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Maine, Church Records, 1735-1907
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Record Description
Record Type Church Records
Collection years 1735-1907
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contain church records from various denominations in Maine. The record content and time period varies by denomination and locality.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in this record:

  • The names of the members
  • Dates and places for significant events such as birth, marriage, and death
  • The names of parents

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Church and locations. Click on DGS number to see images

Film # DGS # Item # Image Church Town State Record type
859053 8133037 1 1-104 1st Church of Christ Biddeford Maine index, membership, baptisms, marriages
859053 8133037 2 111-216 Church of Christ Buxton Maine index, history, baptism , marriages,
859053 8133037 3 225-263 Baptist Church Cahrlotte Maine minutes of meetings, records of members, genealogical notes
859053 8133037 4 271- 385 First "Congo" Church Deer Island Maine minutes of meetings; baptisms 1785-1853; marriages 1785-1818
859053 8133037 5 394-536 Congregational Church Deer Isle Maine births & deaths 1789-1808, marriages 1786-1817 & baptisms 1785-1853 by Rev. Peter Powers, etc. and Dr. (Franklin B.) Ferguson's ledger account 1857-1907, some indexed
859053 8133037 6 544-641 Baptism Church Kenduskeag Maine index, minutes of meetings, lists of members
859053 8133037 7 649-708 Congregational Church Levant, later Kenduskeag Maine minutes of meetings, lists of members, records of baptisms, contributions
859053 8133037 8 716-807 Congregational Church Sanford Maine minutes of meetings, records of baptisms, deaths, and marriages
859053 8133037 9 815-898 Winchip Church, Rev Joasiah Woolwich Maine lists of members, baptisms, marriages, deaths

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • Name of the individual
  • Approximate date and location of event

If you know the location or name of the church you may look at the above table and click on the link to find the images for that church or location.

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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Use the information found in the record to find land, probate and immigration records
  • Use the information in the church records to find obituaries and cemetery records

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

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  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Maine.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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