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*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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== 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">
 
'''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?  ===
 
=== 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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=== &nbsp;Research Tools  ===
  
 
*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.
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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.
  
 
'''Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:'''  
 
'''Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:'''  
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*[[Maine Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Maine Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Maine Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
 
*[[Maine Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Maine,_Aroostook_County_Deed_Books_(FamilySearch_Historical_Records)|Maine, Aroostook County Deed Books (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]]
  
 
=== Things you can do  ===
 
=== Things you can do  ===
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Below list some of the many tasks you can help with: <br>  
 
Below list some of the many tasks you can help with: <br>  
  
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[[Category:Maine]] [[Category:States_of_the_United_States]]
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