Search Multiple Maine Historical Newspaper Collections at Once

Recently, I stumbled upon a Maine website that provides the ability to search multiple online historical collections that were provided by Advantage Archives in conjunction with Maine libraries. The website where you can perform this search is at

I have not seen any other state provide this multi-collection search. This is a very useful feature. Congratulations to the Maine Genealogy website for making this available to Maine researchers.

The current collections that are available for this search capability are:

Aroostook County

  • Caribou Public Library (Caribou)
  • Fort Fairfield Public Library (Fort Fairfield)
  • Houlton High School Yearbooks (Houlton)
  • Walter TA Hansen Memorial Library (Mars Hill)
  • Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library (Presque Isle)

Cumberland County

  • Bridgton Public Library (Bridgton)
  • Scarborough Public Library (Scarborough)

Kennebec County

  • Gardiner Public Library (Gardiner)

Knox County

  • Camden Public Library (Camden)

Lincoln County

  • Skidompha Library (Damariscotta)
  • Lincoln County News (Newcastle)

Penobscot County

  • Old Town Public Library (Old Town)

Piscataquis County

  • Thompson Free Library (Dover-Foxcroft)

Somerset County

  • Pittsfield Public Library (Pittsfield)

Waldo County

  • Belfast Free Library (Belfast)
  • Alice L. Pendleton Library (Islesboro)

York County

  • McArthur Public Library (Biddeford)
  • Springvale Public Library & Goodall Memorial Library (Sanford)
  • York Public Library (York)

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