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Local History and Genealogy

Springvale Public Library's Genealogy collection specializes in Northern New England materials and is searchable through our library catalog.

The collection includes:


  • Maine vital records, town histories and family histories

  • Maine vital records, pre-1892 and 1892-1955 on microfilm

  • Sanford/Springvale vital records (cemetery records, town reports and directories)

  • Census records for York county on microfilm

  • Early Sanford/Springvale newspapers

  • Sanford/Springvale voter registrations from 1935

  • Historic photos of Sanford/Springvale

  • IGI for United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland and France

  • Franco-American and Acadian records

  • Mayflower families and early American immigrants

  • Town Registers

  • Springvale Advocate/Sanford Tribune Digital Newspaper Archive


*Materials in the Genealogy collection do not circulate and are not available for interlibrary loan*

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Digitized Sanford Distaff Yearbooks

The Springvale Public Library, in collaboration with the Digital Maine Repository, has digitized and made the Sanford Distaff yearbooks available online going back as far as 1918.  To view individual yearbooks, click on this link to go the Digital Maine Repository.  

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Maine Memory Network

The Maine Memory Network, a project of the Maine Historical Society, provides access to thousands of historical items, stories, and exhibits from hundreds of organizations and individuals from across Maine.

Ancestry Library Edition

This free edition of Ancestry is available to the public when in the Library itself.

Ancestry is the perfect spot to start or further your genealogical research!

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Family Search

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, which owns the data in Family Search, has certified Springvale Public Library as a Family Search Research Center.  This allows researchers to view many of their online files from a PC inside the library that is otherwise restricted access.

American Ancestors - New England Historic Genealogical Society

A comprehensive guide to New England genealogical history.

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MyHeritage Library Edition

MyHeritage Library edition is available from home.

MyHeritage Library Edition contains internationally diverse genealogy databases. Access to billions of historical documents, millions of historical photos, and resources that span the past five centuries. Remote access from home is allowed and it is and mobile-friendly.

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