Free2Work: End Human Trafficking and Slavery Maine Genealogical Society Home Publications & MGS Store Special Collections & MGS Store The Maine Genealogical Society has a collection of nearly 70 titles that have been published by the Society as part of our Special Collection series through our publisher, Picton Press. MGS Members can purchase these publications at a substantial discount off the retail price. To shop, select a category from the list to the left to begin browsing our various collection, or if you are looking to see if we have a particular title in stock, you can use the search feature of this page to find the title you are looking for. Click here to browse our current catalog of Special Publications on one page. Maine Families in 1790 The goal of the Maine Families in 1790 series is to document all of the families living in Maine at the time of the 1790 census. To date ten volumes have been published and these document nearly 2,500 families living in Maine in 1790. Learn more about Maine Families in 1790. The Maine Genealogist
Fair Trade: What is Fair Trade? What is Fair Trade? Fair Trade is a system of exchange that honors producers, communities, consumers, and the environment. It is a model for the global economy rooted in people-to-people connections, justice, and sustainability. When you make Fair Trade purchases you are supporting: A Fair Price for Products For Fair Trade Certified™ products, a base price for the commodity is set by the international Fair Trade Labeling Organization. cover the cost of production and a living wage to cover the basics of food, shelter, clothing, education, and medical care. Investment in People and Communities Many Fair Trade producer cooperatives and artisan collectives reinvest their revenues into strengthening their businesses and their communities. Environmental Sustainability Fair Trade farmers and artisans respect the natural habitat and are encouraged to engage in sustainable production methods. Direct Trade Learn about Fair Trade products and the farmers that produce them »
2014 Gates Annual Letter: Myths About Foreign Aid - Gates Foundation More and more, technology will help in the fight against corruption. The Internet is making it easier for citizens to know what their government should be delivering—like how much money their health clinic should get—so they can hold officials accountable. As public knowledge goes up, corruption goes down, and more money goes where it’s supposed to. Aid Dependence Another argument from critics is that aid holds back normal economic development, keeping countries dependent on generosity from outsiders. This argument makes several mistakes. Second, the “aid breeds dependency” argument misses all the countries that have graduated from being aid recipients, and focuses only on the most difficult remaining cases. Even in sub-Saharan Africa, the share of the economy that comes from aid is a third lower now than it was 20 years ago, while the total amount of aid to the region has doubled. Critics are right to say there is no definitive proof that aid drives economic growth.
MGS: ME Families in 1790 The goal of the Maine Families in 1790 series is to document all of the families living in Maine at the time of the 1790 census. The intent is to establish these families through accurate and well-documented summaries, providing a basis for further research. To date ten volumes have been published and these document nearly 2,500 families living in Maine in 1790. Not only has Maine Families in 1790 become one of the first sources to consult for Maine genealogical research, it has also allowed researchers to get in touch with the other persons working on the same families since the names of all submitters are published. Maine Families in 1790 is a project in which ALL Maine genealogists are encouraged are participate and share information. Maine Genealogical Society is now accepting families for Volume 11. Submissions of families may be made in any format, but please include as much of the following information listed below as possible. 2. 3. 4. 5. Mail to: Joseph C. Master Index
Fairtrade / Get clued up / Campaign / Home - CAFOD What is Fairtrade?Fairtrade is a simple way to make a difference by thinking carefully about our everyday choices. It’s about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for small-scale farmers. Farmers and producers in the developing world – and some closer to home – are often the ones who bear the costs and risks of trade, while global companies make the profits. Fairtrade products such as cocoa, sugar, fruit, cotton and thousands of other top quality goods have been bought by companies for sustainable prices. Why does CAFOD support Fairtrade? We believe we are all part of the global food system - which means we have the power to change it. Speak out for a fairer food system>>> What is Fairtrade Fortnight? It’s an ideal chance to look at what’s on our plates and think more carefully about the food we buy and who produces it. Find out more about the most recent Fairtrade Fortnight>>>
