This new web site might help you learn about the places and the living conditions of your ancestors in the State of Maine. Actually, the Online Encyclopedia of Maine does not have a lot of information about people but it certainly will help you learn about the conditions in which they lived and much of the history that shaped their lives. The Online Encyclopedia of Maine already has more than 1,750 articles, 4,000 photographs and 100 videos and more are expected. The web site was started by a former state archivist and deputy secretary of state.
After more than 10 years of travel, research and writing, James Henderson has released an online Maine encyclopedia for the whole world to see at MaineAnEncyclopedia.com. The project began in 2001 on a CD-ROM, and eventually expanded to a DVD format, that was available at all Maine public libraries, along with some schools and colleges. Now Henderson has moved the encyclopedia to the World Wide Web where it is easily available to everyone at no charge. The information comes from a series of sources, including more than 50 books or articles about the state, along with information from the Maine State Archives, which Henderson directed from 1987-2007.
You can read more in an article by Dylan Martin in The Forecaster at http://goo.gl/VXxAg.
The Online Encyclopedia of Maine is available at http://www.MaineAnEncyclopedia.com.
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