Beginner Resources

Posted Sept. 18, 2011, at 12:35 p.m.
MAINE GENEALOGY RESOURCES, by Roxanne Moore Saucier for Family Ties, Bangor Daily News, http://bangordailynews.com/browse/family-ties/START WITH YOURSELF

Interview Relatives

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

BANGOR PUBLIC LIBRARY

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)

MAINE STATE LIBRARY, Augusta

Vital records books, family histories, town histories

Maine Old Cemetery Association records in book form

Many books pertaining to New England states

Websites:

Maine death index, 1960-2009  http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc

Maine marriage index, 1892-1966, 1977-2009 http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc

Mormon church records I  http://www.familysearch.org

Includes free 1880 census for all of U.S.

1881 censuses for Canada, Britain

Census records online (some) www.censuslinks.com

Surname site http://genforum.genealogy.com/surname

URSUS, lists books in libraries: Bangor Public Library, Maine State Library and  campuses of University of Maine  http://ursus.umaine.edu

Cemetery records, MOCA (some links) http://www.rootsweb.com/~memoca.moca.htm

Mt. Hope Cemetery records, Bangor http://www.mthopebgr.com

New Brunswick Provincial Archives  http://archives.gnb.ca/Archives/Default.aspx?L=EN

Social Security Death Index  http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Cyndi’s List, Web sites by topic, geographic area http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Daughters of the American Revolution http://www.dar.org

Ancestry.com –- 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 http://www.bangordailynews.com under LIVING

FAMILY TIES, Bangor Daily News, P.O. Box 1329, Bangor ME 04402

familyti@bangordailynews.net. Include mailing address, e-mail address

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