Genealogy

In-House Resources

Maine State Library has a substantial collection of genealogies; town histories and published vital records for towns in Maine and a good deal of New England; materials on the Maritime Provinces of Canada; and genealogy handbooks and other helpful tools.

Online Resources

Maine Specific Resources

Maine State Genealogical Researcher Card

Genealogical Research Application [Word,99 KB] This file require either Microsoft Word 2007 or the Word Viewer.

Review the related law - Chapter 58, LD 258, 125th Maine Legislature (Word) - An Act Relating to Access to Vital Records

Death History Search Form

Use the Maine State Archives death database to find records from 1960 on.

Available Materials

  • City Directories: These city directories for various years are only available for in-library use. Not every year is available for each city or town.
  • Microfilm Availability List: Newspapers/journals with available publication dates
  • Town Reports: Scanned copies of town reports. The State Library also has an extensive collection of Maine town reports in print; check the catalog by town.