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  • Androscoggin County, Maine —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 28, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Cumberland, Oxford, Lincoln & Kennebec Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1854
    County Seat:  Auburn, Maine

    County history - Androscoggin County is named in honor of The Androscoggin Native American tribe.

    Androscoggin Courthouse
    GHLL Androscoggin County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Androscoggin County, ME Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Androscoggin Historical Society / Auburn, ME)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lewiston Historical Commission / Lewiston, ME)
    7. US/MEGenWeb site - Androscoggin County Archives
    8. US/MEGenWeb - Androscoggin County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Androscoggin County Clerk, 2 Turner Street, Auburn, ME 04210-5953.
               Note:  - Follow this link to Rootsweb to determine what county a city or town is in. Vital records are also kept by towns, town clerks or selectmen. Although some towns have existed since the 1650s, most vital records date from about 1700. The vital statistics are often arranged by family. Before 1892, records of births, marriages, and deaths were kept by the towns and cities of Maine. Some municipalities kept good records, some kept no records, and some kept adequate records only to have them lost to fire, flood, or storage in private homes.

    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Franklin County (north), Kennebec County (northeast),Sagadahoc County (southeast),
             Cumberland County (south), Oxford County (west).

        Androscoggin County - City of Wales
        Androscoggin County - Greene Township
        University of Maine - The Acadian Archives documents, preserves, celebrates, and
             disseminates information about the Upper Saint John Valley, a 70-mile stretch of the
             Saint John River running between the U.S. and Canada.

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    Census Information Androscoggin County):
  • 1860 Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Androscoggin county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Aroostook County, Maine —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 29, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Penobscot County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1839
    County Seat:  Houlton, Maine

    County history - Aroostook County is named a Native American word meaning "Beautiful River".

    Aroostook Courthouse
    GHLL Aroostook County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project - Aroostook County AHGP
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Aroostook County, ME Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Allagash Historical Society / Allagash, ME)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Aroostook Historical and Art Museum / Houlton, ME)
    7. US/MEGenWeb site - Aroostook County Archives
    8. US/MEGenWeb - Aroostook County Genealogy & History
    9. Washington County Vital Records - Follow this link to Rootsweb to determine what county a city or town is in.
               Note:  Vital records are also kept by towns, town clerks or selectmen. Although some towns have existed since the 1650s, most vital records date from about 1700. The vital statistics are often arranged by family. Before 1892, records of births, marriages, and deaths were kept by the towns and cities of Maine. Some municipalities kept good records, some kept no records, and some kept adequate records only to have them lost to fire, flood, or storage in private homes.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent US counties (GHLL listings):
             Washington County (southeast), Penobscot County (south), Piscataquis County (south),
             Somerset County (southwest).

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    Census Information Aroostook County):
  • 1837 Census
  • 1840 Census
  • 1850 Census
  • 1850 Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Aroostook county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Cumberland County, Maine —
    Information Updated for:  Sep 2, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of York County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1760
    County Seat:  Portland, Maine

    County history - Cumberland County is named in honor of William, Duke of Cumberland, who was the son of King George II.

    Cumberland Courthouse
    GHLL Cumberland County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Cumberland County, ME Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Bridgton Historical Society / Bridgton, ME)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Falmouth Historical Society & Museums / Falmouth, ME)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Gray Historical Society / Gray, ME)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Greater Portland Chapter of the Maine Genealogy Society / Cape Elizabeth, ME)
    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Pejepscot Genealogy Society / Brunswick, ME)
    10. Society/Museum/Assn - (Scarborough Historical Society and Museum / Scarborough, ME)
    11. Society/Museum/Assn - (Windham Historical Society / Windham, ME)
    12. US/MEGenWeb site - Cumberland County Archives
    13. US/MEGenWeb - Cumberland County Genealogy & History
    14. Vital Records - Follow this link to Rootsweb to determine what county a city or town is in.
               Note:  Vital records are also kept by towns, town clerks or selectmen. Although some towns have existed since the 1650s, most vital records date from about 1700. The vital statistics are often arranged by family. Before 1892, records of births, marriages, and deaths were kept by the towns and cities of Maine. Some municipalities kept good records, some kept no records, and some kept adequate records only to have them lost to fire, flood, or storage in private homes.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Androscoggin County (north), Oxford County (northwest), Sagadahoc County
             (northeast), York County (southwest).

        South Portland Shipyards - World War II (1941 and 1945), as many as 30,000 people
             worked at the yards during those years. This site is dedicated to those workers, and
             the magnificent work they all produced.

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        County-Clerks.com - County-Clerks.com is a directory of every single county clerk's office in the USA.
             There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. - Quoted from web site.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Cumberland County, Maine.
    Census Information Cumberland County):
  • 1790 Census
  • 1810 Census
  • 1820 Census
  • 1840 Census
  • 1900 Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Cumberland county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Franklin County, Maine —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 21, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Kennebec, Oxford and Somerset Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1838
    County Seat:  Farmington, Maine

    County history - Franklin County is named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, the Founding Father, scientist, printer, and diplomat..

