South Portland, Cumberland County, Maine Genealogy

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Modern town borders of South Portland in Cumberland County, Maine.

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Additional data on South Portland, Maine can be found in WikiPedia: the Free Encyclopedia.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemetery links and PDF files found at South Portland Cemetery listings

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in Maine were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about Maine denominations, view the Maine Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in South Portland, visit FamilySearch Places.

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of South Portland:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of South Portland:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of South Portland:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Maine, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of South Portland:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Maine, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are South Portland town records available online:

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

City of South Portland City Clerk
25 Cottage Road, P.O. Box 9422
South Portland, Maine 04106
Phone: (207) 767-7601
Email:ecarrington@southportland.org
South Portland Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

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