Maine Fast Facts and Key Resources

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maine fast facts key resources genealogy
Statehood: 1820

First federal census: 1790

Statewide birth, death and marriage records begin: 1892

Counties: 16


Contact for vital records:

Maine Department of Human Services Office of Data Research and Vital Statistic

220 Capitol St.


11 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333  (207) 287-3181,


Web sites

Cyndi’s List Maine


Maine Archives and Museums


Maine Memory Network


Maine Genealogy

<> Genealogy Resources



The Dictionary of Maine Place Names
by Phillip R. Rutherford (Cumberland Press)

Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire

by Sybil I. Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby and Walter Goodwin Davis (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

Maine Life at the Turn of the Century
by Jack Barnes and Diane Barnes (Arcadia Publishing)

Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire, 1623 to 1660
by Charles Henry Pope (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

Organizations and archives

Bowdoin College Special Collections and Archives

3000 College Station, Brunswick, ME 04011, (207) 725-3288, <>

Kennebec Historical Society

61 Winthrop St., Augusta, ME 04332, (207) 622-7718, <>

Maine Franco-American Genealogical Society
217 Turner St., Auburn, ME 04210, (207) 786-3327, <>

Maine Historical Society

489 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101, (207) 774-1822, <>

Maine State Archives

84 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333, (207) 287-5788, <>

Maine State Library

230 State St., Augusta, ME 04333, (207) 287-5600, <>

Massachusetts State Archives

220 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125, (617) 727-2816, <>

National Archives at Boston

380 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA 02452, (866) 406-2379, <>




The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy

State Census Records