Maine,” York County [Maine] Genealogical Society Journal 8 (July 1993): 44–54.

“Mary3 Nason, Wife of William4 Chadbourne of Berwick, Maine,” The American Genealogist 68 (April 1993): 106–12.

“The Randalls of North Berwick,” York County [Maine] Genealogical Society Journal 8 (April 1993): 30–42.

“The Parentage of Sarah4 Preble, Wife of Jeremiah4 Weare of York, Maine,” The Maine Genealogist 15 (February 1993): 3–6.

“John Boget is John Bennett, Thanks to Computer-Assisted Research,” The Maine Genealogist 14 (August 1992): 70.

“The Hearl/Earl Family of Berwick, Maine,” York County [Maine] Genealogical Society Journal 7 (July 1992): 10–20; 7 (October 1992): 11–22 ; 8 (January 1993): 6–17.

“The Keay Family of Berwick, Maine,” York County [Maine] Genealogical Society Journal 7 (April 1992): 3–17.

“The Hamiltons of Lisbon, Wales and Webster, Maine,” The Maine Genealogist 14 (February 1992): 3–6; 14 (May 1992): 31–38.

“Too Many William Hearls,” The Maine Genealogist 13 (November 1991): 91–95.

“The Children of Jonas and Charity Hamilton of Berwick, Maine,” The Maine Genealogist 13 (August 1991): 59–63.

“Gabriel Hamilton of Berwick, Pownalborough and Great Pond Plantation,” The Maine Genealogist, 13 (February 1991): 4–8; 13 (May 1991): 31–35.

“The Search for the Parentage of John D. Woodsum,” The Maine Seine 12 (February 1990): 12–16.