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*[[National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)]] (that is Waltham), censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty land, photos, passenger indexes, naturalizations, African Americans, Indians.  
 
*[[National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)]] (that is Waltham), censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty land, photos, passenger indexes, naturalizations, African Americans, Indians.  
 
*[[Family History Library]], Salt Lake City, Utah, holds 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and Mormon records. <br>
 
*[[Family History Library]], Salt Lake City, Utah, holds 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and Mormon records. <br>
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*[http://www.umpi.edu/library The Library], University of Maine at Presque Isle
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*[http://www.library.umaine.edu/ Fogler Library], University of Maine, Orono
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*[http://penobscotmarinemuseum.org/ Penobscot Marine Museum], Searsport
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*[http://www.mainehistory.org/ Maine Historical Society], Portland
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*[http://www.portlandlibrary.com/ Portland Public Library], Portland
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*[http://www.springvalelibrary.org/ Springvale Public Library], Springvale Village, Sanford
  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
*The Library , University of Maine at Presque Isle
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*Maine State Library, Augusta<br>
*Fogler Library , University of Maine, Orono
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*Maine State Museum, Augusta<br>
*Penobscot Marine Museum , Searsport
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*Maine Historical Society, Portland
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*Portland Public Library, Portland
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*Springvale Public Library, Springvale Village, Sanford
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
*Maine State Library, Augusta<br>
 
*Maine State Museum, Augusta<br>
 
 
*ME state Gen Soc  
 
*ME state Gen Soc  
 
*Kennebec County Hist/Gen Soc  
 
*Kennebec County Hist/Gen Soc  

Revision as of 13:16, 3 March 2013

Maine State Archives
Maine State Library, Museum & Archives, Augusta, ME.

Contents

Contact Information

Address:[1]

Mailing:   84 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333

Physical:  230 State Street
Augusta, Maine 04333

Telephone:[1]  207-287-5795  Fax:  207-287-5517

Hours and holidays:[2]  Monday-Friday 8:00 to 4:00 (except legal holidays)

Internet sites and databases:

  • Maine State Archives includes online services, publications, news, Archives Interactive, CCC info, marriage and death databases, downloadable databases, researcher and historical group services.
  • Archives Interactive describes records available at the MSA including photos, maps, court records, municipal records (birth, marriage, death) and microfilms, town legal histories, and newspapers.
  • Marriage database 1892-2009 search by bride's/groom's names, and/or by town, and narrow by date.
  • Death database 1960-2009 search by name, and/or by town of death, and narrow by date.
  • Databases for downloading include military (Civil War, Mexican War, War of 1812), CCC, courts, divorces 1800-1891, photos, maps, railroads, town records 1630-1990, and minor civil divisions.

Collection Description

The Maine State Archives (MSA) collection includes town meeting minutes, births, marriages, and deaths from 1630 to 1955. When Maine requested a copy of their pre-1892 records, only 80 towns originally responded. About half the pre-1892 records have been indexed. MSA also have federal censuses 1790-1930, a 1837 state census, and land deeds 1794-1940, photos, maps, and town history information. Court records include dockets, records, and casefiles. MSA military records include the Maine militia, Revolutionary War (1775-1883) and later pensions and bounty land, War of 1812, Aroostook War of 1839, Mexican War 1846-1848, Civil War 1861-1864, and Spanish American War 1898.[3] The MSA maintains a list of private researchers for hire who are familiar with their collection.

Tips

Before a visit, save time by printing and completing a Research Room Privileges Application (PDF, 78 KB).

Guides

  • Town Records on Microfilm 1630-1990 (downloadable database). Describes 2,115 film records of births, deaths, marriages, marriage intentions, town records, militia enrollment, or tax lists.
  • Maine State Arhives, Microfilm List : Early Maine Town and Vital Records (Augusta, Maine: MSA, 1992). At various libraries (WorldCat).

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Maine State Archives, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

Similar Collections

  • Maine State Library, Augusta
  • Maine State Museum, Augusta

Neighboring Collections

  • ME state Gen Soc
  • Kennebec County Hist/Gen Soc
  • registrar of deeds
  • registrar of probate
  • courts

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Contact Information" at Maine State Archives (accessed 1 March 2013).
  2. "Home" in Maine State Archives (accessed 1 March 2013).
  3. "Researchers" in Maine State Archives (accessed 2 March 2013).