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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Cover of 1993 Distaff Yearbook

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.