The Genealogy Room is closed due to building restrictions from Covid-19.  However, you can still submit an online request for information.  See the form on this page.


  • Two public computers reserved for genealogists that provide free access to:
    • (the database of the New England Historic Genealogical Society)
    • (genealogy research database available with Portland Public Library card which you can get for free if you live in Cumberland County- ask at the Curtis lending desk)
    • (genealogy research database)
    • Users can also use their own laptops at the library and access the above databases for free
  • Brunswick Town Directories from 1867 to 1985
  • The 1790 census for Brunswick Maine
  • Two FlipPal portable scanners that may be borrowed with a library card for three weeks
  • IRIScan portable scanner (for flat documents) that may be borrowed
  • Microfilms of the Brunswick Times Record newspaper (which went by multiple different names, depending on the year) from 1851 through the present
  • Microfilms of the Sanborn Fire Insurance maps for the City of Brunswick
  • Microfilm reader with capacity to make copies of newspaper articles
  • An 8mm film to digital convertor
  • A slide to digital convertor
  • A Brunswick/Maine focused genealogy reference collection
    • Including a full collection of Maine Families in 1790, all volumes of The Great Migration Begins
  • A substantial collection of genealogy how-to books on multiple topics
  • Two volunteers, generally available most Fridays between 9:30 and noon, to provide support and guidance in genealogy research
  • American Ancestors magazine, Family Tree magazine, New England Historic Genealogical Society magazine, and The Maine Genealogist


Yes! Our staff and volunteer research assistants are happy to assist with local history and genealogy requests, both in person and via phone, e-mail, and our website’s request form. We will conduct an initial 30 minute search for information free of charge. We will scan and email up to 5 pages for free. If additional research is necessary, the cost is $15 per hour, up to a limit of 4 hours. This fee includes reasonable photocopies (at a rate of $.10 per copy) and postage.