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Farmington Maine Family History Center

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FamilySearch This article describes the services and resources available at a Family History Center, a branch facility of the Family History Library.

Farmington Maine Family History Center

Located in the northwest mountains of Maine, Farmington is a picturesque community with many colonial and Victorian homes. It is a Shiretown and the location of The University of Maine at Farmington.

Center Contacts and Hours[edit | edit source]

Location Map: Location of Farmington, Maine FHC on Map

Address: 141 Woodfield Dr Farmington, ME 04938

  • From Center Bridge take Rt. 4 north to the stoplight at Main and Broadway. *Turn right. After a block Broadway changes to Perham Street (Same street). Go straight about a mile. You will see the church sign on the right, and then Green Acres Apartments . Woodfield Drive is across the road on the left. It is hard to see as you approach. The chapel is at the end of the dead end street. Take the first driveway to the first door on your left. Sign is by the sidewalk. we are usually open even if there is no car. Try the door.
  • Language: English

Phone: 1-207-778-0194

Email: [ [1]

Open Hours:

  • Tuesday: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Other: By appointment call 207-778-2857

Holiday Schedule:

  • Extended closing from December 18th to January 1st.
  • Closed during inclement winter weather. If in doubt call 207-778-2857
  • Closed all major holidays. Open when no car in parking lot.

Calendar and Events[edit | edit source]

Upcoming Events[edit | edit source]

Sandy River Valley Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society

Meetings to be held at the Public Library.

  • January 5: Dating Old Photos
  • February 2: Breaking Down Brick Walls Using DNA
  • March 2: To be announced
  • April 6: To be announced
  • May 4: Dousing Local Cemetery

Class Schedule[edit | edit source]

  • By request

Staff Training Meetings[edit | edit source]

Center Resources[edit | edit source]

  • Town Histories
  • Cemetery Records
  • Family Histories
  • Franklin County Newpapers for the mid 1800's

Collections[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Catalog: This center may have various films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Patrons' Microfiche Collection -- a collection of fiche ordered by our patrons, assorted titles. Contain family histories, vital records, and other types of information.
  • Indefinite Film Collection -- a collection of films on a variety of subjects, to include vital records, county records, court records, etc.
  • Book Collection: --Many records in printed form. Town histories, cemetery and vital records.
  • This center may have various films and fiche available through the FamilySearch Catalog.
  • Many microfilm on site of Maine towns with an emphasis on Franklin County
  • A large collection of Pedigree Charts with an index
  • Two databases of Maine Old Cemetery Association records.
  • Recently added: microfilm collection of Franklin Newspapers from 1880 to 2003

Databases and Software[edit | edit source]

  • This center has access to the Family History Center Portal page which gives free access in the center to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.

Hardware and Equipment[edit | edit source]

  • 4 computers, 1 printer/copier, 1microfilm reader and 1microfiche reader.

Center Services[edit | edit source]

Staff Research Specialties[edit | edit source]

  • Local and Maine History
  • Computer research

Resources in the Local Area[edit | edit source]

  • Farmington Public Library some records
  • UMF Mantor Library has some records
  • Franklin County Court House has probate and land records

Links[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Research Wiki: What It Can Do For You!: A comprehensive video presentation explaining the Wiki, navigating it, and some especially useful pages. Case studies demonstrate using the Wiki for genealogical research. Editing and adding articles to the Wiki are covered.

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Volunteer at the Center[edit | edit source]

Would welcome volunteers from the community that could regularly give their time.