Our Maine genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the various archives and libraries in Maine, including:
- Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Vital Records Unit, Augusta, Maine
Birth, death, and marriage records (1923 to present)
- Maine State Archives, Augusta, Maine
Births, deaths, and marriages on a state-wide level in Maine (1892 to 1922)
- Bangor Public Library, Bangor, Maine
Births (1795-1917), deaths (1800-1892), marriages (1834-1892), city directories, obituaries, cemetery eecords from 1861, family histories, church records, military records. probate records (1816-1883), census records, yearbooks
- University Libraries
Collections at Univerity of Maine at Orono, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn College
- Maine State LibraryOne of the premier research facilities for the history and publications of Maine
Our professional researchers can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.
If you want to know more about how our genealogists can further your research, you can request a research quote.
Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Maine include:
- Birth, marriage, death and divorce records have been maintained by the state since 1892
- Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1790; state census records were recorded in 1837 and 1904/1905 in some counties
- Land records were kept beginning in 1642.
- Probate records were kept by the county courts from 1642 to the present
- Churches sometimes kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
- Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods which contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
- Town and county histories were written that record information about the settlers and their families; many family genealogies of the settlers of Maine have also been written
- Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts as early as 1791
- Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas
Note: See our Massachusetts genealogists page for additional archives and libraries that we can search as Maine was part of Massachusetts until 1819. Records in Massachusetts have information about people living in Maine before that date.