Helpful Websites

Cyndi's List of Maine Genealogy Sites

Basic Introduction & Tips for Starting Genealogy Research 

National Archives Site

Census records from 1790 - 1920; military records Revolutionary War to WW1; military pension records; passport applications back to 1795; ship passenger lists; naturalization, and more.

The U.S. GenWeb Project

Links to state and county information.

Includes Social Security Death Index - find death records by date of death or SSN; databases, and more.


Family History Library, Church of the Latter Day Saint/Mormons, Salt Lake City.


Internet’s oldest genealogy site.

Rootsweb - Lewiston Information

Internet’s oldest genealogy site - lets you see who is looking for the same surnames you are.

Adoptions Online

Good place to start genealogy research if you were adopted.

Library of Congress Local History & Genealogy Reading Room

Local History and Genealogy Reading Room.

National Genealogy Society


The companion website to the PBS family history and genealogy television series.