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The Caribou Maine Family History Center services all patrons who live in the Northern Maine and Western New Brunswick areas. We also serve patrons who live elsewhere and may need help in locating information for ancestors who lived in this area. We welcome beginners and advanced researchers, offer free help and guidance, and enjoy all aspects of genealogy.
Center Contacts and Hours
Location & Map:
- 67 Paris Snow, Caribou, Maine 04736. The liibrary is located inside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building and is open to all community patrons.
- Location on map: Caribou Maine Family History Center
Open Hours: Thursday evenings 6- 9 pm; Saturday 10 am - 2 pm, and by appointment. Call Salena Ball Ashton, director, for further information at 207-492-0644.
Holiday Schedule: Open during holidays.
Calendar and Events
Staff Training Meetings
- Family History Library Catalog: This center has the ability to order any of the films and fiche available through the Family History Library Catalog.
Databases and Software
- We specialize in French Canadian, Acadian, and Northern Maine records not currently available on the Internet.
- 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.Hardware and Equipment
- Computers, Internet, microfilm and microfiche readers, trained staff.
Staff Research Specialties
Nearly all of our staff members have decades of research experience. Two staff members are professional genealogists and have several years' experience in teaching classes. Dennis Prue specializes in the following localities: Maine and New England, Acadian and St. John Valley, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, and other parts of Canada. He is fluent in French. Salena Ashton, the current director, specializes in Southwestern US and Mexican research and is fluent in Spanish. <fck:hr>
Resources in the Local Area
Several of our on-site resources are not currently available online or microfilmed. These include collections of marriage and other llocal church records, local cemetery compilations, and local histories. Several collections of family histories, pedigrees and other genealogical compilations have been put together on families that have lived in Northern Maine and New Brunswick for generations. <fck:hr>
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