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Genealogy & Local History

In most cases, genealogy and local history materials do not circulate. Photocopies can be made except in cases where the item may be damaged.

Genealogy & Local History Resources for Hartland, Maine

Maps and postcards in the library
  • A Map of Hartland from 1896 is hanging in the library's media room
  • Framed and enlarged historic postcards of Hartland are hanging throughout the building.
    In addition, the library reproduced 28 historic postcards which are available for purchase. Please contact the library for details.

Printed Materials
  • McGowan, Ruth. Warren's four towns : St. Albans, Hartland, Palmyra, Corinna. St. Albans, ME: R.M. Knowles, 1988.
  • Hartland, Maine, 1820-1970. Hartland, ME?: Sesquicentennial Committee, 1970?.
  • Bigelow, Gladys M. History of St. Albans, Maine. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1995.
  • Seekins, Brenda. Sebasticook Valley. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing, 2004.
  • Biographical review : containing life sketches of leading citizens of Somerset, Piscataquis, Hancock, Washington, and Aroostook counties, Maine. Boston : Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1898.
  • East Somerset County register, 1911-1912. Auburn, Me., Chatto, 1912.
  • Hikel, Gabriel. Partners in Progress: A History of Irving Tanning Company and A Story of its People.
  • Town of Hartland annual reports: 1881, 1906-1908, 1914, 1917-present

Hartland Historical Society
  • Maps of Hartland from around 1880
  • Early photographs and postcards
  • Quarterly newsletter
The Hartland Historical Society is in the process of renovating a portion of the old Hartland Academy building into a public space. In the mean time, you can contact them through the mail:

Hartland Historical Society
P.O. Box 173
Hartland ME 04943

  • The archives of most newspapers in Maine are available online, but only from the early 1990s to present.
  • Hartland Public Library does not have newspaper archives on microfilm or a microfilm reader.
  • The best way to research obituaries for Hartland area residents is to contact the Maine State Library's reference desk.
Maine State Library home page:

Maine State Library Genealogy Resources Page:

Town of Hartland Cemetery Index
The index was created by volunteers who read and recorded every headstone in Hartland and was compiled in 2004 by the Hartland Historical Society.
    Cemeteries listed:
  • Black Stream Cemetery, AKA Coston Corner Cemetery
  • Jordan Cemetery, AKA Starbird Cemetery
  • Nevens Cemetery
  • Pine Grove Cemetery
  • Village Cemetery, AKA Ireland or Pleasant Street Cemetery

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