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Maine Memory Network Named One of 75 Best State Websites for Genealogy

November 3, 2021

Maine Memory Network Named One of 75 Best State Websites for Genealogy

Portland, ME: Maine Memory Network www.mainememory.net is Maine's online digital history platform, created and led by the Maine Historical Society (MHS) and featuring material contributed by more than 280 partner institutions from every corner of the state. Launched in 2001, Maine Memory Network provides the public unparalleled access to 70,000+ historic images, hundreds of online exhibits, stories contributed by Maine people, and many more resources for exploring Maine history.

Family Tree Magazine, a genealogy periodical published by Yankee Publishing, recently announced that Maine Memory Network is among the 75 Best State Websites for Genealogy in its revised list for 2021, featuring the best state-based resources for family historians to research their family tree. This year’s list pays special attention to historic events that took place in each state, as well as a sidebar with tips for getting the most out of these online resources. Websites are organized alphabetically for easy browsing, punctuated in the print version with photos of significant events in US history.

The list appears in the November/December 2021 issue of Family Tree Magazine, which shipped to magazine subscribers and was also available on newsstands beginning in October. Online visitors can access the 2021 list – which includes all 50 US states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico – at www.familytreemagazine.com/best-state-genealogy-websites.

"We're proud of how this list highlights the great work being done by societies, archives and libraries around the country," said Family Tree Magazine Editor Andrew Koch.

Access to Maine Memory Network is free. Users can create an account, then use online tools to perform a variety of research and explore exhibits, historical documents, photos, and create, share and annotate albums and upload their own My Maine Stories to share as part of the permanent public collection.

Family Tree Magazine has been providing instructional resources, how-to articles and more to family history enthusiasts for over 20 years. It covers all areas of potential interest to family history enthusiasts including genealogy research, ethnic heritage, DNA testing, family reunions, memoirs, oral history, and archival preservation. In addition to the print magazine, Family Tree offers a website with online articles, a monthly podcast, online genealogy courses and webinars, and newsletters. www.familytreemagazine.com

For more information:

Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
207–774–1822
www.mainehistory.org
www.mainememory.net

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