Maine State Archives Collections

To order reproductions of any of these materials from our holdings contact the Maine State Archives at 207-287-5790 or complete the online Collections Request Order Form.

Digital Collections on MSL Digital Commons

Archives Digital Records on Family Search

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Military Records
Maine military records, 1700-1940; Maine militia records, 1812-1814, 1820-1850; Maine World War I records, 1917-1919;
Maine, Civil War military rolls, Maine Volunteers, 1861-1866; Maine, Lincoln County, Revolutionary War, pensioners applications, 1820-1824, 1818-1824; Veterans cemetery records

Maine Naturalization Records by County 1800-1990 – including Declarations of Intention and Petitions
Court Records
Maine, Common Court of Pleas
Franklin County, 1838-1839; Hancock County, 1790-1839; Kennebec County, 1799-1838; Oxford County, 1805-1840; Penobscot County, 1816-1839; Somerset County, 1809-1839; Washington County, 1791-1822; York County, 1695-1800
York County, record of the courts, 1636-1852

Maine Supreme Judicial Court
Franklin County, 1839-1927; criminal records, 1859-1927; equity records, 1891-1927; executions, 1883-1928; Hancock County, 1801-ca. 1931; Kennebec County, 1799-1929; Knox County, 1860-1929; Oxford County, 1821-1833; Penobscot County, 1903-1927; equity records, 1926-1928; Sagadahoc County, 1854-1929; equity records, 1903-1957; Somerset County, 1821-1929; Waldo County, 1828-1899; Washington County, 1821-1929; case files, 1821-1891; York County, 1798-1929; equity records, 1913-1918

District Court     
Franklin County, Western District, 1840-1852; Hancock County; Kennebec County, Middle District, 1839-1852; Oxford County, Western District, 1840-1851; Penobscot County, 1839-1852; Somerset County, Middle District, 1839-1852; Washington County, Eastern District, 1839-1848; case files, 1839-1852

Maine, Hancock County, court index

Probate records (Norridgewock, Maine); Probate records (Skowhegan, Maine); Probate records (Somerset County, Maine), 1810-1916

Online Exhibits at the Archives Past & Present

  • William King's 1st State of the State
  • Maine Business Trademarks Registered With The Secretary of State (To Market, To Market ....Yesterday)
  • The 20th Maine's Battle Flag
  • George French photo collections - Main Street Yesterdays; Workaday World of Maine; Downeast Doorways
  • Archives Samplers 1-5,
  • Waldo-Hancock Bridge Historical Records
  • Portsmouth Navy Yard
  • Commissioners Seals 1838-1872
  • "Soldierly and Gallant Conduct" - 5th Maine Battery at Gettysburg
  • Sailing the Maine Coast - Coastal Charts from the 1879 Atlantic Local Coast Pilot