Maine Genealogical Society

Wassebec Header

Wassebec Genealogical Society

Welcome! The Wassebec Genealogical Society, a chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society, is dedicated to preserving the heritage and roots of Piscataquis County. The Chapter promotes the preservation of genealogical data and, through its outreach and educational activities, encourages a love of genealogy.

The Society is open to all with an interest in Piscataquis County or genealogy in general and welcomes visitors to its meetings and programs.

Join Us For A Meeting…

For more information about meetings and other events sponsored by our chapter, see the “Upcoming Events” page.

About Us

Piscataquis is Maine’s second largest county and was incorporated in 1838.  It was set off from Penobscot County and a small portion of Somerset County.  It has been called the “County of the Lakes” in honor of the beauty of its many ponds,  lakes, streams and rivers.  The people of Piscataquis County came from across the globe including England, Wales, France, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Italy, and Lithuania to name a few.

Read more: About Us


Article I – Name

The name of this society shall be Wassebec Genealogical Society, a chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society.

Article II – Purpose

The purposes of the chapter are to collect, exchange, preserve, and publish genealogical records, related documents and information, and to promote and encourage interest and scholarship in genealogy and family history in Piscataquis County and neighboring communities. These purposes are limited to those specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

Read more: Bylaws


We invite any who are interested to join our group.  We meet 4-5 times a year on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m.  at the Thompson Free Library in Dover Foxcroft.  For more information, contact Estella Bennett at or

Read more: Membership


Links Related to Piscataquis County:

  • Dexter Historical Society

    Abbott Museum, 12 Church Street, Dexter, ME  04930

    (207) 924-5721


Read more: Research

Research Help

Member Volunteers

Estella "Tootie" Bennett will do research.  Click on her name to e-mail her directly with your requests.

  • Estella “Tootie” Bennett
    Officer of the Monson Historical Society, will assist with research on Finnish and Swedish immigrants to the Monson, Maine, area, as well as other Monson settlers.  No fee, but a donation to the Monson Historical Society would be appreciated.


Find us on Facebook – Wassabec Genealogy Society

For more information, contact Estella Bennett at

We will leave the queries up for four months then take them down. They will be saved to hard copy so we can look back at them.  Please understand that your queries are very important to us and we will keep trying to find you the information you are looking for.


Welcome! To login for the first time, please select the Forgot Password link and change your password first.

Your Shopping Cart

The cart is empty