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Resources for Your Genealogy Research in Maine

Where to Look? How to Find It?

Maine was at one time part of Massachusetts. It became its own state in 1820, becoming the 23rd state admitted to the United States of America, although its northern borders were not finalized until 1842.

There are many places to search for answers to your Maine genealogy questions. If you know what is available, you can make much better use of your time and effort in finding out all you can about your Maine ancestors in the US. Here is where to start some of your searching.

Maine state flag
Maine state flag

We have gathered together lists of those resources we are aware of for the most common resources, and also some of the less common places to look for information about your family. So, help yourself to the information below, and go hunting.

Maine is a closed record state and identification is now required in order to obtain a vital record. If the record you are requesting is not an open record (Birth - 75 years or older; Death - 25 years or older; Marriage - 50 years or older) you must show proof of direct and legitimate interest.

There are no birth, marriage, and death registrations for Maine available on-line. However, here you will find a history of vital records in Maine as well as on-line searchable indexes for marriages and deaths.

There are further genealogy resources available here at the Maine State Library

Another source is the Maine Historical Society here.

Also, there is a Maine Genealogical Society too.

Here is the LDS Wiki page for Maine genealogy information

The US GenWeb project has specific state projects as part of it. Here is the Maine GenWeb site

Also, here's a link for books at Amazon on Maine genealogy.

It Helps When You Know Where to Look!





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