Maine Biography

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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. {{WorldCat|702706|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|187240|item|disp=FHL film 1000057; book 974.1 D3m}}
 
:*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. {{WorldCat|702706|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|187240|item|disp=FHL film 1000057; book 974.1 D3m}}
  
The Maine State Library collects biographies for individuals as well as state collections.  
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The [http://www.maine.gov/msl/services/genealogy/index.shtml Maine State Library] and the [http://www.mainehistory.org/ Maine Historical Society] has biographies for individuals as well as statewide collections.  
 
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Maine Historical Society is also interested in biographies for the state. They have
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To view all Maine biographies the Family History Library has go to {{FHL|354800|subject_id|disp=Maine - Biography}}.
 
To view all Maine biographies the Family History Library has go to {{FHL|354800|subject_id|disp=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.

Statewide Collections

There are published biographies of Maine residents. They may be found at various locations and the following are a few the you may want view.

The Maine State Library and the Maine Historical Society has biographies for individuals as well as statewide collections.

To view all Maine biographies the Family History Library has go to Maine - Biography.

Collections Online

  • http://www.mainehistory.org/
  • Maine State Library Notables has a list of well known people who lived in Maine. The links give some information and take you to further places to search.
  • GeneaSearch is a free website with Genealogy to find your ancestors. The biographies have links to people with Maine ties.
  • PA Roots sponsers a biographical site where individuals write stories and registers users write comments.

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.