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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.
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== Maine Information ==
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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.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Maine" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine (accessed 15 March 2016).</ref>  The State of Maine has 16 counties.  The State Capital is Augusta. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.</ref>
  
 
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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:'''''
 
*British fisherman permanently settled Maine '''''before''''' the Pilgrims in 1620
 
*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>
 
*Numerous border, county, and name changes affected record keeping<ref name="Eichh" />
 
*Maine has the most uneven quality of vital town records of New England<ref>Eichholz, 270.</ref>
 
 
 
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*[[Androscoggin County, Maine|Androscoggin]]  
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<h3>Getting Started with Maine Research</h3>
*[[Aroostook County, Maine|Aroostook]]  
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Links to articles on getting started with Maine research.
*[[Cumberland County, Maine|Cumberland]]  
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*[[Step-by-Step Maine Research, 1880-Present]]
*[[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin]]
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*[[How to Find Maine Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[How to Find Maine Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find Maine Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
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*[[Maine Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
  
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*[[Hancock County, Maine|Hancock]]  
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<h3>Maine Research Tools</h3>
*[[Kennebec County, Maine|Kennebec]]  
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Maine research.
*[[Knox County, Maine|Knox]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/maine/ Boundary Changes for Maine Counties]  
*[[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln]]
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*[[Maine Archives and Libraries|Maine Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~megenweb/ MEGenWeb]
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:5707269042885 Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Maine.
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*[[Oxford County, Maine|Oxford]]
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*[[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]]
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*[[Piscataquis County, Maine|Piscataquis]]
 
*[[Sagadahoc County, Maine|Sagadahoc]]
 
 
 
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*[[Somerset County, Maine|Somerset]]
 
*[[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]]
 
*[[Washington County, Maine|Washington]]
 
*[[York County, Maine|York]]
 
  
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*[[Androscoggin County, Maine Genealogy|Androscoggin]]
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*[[Aroostook County, Maine Genealogy|Aroostook]]
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*[[Cumberland County, Maine Genealogy|Cumberland]]
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*[[Franklin County, Maine Genealogy|Franklin]]
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*[[Hancock County, Maine Genealogy|Hancock]]
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*[[Kennebec County, Maine Genealogy|Kennebec]]
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*[[Knox County, Maine Genealogy|Knox]]
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*[[Lincoln County, Maine Genealogy|Lincoln]]
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*[[Oxford County, Maine Genealogy|Oxford]]
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*[[Penobscot County, Maine Genealogy|Penobscot]]
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*[[Piscataquis County, Maine Genealogy|Piscataquis]]
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*[[Sagadahoc County, Maine Genealogy|Sagadahoc]]
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*[[Somerset County, Maine Genealogy|Somerset]]
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*[[Waldo County, Maine Genealogy|Waldo]]
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*[[Washington County, Maine Genealogy|Washington]]
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*[[York County, Maine Genealogy|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">
 
'''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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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Cornwall County, Maine Genealogy|Cornwall]]{{·}} [[Devonshire County, Maine Genealogy|Devonshire]]{{·}} [[Dominion of New England]]{{·}} [[East County, Maine Genealogy|East]]{{·}} [[Lincoln (old) County, Maine Genealogy|Lincoln (old)]]{{·}} [[Massachusetts Bay Colony]]{{·}} [[New Ireland County, Maine Genealogy|New Ireland Colony]]{{·}} [[New Somerset County, Maine Genealogy|New Somerset]]{{·}} [[West County, Maine Genealogy|West]]{{·}} [[Yorkshire County, Maine Genealogy|Yorkshire]]
  
[[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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== Maine Migration Routes  ==
  
=== 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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*[[Kennebec River]]
 
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*[[Penobscot River]]
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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*[[Saco River]]
 
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=== &nbsp;Research Tools  ===
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*[[Saint John River (Maine)]]
 
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*[[Down East]]
*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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*[[Kennebunk Road]]
*[http://www.mainegenealogy.net/ Maine Genealogy] offers databases, transcribed records, and a social network for Maine researchers.
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*[[King's Highway]]  
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/mainegenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy & Family History Network - Maine]
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/16?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Maine Family History Center locator map]
  
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== Additional Resources ==
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*'''2001-2014''' - {{RecordSearch|2311973|Currentobituary.com index, 2001-2014}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/me/ Cyndi's List] - Maine genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/maine/ Maine Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Maine
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/maine-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Maine
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/maine-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Maine genealogy research
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*[http://www.raogk.org/maine-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Maine
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Maine.pdf Maine Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
  
*[[Maine Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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=== References ===
*[[Maine Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine Deaths and Burials (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Maine Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Maine, Aroostook County Deed Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine, Aroostook County Deed Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Maine, Knox County Probate Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine, Knox County Probate Estate Files (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
 
  
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=== Things you can do  ===
 
 
 
Below list some of the many tasks you can help with: <br>
 
 
 
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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

Counties

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

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Maine" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maine (accessed 15 March 2016).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 09/18/2016.