Scarborough, Cumberland County, Maine Genealogy

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Modern town borders of Scarborough in Cumberland County, Maine.

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Additional data on Scarborough, Maine can be found in WikiPedia: the Free Encyclopedia.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in Maine were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about Maine denominations, view the Maine Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in Scarborough, visit FamilySearch Places.

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of Scarborough:

First Congregational Church[edit | edit source]

Marriage records of the First Congregational Church, Scarborough, Maine - 1729-1852 were printed in the Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder - Volume III (1886) Issues no. 2, no. 3, and no. 4

Second Congregational Church[edit | edit source]

Marriage records of the Second Congregational Church, Scarboro, Maine, 1729-1800 - Digital Version on Family Search.

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of Scarborough: Documents related to the ownership of real estate are recorded at the Registry of Deeds. Scarborough land records are included with Cumberland County and are available online for searching, viewing, and download at LandRecords.Com.

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Scarborough Historical Society and Museum

Scarborough Public Library

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Scarborough:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Scarborough Public Library has a limited online collection of Scarborough newspapers, including:

  • Scarborough Leader (1995-2018)
  • Southern Forecaster (2003-2018)
  • Current (2001-2016)
  • Sun Times (1989-1993)
  • Forecaster (Southern Edition) (2002-2003)
  • Scarborough News Review (1978-79)
  • Cumberland County (2009)

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Maine, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Scarborough:

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Valuation ledgers provide information regarding property owners (property tax) and voters (poll tax).

1841 Tax Valuation Ledger - Digital Maine.

1875 Tax Valuation Ledger - Digital Maine

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Maine, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following: