Maine Family History Societies (A-N)

This section lists the state-wide associations of Maine.  It then lists county associations from Cushing to Harrison giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide and Regional Societies

County Societies

Maine Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1976. They are in the process of compiling an index to people living in the state in 1790.  So far Volumes 1-10 have been published and an Every Name Index is available through Picton Press. 

They also publish a quarterly newsletter, and an Index of Tables of Contents are available on the site from 2005-2011.  

A number of publications are available for sale, which include Vital Records of Alna. If you are not a member of the association you have to order this publication through Picton Press, or you can become a member at the same time as ordering the book.

Website:
http://www.maineroots.org


County Societies


Cushing Historical Society

A number of books are available in Cushing Library and an on-line catalogue of these is available on the site, which include books relating to Marriages, Cushing History, Genealogy, Miscellaneous papers from the organisation and School Records. 

They also have books relating to Town History, which include 1790, 1800, 1801 and 1811 Census Returns and Settlers Lists. 

A Burial Index for Cushing Cemeteries is accessible on the site, along with a list of Cemeteries in the area. 

Website:
http://cushingmainehistoricalsociety.org/


Fryeburg Historical Society

The association was established in 1974.  They have a Genealogical Research Facility where a number of resources are accessible, which include:

  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Families in 1790
  • Marriages Index 1743-1891
  • Maryland Genealogies
  • Mayflower Books
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Oxford County Census
  • Vital Records for towns in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York

In addition, they also have a wide range of books relating to Maine and further afield.

Website:
http://www.reocities.com/fryeburghs/index.htm


Gorham Historical Society

A number of databases are available on the site, which include 

  • First Parish Church, Gorham Membership Records
  • Gorham Early Records
  • Gorham Cemetery Records
  • Town Report Births
  • Town Report Deaths
  • Town Report Marriages

Newsletters from February and March 2008 are also available on the site, along with a brief history of Historical Events in Gorham.

Website:
http://www.gorhamhistorical.com


Harrison Historical Society

The association has a Museum located on Haskell Hill Road where an extensive number of resources are available, which include:

  • Genealogy
  • Harrison Cemetery Records
  • News clippings
  • Obituaries
  • School Yearbooks
  • Vital Statistics
Website:
http://www.harrisonmaine.org/index.asp?SEC=B0DE84B9-46F3-40B5-9D2D-669319D20960&Type=B_BASIC