William Fogg Public Library
Genealogy
Listed below are websites specializing in genealogy:

US GenWeb is a massive collection of data and links assembled by hundreds of volunteers working cooperatively. It is organized by geography:

Genealogy by topic:
  • Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet includes more than 28,000 links, arranged by topic. Looking for African American or German or Jewish or Hispanic genealogy… or for the best sites for Heraldry or Ship Passenger Lists? Cyndi’s List is great place to start for these and dozens of other genealogy topics.
More Maine links:
  • Maine Genealogical Society includes membership and local chapter information; list of Society publications and Maine genealogical links.
  • Maine Old Cemetery Association “is dedicated to the preservation of Maine’s neglected cemeteries… is preparing its county cemetery records for publication.”
  • Maine State Archives Directory of Historical Record Repositories in Maine, about the Search Room at the Maine State Archives, and searchable Marriages database at the Maine State Archives.
More general collections of records, and links to links:
  • Roots Web is the oldest and largest collection of data and links.
  • Social Security Death Index – This database contains information provided by the Social Security Administration through the end of September 2003 and contains 71,444,533 names.
  • Soundex Machine – Do you need to find the Soundex code for a name? This page at the National Archives will compute the Soundex code for you.The database contains information provided by the Social Security Administration through the end of September 2003 and contains 71,444,533 names.