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The Bangor Family History Center serves Bangor, Maine, and surrounding areas, and is open to the public with no admission charge.


Center Contacts and Hours

Location Map:


  • 639 Grandview Ave Bangor ME United States.
  • The Family History Center is located on the right side in the back wing of the building.
  • The words Family History Center are posted above the wing where the entrance is located.
  • Please ring the buzzer (to the left of the door) for access.
  • Language:English


  • (207) 942-7677, press 2 for the Family History Center when prompted


Open Hours:

  • Tuesday:10:00am-2:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wednesday:10:00am-2:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thursday:10:00am-2:00pm and 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Saturday:10:00am-2:00pm

Holiday Schedule:

Closed snow-days (at least when Bangor schools are closed), holidays and holiday weekends, General Conference weekends (1st Saturday in April and October). We will be closed May 23 for Memorial Day weekend.

Calendar and Events

Upcoming Events

Class Schedule

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 6 pm - monthly meeting of the Penobscot County Genealogical Society: "Joining Lineage Societies", presented by Sonia and Wayne Mallar.
  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 6 pm - Monthly meeting of the Penobscot County Genealogical Society: "Finding Your Swedish Roots", presented by Bill Macomber.
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 6 pm - monthly meeting of the Penobscot County Genealogical Society.
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 6 pm - monthly meeting of the Penobscot County Genealogical Society: "Brick Walls, Questions and Quandaries: Discussions and Open Research.
  • Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 9 am - 3 pm - Bangor Family History Fair.

Check out the online FamilySearch Research Courses at Link
Please email suggestions/requests for specific classes in Bangor.

Staff Training Meetings

One on one as requested by the Staff Member.

Center Resources


  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Books, over 1,430 microfilms, and over 580 fiche sets, primarily for Maine and other New England states. A smattering of books regarding other states. Some Canadian, British, and German films and books.

Databases and Software

  • FHC Portal This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.
  • Currently, these websites include 19th Century British Library Newspaper Digital Archive, Access Newspaper Archive, Alexander Street Press - The American Civil War,, ArkivDigital Online, Find My Past, Fold3 (formerly Footnote), Legacy Stories, Paper Trail, and World Vital Records.

Hardware and Equipment

  • 7 computers and 3 printers (one of the printers can copy to a pdf or jpg file)
  • 4 microfilm readers, equipped with monopods for mounting a digital camera to take pictures of film images (Note: Patrons may use their own camera or the FHC camera)
  • 1 digital camera and Kingston card reader to transfer images (Note: Patrons should bring a USB or thumb drive to receive the images)
  • 4 microfiche readers

Center Services

Staff Research Specialties

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Resources in the Local Area

Bangor Public Library: Link
Fogler Library, University of Maine, Orono: Link
Penobscot Maritime Museum, Searsport: Link
Maine State Archives, Augusta: Link
Maine State Library, Augusta: Link
Maine State Museum, Augusta: Link


Online Film Ordering: Link
Online Catalog for the University of Maine System Libraries, Bangor Public Library, Maine State Library, and Maine State Archives is called URSUS, which is available at Link
FamilySearch Research Wiki article for Maine: Maine Genealogy

Volunteer at the Center

We appreciate everyone who comes to help.
Please email (see above for our email address) if you are interested in helping.


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