Ethnic Groups of Maine

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This entry was originally written by Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., CG for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

This article is part of
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the Maine Family History Research series.
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Ethnic Groups of Maine
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Native American

The Maine Bureau of Indian Affairs records are located at the Maine State Archives. They contain some tribal census information. See also:

  • Ray, Roger B. The Indians of Maine and the Atlantic Provinces. Portland, Maine: Maine Historical Society, 1972.


  • Maine State Library. Genealogy of French Canada, Acadia, and Franco-America at the Maine State Library. Augusta, Maine: the author, 1977.
  • Baxter, Angus. In Search of Your Canadian Roots. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1989.

See also New Hampshire Archives, Libraries, and Societies.

Irish Americans

  • Maine Irish Heritage Center, PO Box 7588, Corner of Gray and State Street, Portland, Maine, US 04112, Tel: (207) 780-0118, e-mail:, website:

Italian Americans

  • Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Avenue, Portland, Maine, US 04102, Tel: (207) 772-2500, e-mail:, website:

See Lapomarda, Vincent A. A History of the Italians in the State of Maine, The Edwin Mellen Press (2010)