I am a new member of Maine Genealogy Network, but a veteran genealogy amateur. I am trying to trace the port of entry of my ancestor John O'Neill (or O'Neil), born 1835 in County Kerry Ireland. He and his wife, Margaret Ahern O'Neill, moved to St Louis, MO around 1858, but the 1890 census shows that they had a daughter, Mary, who was born in 1857 in Maine. She died in St. Louis as Mary O'Neill Ryan in 1937. I have used ancestry.com to try to find her birth record, but with no success. Is there not a statewide registry of births for Maine in 1857? Maine became a state in 1820. You can reply to my e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sorry to bother you if this does not interest you.