Online Genealogy Resource Guide

Our Genealogy Guides

Local Resources

Statewide Resources

National Resources

  • Ancestry Library Edition is a lite version of the popular Ancestry.com subscription database. Free access to Ancestry Library Edition is available in public libraries across the country. For a limited time during the COVID-19 epidemic, you can also access Ancestry Library Edition at home through Digital Maine Library.
  • MyHeritage Library Edition is a database of genealogy resources, including census, military, immigration, and other public records. You can access MyHeritage Library Edition at home for free through Digital Maine Library.
  • FamilySearch.org is a free database of family trees, genealogies, eBooks, and other records. Access to most features requires a free account. See our Guide to FamilySearch.org (PDF – Coming Soon!) for helpful tips.
  • Ancestry.com is a popular subscription database. Most features require a paid subscription to access, but there are also many free resources if you know where to look for them. Check out our Guide to Ancestry’s Free Resources (PDF – Updated April 2020) for tips.

History Room Hours & Staff

Hours

Monday-Thursday 12 PM – 4 PM

Saturday 12 PM – 4 PM (Fall, Winter, Spring), 10 AM – 1 PM (Summer, Memorial Day – Labor Day)

Closed Fridays.

Contact

207-443-5141 x 18
history@patten.lib.me.us

Staff
Jill Piekut Roy, Archivist & Special Collections Librarian
Jack Martin, Reference Librarian

Video Tour of the History Room

Links

Photo Gallery

History Room Photo Gallery