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Research - Falmouth History References


The first stop when researching the history of a town or its people is often a visit to the town library or historical society.  There one can access published histories and genealogies seldom found on shelves elsewhere.  That's still true, but many of those dusty old tomes have been digitized and are now accessible via the Internet.  Here you will find our digital library of books that our volunteers consult when responding to queries from the community.  These volumes are out-of-copyright and links are posted here to Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) files.  For more recently published references, you must still visit a library or historical society.


Clicking on the title or image of a reference available at archive.org or Google will cause the volume to be downloaded directly from their servers.  Please alert us if a link is broken.


 
  Books - Local History

 

Records of the Town of Falmouth Book One 1718-1728


Falmouth, Maine, Town Records, Book 1, 1718-1728
Town of Falmouth, Maine (1955), Cumberland County

Source: www.archive.org (46 MB)


Early town records of Falmouth.

 
 

Records of the Town of Falmouth Book Two 1728-1773


Falmouth, Maine, Town Records, Book 2, 1728-1773
Town of Falmouth, Maine (1955), Cumberland County

Source: www.archive.org (110 MB)


Continuation of early town records of Falmouth.


Town records prior to 1718 were lost in the destruction of King William's and Queen Anne's Wars.  Book 3 of this series, covering 1773-1786, was lost during a fire on October 6, 1849.


 

Willis' History of Portland


The History of Portland from 1632 to 1864
Willis, William (1865), Bailey & Noyes, Portland

Source: www.archive.org (54 MB)


This is the most authoritative history for Ancient Falmouth.  Willis had the advantage of access to documents that were later lost plus original and second-hand oral histories.


 

History of Cumberland County


History of Cumberland County, Maine
(1880), Everts & Peck, Philadelphia

Source: www.archive.org (62 MB)


An overview of Cumberland County and its more prominent citizens in 1880.

 


 
  Books - Family History


A Merrill Memorial



A Merrill Memorial

Merrill, Samuel (1928), Cambridge

Source: www.familysearch.org (55 MB)


Since the arrival of James Merrill (1689-1757) in New Casco (now Falmouth) in 1738, no other family has left a greater imprint upon our town.


 



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