Beginner Resources

Posted Sept. 18, 2011, at 12:35 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 18, 2011, at 4:56 p.m.
MAINE GENEALOGY RESOURCES, by Roxanne Moore Saucier for Family Ties, Bangor Daily News, WITH YOURSELF

Interview Relatives

Get birth, marriage, death certificates; obituaries; Bible records


Bangor Room, third floor, library on Harlow Street

REGISTERS drawer, lists books of vital records for Maine, Mass., etc.

Families and Individuals Index (also called Bangor Daily News Index)

In drawers at back of room. Indexes Bangor Commercial, as well

Bangor Daily News and Bangor Commercial on microfilm

Census indexes for Maine in book form, 1790-1870

Census records on microfilm for Penobscot County

Family histories

Town histories, many towns in New England

FOGLER LIBRARY, University of Maine, Orono

Newspapers on microfilm, microfilm reader room, first floor

Census records for all of Maine, part of New England, part of Canada,

On microfilm, also in reader room, first floor

Maine censuses, 1790-1930 (not 1890)

Vital records on microfilm, 1892-1907, 1908-1922, 1923-1937, 1938-1955

Government documents room, bring film to reader room, first floor

Maine histories, some family histories, Special Collections, third floor

Canadian materials, include Quebec Vital Records (Repertoire de bapteme, mariage, sepulture …) third floor

MAINE STATE ARCHIVES, Augusta and Fogler Library, UMaine, Orono

Vital records on microfilm, by surname 1892-1955; earlier town records on mf in Augusta

Maine census records 1790-1930 (not 1890)


Vital records books, family histories, town histories

Maine Old Cemetery Association records in book form

Many books pertaining to New England states


Maine death index, 1960-2009

Maine marriage index, 1892-1966, 1977-2009

Mormon church records I

Includes free 1880 census for all of U.S.

1881 censuses for Canada, Britain

Census records online (some)

Surname site

URSUS, lists books in libraries: Bangor Public Library, Maine State Library and  campuses of University of Maine

Cemetery records, MOCA (some links)

Mt. Hope Cemetery records, Bangor

New Brunswick Provincial Archives

Social Security Death Index

Cyndi’s List, Web sites by topic, geographic area

Daughters of the American Revolution –- free at public libraries in Bangor, Ellsworth, Oakland, Belfast

Has census records for all of U.S., 1790-1930 (none for 1890)

Free genealogy queries, Mondays, BANGOR DAILY NEWS and on under LIVING

FAMILY TIES, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor ME 04402 Include mailing address, e-mail address