Books available online of interest when researching Maine/Scarborough Genealogy & History. These books are not available at the museum but are known to be important for genealogical research of Scarborough ancestors.
Town Reports – Provide a wealth of information including school business, road building, information about the poor, and Birth, Marriage, and Death information (1893-1944) Many have been scanned and are available online.
Bill Tolman Memorial Database – A group of spreadsheets based on surnames that provide clues to various books and documents in the museum that reference the individual. Some of the records the database directs you to include the following TRANSCRIPTS:
89.09.57 – Records of the North Scarborough Free-Will Baptist Church – Transcription of all church members, some deeds and church documents. [N SCAR BAPTIST CH FC 13]
89.09.61 – Vital Records – Second Congregational Church Records – Baptisms, Full Communion, Marriages, Burials, & Church Meetings. [SECOND PAR CONGO MISC FC 2] See our Microfilm page to see how to access the original images.
89.09.63 – Vital Records – Death Records from the First Congregational Church 1795 to 1900 then death records from the Town Reports 1900 to January 1945. [89.9.63 DEATH BOOK FC 2] See our Microfilm page to see how to access the original images.
89.09.65 – Vital Records – First Congregational Church – Transcription of Baptism Records. [89.9.65 1ST CONGO CH FC 2] See our Microfilm page to see how to access the original images.
Ephemera Finding Aid – A searchable database that lists various ephemera and their location in the museum.
Obituaries – Obituary Index – An index of Scarborough individuals who have passed. Many have a location identifier to an online file containing an image of the obituary.