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

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

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Our Publications

Browse our current catalog of Special Publications.

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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.

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Statewide Chapters

We are pleased to be associated with nine 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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Upcoming Events

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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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