We invite you to visit our building, the Robbins House, on
the Common at 343 Common Road, across from Camden National Bank.
The Robbins House is usually open from 9:30 am. to 12:00 noon
on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. If coming from a distance, please call
207-785-5444 and leave a message to set a time for someone to assist you.
You may also email us to determine availability of the volunteers. You are
welcome to visit us and enjoy the displays. Society volunteers will be
glad to assist you in your research related to Union history and
There may be additional open hours; look for the "Open"
sign at the corner of the building.
for researchers of the history of Union and its families
* 200 Years in Union by Chester Nash and Patricia Kahn
* Bridges to the Past by David Shaub and Ruth E. Shaw
* History of the Town of Union by John Langdon Sibley
The First Century - Union Fair by Donald and
History of the Methodist Church in Union by
Horse and Buggy Days by Edwards Matthews
The Probate Records of Lincoln County,
Maine, 1760 to 1800 by William D. Patterson
Union Past and Present by George W. Fish
Union VS Disunion by Peter and Cynthia
** Vital Records of Union by Marlene Groves
Local Census Registers of Union for various years
Records for Common Cemetery, East Union Cemetery,
Lakeview Cemetery, Sidelinger Cemetery, and Skidmore Cemetery done in 1981
Genealogy files for some Union families
Old House files for many of Union’s pre-1880 houses that
were extant in 2000
* Available for sale from the UHS,
see Items for Sale page
** Available for sale from Picton
Press, Rockland, Maine
Many of the founders of the place first known as Taylortown
and Sterlingtown are found in the 1940 historical novel Come
, by Ben Ames Williams. This town was incorporated in 1786
as Union; that name was chosen due to the “uncommon unanimity of spirit in
the town.” The UHS files include genealogical information about these
Our reference books also give information on many of
these founding families and their descendants. Many are represented in the
The UHS holds files on many of these names and their
descendants, as well as later residents; in most instances our information
covers the time that they lived in Union. Some of our records are
extensive; other families are not well represented with information. Our
volunteers will endeavor to assist you in your research. We encourage
descendants to share their information to increase our files. This will
benefit future researchers. Originals should stay with the family; we
would be pleased to make copies or photographs, letters and documents
pertaining to Union and its people. The Robbins House (our
headquarters) on the Union Common is WIFI equipped allowing you to use
your own laptop.
Visitors are encouraged to come to the Robbins House to use our
reference material. Please call 207 785 5444 and leave a message
to set a time to visit. Or contact us by email. Please consider joining
the UHS to support the work of the Society; you will receive our
newsletter three times a year with information about our activities and
articles about Union's history.
The UHS has created an Old House File to document the
many fine homes built prior to 1880. When possible we have spoken with
those who know about these houses. We have added a modern photograph of
the home to the file. If an older image of the structure exists, a copy of
that is also in the file.
We welcome additions to our Old House File – scans of
older pictures and information on previous owners or past events at the
house. Please contact us with information you have to add to our files.
to share your memories of the past. This will
allow us to assist future researchers seeking information old houses in