Project: Maine

Categories: Maine | Maine Project | Maine Projects

This project is part of The United States Project.

Welcome to the Maine Project!

The purpose of this project is to coordinate all Maine related projects and resources and combine that information into one place.

Maine Counties
Androscoggin Aroostook Cumberland Franklin Hancock Kennebec Knox Lincoln
Oxford Penobscot Piscataquis Sagadahoc Somerset Waldo Washington York


How to Join

It is not necessary that you be related to someone who lived in the state of Maine or live there yourself to join. Anyone with an interest is welcome! If you would like to participate, please do the following:

Are you interested in the Maine Project?united_states.gif

For a full list of participants in the United States Project, see the badge report.

Please see our list of goals and tasks below for ways you can help.


The template is {{United States|sub-project=Maine}} which will give you:

... ... ... is a part of Maine history.
Join: Maine Project
Discuss: Maine

This above template is for use only on profiles that are of importance to the project or need to be PPP'd and managed by the project.

It is not for every single person from Maine. The following sticker might be used in that circumstance:

Maine Sticker Directions
Deceased persons {{Maine Sticker}}
... ... ... was a Mainer.
Living Persons {{Maine Sticker|living=y}}
... ... ... is a Mainer.

Profiles with Maine project box

See Category: Maine Project-Managed for a complete current list.
  • Leon Leonwood Bean (1872 - 1967), American inventor, author, outdoor enthusiast, and founder of the company L.L.Bean.
  • Lawrence Joshua Chamberlain (1828 - 1914), 32nd Governor of Maine, Civil War General, Professor and 6th President of Bowdoin College.
  • Oren Burbank Cheney (1816 - 1903), The Founder and First President of Bates College, a Member of the Maine House of Representatives, and a leading Abolitionist.
  • Abner Coburn (1803 - 1885), 30th Governor of Maine.
  • Stephen Coburn (1817 - 1882), Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Maine's 5th district. Graduate of Colby College.
  • Brig. Gen. Joseph Frye (1712-1794), Colonel in the French & Indian Wars, Brig. General under Gen. Washington at the Siege of Boston, founder of the town of Fryeburg, Maine.
  • Sir Ferdinando Gorges (abt. 1565 - 1647), Founder of the Province of Maine and 2nd Colonial Governor of Maine.
  • William Gorges (1605 - 1658), 1st Colonial Governor of Maine.
  • William King (1768 - 1852), 1st Governor of Maine.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882), American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. Graduate of Bowdoin College.
  • Edmund Sixtus Muskie (1914 - 1996), 64th Governor of Maine, U.S. Senator from Maine, U.S. Secretary of State.
  • Margaret Chase Smith (1897 - 1995), U.S. Senator from Maine.


The overall goals of the US Project are to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in Maine and the other states in the union. To meet these goals:

  1. Add Maine-related profiles, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
  5. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
  6. Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.

List of Things To Do

  1. Need space pages created and developed for Maine counties and linked to this page. Would you like to lead a county project?
  2. If you have any Maine state resources that you are willing to do lookups, please add them to the Maine Resources Page.
  3. If you live in Maine, please consider adding [[Category: Maine Research Assistance]] to your Wikitree profile page. This will add your profile to Category: Maine Research Assistance.

Ongoing list of things to do

  1. Cemeteries in Maine need to be photographed and the categories added to profiles on WikiTree. See the Maine Cemeteries Project
  2. Help develop the Native Americans Project with information about Maine state tribes.
  3. Work on Maine's unconnected and unsourced profiles.
  4. Create new profiles for people of Maine who are documented in a family member's profile, but might not have their own profiles yet. See Needs Profiles Created
  5. Work on Suggestions for profiles from Maine, as reported by the Data Doctors Project.
  6. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from Maine in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.
  7. Add Civil War badges to Civil War veterans of Maine Regiments. Maine Units in the Civil War
  8. Help find the Last Name at Birth (LNAB) for Maine Unknowns using the Profile Improvement Project Unknowns Team Process
  9. Help add profiles with the US Black Heritage 1880 Project Teams
  10. Link profiles of people who attended Maine Colleges

Town and County Projects

State Resources

Maine History Sources

  • Maine, An Encyclopedia
  • Wikipedia Outline of Maine
  • Wikipedia History of Maine
  • Wikipedia District of Maine
  • Biographical sketches of representative citizens of the state of Maine, Published Boston, New England Historical Pub. Co., 1903. Biographical sketches of citizens of Maine
  • Maine's Hall of Fame : Griffith's list of men and women born in Maine who have risen to distinction. Compiled by Frank Carlos Griffith. Published South Poland, Maine, c1905.Maine's Hall of Fame
  • Representative Men of Maine: A Collection of Portraits with Biographical Sketches of Residents of the State by Henry Chase, Lakeside Press, 1893. Representative Men of Maine by Henry Chase
  • County and Town Histories
  • Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, Volume 1, by Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1909. Vol. I
  • Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, Volume 2, by Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1909. Vol. II
  • Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, Volume 3, by Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1909. Vol. III
  • Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, Volume 4, by Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs, Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1909. Vol. IV
  • A gazetteer of the state of Maine by George Jones Varney, Published 1881, Boston, B.B. Russell. A gazetteer of the State of Maine
  • The Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire, 1623 to 1660; a descriptive list, drawn from records of the colonies, towns, churches, courts and other contemporary sources by Pope, Charles Henry, Published 1908, Boston, Mass. The Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire by Charles Henry Pope
  • Old Kittery and Her Families by Everett S. Stackpole, Press of Lewiston Journal Co., 1903. Old Kittery and Her Families by E. S. Stackpole

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