Maine Archives: 58 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

If you are researching your ancestry from Maine, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online ME newspaper archives: 58 titles to help you search your family history in the “Pine Tree State,” providing coverage from 1785 to Today. There are more than 2.2 million articles and records in our online Maine newspaper archives!

Photo: Old Port area of Portland, Maine, with the White Mountains visible in the background
Photo: Old Port area of Portland, Maine, with the White Mountains visible in the background. Credit: Alex Boykov; Wikimedia Commons.

Dig deep into our online archives and search for historical and recent obituaries and other news articles about your Maine ancestors in these ME newspapers. Our Maine newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).

Search Maine Newspaper Archives (1785 – 1950)

Search Maine Recent Obituaries (1992 – Current)

Illustration: Maine state flag
Illustration: Maine state flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Here is a list of online Maine newspapers in the historical archives. Each newspaper title in this list is an active link that will take you directly to that paper’s search page, where you can begin searching for your ancestors by surnames, dates, keywords and more. The ME newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

City Title Date Range * Collection
Augusta Kennebec Journal / Kennebec Journal Sunday 11/14/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Augusta Kennebec Gazette 09/11/1801 – 07/31/1805 Newspaper Archives
Augusta Herald of Liberty 02/13/1810 – 09/02/1815 Newspaper Archives
Augusta Age 01/06/1832 – 08/29/1861 Newspaper Archives
Bangor Bangor Weekly Register 11/25/1815 – 06/21/1831 Newspaper Archives
Bangor Bangor Daily News 12/14/1992 – Current Recent Obituaries
Bath Maine Gazette 12/08/1820 – 06/25/1830 Newspaper Archives
Belfast Waldo Patriot 12/30/1837 – 12/21/1838 Newspaper Archives
Belfast Republican Journal 01/21/1848 – 12/29/1870 Newspaper Archives
Belfast Maine Working Men’s Advocate 11/03/1830 – 07/23/1835 Newspaper Archives
Belfast Hancock Gazette 07/06/1820 – 06/21/1826 Newspaper Archives
Biddeford Justice de Biddeford 05/14/1896 – 03/02/1950 Newspaper Archives
Biddeford, Saco Journal Tribune 04/29/2009 – Current Recent Obituaries
Brunswick Maine Intelligencer 09/23/1820 – 12/29/1820 Newspaper Archives
Bucksport Gazette of Maine Hancock Advertiser 07/25/1805 – 04/10/1812 Newspaper Archives
Castine Eastern American 12/26/1827 – 12/17/1828 Newspaper Archives
Castine Eagle 11/14/1809 – 03/19/1812 Newspaper Archives
Eastport Eastport Sentinel 08/31/1818 – 08/15/1832 Newspaper Archives
Falmouth Falmouth Gazette and Weekly Advertiser 01/01/1785 – 03/30/1786 Newspaper Archives
Fryeburg Russel’s Echo 02/22/1798 – 01/11/1799 Newspaper Archives
Hallowell Maine Cultivator and Hallowell Gazette 10/04/1839 – 03/10/1870 Newspaper Archives
Hallowell Kennebec Gazette 11/14/1800 – 08/28/1801 Newspaper Archives
Hallowell Hallowell Gazette 02/23/1814 – 12/26/1827 Newspaper Archives
Hallowell American Advocate 08/23/1809 – 01/28/1835 Newspaper Archives
Kennebunk Weekly Visiter 06/24/1809 – 06/30/1821 Newspaper Archives
Kennebunk Eagle of Maine 07/01/1802 – 09/30/1802 Newspaper Archives
Kennebunk Annals of the Times 01/13/1803 – 01/03/1805 Newspaper Archives
Lewiston Sun-Journal 01/29/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Madawaska St. John Valley Times 08/06/2008 – Current Recent Obituaries
Paris Jeffersonian 07/11/1827 – 04/30/1833 Newspaper Archives
Portland Weekly Eastern Argus 09/08/1803 – 12/30/1880 Newspaper Archives
Portland Portland Weekly Advertiser 10/12/1830 – 01/30/1864 Newspaper Archives
Portland Portland Press Herald 03/01/1994 – Current Recent Obituaries
Portland Portland Daily Press 09/03/1870 – 03/09/1882 Newspaper Archives
Portland Portland Daily Advertiser 08/13/1840 – 08/23/1898 Newspaper Archives
Portland Portland Advertiser 01/03/1824 – 12/29/1840 Newspaper Archives
Portland Oriental Trumpet 12/15/1796 – 11/05/1800 Newspaper Archives
Portland Maine Sunday Telegram 03/06/1994 – Current Recent Obituaries
Portland Jeffersonian 02/24/1834 – 07/25/1836 Newspaper Archives
Portland Independent Statesman 07/14/1821 – 05/06/1825 Newspaper Archives
Portland Herald of Gospel Liberty 04/27/1810 – 06/21/1811 Newspaper Archives
Portland Gazette 04/16/1798 – 12/30/1828 Newspaper Archives
Portland Freeman’s Friend 09/19/1807 – 06/09/1810 Newspaper Archives
Portland Eastern Herald 01/02/1792 – 12/27/1802 Newspaper Archives
Portland Eastern Argus 09/30/1824 – 12/30/1835 Newspaper Archives
Portland Daily Eastern Argus 01/01/1863 – 03/17/1888 Newspaper Archives
Portland Cumberland Gazette 07/20/1786 – 12/26/1791 Newspaper Archives
Portland Christian Mirror 03/04/1825 – 03/04/1825 Newspaper Archives
Portland American Patriot 05/20/1825 – 11/15/1828 Newspaper Archives
Saco Freeman’s Friend 08/21/1805 – 08/15/1807 Newspaper Archives
Sanford Sanford News 01/21/2010 – Current Recent Obituaries
Sanford Justice de Sanford 02/26/1925 – 12/27/1928 Newspaper Archives
Waterville Morning Sentinel / Sunday Sentinel 11/14/2003 – Current Recent Obituaries
Wiscasset Wiscasset Telegraph 12/10/1796 – 03/09/1799 Newspaper Archives
Wiscasset Wiscasset Argus 12/30/1797 – 01/13/1798 Newspaper Archives
Wiscasset Lincoln Telegraph 02/15/1821 – 10/18/1821 Newspaper Archives
Wiscasset Lincoln Intelligencer 11/01/1821 – 10/24/1822 Newspaper Archives
Wiscasset Eastern Repository 06/16/1803 – 06/23/1807 Newspaper Archives

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