Maine, United States Genealogy

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Maine Background
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Guide to Maine ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Maine Information

Maine became the twenty-third state admitted to the United States on Mar 15, 1820. Maine was created from Massachusetts (District of Maine) and is located in the northeast region of the United States.[1] The State of Maine has 16 counties. The State Capital is Augusta. [2]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Maine Research

Links to articles on getting started with Maine research.

Maine Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Maine research.

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Maine Clickable Map

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

York CountyCumberland CountyOxford CountyAndroscoggin CountySagadahoc CountyLincoln CountyKnox CountyKennebec CountyWaldo CountyHancock CountyWashington CountyPenobscot CountyFranklin CountySomerset CountyPiscataquis CountyAroostook CountyMaine-county-map.gif


Extinct or Renamed Counties:  Cornwall · Devonshire · Dominion of New England · East · Lincoln (old) · Massachusetts Bay Colony · New Ireland Colony · New Somerset · West · Yorkshire

Maine Migration Routes

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Maine" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 15 March 2016).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 09/18/2016.