Wells Archives

Find Wells Maine archives. Archives maintain vital, family, and genealogy records, including birth, death, marriage, and divorce records.


Portsmouth Library and Archive 401 State Street Portsmouth NH 03801 19.3 miles from Wells 603-431-5202


Haverhill City Archive 4 Summer Street Haverhill MA 01830 45.2 miles from Wells 978-374-2392

Gloucester Archive 9 Dale Avenue Gloucester MA 01930 49.1 miles from Wells 978-282-3043

Concord Vital Records Archive 71 South Fruit Street Concord NH 03301 49.5 miles from Wells 603-271-4651

Brunswick Police Records Archive 28 Federal Street Brunswick ME 04011 51.4 miles from Wells 207-725-6620

Lawrence Immigrant Archive 6 Essex Street Lawrence MA 01840 51.4 miles from Wells 978-686-9230

Goffstown Police Records Archive 326 Mast Road Goffstown NH 03045 52.9 miles from Wells 603-497-2900

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Are Archives open to the public?

Archives managed by government entities are generally accessible to the public. Many offer regular public hours while others may only be open by appointment. Some Archives may include special collections that restrict access more stringently than general collections. Archives maintained by private organizations may not be accessible by the public.

Can items in an Archive be borrowed in the same way as library items?

No. The public use of an Archive is much more restricted than is typical for items in a public library. Archives often require visitors to register, provide identification, and submit request forms in order to view an item in the collection. In addition, most Archives have detailed usage guidelines in place to prevent theft or loss of Archive materials.

Do Archives accept donated materials?

Yes, many Archives are interested in accepting materials of enduring historical value. Archivists will evaluate potential donations to ensure that they meet the Archive's standards. Archives will typically require that a deed of gift be signed that legally documents the transfer of ownership of the donated materials.