Maine, Church Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Maine, Church Records, 1735-1907
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|Flag of Maine|
|Location of Maine|
|Record Type||Church Records|
|Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington D.C.|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- Name of the individual
- Approximate date and location of event
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Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Search for vital records such as birth, marriage, and death
- Search for the family in census records
- 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]
- If your ancestor does not have a common name, collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you find possible relatives
- If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby town or county
- Try different spellings of your ancestor’s name
- 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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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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