Susan hand shetterly shelved 1 time as maine history avg rating 3. Transcribed by coralynn brown many families included in these genealogical records had their beginnings in. Historic photos late 1800 early to mid 1900 office. Nineteenth century coastal maine penobscot bay history online. Jackson and ais from microfilmed schedules of the u. Within the atlases are 1,679 historical maps, illustrations, and histories many of which contain family names ideal for genealogical research. Genealogical and family history of the state of maine compiled under the editorial supervision of george thomas little, a. Maine genealogy free maine genealogy access genealogy. Genealogy show and tell genealogical association of nova. Click on the buttons in the status column below to view the records or to volunteer to help. Womens lives in the 1800s daily life in america in. I have a four shelf bookcase with various books and binders with genealogy etc. Maine genealogy resources for genealogists and family historians. Gives the parents and their children with childrens birth date and death date.
Celebrating 200 years of printmaking in maine are complemented by an illustrated book by david becker, the imprint of place. Significant metal deposits prospectors have searched for metals in maine since the 1800s. The province of nova scotia provides online access to a variety of maps and survey plans from several historic map collections held at the nova scotia archives to help support research projects and personal interests. Library of congress search everything audio recordings books printed material films, videos legislation manuscriptsmixed material maps notated music newspapers periodicals personal narratives photos, prints, drawings software, eresources archived web sites web pages 3d objects. Accompanying each photograph is a brief biographical sketch, including the names of ships commanded.
Maine history timeline 18501899 maine memory network. Use online tools provided by your chosen website to go further and further back into your familys history. The library will be closed to the public until further notice to deter the spread of covid19. Chamberlain 18281914 of brunswick leads the 20th maine regiment in a bayonet charge at the battle of little round top in gettysburg, helping turn the course of the civil war toward union victory. Before gaining its statehood in 1820, maine was part of the massachusetts territory and was involved in the lumber trade with england. Maine history timeline 18001849 maine memory network. This database is a collection of city directories for various years and cities in maine. President john adams is the first president to live in the white house, then known as the executive mansion and sixteen days later, the united states congress holds its first session in washington, d. This man has for about two years past infested the county of york, particularly the. Sally sayward barrell keating wood 17591855 of york writes the maines first novel, julia, and the illuminated baron under the name a lady of massachusetts portsmouth naval shipyard at kittery opens, oldest naval shipyard continuously operated by the united states government. From the book, the knowledge library, 1919, first printing 1915. Others are rare antique maps, part of the collection by an exclusive arrangement with the osher map. New hampshire in 1758 and one thomas quigley, is noted there in the period 17211733, and through the 1800s. Maines population in 1820 was nearly 300,000, concentrated along the southern coast.
As the wealth and value of bangor and its lumbering industry grew, the population of bangor increased greatly. The site, at the confluence of the stillwater and penobscot rivers, had been the location of a large sawmill in the early 1800s the original church structure was gutted, reinforced for industrial used and expanded in traditional new england fashion over the years by the byer family and today has 33,000 sq. One theory is it was named after the french province of maine. Free databases and genealogical resources for researchers with maine roots since 2005.
Genealogy whats new genealogy resources at maine state library. Maine, known fondly as the pine tree state has a long, rich history of logging. Nova scotia, canada, land petitions, 17651800 ancestry. A wave of frenchcanadian immigration into maine begins, spawned by industrial work opportunities in many maine cities. A genealogical resource guide for whitefield, lincoln county.
The registration of vital records in the state of maine dates back, in some towns, to the seventeenth century. The maine state archives has many record groups containing information which can be of use to those pursuing family history. Katahdin area, what is now piscataquis county, maine and is located northnorthwest nearby communities of millinocket and. New gloucester maine recorded births17001800s transcribed from the original records of new gloucester, maine the recorded birth records. This state page of our website provides direct links to free major genealogy databases and historical titles and information found on maine genealogy, whether they exist on our site, or across the web. List of books and articles about gilded age late 1800s online. Land was set off to gerry now windsor in 1821, but returned in 1907 when the act was repealed. Learning the alphabet went hand in hand with learning calvinist principles in early america. The phrase in adams fall, we sinned all, taught children the first letter of the alphabet and the concept of original sin at the same time. Full text of history of penobscot county, maine see other formats. In an effort to protect the health of our patrons and staff, the maine state library is closed to. From 1800 to 1850 maines population nearly quadrupled, and until.
