Maine Family History Societies(R-Z)

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

County and other Societies

Readfield Historical Society

As records for the town of Readfield are complete back to the town's incorporation in 1791, members of the association have compiled Card Indexes for each resident of Readfield up to 1900. 

These Card Indexes include School District # residents lived in, Church affiliation, Town Offices held, Burial Place and Vital Statistics.  Information regarding Readfield Early Settlers is also accessible.

The Society also has news articles and obituaries in indexed scrapbooks that contain information going back to the early 20th century.  Old pictures covering Readfield schools, businesses, families and organisations can also be accessed.

The society's old newsletters, covering 1999-2003, are also available on their site.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mecreadf/rdfldrhs.htm

Scarborough Historical Society and Museum

The association was established in 1961, its aim being to collect, preserve and exhibit items relating to Scarborough.

Information regarding Interesting Scarborough people is on their site, which include Marguerite Lary(Teacher and Scarborough Legend), Albin Angell(Fisherman), Elbridge Oliver(1849-1930) and Noah Pillsbury's Horse and Wagon(1903). 

Some publications are also available for sale, which include:

  • Gems of Prouts Neck History
  • Grandfather Tales of Scarborough
  • History of Scarborough 1633-1783
  • Images of America: Scarborough in the Twentieth Century
  • Scarborough at 350, Linking the Past to the Present
  • Scarborough Fare, recipes from members and friends of the Historical Society
  • York Deeds Index
Website:
http://scarborohs.mainememory.net

Union Historical Society

The organisation has a Research facility where many resources are accessible, which incorporate:

  • Cemetery Records
  • Genealogy files for some families
  • Local Census Registers
  • Probate Records of Lincoln County 1760-1800
  • Town History
  • Union Past and Present

A list of Cemeteries is also available on the site, which include:

  • Common or 7 Tree
  • East Union
  • Lake View
  • Sidelinger
  • Skidmore

Some publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • 1857 Union Map
  • Come Spring
  • History of the Town of Union
Website:
http://unionhistoricalsociety.org/

Woolwich Historical Society

Their aim is to preserve the Woolwich's history.  They also preserve the 1810 farmhouse which houses the Woolwich History Museum.  This museum contains items that date from the late 18th to the early 20th centuries.

Information regarding some families in the area and a list of these families is available on the site.

Some publications are sold by the society, which incorporate:

  • History of Woolwich
  • The Mystery of Sir William Phips - Ann Pierson
  • Native American Cornhusk Doll Kit - used to make a doll from corn husks
  • Nequasset Cemetery Book: Gone But Not Forgotten
Website:
http://woolwichhistoricalsociety.org/whs/shop.html

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