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The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram’s archive contains staff-written and other selected articles from 1994 to the present.

Articles published prior to March of 1994 are more difficult to research. Our staff has limited availability for individual public research. The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram do not perform genealogical research or lengthy personal research. You can e-mail us or you may call (207) 791-6393 detailing your research needs. We’ll let you know what we can do.

The Portland Public Library’s Portland Room (207) 871-1700 Ext. 747 has a Maine News Index card catalog covering most major stories between 1945-1992 from the Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express, an online Maine News Index that includes abstracts of most major stories in the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram from 1993-2004, and a microfilm collection that includes the Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express. The Portland Room does not have an obituaries index.. All Maine residents can also use MARVEL! Maine‚Äôs Virtual Library to access the Maine Newsstand database with full-text coverage of the Portland Press Herald from September 30, 1995 to the present. The Maine Historical Society (207) 774-1822 also may be able to help.

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