Child Labor in U.S. History - The Child Labor Education Project Breaker Boys Hughestown Borough Pa. Coal Co. Pittston, Pa. Photo: Lewis Hine Forms of child labor, including indentured servitude and child slavery, have existed throughout American history. Spinning Room Cornell Mill Fall River, Mass. In the early decades of the twentieth century, the numbers of child laborers in the U.S. peaked. Child Labor Reform and the U.S. 1832 New England unions condemn child labor The New England Association of Farmers, Mechanics and Other Workingmen resolve that “Children should not be allowed to labor in the factories from morning till night, without any time for healthy recreation and mental culture,” for it “endangers their . . . well-being and health” Women’s Trade Union League of New York 1836 Early trade unions propose state minimum age laws Union members at the National Trades’ Union Convention make the first formal, public proposal recommending that states establish minimum ages for factory work 1836 First state child labor law 1883 New York unions win state reform
Genealogical Books of ME New Books are in red highlight Other books available on request Written by Joseph Whipple and published in Bangor, Maine by Peter Edes 1916 102 pages- Contents: Acadie, Providence of Maine, District of Maine boundries, Territory, Climate, Face of the Country Soil, Growth, Productions, domestic and Native animals, birds, fish, minerals, manufactures,exports and Imports, Rivers, Alphabetical listing of all Maine Towns with date of incorporation and counties they are in. Reproduction- 8 ½ x 11 spiral bound book-$25.00 Transcribed from the original town records of Albion, Maine by Maureen Calnan Names: Abbott, Adams, Austin, Ayer, Bailey, Baker, Barton, Bessey, Bethel, Billings, Bolland, Braqckett, Bradstreet, Bragg, Bran, Brant, Broad, Brookins, Brown, Burnell, Burrill, Buxton,Bythe, Chalmers, Clark, Cole, Colley, Coombs, Crosby, Curtis, Damon, Danforth, Davis, Dexter, Doe, Donoho, Dow, Downs, Drake, Dudley, Ellis, Ewer, Fall, Alphabetical order.- $30.00 Written by John R. Stover, Sukeforth, St. Gov.
Slavery in the Chocolate Industry | Food Empowerment Project Chocolate is a product of the cacao bean, which grows primarily in the tropical climates of Western Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The cacao bean is more commonly referred to as cocoa, so that is the term that will be used throughout this article. Western African countries, mostly Ghana and the Ivory Coast, supply more than 70% of the world’s cocoa. The cocoa they grow and harvest is sold to a majority of chocolate companies, including the largest in the world. In recent years, a handful of organizations and journalists have exposed the widespread use of child labor, and in some cases slavery, on cocoa farms in Western Africa. Since then, the industry has become increasingly secretive, making it difficult for reporters to not only access farms where human rights violations still occur, but to then disseminate this information to the public. The Worst Forms of Child Labor Slavery Is Slave-free Chocolate Possible? Are the Labels on Chocolate Meaningful? Recommendations
Upper St. John River Valley FamilySearch Wiki: ME From FamilySearch Wiki United States Maine Welcome to the Maine page,the Pine Tree State Portland Head Light Station, ME. Most unique genealogical features:British fisherman permanently settled Maine before the Pilgrims in 1620 Maine was part of Massachusetts until the 1820 Missouri Compromise Numerous border, county, and name changes affected record keeping Maine has the most uneven quality of vital town records of New England Counties Click on the map below to go to a county page. Major Repositories Migration Routes Did you know? Maine was formed by glaciers in the Ice Age. Research Tools The Maine GenWeb Project provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links. Wiki articles describing these collections are found at: Obtain additional help Things you can do Below list some of the many tasks you can help with: i
University of Maine Books, pamphlets, state documents, and other forms of printed material provide extensive coverage of Maine's cities, towns, counties, and her people and institutions. These printed resources are complemented by a substantial body of original source materials. While the collections are largely Maine-related, some material pertaining to broader subject areas, such as maritime history, are also found in the department. Please look over our policies before coming to use the collection. A member of the Special Collections staff is available to assist researchers during all open hours. Fogler Library: Newspapers Newspapers on microfilm (yellow background) are located on the first floor in the Microforms area. All others (blue background) can be accessed through the Special Collections Department and must be requested one week in advance. Return to newspaper page Or view list arranged by title Return to top level page Home | Resources | Services | Search | Help | Site Map | Campus