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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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