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Guide to '''Maine ancestry, genealogy and family history''', birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military 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:'''''
 
 
*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>  
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*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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'''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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'''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]].  
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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 Colony]]{{·}} [[New Somerset County, Maine|New Somerset]]{{·}} [[West County, Maine|West]]{{·}} [[Yorkshire County, Maine|Yorkshire]]  
  
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
  
[[Maine State Archives]] (http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/) [[Maine State Library]] (http://www.maine.gov/msl/) [[Maine Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Cutler Memorial Library (Farmington)]]{{·}} [[Univeristy of Maine at Orono|Folger Library, University of Maine at Orono]] (http://library.umaine.edu/) [[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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[[Maine State Archives]]{{·}} [[Maine State Library]]{{·}} [[Maine Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Cutler Memorial Library (Farmington)]]{{·}} [[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]]{{·}} Kennebec 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]]{{·}} [[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.  
  
=== &nbsp;Research Tools  ===
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=== 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.  
 
*[http://www.mainegenealogy.net/ Maine Genealogy] offers databases, transcribed records, and a social network for Maine researchers.  
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/mainegenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Maine]
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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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'''Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:'''  
 
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*[[Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
*[[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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*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in Maine Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
  
 
=== Things you can do  ===
 
=== Things you can do  ===
  
Below list some of the many tasks you can help with: <br>
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Below list some of the many tasks you can help with: <br>  
  
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Guide to Maine ancestry, genealogy and family history, birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records