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.
The towns of Piscataquis County include: Abbot, Atkinson, Blanchard, Bowerbank, Brownville, Dover-Foxcroft (the Shiretown), Greenville, Guilford, Milo, Monson, Parkman, Sangerville, Sebec, Shirley, Wellington and Willimantic, among others.
Wassebec Genealogical Society, a chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society, is dedicated to preserving the heritage and roots of Piscataquis County. This Chapter promotes the preservation of genealogical data and, through its outreach and educational activities, encourages the love of genealogy.
The Society meets bi-monthly at the Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft unless otherwise advertised in local media. Each meeting offers a chance to network with other genealogists and a program of interest to researchers and the general public is given.