["Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.", 1873, from the David Rumsey Map Collection. Accessed 14 Oct 2014]
Here are some nice guides to Maine genealogy:
- New State Research Guide: Welcome to Maine, The “Pine Tree State” (.pdf) from Ancestry.com Blog
- Finding local genealogy records of Maine ancestors from FamilySearch.org (also Maine Genealogy)
- Maine Family History Research from the Ancestry.com wiki
TIP: Don't forget to look at Massachusetts and New Hampshire records and archives for early Maine genealogy. Maine used to be a part of Massachusetts. And most populated areas in early Maine were by water, either by the ocean or rivers. For example, I had ancestors who lived on both the New Hampshire and Maine side of the Salmon Falls river. Try:
- Massachusetts Archives Collection
- AmericanAncestors.org (NEHGS*)
- Roland Rhoades' compilation of New Hampshire and Maine collections at NEHGS (.pdf)
*New England Historic Genealogical Society is a must if you have any New England ancestry. Most of their databases are for members, although they rotate a number of databases for free for non-members.
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