Upcoming Events

September 13 & 14, 2019

Unraveling Your Roots:A DNA and Genealogy Weekend
Fireside Inn & Suites, Portland, Maine
Featuring 2 keynote speakers:
Patricia Hobbs, CG: Problem Solving with DNA: Case Studies
Karen Stanbary, CG: DNA Ethics & Surprising results

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Vital Records of Bowdoinham, Maine

Now available!

MGS Special Publication #82

Compiled by Marlene A. Groves

800 Pages
27,403 Every Name Index
ISBN: 978-1-949083-02-6
Library of Congress Control Number: 2018966350
Original Publication: February 2019
Non-Member Price: $50
Member Price: $40

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The Maine Genealogical Society (MGS) is a non-profit charitable and educational organization. It was founded in 1976 to collect, exchange, preserve, and publish genealogical records, related documents, and information; and to promote and encourage interest and scholarship in genealogy and family history of the State of Maine.

Membership Includes

  • “The Maine Genealogist” our Quarterly Journal
  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Online Query Board
  • Members Only Pricing
  • Standard Mailing for Society Publications

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Our Publications

Recent Publications

Vital Records of Greenville & Shirley (#83 – Nov 2018)

Vital Records of Canton, Maine (#82 – July 2018)

Vital Records of Durham, Maine (#81 – June 2018)


Vital Records of Boothbay and Southport, Maine (#80 – Jan 2018))

All Current Publications

Our Conferences

Maine Genealogical Society has steadily gained a reputation for the quality of its annual Fall Conference, striving to bring national speakers to the state.

We’ve also developed a Spring Workshop dedicated to exploring one topic in more depth than a conference permits.

Next: Our Fall Conference

Statewide Chapters

We are pleased to be associated with eleven chapters located around the state. These chapters meet frequently and provide a more localized focus on area resources.

For a more complete genealogical experience, explore our chapter pages and join one near you.

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Accessing Vital Records

For a detailed explanation about Maine’s Vital Records laws

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Genealogy Links

For a list of links related to Maine Genealogy to help with your online research.

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