Genealogy

What's New

  • June 2014 Edition of Maine State Library Genealogy Newsletter
  • Upcoming Genealogy Class: In the Beginning, Part 3, Branching Out on the Web Wed. July 30, 9:15 am
  • Genealogy Resources at Maine State Library

    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.