(in the Local History Department unless otherwise stated)


  • Grant, Rena V. Three men from Aroostook : the story of the Hardison family929.2.H219t c.2

  • Carter, Ray H. An informal history of Washburn, Maine: the lives and times of Salmon Brook, Aroostook County, Maine 974.11.W3.1

  • White, Stephen A., Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes. Moncton, NB: Centre D'études Acadiennes - Université de Moncton, 1999 929.3.W5857d

  • Michaud, A. J., An Acadian Heritage of the St. John Valley 974.11.M2.2

  • Doucette, Theresa & Francis, History of Madawaska by Thomas Albert, a Translation 974.11.M2.5

  • Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, Evangeline (Stacks) 811.34.0

  • Melvin, C. L., Madawaska, A Chapter in Maine & New Brunswick Relations 974.11.M2.3

  • Mahaffir, C. Jr., A Land of Discord Always 971.601.M277l

  • Pochocki, E., A Penny for a Hundred Juvenile Collection P749.p

  • Paradis, Roger, The Mercure Papers 929.2.M539p

  • The Cyr Plantation Centennial – 1870-1970 974.11.C4

  • Dubay, Guy, The County 974.11.24

  • Ducharme, Jacques, The Shadows of the Trees 325.2714.D856s

  • Downeast Ancestry – Periodical v.1-9 929.1.D758d

  • Miller, Alan R., History of Maine Current Newspapers 070.M612h

  • Aroostook County Business and Residential Directory 1905-6 974.11.12

  • Aroostook County Census: 1860 microfilm 929.1741.M2841e

  • Aroostook County Census: 1920 microfilm 929.1741.M2841f

  • Atlas of Aroostook County Maine (1877) 912.741.R62

  • Brewer, Floyd I. A Dutch-English Odyssey: Stories of Brewer and Estey families in North America 1636-1996929.2.B7577d

  • Someone Before Us: Our Maritime Indians 970.4.C552s

  • Watson, Andrew E., A Study of Land Use in Thirty-one towns, Aroostook County, Maine 631.1.W331s

  • Reynolds, Suzanne, Tales of Aroostook R329.t

  • Anderson, Will, 101 past and present pop delights: good old Maine 974.104.A552o

  • "Paper Talks” in “the County”  periodical 974.11.21 v.6, 11-19

  • "Paper Talks” in “St. John Valley”  periodical 974.11.22 1992-2001

  • Aroostook County Directory: 1961, 1964-5, 1967-8 974.11.18

  • Northeast Folklore: v.1-5, v.6-10 398.3.N815n

  • Brault, Gerard, The French-Canadian Heritage in New England 974.004.B738f

  • Albert, Thomas, History of Madawaska. (English version) 974.11.M2.5

  • MacDonald, Marjorie Anne, Fortune & La Tour : the Civil War in Acadia 971.016.M145f


  • Lindberg, Marcia, Genealogist’s Handbook for New England Research. Boston : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1985, 1997 (2d ed.) 929.1.G2867g

  • Punch, Terrence, Genealogist’s Handbook for Atlantic Canada Research. Boston : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1989 929.1.G2864g

  • Szucs, Loretto Dennis and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking (eds.), The Source: a Guidebook of American Genealogy. Revised edition, Salt Lake City UT : Ancestry, 1997 929.1.S724s

Where to look for Aroostook County records:

Parishes in town of birth, marriage or death. Example of Parishes in Aroostook County:

  • Paroisse Sainte-Luce, US Route 1, Frenchville, Maine 04745, (207) 543-5150

  • Sacred Heart / Sacre Coeur, Van Buren Road, Caribou, Maine 04736, (207) 498-2763

  • Holy Rosary, 31 Thomas Avenue, Caribou, Maine 04736, (207) 498-2536


Genealogical & Historical Societies:

  • Caribou Historical Society Presque Isle Rd., Route 1 Caribou, ME 04736 (207) 498-2556

  • Fort Kent Historical Society PO Box 282 Fort Kent, ME 04743 (207) 834-3933

  • Island Falls Historical Society Burley Street Island Falls, ME 04037 (207) 463-2264

  • L'Heritage-Vivant-Living Heritage PO Box 165 Van Buren, ME 04785 (207) 868-2691

  • Madawaska Historical Society Library Building, Main Street Madawaska, ME 04756 (207) 738-4722

  • New Sweden Historical Society Historical Museum New Sweden, ME 04762 (207) 896-3018

  • Presque Isle Historical Society 16 Third Street Presque Isle, ME 04769 (207) 762-1151

  • Saint Agathe Historical Society PO Box 237 Saint Agathe, ME 04772 (207) 542-6364

  • Penobscot County Genealogical Society - 185 Norfolk Street Bangor ME 04401 Phone: (207) 942-9375

  • Aroostook Historical and Art Museum - Aroostook Historical Society & Historical and Art Museum 109 Main Street Houlton, ME 04730

  • Maine Historical Society

  • New England Historical Society

University-held Materials:


Other Books:

  • Albert, Thomas, Histoire du Madawaska. Québec: Imprimerie franciscaine, 1920 (in French)

  • Albert, Thomas, Histoire du Madawaska : entre l’Acadie, le Québec et l’Amérique. Nouvelle édition établie par Adrien Berube, Benoit Berube, and Georgette Desjardins. LaSalle, PQ : Société historique du Madawaska / Hurtubise HMH, 1982.

  • Daigle, Jean (ed.), Acadia of the Maritimes. Moncton : Université du Moncton, 1995

  • Desjardins, Georgette (ed.), Sainte-Basile : Berceau de Madawaska. Montréal : Méridien, 1992

  • Griffiths, Naomi E. S., The Acadians: Creation of a people. Toronto and New York : McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1973

  • Griffiths, Naomi E. S., The Context of Acadian History. Montreal : McGill-University Press, 1992

  • Trudel, Marcel, Introduction to New France. Toronto : Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1968

  • Langlois, RP Henri (RP Ernest Lang ed.), Dictionnaire genealogique du Madawaska: repertoire des mariages des paroisses de la vallee superieure de la riviere Saint- Jean au Nouveau-Brunswick et au Maine. 8 vols. (S. l.: s. n., 1979). Reprinted (1997) by Quintin Publications, 2 Felsmere Avenue, Pawtucket RI 02861-2903 as Genealogies of the Catholic families of Aroostook County, Maine and the Catholic Diocese of Edmundston, New Brunswick. 4 vols. Corrected edition with double entry (can look up under groom *or* bride) by Robert & Diane Voskuhl (6 vols.). Also available in CD-ROM format with limited searching capabilities. For purchase or more information, email:


  • Boudreau, Dennis M., Beginning Franco-American Genealogy. Pawtucket RI : American French Genealogical Society, 1986, 1993 (rev.)

  • Dollarhide, William, Seven Steps to a Family Tree. Heritage Quest 1997

  • Dollarhide, William, Managing a Genealogical Project. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1991(rev)

Useful Websites:

Upper St. John River Valley - private page, full of information on town histories and census material.