Maine Family History Societies (A-F)

This section lists the state-wide associations of Maine.  It then lists county associations from Cushing to Fryeburg giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide and Regional Societies

County Societies

Statewide and Regional Societies

Maine Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1976, its aims being to collect, preserve and publish genealogical records and information, and to promote and encourage interest in family history and genealogy, especially in Maine.

They are in the process of compiling an index to families living in Maine in 1790.  So far Volumes 1-11 have been published and an Every Name Index is available through Picton Press.

The names of contributors to the index are included so researchers can contact people working on the same families to share research and help each other.

A quarterly newsletter is published by the society, and an Index of Tables of Contents is available on the site covering 2005-2011.  

Many publications are available for sale, which include Vital Records of Alna. If you are not a member of the association you have to order this publication through Picton Press, or you can become a member at the same time as ordering the book.


County Societies

Cushing Historical Society

Many books are available in Cushing Library and an on-line catalogue of these is available on the site, which include books relating to Marriages, Cushing History, Genealogy, Miscellaneous papers from the organisation and School Records. 

Books relating to Town History, which include 1790, 1800, 1801 and 1811 Census Returns and Settlers Lists, can also be accessed in Cushing library.

A Burial Index for Cushing Cemeteries is accessible on the site, along with a list of Cemeteries in the area. 


Fryeburg Historical Society

The association was established in 1974 and now has over 300 members.  Many resources are accessible in their Genealogical Research Facility, which incorporate:

  • Across the Ocean Research Books
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Downeast Ancestry
  • Maine Families in 1790
  • Marriages Index 1743-1891
  • Maryland Genealogies
  • Mayflower Books
  • Military Information
  • Newspapers
  • Obituaries
  • Oxford County Census
  • Town Histories
  • Town Registers
  • Town reports of Fryeburg and area towns
  • Vital Records for towns in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New York

In addition, books relating to Maine and further afield, such as England and Wales, are also accessible.

Some additional information is accessible, which incorporates:

  • Boston Gold Post Cane Recipients
  • History of Veterans Honour Rolls in Fryeburg, Maine

Details of descendants of Major James Warren and William Jones is also available.

Some publications are sold by the Society, including:

  • Everything Happened Around The Switchboard - Hathaway
  • Fryeburg Fire Department History Booklets
  • Fryeburg: An Historical Sketch - Barrows
  • History of Sweden, Maine - Gilman and Wheaton
  • Maps
  • Molly Ocklet Booklets
  • North Fryeburg Fire Department History Booklets
  • Notepaper w/envelopes
  • Our House - Davene Mitchell
  • Samuel Wiley Reminisces
  • Town Meeting Poems - by Mills

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