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Genealogy : Free online sources

PPL’s general Genealogy page:
With your Portland Public Library Card barcode number, you may access Heritage Quest from wherever you are: https://www.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/login/ipbarcode?aid=10783
Here are some FREE Genealogy web sites for your home research

Ancestry Library Edition (ProQuest) – For Use in Public Libraries – Now available from home for Maine citizens’ home access during coronavirus pandemic. The world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource is available to use via Maine public libraries. This collection offers billions of records in census data, photos, directories, vital records, and more.
*If you have trouble logging in, try this:


Geni : Family Tree & Family History:

The U.S. Gen Web Project:

Family Tree Magazine’s Best Free Genealogy Websites:

Family History Forms:

Family Search’s Maine page

Cyndi’s List has been a trusted genealogy research site for more than 20 years. Cyndi’s List is free for everyone to use and it is meant to be your starting point when researching online.

U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014:

The Boston Public Library Obituary Database indexes obituaries appearing in the Boston Evening Transcript (BET), Boston Globe (BG), and the Boston Herald/Herald American (BH) from 1932–1941 and 1953–2010.