Welcome to Maine Genealogy Trails




Welcome to Maine Genealogy Trails

A part of the Genealogy Trails History Group


Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy



Hello and welcome to the Genealogy Trails website for Maine. My name is Melody Beery and I'm proud to be your state coordinater.
We welcome your feedback and comments, and of course, your data contributions. If you have data that you would like to have posted on this website, please contact me.
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Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data for the free use of all researchers.

We're looking for folks who share our dedication to putting data online and are interested in helping this project be as successful as it can be. If you are interested in joining Genealogy Trails, view our Volunteer Page for further information and then contact Kim.
(Enough knowledge to make a basic webpage and a desire to transcribe data is required)



We regret that we are unable to perform personal research for folks.
All data we come across will be added to this site. We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view the updates we make to this site.

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Maine was at one time part of Massachusetts
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It became its own state on March 15th, 1820, becoming the 23rd state admitted to the United States of America, although its northern borders were not finalized until 1842.


Information about the Seal


State Facts
State Flower: 
White pine cone & tassel
State Bird: Chickadee
State Tree:  Eastern White Pine
Maine is called the Pine Tree State

State Motto:
 Dirigo (I direct)

State Capitol

State Capitol: Augusta

  • Population of Maine in 2000: 1,274,923
  • Counties: 16
  • Land Area: 33,215 square miles
  • Length of Coastline: 3,500 miles
  • Lakes and Ponds: 6,000
  • Forest: 17 million acres
  • Persons per Square Mile: 41.3
  • Largest City: Portland
  • State Capitol: Augusta
  • Statehood: Became the 23rd State on March 15, 1820
 

ONLINE DATA

Maine's Seal

Post Offices

Government

Military

Towns of Lee and Springfield Request for Military Division 1838

Military Reservations, National Cemeteries and Military Parks

Soldiers of the Great War

1886 Ex-Soldiers,Sailors and Marines from the Mexican War living in Iowa

Website Updates

History

 

GAR

 

COFFIN JOURNAL

 

Holidays

Early Land Records

Newspaper Articles


 

PROUDLY ANNOUNCING
CARD RECORDS OF HEADSTONES PROVIDED FOR UNION CIVIL WAR VETERANS 1879-1903

A group project of GenealogyTrails completed in 2012. Hundreds of names of Union Veterans are listed on this site which lists the Name, Rank, Company, Regiment, place of burial, including the cemetery's name, and the city or town, county and state which it is located; grave number, if any; date of death; name of contractor who supplied the headstone and the date of the contract under which the stone was provided.

Follow this link to view the cards:
Headstones for Union Civil War Veterans

 

COUNTIES

ANDROSCOGGIN

County Map

AROOSTOOK

CUMBERLAND

FRANKLIN

HANCOCK

KENNEBEC

KNOX

LINCOLN

OXFORD

PENOBSCOT

PISCATAQUIS

SAGADAHOC

SOMERSET

WALDO

WASHINGTON

YORK



Maine borders the Atlantic Ocean to the southeast, New Hampshire to the southwest, the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the northwest and New Brunswick to the northeast.


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