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}} <div style="width: 74%; padding-left: 1px; 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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<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:'''''  
 
*British fisherman permanently settled Maine '''''before''''' the Pilgrims in 1620  
 
*British fisherman permanently settled Maine '''''before''''' the Pilgrims in 1620  
 
*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>  
 
*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>  
 
*Numerous border, county, and name changes affected record keeping<ref name="Eichh" />  
 
*Numerous border, county, and name changes affected record keeping<ref name="Eichh" />  
 
*Maine has the most uneven quality of vital town records of New England<ref>Eichholz, 270.</ref>
 
*Maine has the most uneven quality of vital town records of New England<ref>Eichholz, 270.</ref>
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=== 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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'''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">
'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Cornwall County, Maine|Cornwall]] | [[Devonshire County, Maine|Devonshire]] | [[East County, Maine|East]] | [[New Somerset County, Maine|New Somerset]] | [[West County, Maine|West]] | [[Yorkshire County, Maine|Yorkshire]]  
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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]]  
  
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
  
[[Maine State Archives]]{{·}} [[Maine State Library]]{{·}} [[Maine Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Cutler Memorial Library (Farmington)]]{{·}} [[Univeristy of Maine at Orono]]{{·}} [[Allen County Public Library]]{{·}} [[New England Historic Genealogical Society]]{{·}} [[National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)]][[Image:Maine flag.png|right|150px]]  
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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]]  
  
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
 
=== Migration Routes  ===
  
Atlantic Coast Ports{{·}} Kenenbec River{{·}} Merrimack River{{·}} Penobscot River{{·}} Saco River{{·}} Saint John River (Maine){{·}} [[Down East]]{{·}} [[Kennebunk Road]]{{·}} [[King's Highway]]  
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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]]  
  
 
=== Did you know?  ===
 
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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.  
 
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.  
  
=== 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.  
 
*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.[[Image:Maine.png|right|180px]]
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*[http://www.mainegenealogy.net/ Maine Genealogy] offers databases, transcribed records, and a social network for Maine researchers.  
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/mainegenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Maine]
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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.
  
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*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in Maine Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
  
 
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  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[1]
  • Numerous border, county, and name changes affected record keeping[1]
  • Maine has the most uneven quality of vital town records of New England[2]
   How to Find Information about Maine Ancestors
 

1. Birth Information
2. Marriage Information
3. Death Information

Counties

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, click here.
York CountyCumberland CountyOxford CountyAndroscoggin CountySagadahoc CountyLincoln CountyKnox CountyKennebec CountyWaldo CountyHancock CountyWashington CountyPenobscot CountyFranklin CountySomerset CountyPiscataquis CountyAroostook CountyMaine-county-map.gif

Extinct or Renamed Counties:  Cornwall · Devonshire · Dominion of New England · East · Lincoln (old) · Massachusetts Bay Colony · New Ireland · New Somerset · West · Yorkshire

Major Repositories

Maine State Archives · Maine State Library · Maine Historical Society · Cutler Memorial Library (Farmington) · Folger Library, University of Maine at Orono · Allen County Public Library · New England Historic Genealogical Society · National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)
Maine flag.png

Migration Routes

Atlantic Coast Ports · Kennebec River · Merrimack River · Penobscot River · Saco River · Saint John River (Maine) · Down East · Kennebunk Road · King's Highway

Did you know?

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.

 Research Tools

Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:

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Obtain additional help

Things you can do

Below list some of the many tasks you can help with:


Wiki Volunteers Wanted

To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki click here:

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Alice Eichholz, ed., Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 269. (FHL Book 973 D27rb). WorldCat entry.
  2. Eichholz, 270.