These records, many of them on microfilm, can be viewed by the public in our research room. Nova scotia began civil registration for births in 1864, but registration lapsed after 1877, and records compiled during the period are incomplete. Maine, compiled census and census substitutes index, 18001890. This view gives a general overview of the mineral commodities important to maines economic history. The books listed here are set completely or partially in real or imaginary places in the state of maine. Once youve filled in your entire tree, which you may have done with the help of historical documents like maine marriage records, its time to display the tree as a gift to your family. He would be defeated for the presidency by december 6 by thomas jefferson. Charleston was a gateway to the north from bangor which in the 1800s was named the lumber capital of the world. Sally sayward barrell keating wood 17591855 of york writes the maines first novel, julia, and the illuminated baron under the name a lady of.
Discover librarianselected research resources on gilded age late 1800s from the questia online library, including fulltext online books, academic journals. These antique maps and atlases are part of the historic map works, residential genealogy historical map collection, the largest digital collection of rare, ancient, old, historical, cadastral and antiquarian maps of its type. Biographical sketches of representative citizens of the state of maine. Maine state library has a substantial collection of genealogies.
The present article will concentrate on the period of european contact and after. One of the early wood industries in new england was making charcoal for the smelting of iron. Stagecoach lines ran on the atkinson road and the dover road and charleston had many hotels to accommodate the weary travelers. Additional records are listed on the county and state pages. Maine the first sightings of the 1800s that were reported and documented in the state of maine occurred in and around the mt. This page primarily lists records kept at the city level.
Maine genealogy family history records family tree. Federal decennial census, territorialstate censuses, andor census substitutes. Maine historical society has a growing museum, incomparable library and statewide educational resource, we are located in the heart of portlands downtown cultural district. More than 6 million copies in 450 editions of the new. This stripped much of the forests in the 1600s and 1700s as it takes a tremendous amount of wood to make a small amount of charcoal. Scees new book traces the history of burials in bangor, maine, to the early 1800s and the establishment of mount hope cemetery specifically to 1833, her new. Maine historical maps and atlases historic map works.
Digital versions of the various historical maps and plans have been separated by century starting with the 1700s, also 1800s. Also listed is the marriages of bristol, maine from 17691847 8. However, the wellknown resources of modern times are but a few of the mineral products that have been produced in maine. This comprehensive book on maine printmaking is published by down east books and is available in september in the. A map of maine cities that includes interstates, us highways and state routes by. The district of maine and the reputation of the massachusetts militia, 18001812. I have keyed the main names that i am interested in on my family treemaker program.
A survey of the state of maine, in reference to its geographical features, sta. Transcribed from the original town records and placed in alphabetical order are the. Theyre in alphabetical order by author, with links to author entries on the maine writers index at the maine state library, if applicable not all books set in maine are written by maine authors. Since 1822, maine historical society has served as a nationally recognized research center for the study of the history of maine and its people. Founded in 1822, the maine historical society is the third oldest state historical society in the united states. Meriwether lewis, history of the expedition under the command of the captains lewis and clark 1814. The 1850 federal census in lunenburg, worcester co. In the early days, beautiful pines were harvested from maines forests to. The text reflects changes made through the first regular session of the 129th maine legislature and is current through october 1, 2019. I have been an american history buff for many years and ive read countless books that are antique and hard to find. Notes from the edge of town by susan hand shetterly, the peninsula by louise dickinson rich, happy t. State archives, archives services, genealogy maine.324 354 1091 1118 440 1259 72 1209 208 350 1144 1407 754 904 1296 43 896 1317 158 705 1286 441 118 638 954 838 1190 235 1472 41