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The following archives, libraries, and societies have collections or services helpful to researchers. Since [[Maine|Maine]] was part of [[Massachusetts|Massachusetts]] until 1819, some records in Massachusetts have information about people living in Maine before 1819. See:
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[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine|Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Maine Archives and Libraries'''
  
'''Maine State Archives<br>'''State House Station 84<br>Augusta, ME 04333-0084<br>Telephone: 207-287-5795<br>Fax: 207-289-5739<br>Internet: http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/
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The following archives and libraries have collections or services helpful to researchers. One point to remember is that Maine was part of [[Massachusetts|Massachusetts]] until 1819, and so some records in Massachusetts have information about people living in Maine before that date.  
  
A useful guide to municipal and county records is:
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=== Archives  ===
  
''Public Record Repositories in Maine''. 1976. Augusta, Maine: Maine State Archives, 1976. (Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=124862&disp=Public+record+repositories+in+Maine++ book 974.1 A3m] 1976; [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=289410&disp=Public+record+repositories+in+Maine++ film 1036235 item 6]; 1972 edition on [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=124862&disp=Public+record+repositories+in+Maine++ film 928040 item 4; fiche 6051251]).
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*[http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/ Maine State Archives]<br>State House Station 84<br>Augusta, ME 04333-0084<br>Telephone: 207-287-5795<br>Fax: 207-289-5739
  
'''National Archives—Northeast Region<br>'''380 Trapelo Road<br>Waltham, MA 02154<br>Telephone: 617-647-8100<br>Fax: 617-647-8460 <br>Internet: http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/
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:A wiki article describing this collection is found at [[Maine State Archive Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine State Archive Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
'''Maine Historical Society<br>'''485 Congress Street<br>Portland, ME 04101<br>Telephone: 207-774-1822<br>Fax: 207-775-4301<br>Internet: http://www.mainehistory.org/
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*[http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/ National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)]<br>380 Trapelo Road<br>Waltham, MA 02154<br>Telephone: 617-647-8100<br>Fax: 617-647-8460
  
'''Maine Genealogical Society<br>'''P.O. Box 221<br>Farmington, ME 04938-0221<br>Maine State Library<br>State House Station #64<br>Augusta ME 04333<br>Telephone 207-289-5600<br>Fax 207-287-5615 <br>Internet: http://www.rootsweb.com/~megs/index.htm
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*[http://www.archives.gov/northeast/pittsfield/ National Archives—Northeast Region (Pittsfield)]<br>10 Conte Drive<br>Pittsfield, MA 01201-8230<br>Telephone: 413-236-3600<br>Fax: 413-236-3609
  
'''New England Historic Genealogical Society<br>'''101 Newbury Street<br>Boston, MA 02116-3007<br>Telephone: 617-536-5740, 1-888-286-3447<br>Membership Department: 888-286-3447<br>Fax: 617-536-7307 <br>Internet: http://www.newenglandancestors.org/
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=== Libraries  ===
  
'''Bangor Public Library<br>'''145 Harlow Street<br>Bangor, ME 04401<br>Telephone: 207-947-8336<br>Fax 207-945-6694 <br>Internet: http://www.bpl.lib.me.us/
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*[http://www.bpl.lib.me.us Bangor Public Library]<br>145 Harlow Street<br>Bangor, ME 04401<br>Telephone: 207-947-8336<br>Fax 207-945-6694
  
'''University of Maine at Orono<br>'''Raymond H. Fogler Library, Special Collections<br>P.O. Box 5729<br>Orono, ME 04469-5729<br>Telephone: 207-581-1686<br>Fax: 207-581-1653 <br>Internet: http://www.umaine.edu/
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*[http://www.umaine.edu University of Maine at Orono]<br>Raymond H. Fogler Library, Special Collections<br>P.O. Box 5729<br>Orono, ME 04469-5729<br>Telephone: 207-581-1686<br>Fax: 207-581-1653
  
'''Family History Library'''<br>35 N. West Temple St.<br>Salt Lake City, UT 84150<br>Telephone: 1-866-406-1830<br>Internet: http://www.familysearch.org
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=== Reference Book  ===
  
=== Computer Networks and Bulletin Boards  ===
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''Public Record Repositories in Maine''. 1976. Augusta, Maine: Maine State Archives, 1976. {{FHL|124862|item|disp=FHL book 974.1 A3m}}; {{FHL|289410|item|disp=FHL film 1036235 item 6}}; {{FHL|124862|item|disp=FHL film 928040 item 4; fiche 6051251.}}
  
Computers with modems are important tools for obtaining information from selected archives and libraries. In a way, computer networks themselves serve as a library. The Internet, certain computer bulletin boards, and commercial on-line services help family history researchers:
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=== Maine Online Collections  ===
  
*Locate other researchers
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{{MEDCleft}}{{DCfollowup}}
*Post queries
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*Send and receive E-mail
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*Search large databases
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*Search computer libraries
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*Join in computer chat and lecture sessions
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You can find computerized research tips and information about ancestors from Maine in a variety of sources at local, state, national, and international levels. The list of sources is growing rapidly. Most of the information is available at no cost. Addresses on the Internet are subject to frequent changes. The following sites are important gateways linking you to many more network and bulletin board sites:
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
=== USGenWeb  ===
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-ME-NDX.html D'Addezio - Maine Societies]
  
*http://www.usgenweb.com/
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*[http://www.geneasearch.com/societies/socme.htm GeneaSearch - Maine Genealogical and Historical Societies]
  
A cooperative effort by many volunteers to list genealogical databases, libraries, bulletin boards, and other resources available on the Internet for each county, state, and country.
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*[http://www.usgennet.org/socadmin/me.html Usgennet.org - on-line Historical and Genealogical Societies of Maine]
  
=== Roots-L  ===
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'''A wiiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''<br>
  
*http://www.rootsweb.com/roots-l/usa/
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[[Maine State Archive Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine State Archive Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)<br>]]
  
A useful list of sites and resources. Includes a large, regularly updated research coordination list.  
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For further details about using computer networks, bulletin boards, and news groups for family history research, see the United States Research Outline, 2nd ed., "[[United States Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]" section.
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United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png Maine Archives and Libraries

The following archives and libraries have collections or services helpful to researchers. One point to remember is that Maine was part of Massachusetts until 1819, and so some records in Massachusetts have information about people living in Maine before that date.

Contents

Archives

  • Maine State Archives
    State House Station 84
    Augusta, ME 04333-0084
    Telephone: 207-287-5795
    Fax: 207-289-5739
A wiki article describing this collection is found at Maine State Archive Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)

Libraries

  • University of Maine at Orono
    Raymond H. Fogler Library, Special Collections
    P.O. Box 5729
    Orono, ME 04469-5729
    Telephone: 207-581-1686
    Fax: 207-581-1653

Reference Book

Public Record Repositories in Maine. 1976. Augusta, Maine: Maine State Archives, 1976. FHL book 974.1 A3m; FHL film 1036235 item 6; FHL film 928040 item 4; fiche 6051251.

Maine Online Collections

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Online Records
links to online databases and indexes that may include vital records, biographies, cemeteries, censuses, histories, immigration records, land records, maps, military records, naturalizations, newspapers, obituaries, or probate records.

Web Sites

A wiiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Maine State Archive Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)