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.

CityTitleDate Range * Collection
AugustaKennebec Journal / Kennebec Journal Sunday11/14/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AugustaKennebec Gazette09/11/1801 – 07/31/1805Newspaper Archives
AugustaHerald of Liberty02/13/1810 – 09/02/1815Newspaper Archives
AugustaAge01/06/1832 – 08/29/1861Newspaper Archives
BangorBangor Weekly Register11/25/1815 – 06/21/1831Newspaper Archives
BangorBangor Daily News12/14/1992 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BathMaine Gazette12/08/1820 – 06/25/1830Newspaper Archives
BelfastWaldo Patriot12/30/1837 – 12/21/1838Newspaper Archives
BelfastRepublican Journal01/21/1848 – 12/29/1870Newspaper Archives
BelfastMaine Working Men’s Advocate11/03/1830 – 07/23/1835Newspaper Archives
BelfastHancock Gazette07/06/1820 – 06/21/1826Newspaper Archives
BiddefordJustice de Biddeford05/14/1896 – 03/02/1950Newspaper Archives
Biddeford, SacoJournal Tribune04/29/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BrunswickMaine Intelligencer09/23/1820 – 12/29/1820Newspaper Archives
BucksportGazette of Maine Hancock Advertiser07/25/1805 – 04/10/1812Newspaper Archives
CastineEastern American12/26/1827 – 12/17/1828Newspaper Archives
CastineEagle11/14/1809 – 03/19/1812Newspaper Archives
EastportEastport Sentinel08/31/1818 – 08/15/1832Newspaper Archives
FalmouthFalmouth Gazette and Weekly Advertiser01/01/1785 – 03/30/1786Newspaper Archives
FryeburgRussel’s Echo02/22/1798 – 01/11/1799Newspaper Archives
HallowellMaine Cultivator and Hallowell Gazette10/04/1839 – 03/10/1870Newspaper Archives
HallowellKennebec Gazette11/14/1800 – 08/28/1801Newspaper Archives
HallowellHallowell Gazette02/23/1814 – 12/26/1827Newspaper Archives
HallowellAmerican Advocate08/23/1809 – 01/28/1835Newspaper Archives
KennebunkWeekly Visiter06/24/1809 – 06/30/1821Newspaper Archives
KennebunkEagle of Maine07/01/1802 – 09/30/1802Newspaper Archives
KennebunkAnnals of the Times01/13/1803 – 01/03/1805Newspaper Archives
LewistonSun-Journal01/29/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MadawaskaSt. John Valley Times08/06/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ParisJeffersonian07/11/1827 – 04/30/1833Newspaper Archives
PortlandWeekly Eastern Argus09/08/1803 – 12/30/1880Newspaper Archives
PortlandPortland Weekly Advertiser10/12/1830 – 01/30/1864Newspaper Archives
PortlandPortland Press Herald03/01/1994 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PortlandPortland Daily Press09/03/1870 – 03/09/1882Newspaper Archives
PortlandPortland Daily Advertiser08/13/1840 – 08/23/1898Newspaper Archives
PortlandPortland Advertiser01/03/1824 – 12/29/1840Newspaper Archives
PortlandOriental Trumpet12/15/1796 – 11/05/1800Newspaper Archives
PortlandMaine Sunday Telegram03/06/1994 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PortlandJeffersonian02/24/1834 – 07/25/1836Newspaper Archives
PortlandIndependent Statesman07/14/1821 – 05/06/1825Newspaper Archives
PortlandHerald of Gospel Liberty04/27/1810 – 06/21/1811Newspaper Archives
PortlandGazette04/16/1798 – 12/30/1828Newspaper Archives
PortlandFreeman’s Friend09/19/1807 – 06/09/1810Newspaper Archives
PortlandEastern Herald01/02/1792 – 12/27/1802Newspaper Archives
PortlandEastern Argus09/30/1824 – 12/30/1835Newspaper Archives
PortlandDaily Eastern Argus01/01/1863 – 03/17/1888Newspaper Archives
PortlandCumberland Gazette07/20/1786 – 12/26/1791Newspaper Archives
PortlandChristian Mirror03/04/1825 – 03/04/1825Newspaper Archives
PortlandAmerican Patriot05/20/1825 – 11/15/1828Newspaper Archives
SacoFreeman’s Friend08/21/1805 – 08/15/1807Newspaper Archives
SanfordSanford News01/21/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SanfordJustice de Sanford02/26/1925 – 12/27/1928Newspaper Archives
WatervilleMorning Sentinel / Sunday Sentinel11/14/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WiscassetWiscasset Telegraph12/10/1796 – 03/09/1799Newspaper Archives
WiscassetWiscasset Argus12/30/1797 – 01/13/1798Newspaper Archives
WiscassetLincoln Telegraph02/15/1821 – 10/18/1821Newspaper Archives
WiscassetLincoln Intelligencer11/01/1821 – 10/24/1822Newspaper Archives
WiscassetEastern Repository06/16/1803 – 06/23/1807Newspaper Archives

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