Find Your Roots
Skidompha Library invites all those interested in town history and family lineage to explore The Skidompha History And Genealogy Center located upstairs at the library. Although Genealogy Center books, scrapbooks, other documents do not circulate, there is a copy machine close at hand for copying pages.
Our staff genealogy specialist Kathy Maclachlan is here Thursday afternoons from 1-5 p.m. to assist visitors in tracking down information about folks with local connections.
History And Genealogy Center resources include:
- Alna, Bremen, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Bristol, Damariscotta, Damariscotta Mills, Dresden, Edgecomb, Jefferson, Newcastle, Nobleboro, Somerville, South Bristol, Southport, Waldoboro, Westport, Wiscasset, Whitefield plus some Maine Cemeteries NOT in Lincoln County.
Local Ships and Shipbuilding:
- "Planters of the Commonwealth", by C.E.Banks, includes list of passengers, ships and the places they settled in Boston and the Bay Colonies; "Shipping days of old Boothbay", by George Rice; " Oyster shells and sailing ships", by Mark Biscoe; List of Lincoln County ship building, 1964-1994, by Boutilier Photos; "Mary and John 1630", Volumes 14 & 17; P R Hazeltine 1875-1882; a booklet;
- A list of ships built in Newcastle, Nobleboro, Damariscotta and Bristol, by Lowell Sidelinger, Deputy Collector of Customs.
- Damariscotta & Newcastle proposed waterworks 1897, Maine 1952, Newcastle 1816, Nobleboro 1813 & 1857, Waldoboro 1815, and Bristol 1815 with old roads superimposed over it and Medieval England.
- Downeast Ancestry (Vol 1-Vol 5) with Index, Second Boat (1980- to 1990) with Index, The Dinghy (19- to 19-) with Index, The Vine (2000-2003) with Index, The Mayflower Quarterly (1984 -2004) with index, Forebears (1994-1998), The Great Migration (1990-1999) with Index, Your Yankee Heritage (1979-1981) with index, Heritage Quest (#1-#30) with index, New England History Genealogical Register (Vol 130-Vol 158) with index books.
- newspaper clipping scrapbooks, late 1800's and early 1900's, some of which have been indexed.
Vertical File Boxes:
- Contain subject files for all of Lincoln County's towns, as well as: alewives, artists, authors, bridges, brickyards, courthouses, doctors, disasters, forts, historical societies, hospitals, ice works, lighthouses, maps, Monhegan, railroads, Revolutionary War, schools, shell heaps, ships, shipbuilders, telephone companies, Thompson Ice House, Underground Railroad, Wawenock Country Club, witch trials, woodcarvers, WWI, WWII, and worms.
- Vital records of the towns in Lincoln County;
- Maine 1790 Census;
- Family histories & genealogies (257);
- Revolutionary & Civil War military records.
- Several genealogy resources ranging from basic how-to's, to books on where to find them. Of special note are Harold Castner's notebooks on local towns and its people histories; plus George Dow's notebooks on the history of Nobleboro and its people.
In 2003 the Genealogy and History room was designated the Lincoln County Genealogy. We're deeply grateful to many people, but especially to Carolyn Kelsey and Joyce Brown for their outstanding efforts in organizing the resources of the History And Genealogy Center.
All Genealogy Center materials are restricted to library use only. The Genealogy and History Room is located on the second floor and is handicapped accessible via elevator.
- Free Genealogy Resources (expertgeneaology.com)
- Kansas City Public Library Genealogy Resources (KCLibrary.org)
- GenealogyLinks.Net (GeneaologyLinks.net)
- Maine and the Civil War (Civilwar.mainememory.net)