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<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 74%; float: left"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Maine|Maine]]''</center><br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Maine page,<br>the Pine Tree State{{/p}}[[Image:{{PorHeaLig}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
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*British fisherman permanently settled Maine '''''before''''' the Pilgrims in 1620
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*Maine was part of Massachusetts until the 1820 Missouri Compromise<ref name="Eichh">Alice Eichholz, ed., ''Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed.'' (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 269. ({{FHL|479190|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27rb}}). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55947869 WorldCat entry].</ref>
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*Numerous border, county, and name changes affected record keeping<ref name="Eichh" />
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*Maine has the most uneven quality of vital town records of New England<ref>Eichholz, 270.</ref>
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== Counties  ==
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*[[Androscoggin County, Maine|Androscoggin]]
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*[[Aroostook County, Maine|Aroostook]]
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*[[Cumberland County, Maine|Cumberland]]
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*[[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin]]
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*[[Hancock County, Maine|Hancock]]
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*[[Kennebec County, Maine|Kennebec]]
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*[[Knox County, Maine|Knox]]
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*[[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln]]
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*[[Oxford County, Maine|Oxford]]
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*[[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]]
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*[[Piscataquis County, Maine|Piscataquis]]
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*[[Sagadahoc County, Maine|Sagadahoc]]
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*[[Somerset County, Maine|Somerset]]
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*[[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]]
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*[[Washington County, Maine|Washington]]
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*[[York County, Maine|York]]
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'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. To see a '''larger''' version of the map, [[Maine Counties Map|click here]]. <center>{{MEimagemap2}}</center></div><div style="width: 147%; float: left">
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Cornwall County, Maine|Cornwall]]{{·}} [[Devonshire County, Maine|Devonshire]]{{·}} [[Dominion of New England]]{{·}} [[East County, Maine|East]]{{·}} [[Massachusetts Bay Colony]]{{·}} [[New Somerset County, Maine|New Somerset]]{{·}} [[West County, Maine|West]]{{·}} [[Yorkshire County, Maine|Yorkshire]]
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=== Major Repositories  ===
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[[Maine State Archives]] (http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/) [[Maine State Library]] (http://www.maine.gov/msl/) [[Maine Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Cutler Memorial Library (Farmington)]]{{·}} [[Univeristy of Maine at Orono|Folger Library, University of Maine at Orono]] (http://library.umaine.edu/) [[Allen County Public Library]]{{·}} [[New England Historic Genealogical Society]]{{·}} [[National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)]][[Image:Maine flag.png|right|150px|Maine flag.png]]
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=== Migration Routes  ===
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Atlantic Coast Ports{{·}} Kenenbec River{{·}} Merrimack River{{·}} Penobscot River{{·}} Saco River{{·}} Saint John River (Maine){{·}} [[Down East]]{{·}} [[Kennebunk Road]]{{·}} [[King's Highway]]
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=== Did you know?  ===
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Maine was formed by glaciers in the Ice Age. The state covers 33,387 square miles which ranks it 39th in size among all states. Understanding the lay of the land can help you find records for your ancestors. The [[Maine Maps]] article provides more information about the state.
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=== &nbsp;Research Tools  ===
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*The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~megenweb/ Maine GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.
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*[http://www.mainegenealogy.net/ Maine Genealogy] offers databases, transcribed records, and a social network for Maine researchers.
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/mainegenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Maine]
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'''Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:'''
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*[[Maine Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Maine Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Maine Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Maine, Aroostook County Deed Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine, Aroostook County Deed Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Maine, Knox County Probate Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine, Knox County Probate Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
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Revision as of 23:31, 31 January 2013

Maine Wiki Topics
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Beginning Research
Record Types
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Ethnicity
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Maine

Welcome to the Maine page,
the Pine Tree State

Portland Head Light Station, ME.
Most unique genealogical features:
  • British fisherman permanently settled Maine before the Pilgrims in 1620
  • Maine was part of Massachusetts until the 1820 Missouri Compromise[1]
  • Numerous border, county, and name changes affected record keeping[1]
  • Maine has the most uneven quality of vital town records of New England[2]


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Online Records


Counties

Click on the map below to go to a county page. Hover over a county to see its name. To see a larger version of the map, click here.
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 · Massachusetts Bay Colony · New Somerset · West · Yorkshire

Major Repositories

Maine State Archives (http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/) Maine State Library (http://www.maine.gov/msl/) Maine Historical Society · Cutler Memorial Library (Farmington) · Folger Library, University of Maine at Orono (http://library.umaine.edu/) Allen County Public Library · New England Historic Genealogical Society · National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)
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Migration Routes

Atlantic Coast Ports · Kenenbec River · Merrimack River · Penobscot River · Saco River · Saint John River (Maine) · Down East · Kennebunk Road · King's Highway

Did you know?

Maine was formed by glaciers in the Ice Age. The state covers 33,387 square miles which ranks it 39th in size among all states. Understanding the lay of the land can help you find records for your ancestors. The Maine Maps article provides more information about the state.

 Research Tools


Wiki articles describing these collections are found at:

Maine.png

Things you can do

Below list some of the many tasks you can help with:


Wiki Volunteers Wanted

To add your knowledge and help expand the wiki click here:

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Alice Eichholz, ed., Redbook: American State, County, and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 269. (FHL Book 973 D27rb). WorldCat entry.
  2. Eichholz, 270.