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Welcome to the Maine State Archives

Maine State Archives, a bureau within the Department of Secretary of State, retains the permanently valuable records of State government. They include bills introduced in the Legislature, Governor’s Executive Orders, election returns, deeds to and from the State of Maine, maps from the Land Office, federal census records from Maine up to 1920, vital records pre-1892, county court records dating back to the 1600’s, military records through World War I, to name only a few. Maine State Archives is comprised of the Archives Services Division and the Records Management Division.

Maine's Bicentennial logo

Celebrating 200 Years of Statehood

Maine State Archives Bicentennial Projects