With his Maine Historical and Genealogical Recorder
, editor Stephen Marion Watson aimed to "put into print, and thus preserve to future generations all matters of history and genealogy pertaining to Maine, and any families who are or ever have been associated with the Pine Tree State, of whom we can learn anything worth while to publish." Nevertheless, most of the genealogies and transcribed records published in the Recorder
concern families in the southern part of Maine.
All nine volumes of the journal—published between 1884 and 1898—may be viewed online at Google Books:Volume 1 · Volume 2 · Volume 3 · Volume 4 · Volume 5 · Volume 6 · Volume 7 · Volume 8 · Volume 9