Maine Biography

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Biographies provide useful genealogical information such as a person’s birth date and place; names of family members, including maiden names; education; occupation; and social, political, and religious affiliation. They may also contain a physical description of the person, previous residences, and immigration information. Biographies are the product of family knowledge or previous research about early settlers and prominent citizens of a state, county, or town. Local histories may contain biographical sketches of lesser-known people.  
 
Biographies provide useful genealogical information such as a person’s birth date and place; names of family members, including maiden names; education; occupation; and social, political, and religious affiliation. They may also contain a physical description of the person, previous residences, and immigration information. Biographies are the product of family knowledge or previous research about early settlers and prominent citizens of a state, county, or town. Local histories may contain biographical sketches of lesser-known people.  
  
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There are many published biographies of [[Maine|Maine]] residents at the Maine Historical Society. The Maine State Library also collects biographical materials.  
 
There are many published biographies of [[Maine|Maine]] residents at the Maine Historical Society. The Maine State Library also collects biographical materials.  
  
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Herdon, Richard, et al. ''Men of Progress: Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Leaders in Business and Professional Life in and of the State of Maine''. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Magazine, 1897. (Family History Library {{FHL|187240|title-id|disp=book 974.1 D3m; film 1000057 item 2}}).  
 
Herdon, Richard, et al. ''Men of Progress: Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Leaders in Business and Professional Life in and of the State of Maine''. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Magazine, 1897. (Family History Library {{FHL|187240|title-id|disp=book 974.1 D3m; film 1000057 item 2}}).  
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===Collections Online===
  
 
*http://www.mainehistory.org/  
 
*http://www.mainehistory.org/  
 
*http://www.maine.gov/msl/services/reference/gen_resources.htm  
 
*http://www.maine.gov/msl/services/reference/gen_resources.htm  
 
*http://geneasearch.com/biography/states/maine.htm  
 
*http://geneasearch.com/biography/states/maine.htm  
*http://www.pa-roots.org/data/index.php?1204
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*PA Roots sponsers a biographical site where individuals write stories and registers users write comments.http://www.pa-roots.org/data/index.php?1204
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=== Additional Sources ===
  
===Additional Sources===
 
 
See the [[United States Biographies|United States Biographies]] for information on nationwide biographical collections. See also the "[[Maine History|History]]" and "[[Maine Genealogy|Genealogy]]" sections for additional sources. You may wish to explore biography, history and genealogy sections in the wiki at county levels also.  
 
See the [[United States Biographies|United States Biographies]] for information on nationwide biographical collections. See also the "[[Maine History|History]]" and "[[Maine Genealogy|Genealogy]]" sections for additional sources. You may wish to explore biography, history and genealogy sections in the wiki at county levels also.  
  

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Biographies provide useful genealogical information such as a person’s birth date and place; names of family members, including maiden names; education; occupation; and social, political, and religious affiliation. They may also contain a physical description of the person, previous residences, and immigration information. Biographies are the product of family knowledge or previous research about early settlers and prominent citizens of a state, county, or town. Local histories may contain biographical sketches of lesser-known people.

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There are many published biographies of Maine residents at the Maine Historical Society. The Maine State Library also collects biographical materials.

To view what the Family History Library has go to Maine - Biography

Herdon, Richard, et al. Men of Progress: Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Leaders in Business and Professional Life in and of the State of Maine. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Magazine, 1897. (Family History Library book 974.1 D3m; film 1000057 item 2).

Collections Online

Additional Sources

See the United States Biographies for information on nationwide biographical collections. See also the "History" and "Genealogy" sections for additional sources. You may wish to explore biography, history and genealogy sections in the wiki at county levels also.