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*10 June 2008 -- The [http://pilot.familysearch.org FamilySearch Record Search] pilot added records from the 1850 U.S. Census for the state of Maine. This collection can be searched for free.
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*Maine was formed by glaciers in the Ice Age. The state covers 33,387 square miles which ranks it 39th in size among all states. Understanding the lay of the land can help you find records for your ancestors. The [[Maine Maps]] article provides more information about the state.
 
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=== '''Welcome to Maine, The Pine Tree State''' ===
 
  
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Many military records are found at the Family History Library, the National Archives, and other federal and state archives. The [[United States Military Records]] article provides more information about the federal records.
 
  
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<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 74%; float: left"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Maine|Maine]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Maine page,<br>the Pine Tree State{{/p}}[[Image:{{PorHeaLig}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
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*British fisherman permanently settled Maine '''''before''''' the Pilgrims in 1620
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*Maine was part of Massachusetts until the 1820 Missouri Compromise<ref name="Eichh">Alice Eichholz, ed., ''Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed.'' (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 269. ({{FHL|479190|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb}}). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55947869 WorldCat entry].</ref>
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*Numerous border, county, and name changes affected record keeping<ref name="Eichh" />
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*Maine has the most uneven quality of vital town records of New England<ref>Eichholz, 270.</ref>
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== Counties  ==
 
== Counties  ==
  
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'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. To see a '''larger''' version of the map, [[Maine Counties Map|click here]]. <center>{{MEimagemap2}}</center></div><div style="width: 147%; float: left">
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Cornwall County, Maine|Cornwall]]{{·}} [[Devonshire County, Maine|Devonshire]]{{·}} [[Dominion of New England]]{{·}} [[East County, Maine|East]]{{·}} [[Lincoln (old) County, Maine|Lincoln (old)]]{{·}} [[Massachusetts Bay Colony]]{{·}} [[New Ireland County, Maine|New Ireland]]{{·}} [[New Somerset County, Maine|New Somerset]]{{·}} [[West County, Maine|West]]{{·}} [[Yorkshire County, Maine|Yorkshire]]
  
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=== Major Repositories  ===
  
[[Cornwall County, Maine|Cornwall]] | [[East County, Maine|East]] | [[New Somerset County, Maine|New Somerset]] | [[West County, Maine|West]] | [[Yorkshire County, Maine|Yorkshire]]  
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[[Maine State Archives]]{{·}} [[Maine State Library]]{{·}} [[Maine Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Cutler Memorial Library (Farmington)]]{{·}} [[Univeristy of Maine at Orono|Folger Library, University of Maine at Orono]]{{·}} [[Allen County Public Library]]{{·}} [[New England Historic Genealogical Society]]{{·}} [[National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)]][[Image:Maine flag.png|right|150px|Maine flag.png]]  
  
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=== Migration Routes  ===
  
== Research Tools  ==
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[[Atlantic Coast Ports]]{{·}} Kennebec River{{·}} Merrimack River{{·}} Penobscot River{{·}} Saco River{{·}} Saint John River (Maine){{·}} [[Down East]]{{·}} [[Kennebunk Road]]{{·}} [[King's Highway]]
  
*Find which county a town is in, what town a cemetery is in, even where a postoffice or building is by using the United States Geographical Survey's [http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic Geographical Names Information System].
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=== Did you know?  ===
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Maine/ David Rumsey Map Collection] is a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~megenweb/ The Maine GenWeb Project] has a wealth of information and is a part of the larger [[USGenWeb|USGenWeb Project]]. [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project] provides internet information on every county in every state in the United States.  
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Maine was formed by glaciers in the Ice Age. The state covers 33,387 square miles which ranks it 39th in size among all states. Understanding the lay of the land can help you find records for your ancestors. The [[Maine Maps]] article provides more information about the state.  
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=== &nbsp;Research Tools  ===
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*The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~megenweb/ 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.  
 
*[http://www.mainegenealogy.net/ Maine Genealogy] offers databases, transcribed records, and a social network for Maine researchers.  
 
*[http://www.mainegenealogy.net/ Maine Genealogy] offers databases, transcribed records, and a social network for Maine researchers.  
*[http://www.mainehistory.org/ Maine Historical Society] provides information on the Society's holdings and events, and offers members-only access to online databases.
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/mainegenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Maine]  
*[http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/research/geneal.html Maine State Archives] provides many genealogical resources.
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*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Maine/ David Rumsey Map Collection] for Maine contains a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/US/Maine.pdf BYU Research Outline for Maine]
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== Things you can do  ==
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'''Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:'''
  
In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by:<br>
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*[[Maine Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Maine Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Maine Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Maine, Aroostook County Deed Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine, Aroostook County Deed Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Maine, Knox County Probate Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine, Knox County Probate Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
  
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=== Obtain additional help  ===
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/gethelp Call or chat with an experienced researcher]&nbsp;
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*[https://www.facebook.com/MaineGenealogyCommunity?fref=ts Join a Facebook Group]&nbsp;
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*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in Maine Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
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