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 We have some great news for local historians and genealogists!  Thanks to the generosity of the Alfred M. Senter Fund and an anonymous library donor, Curtis Library has started digitizing its collection of microfilms of the Times Record (in earlier versions called The Brunswick Record and The Brunswick Telegraph).  The newspaper is now digitized from 1853 through 1964.  We will soon be starting phase 2 of the project to continue digitizing up through 1977.

You can access the new database at:  You will know you are in the right place because it will say “Welcome to our community history archive”.

The database is free and accessible to all.  You can do a detailed search or browse by title or year.  The database will show you those “hits” that have the most iterations of your search terms (just keep in mind that the hits are not provided based on date like many databases).  When you find a hit that looks right, click on it and it will take you to the actual newspaper page.

The “Resources” tab at the top of the page is a great place to go for more information or call us at the library.

Thank you to the financial support from our donors that has made this project a possibility for our community!


By |September 14th, 2020|Categories: Genealogy Blog| still available at home for free

I wanted to ensure that our local genealogists know that they can still access from home for free through Sept. 30 at least and possibly longer.

You need to access the link by going to and clicking on the “Research” tab on the far right side of the page.

  • Click on “Digital Maine Library”.
  • You will see an alphabetical list of the resources available, including two versions of – one for schools and one for public libraries.
  • Click on the public library version of
  • That should take you right to

Ancestry will reevaluate at the end of September as to whether they will extend at home use for library patrons so check back then.  Happy research!

By |July 30th, 2020|Categories: Genealogy Blog|

Genealogy Drop-in on Zoom at Patten Free Library – register if interested

For Mid Coast genealogists:

Our friends at Patten Free Library in Bath let us know that this Friday (June 5) at 4, the History Room at Patten Free Library and genealogist Karen Richard are hosting a genealogy drop-in on Zoom. This is the seventh session in our History Room Live experiment.

Please feel free to register if you are interested!

On their website:

On Facebook:

Past sessions:


By |June 4th, 2020|Categories: Genealogy Blog|
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