Northeast Historic Film in Bucksport, Maine, can be an excellent online resource for anyone with New England ancestry. The nonprofit archives is dedicated to collecting, preserving and sharing northern New England’s moving image heritage. The organization owns a three-story vault with 10 million+ feet of film, a public study center, a 140-seat theater, and it enjoys the support of 400+ members. While you may not find a film of your ancestors, you undoubtedly will have an opportunity to view the lifestyles and perhaps the area in which they lived.
Another excellent service of Northeast Historic Film (NHF) is the preservation of home movies. Without cold storage at low humidity, the film in your basement or attic cracks, rots, and fades, and part of New England’s history is lost. NHF staff members have the skills and tools to preserve your valued moving images.