Researching the history of New England and more specifically Maine, has become so much easier in the digital age.

Google Books  Internet Archive  Newspapers

Collections of Maine Historical Society
First Series
Vol I 1865  Title Page
Vol II 1847 Title Page Collections (Volume 2)
Vol IV 1856 Table of Contents
Vol V 1857 Table of Contents
Vol VII Collections (Volume 7)
VolVIII 1881 Title Page  E. E. Bourne
Vol IX 1887 Title Page
Index of 1-9 1891 Title Page
Second Series
Vol I 1890 Title Page
Vol II 1891 Table of Contents
Vol III 1892 Table of Contents
Vol IV 1893 Table of Contents
Vol V 1894 Title Page
Vol VI 1895 Title Page
Vol VII 1896 Table of Contents
Vol VIII 1897 Table of Contents
Vol IX 1898 Title Page
Vol X 1899 Table of Contents
Third Series
Vol II 1906  Table of Contents Collections (Volume 2)

Collections of Massachusetts Historical Society

1801 Title Page

Vol II 1835-1855 Title Page
1855-1858 Title Page
1858-1860 Title Page
1863-1864 Title Page
1864-1865 Table of Contents
1867-1869 Table of Contents
1871-1873 Table of Contents
1885-1886 Table of Contents
1886-1887 Table of Contents
Vol VIII 1802 Title Page
Second Series
Vol I 1814 Table of Contents
Vol II 1814 Table of Contents
Vol III 1846 Table of Contents
Vol VI Title Page
Third Series
Vol IX 1846 Table of Contents
Fourth Series
Vol I 1852 Title Page
Vol III 1856 Table of Contents
Vol V 1861 Title Page
Vol VI 1863 Table of Contents
Vol VII 1865 Table of Contents
Vol VIII Table of Contents
Vol IX 1871 Table of Contents
Fifth Series
Vol II 1877 Table of Contents
Vol IV Table of Contents
Vol V1878  Page iii
Vol VIII 1882 Table of Contents
Sixth Series
Vol I 1886 Table of Contents
Vol II 1888 Table of Contents
Vol III 1889 Table of Contents
Vol IV Title Page
Vol V 1892 Table of Contents
Vol VIII Table of Contents
Vol IX 1897 Table of Contents
Vol X 1899 Table of Contents
Seventh Series
Vol II 1902 Table of Contents
Vol IV 1904 Table of Contents
Vol V 1905 Table of Contents
Vol VI 1907 Title Page

Collections of New Hampshire Historical Society
Vol II 1827 Table of Contents
Vol III 1832 Title Page
Vol V 1837 Title Page
Vol VI 1850 Table of Contents
Vol VII 1863 Table of Contents
Vol VIII 1866 Table of Contents Province Records Court Papers 1680-1692
Vol 9 1889 Title Page

Favorite Links (Ancestry) (NEHGS) (Boston Public Library)  (York Co Registry of Deeds)

Favorite Free Sites  (Great site. Includes Wills and Deeds) (York County directories and cemeteries) (Maine free census)  (Rootsweb search engines) (York Co court index search form) (Maine marriage index search form) (Maine death index since 1960 search form)  (Latter-Day Saints) (genealogy forums) (Savage 4 volumes Early New England Settlers) (Index to Sprague's Journal of Maine) (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness)  (Cindi's List)  (early immigration)  (Civil War Soldiers and Sailors)  (Lots of good Maine documents)  (always use "s around a phrase for more efficient searching) (like google books but also film and audio) (Library of Congress) (Making of America documentery sources) (Avalon project at Yale) (Mayflower) (Mayflower)  (Early migration.  Documents) (Salem Witch Trials) (Salem Witch Trials)

Individual Document Links

1620 - Charter of New England; November 3    

1622 - A Grant of the Province of Maine to Sir Ferdinando Gorges and John Mason, esq., August 10

1635 - The Act of Surrender of the Great Charter of New England to His Majesty; June 7

1639 - Grant of the Province of Maine; April 3

1643 - The Articles of Confederation of the United Colonies of New England; May 19

1664 - Grant of the Province of Maine; March 12

1674 - Grant of the Province of Maine; June 29

 A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register, by James Savage (HTML at

Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast, by Samuel Adams Drake (page images at MOA)

The Andros tracts: being a collection of pamphlets and official papers issued during the period between the overthrow of the Andros government and the establishment of the second charter of Massachusetts (Volume 3) - Whitmore, William Henry, 1836-1900

Memoirs of Andrew Sherburne: A Pensioner of the Navy of the Revolution, Written by Himself - Page 250
by Andrew Sherburne - 1831 - 312 pages

The History of the State of Maine: From Its First Discovery, A. D. 1602, to the Separation, A. D.... - Page 353
by William Durkee Williamson - 1832



Boston Public Library has wonderful online resources if you have a library card

Commercial Orders to Governor Andros (1686-1687)
James II Creates the Dominion of New England, April 7, 1688
Parliament Invites William of Orange to England (1688)
Orders For Sending Sir Edmund Andros To England (1689)
The Boston Uprising, Samuel Prince (1689)