I have already spoken of the fact that although I am a Jersey boy, I have zero New Jersey ancestry. In fact, other than my presence on the 1970 and 1980 U.S. censuses, there will be no governmental tie for me to N.J. [I was born in N.Y.].
So, too, my mother is a Mainer, and I consider myself half-Mainer too. I went to college there, and have spent endless amounts of vacations and holidays there. However, I have no known colonial Maine ancestry. My mother's ancestors came to Maine as follows:
The Stacks from Ireland by way of New Brunswick ca. 1851.
The Pratts from Nova Scotia ca. 1877.
The Quigleys from New Brunswick ca. 1886.
The Smiths from New Brunswick ca. 1885.
The Kinmonds from Scotland in 1887.
The Pinkhams from New Hampshire between 1900 and 1903.
That is why I was rather excited that Deborah (--) Wallis was born in Kittery, Maine in the 1740s. In any case, I knew all of the above, but was unsure of the Pinhkams. Certainly my great-grandfather married in 1903 in Maine, but when did he move? So I looked him up in the 1900 census and began a series of little research discoveries. To be continued.