Discovery Your Family History

Maine Family History & Genealogy Centers

A lot of Maine citizens stay in their state all through their lives, making it very much easier for these people to track down their family origins. Nevertheless, possibly even Maine residents will need the suitable resources for their investigation and that is exactly where Maine family history centers could be a valued kick off point. These types of research centers are divisions of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City; the biggest family history library in the entire world. Centers provide you with ample resources for figuring out your family origins, from microfiche & print publications to the most recent in computer sourcing. Although these types of centers are managed by the Maine LDS Family Search, they are readily available to the general public cost-free.

If you have any questions or comments about family history centers, please send a message to

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints / Bangor Family History Center
639 Grandview Ave
Bangor, Maine 04401
(207) 942-7677
Tues, Wed, Thurs 10-3 & 5:30-7:30
Saturday 10am-2pm

Caribou Maine Family History Center
67 Paris Snow Ave
Caribou, Maine 04736
(207) 492-4381
Thursdays 6-9 pm; Saturdays 10- 2pm; and by appointment
Notes:New England, French, Acadian and Canadian on-site sources

Farmington Maine Family History Center
Perham Heights
Farmington, Maine 04938
(207) 778-4038
Tues. 9am-9pm,Wed.9am-5pm & 6pm-8:30pm,Thurs. 9am-5pm,Sat. 10am-2pm

Skeetfield Rd
Oxford, Maine 04270
(207) 743-8125
Wed:11-2p; Thurs & Saturday 11-2pm & 6:30-8:30

Maine Genealogy Resources

Maine’s shops for Native American, Shaker & French Canadian resources are countless. The renowned Lake Shaker Village library is available to everyone in general for family discovery. Acadian predecessors from the Maritime territories of Canada & along the seventy mile extend along the St. John River, that passes between United States of America & Canada, the analyst may decide to review the Acadian Archives Special Collections kept at the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

The Maine State Library additionally incorporates nearby states, French-Canada, Quebec Province, & Maritimes research materials. Microfilmed documented daily papers since as early as 1795 may further be revealed at the State Library.

Another well known storehouse of genealogical asset is the Maine State Archives. Its Genealogy page provides links to attached databases of selected important documents & account to assets of investment for the family researchers. This comes with content documents of verifiable relational unions from years 1892 to 1996.

Maine State Library
64 State House Station (for correspondence)
230 State Street, (official street address)
Augusta, ME 04333-0064
(207) 287-5600

Acadian Archives/Archives Acadienne
University of Maine at Fort Kent, 23 University Drive
Fort Kent, ME 04743
(207) 834-7535

Maine State Archives
84 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0084
(207) 287-5790

Main Historical Society
Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village
707 Shaker Road
New Gloucester, ME 04260
(207) 926-4597

Maine Genealogy Websites

Maine Marriage Database – Search Form 1892-1922

Native American Research – Maine

Cyndi’s List – Maine

Family Search Wiki – Maine

Maine Gen Web Project

State Formation Map 1652-1913 – Tool for researchers to see county border changes.

The Upper St. John River Valley

Black Bangor: African Americans in a Maine Community, 1880-1950, by Maureen Elgersman Lee