Historical Society Resources

Monson Historical Society

History and Geneological Resources

  • Monson Census Records - The Monson Census records have been transcribed from 1850 to 1940 with all census information included
    • this collection is extensive
    • also included is a 1850-1940 Every Name Index in excel indicating the year and line # in the census; this Index can be downloaded below
  • Nelson Collection - A collection of Monson related news clippings from the 30's to present assembled by Mary Nelson, a copy of which was donated to MHS. This collection is in chronological order and is now indexed; Index can be downloaded below.
  • Monson Academy Yearbooks (The Pharetra) - All years are available
  • Maine Register - A copy of all Maine Register pages pertaining to Monson
  • Sprague's Journal of Maine History (on loan from Estella and Wayne Bennett)
    • John Francis Sprague lived in Monson and published a Journal of Maine History
    • from 1913 to 1926 ; MHS has a copy of it available on CD
  • Photographs - An extensive collection of photographs from Monson's past
  • Early News clippings from the Piscataquis Observer - In albums organized chronologically
  • Monson voting lists from the mid to late 1800's
  • History of Monson Academy published in 1997
  • Family Histories - Family histories are available for some Monson families - these family file contain varying amounts of family history and we are very interested in collecting more detail - contact us about adding more files or adding your name to our family history files.