The Library will conduct the following types of searches for customers who cannot visit in person:

a) Lewiston-Auburn daily newspapers (1861 to the present): obituaries, birth announcements, death announcements, and newspaper articles.  Approximate date required.  

Due to time constraints, we cannot search back issues of the newspaper beyond a five day range.

b) Edward Little High School Yearbooks (1928 to the present)

c) Lewiston-Auburn City Directories (1860 to the present)

$5.00 per item fee is required, regardless of search results. 

Handwritten records in book

Due to time constraints, the library cannot conduct in-depth genealogical and local history research for customers. Requests that exceed the scope of those above will be returned unprocessed.

To place a search request:

Search requests will be accepted via U.S. mail only; requests submitted via e-mail will not be processed.

Self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE)  with your request is required.  Requests sent without a SASE will not be processed and your payment will be forfeited.

Full payment is required with request. Personal checks or money orders only, payable to Auburn Public Library. 

Genealogy and Local History Searches

Auburn Public Library

49 Spring Street

Auburn, ME  04210

Please allow 4-6 weeks for fulfillment of your request.  The library cannot guarantee the quality of copies produced from newspapers or microfilm.  

Online Resources

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources, including unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. In-library use only.

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My Heritage Library Edition

My Heritage Library Edition

Create your family tree, find records & explore your ancestry.

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