Maine Genealogy

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=== Things you can do  ===
=== Things you can do  ===

Revision as of 21:20, 22 August 2011

Maine Genealogical Society News and Events
Maine Topics
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]


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 | East | New Somerset | West | Yorkshire

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)
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Migration Routes

Atlantic Coast Ports · Kenenbec 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

  • The 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.
  • Maine Genealogy offers databases, transcribed records, and a social network for Maine researchers.


FamilySearch Historical Record Collections

Online collections containing these records are located in

Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:

Things you can do

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


  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.