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Research - Falmouth Family 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 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.  Most of these volumes are out-of-copyright and links are posted here to Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) files.  Some newer volumes can be "checked out" and viewed at's Open Library. 

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

  Books - Family History


Maine Families in 1790

Maine Families in 1790 (Volumes 1-11)

     •  Maine Families in 1790 - Index Vols 1-11.pdf
     •  Maine Families in 1790 - Addendum Vols 1-10.pdf

Maine Genealogical Society (1988-continuing)

This well-researched series is an indispensable aid to genealogical research in Maine.  The series can be found in many area libraries and the Falmouth Heritage Museum.

Volumes 1-8 may be viewed online via the Open Library at but registration for a free account is required.

     •  Volume 1

     •  Volume 2
     •  Volume 3
     •  Volume 4
     •  Volume 5
     •  Volume 6
     •  Volume 7
     •  Volume 8

Refer to the index to see if the family in which you are interested has been researched yet.   To see a complete list of Maine families in 1790 census:

Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790

United States Census Office (1908), Washington D.C.

Source: (15 MB)



A Leighton Genealogy

A Leighton Genealogy - Descendants of Thomas Leighton of Dover, New Hampshire (Volumes 1-2)

Leighton, Perley (1989), Boston

The Leightons migrated from New Hampshire to Falmouth during the 18th century.  This two volume set can be found at the Falmouth Memorial Library  (R 929.2 Lei v.1-2) and the Maine Historical Society's Brown Library (G L533.5) but not at the Falmouth Heritage Museum (if anyone has a copy, we'd welcome a donation).  

Volume 1 may be viewed online via the Open Library at but registration for a free account is required.


Lunt - A History of the Lunt Family in America

Lunt - A History of the Lunt Family in America

Lunt, Thomas (1914), Salem, Mass.

Source: (13 MB)

The Lunts migrated from Massachusetts to Falmouth during the 18th century.


A Merrill Memorial

A Merrill Memorial

Merrill, Samuel (1928), Cambridge, Mass.

Source: (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.


 More volumes to
be added soon!

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