Maine Family History Societies (G-Q)

This section lists county associations from Gorham to Pejepscot giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Gorham Historical Society

The association was established in 1968 and has an archive located at 28 School Street, Gorham.  

Some images can be viewed on their site.

Website:
http://gorhamhs.mainememory.net/page/2978/display.html

Harrison Historical Society

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

  • Area Town Histories
  • Genealogy
  • Harrison Cemetery Records
  • House Albums
  • Maps
  • News Clippings
  • Obituaries
  • School Pictures
  • School Yearbooks
  • Vital Statistics

The Society has published a bicentennial history of Harrison, which can be purchased from the Town Office or by mail.

Website:
http://www.harrisonmaine.org/index.asp?SEC=B0DE84B9-46F3-40B5-9D2D-669319D20960&Type=B_BASIC

Oakland (ME) Area Historical Society

Many databases are available on the site, which incorporate:

  • Census Images, Transcripts and Indexes
  • Deaths 1873-1997
  • Families of Oakland
  • Maine Bride's Index 1892-1955
  • Marriages 1864-1955(Incomplete)
  • Marriages 1977-1996 from Belgrade, Oakland, Rome and Sidney
  • Oakland Births (incomplete)

Databases also incorporate:

  • Oakland Chronicle, 1932
  • Oakland Civil War Pensioners, 1883
  • Oakland Directories
  • Rome Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Smithfield Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Transcript of the Civil War Journal kept by Abner R. Small
  • Waterville Marriages 1830-1870
  • West Waterville First Baptist Church - Admissions, Dismissions, Deaths 1847-1880
Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mecoakla/

Pejepscot Historical Society

The association was established in 1888.  Numerous resources are accessible in their library, including:

  • Brunswick, Topsham and Harpswell Cemetery Indexes
  • Brunswick Town Records
  • Brunswick Veteran Service Records
  • Church Records
  • Directories 1878-1996
  • Family and Group Scrapbooks
  • Family Bibles
  • Genealogies
  • Harpswell Birth and Death Records (1766-68, 1765-1822, 1829-1831)
  • Maps
  • Marriage Announcements taken from Newspapers
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries taken from Newspapers
  • Topsham Birth and Death Records

Many publications are available for sale, which include books relating to Joshua L. Chamberlain.  These books incorporate:

  • Gods and Generals
  • Joshua Chamberlain: A Life in Letters
  • Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War: At Every Hazard
  • Joshua L. Chamberlain: a Concise Biography of the Iconic Hero
  • Passing of the Armies
  • These Honoured Dead
  • The Twentieth Maine

Numerous other books relating to Joshua Chamberlain can also be purchased from the Society.

They also sell apparel, toys and gift items, some of which include:

  • Chamberlain Figurine
  • Harmonica
  • Hold at all Costs Magnet
  • Pejepscot Historical Society 2017 Coffee Mug
  • Soldier Scholar Statesman Blueray
  • Tin Whistle
  • Treasury of Civil War Songs CD
  • Union Army Youth T-Shirts
  • Union Kepi

A full list of items for sale is accessible on their site.

Website: 
http://pejepscothistorical.org