Portland, Cumberland County, Maine

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 County

Cumberland County (set off from York County in 1760)

 Incorporated

1786 from part of Falmouth

 Incorporated as a City

1833

 Previous Designations

Machigonne; Casco Neck; Falmouth Neck; Munjoys Neck

 Boundary Changes

Part of Westbrook was annexed in 1845

The former city of Deering (set off from Westbrook in 1871, incorporated as a city in 1889) was annexed in 1899

Crotch (Cliff) Island was annexed from Cumberland in 1889

Long Island was set off and incorporated in 1993

Part of Falmouth was annexed in 2002

 Prominent Islands

Cliff Island (Crotch Island), Cushing Island (formerly Andrews' Island, Cushing's Island), Great Diamond Island, House Island, Jewell Island (westerly portion), Little Chebeague Island (westerly portion), Little Diamond Island, Peaks Island, Ram Island

 Villages, Locations and Settlements

Allen's Corner (or Allens Corner, former post office at North Deering), Back Cove, Bradley's Corner (Bradley Corner), Brighton Corner, Deering, Deering Junction, East Deering, East End, Highlands, Libbytown, Lunts Corner, Mariner (former post office), Morrills Corner (Morrill's Corner, formerly Stevens' Plains, or Stevens Plains), Munjoy Hill, Nasons Corner, North Deering, Oakdale, Old Port, Portland, Riverton, Rosemont, Stroudwater, Trefethen (on Peaks Island), Sagamore Village, Summit View Park, West End, West End Station (former post office), Woodfords (formerly (Woodford's Corner)

 Adjacent Towns and Townships

Cape Elizabeth, Chebeague Island, Falmouth, Long Island, South Portland, Westbrook

 Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Portland, Maine

Plan of Portland, Early 1800s

Bird's-Eye View of Portland, 1876

Map of the City of Portland, Cumberland County, Maine (1851)

Map of Portland, 1885

Casco Bay from Broad Sound to Cape Elizabeth Light (1885)

Falmouth Foreside and adjacent islands, Casco Bay (1894)

Casco Bay from Broad Sound to Cape Elizabeth Light (1894)

City of Portland and vicinity, Cumberland Co., Me. (1894)

 Cemeteries

Selected Inscriptions From the Old Burying Ground (Eastern Cemetery) in Portland

Greater Portland Graves

 Church Records

Marriages at St. Paul's Church in Portland, 1765-1831

 Directories

The Portland Directory & Register [1827] (J. Adams, 1827)

Beckett, S. B., The Portland Reference Book and City Directory for 1850-51 (Portland, Me.: Thurston and Co., 1850)

Beckett, S. B., The Portland Reference Book and City Directory for 1858-59 (Portland, Me.: Brown Thurston, Steam Printer, 1858)

Portland, Maine Directories, 1889-91 [Ancestry.com] — Directory listing of over 65,000 residents of Portland, Maine between 1889 and 1891

1912 Directory of Portland including the city of South Portland and the town of Cape Elizabeth (Portland, Me.: Portland Directory Co., 1912)

Portland, Maine 1915 City Directory

 Military Records

Portland Privateers in the War of 1812

World War I Soldiers Index: Portland

 Newspapers

Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram

Portland Press Herald (historical issues) [Ancestry.com]

Portland Sunday Telegram and Sunday Press Herald (historical issues) [Ancestry.com]

Portland Sunday Telegram (historical issues) [Ancestry.com]

Obituary Collection: Portland Press Herald [Ancestry.com]

 Vital Records

Early Birth and Death Records of Falmouth

Early Falmouth Marriage Intentions, A-F

Early Falmouth Marriage Intentions, F-M

Early Falmouth Marriage Intentions, M-S

Early Falmouth Marriage Intentions, S-Y

Portland Marriages, 1804

Intentions of Marriage Recorded in Deering, 1871-1881

Intentions of Marriage Recorded in Deering, 1882-1891

Deering, Maine Marriage Intentions February 13, 1890-February 20, 1892

Portland Marriage Records Search

Portland Death Records Search

 Miscellaneous Resources

1924 Portland Tax Records

Maine Town Reports: Portland

A Declaration of the Inhabitants of Scarborough, Falmouth, Black Point, and Casco, 1663

