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Finding Records of Maine Civil War Soldiers

In recent years FamilySearch has added two essential Maine Civil War resources to its website: the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Card Index, 1861-1865, and a collection of images of enlistment and muster rolls for Maine regiments. The former has been indexed and may be searched here. The latter can only be browsed. By using the first resource as a finding aid for the second, one can locate and view images of…


Added by Chris Dunham on May 29, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments


A big step forward has been taken in the search for the origins of Eleazer Boyd Dickey with the publication of "David Dickey of New Hampshire, Nova Scotia, and Maine" in the July 2012 edition of the New England Historical and Genealogical Register (vol. 166, pp. 205 - 218) by Ellen J. O'Flaherty.

She claims that Eleazer was the oldest son of David Dickey and Mary Boyd, who left Londonderry, New Hampshire with brothers Adam and Robert Dickey and became original grantees of the township…


Added by John P. Ellis on July 16, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Maine Newspapers

While I am a new member of the Maine Genealogy Network, I have been researching my Morrison family in Maine for over twenty years. Early on I realized what a valuable resource old Maine newspapers were. Living in adjacent NH I was fortunate to be able to travel to the Maine Archives and Maine libraries to review microfilms. While that was productive, I began to find it was also limited. So, I thought, why not begin to acquire the actual newspapers myself? That began a personal search…


Added by Elaine Fitch on July 21, 2013 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Association for the Relief of Aged Indigent Women aka Home for Aged Women, Portland, Maine

The Association for the Relief of Aged Indigent Women was founded in 1856 and their first residence opened on Elm Street at the corner of Oxford Street. The building was razed in the 1970s but occupied the small parking lot next to what was until recently the Lighthouse Shelter for teens. At the time the building was occupied by the Home they owned both lots. In 1872 they removed to a larger home they had built on Emery Street which is still extant and part of Waynfleet.

During their…


Added by Ethelind Wright on June 22, 2013 at 7:55pm — 3 Comments

New Maine Vital Records Regulations Now in Effect

The new regulations governing access to Maine vital records went into effect on Monday:

Individuals who may access vital records less than 100 years old include:


  • The person named on the record;
  • The person's spouse or registered domestic partner;
  • The parent(s) named on the record;
  • Descendants of the person named on the…

Added by Chris Dunham on July 13, 2010 at 3:00pm — 24 Comments

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