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Maine: Local History & Genealogy Resource Guide

Print Resources

To find additional library materials on this topic, use authorized subject headings to browse in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Suggested linked subject browses are listed below:

Also try searching by town or county name to see a list of subject headings for matching communities, such as:

The following selected titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content are included when available.

African American History

Architecture and Historic Buildings

Church and Religious Records

Guides and Handbooks for State Research


Journals provide a scholarly perspective on a wide range of topics. Look for communities, events, families, and themes relevant to your ancestors time, place, and activities.

Land Records

Statewide guidebooks explain the variety and importance of land records to local history and genealogical research.


The Library's manuscript collections include original documents that may pertain to particular families or communities. These records also provide important historical context about the times and places in which our ancestors lived.

Military History

American Revolution

Civil War

World War

Native American History

Women's History