Widows of Portland, 1806

Portland Temperance Petition, 1845

Portland Board of Trade Members, 1887

 General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Portland, Cumberland, Maine

Official Website: City of Portland

The Greater Portland Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society

MEGenWeb Project: Portland

MEGenWeb Project: Peaks Island

Maine Memory Network: Portland

Maine Memory Network: Cliff Island

Maine Memory Network: Peaks Island

 Bibliography

______, The Portland Directory & Register (J. Adams, 1827)

______, Portland soldiers and sailors: a brief sketch of the part they took in the War of the Rebellion (Portland, Me.: Bosworth Post, Grand Army of the Republic, 1884)

______, Directory of Portland from Frederick W. Beers' Atlas of Cumberland Co., Maine(New York, N.Y.: F.W. Beers, 1871)

______, Directory of Portland and Vicinity, 1895 (Portland, Me.: The Thurston Print Co., 1895)

______, Directory of Portland, 1904 (Portland, Me., 1904)

______, 1912 Directory of Portland including the city of South Portland and the town of Cape Elizabeth (Portland, Me.: Portland Directory Co., 1912)

______, A book commemorating the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Saint Stephen's Church, Portland, Maine: the first Episcopal parish organized in the State of Maine([Portland, Me. : Printwell Printing Co., 1913])

______, Casco Bay Directory, 1924

______, Portland 1925 Directory (1925)

______, Directory of Portland, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth, 1936 (Portland, Me.: Fred L. Tower Co., 1936)

______, Portland city guide [Ancestry.com] (Portland, Me.: Forest City Print. Co., 1940)

______, Directory of Portland, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth, 1944 (Portland, Me.: Fred L. Tower Co., 1944)

______, Directory of Portland, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth, 1947 (Portland, Me.: Fred L. Tower Co., 1947)

Bacon, George F., Portland: its representative business men and its points of interest (Newark, N.J.: Glenwood Pub. Co., 1891)

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Beckett, S. B., The Portland Reference Book and City Directory for 1858-59 (Portland, Me.: Brown Thurston, Steam Printer, 1858)

Beckett, S. B., The Portland Reference Book and City Directory for 1866-67 (Portland, Me.: Thurston and Co., 1866)

Beckett, S. B., The Portland Reference Book and City Directory for 1868 (Portland, Me.: Thurston and Co., 1868)

Beckett, S. B., The Portland Reference Book and City Directory for 1869 (Portland, Me.: Thurston and Co., 1869)

Beckett, S. B., The Portland Reference Book and City Directory for 1871 (Portland, Me.: Thurston and Co., 1871)

Beckett, S. B., The Portland Reference Book and City Directory for 1873 (Portland, Me.: Thurston and Co., 1873)

Beckett, S. B., The Portland Reference Book and City Directory for 1875 (Portland, Me.: Thurston and Co., 1875)

Beckett, S. B., The Portland Reference Book and City Directory for 1877 (Portland, Me.: Thurston and Co., 1877)

Beckett, S. B., The Portland Reference Book and City Directory for 1879 (Portland, Me.: Thurston and Co., 1879)

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Goold, Nathan, A history of Peaks Island and its people: also a short history of House Island, Portland, Maine (Portland, Me.: Lakeside Press, 1897)

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Ketover, Karen Sherman, comp., Westbrook, Maine cemeteries: plus the surrounding towns of Cumberland, Falmouth, Gorham, Portland & Windham (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, c1996)

King, Marquis Fayette, comp., Baptisms and Admission from the Records of First Church in Falmouth, now Portland, Maine (Portland, Me.: Maine Genealogical Society, 1898)

McCann, Kenneth S., The genealogy and history of the Bruns families of Portland, Me. & vicinity & Brons families of the West Coast, 1819-1954 (Glen Burnie, Md., 1954)

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