    Franklin Courthouse
    GHLL Franklin County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Franklin County, ME Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Sandy River Valley Chapter of the Maine Genealogy Society / Farmington, ME)
    6. US/MEGenWeb site - Franklin County Archives
    7. US/MEGenWeb - Franklin County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Franklin County Clerk, address, address, address.
               Note:  Vital records are also kept by towns, town clerks or selectmen. Although some towns have existed since the 1650s, most vital records date from about 1700. The vital statistics are often arranged by family. Before 1892, records of births, marriages, and deaths were kept by the towns and cities of Maine. Some municipalities kept good records, some kept no records, and some kept adequate records only to have them lost to fire, flood, or storage in private homes.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Somerset County (northeast), Kennebec County (southeast), Androscoggin County
             (south), Oxford County (southwest).

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    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Hancock County, Maine —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 4, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Lincoln County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1790
    County Seat:  Ellsworth, Maine

    County history - Hancock County is named in honor of John Hancock (1737 1793), the Founding Father and president of the convention that produced the United States Declaration of Independence.

    Hancock Courthouse
    GHLL Hancock County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Hancock County, ME Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Hancock County Genealogical Society / Ellsworth, ME)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Tremont Historical Society, Country Store Museum / Bass Harbor, ME)
    7. US/MEGenWeb site - Hancock County Archives
    8. US/MEGenWeb - Hancock County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Hancock County Clerk, 60 State Street, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1926.
               Note:  Vital records are also kept by towns, town clerks or selectmen. Although some towns have existed since the 1650s, most vital records date from about 1700. The vital statistics are often arranged by family. Before 1892, records of births, marriages, and deaths were kept by the towns and cities of Maine. Some municipalities kept good records, some kept no records, and some kept adequate records only to have them lost to fire, flood, or storage in private homes.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Penobscot County (north), Washington County (northeast), Waldo County (west).

        City of Trenton - Incorporated as the town on February 16, 1779

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    Census Information:
        1790 Census (I) - Federal Census, Hancock County (Index: 1 folder with listed townships).

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Kennebec County, Maine —
    Information Updated for:  Mon, Nov 15, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Lincoln County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1799
    County Seat:  Augusta, Maine

    County history - Kennebec County is named for the Kennebec River, from the Abnakis Indians. The name translates [in English] to "long quiet waters".
             The first court- house was built in Augusta (then a part of Hallowell), in 1790. The second courthouse [pictured here] was built in 1830 in Augusta, Maine. Designed by Robert C. Vose and completed in 1830, the Greek Revival structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Kennebec Courthouse

    Capitol history - When Maine separated from Massachusetts and became a state on March 15, 1820, Portland became the temporary capitol city. The first State House was a modest two-story Federal style building at the corner of Congress and Myrtle Streets. It served as Maine's State House until 1832 and was eventually destroyed in the Great Fire of 1866.
             Though the temporary capitol of Portland was the largest city in the state many thought a permanent capitol should be more centrally located. A number of cities and towns sought the honor of becoming the state capitol and site of the new State House. The principal aspirants were Portland, Brunswick, Hallowell, Waterville, Belfast, Wiscasset and Augusta. The Legislature finally selected the City of Augusta, and Governor Enoch Lincoln signed the bill establishing Augusta as the official capitol on February 24, 1827.
             Major remodeling of the Capitol during 1909-1910 established the present-day appearance of the building. It was enlarged according to designs by G. Henri Desmond, and executed by Charles Hichborn of Augusta. This remodeling necessitated the demolition of almost all the old building save the portico and front and rear walls. The length of the building was doubled to three hundred feet by extending the north and south wings. The low saucer dome of Bulfinch's design was replaced by the current 150-foot copper-covered one and surmounted by a statue depicting the female figure of Wisdom, designed by sculptor W. Clark Noble of Gardiner.

    Maine State Capitol
    GHLL Kennebec County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Kennebec County, ME Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Kennebec Historical Society / Augusta, ME)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Maine Archives and Museums / Augusta, ME)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Oakland Area Historical Society / Oakland, ME)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Taconnett Falls Chapter, Maine Genealogical Society / Winslow, ME)
    9. Society/Museum/Assn - (Vienna Historical Society / Vienna, ME)
    10. US/MEGenWeb site - Kennebec County Archives
    11. US/MEGenWeb - Kennebec County Genealogy & History
    12. Vital Records - Follow this link to Rootsweb to determine what county a city or town is in.
               Note:  Vital records are also kept by towns, town clerks or selectmen. Although some towns have existed since the 1650s, most vital records date from about 1700. The vital statistics are often arranged by family. Before 1892, records of births, marriages, and deaths were kept by the towns and cities of Maine. Some municipalities kept good records, some kept no records, and some kept adequate records only to have them lost to fire, flood, or storage in private homes.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Somerset County (north), Waldo County (east), Sagadahoc County (south), Lincoln
                County
    (south), Androscoggin County (southwest), Franklin County (northwest).

        Belgrade Township - A GenWeb Project site
        Central Kennebec Heritage Council - Member sites
        Kennebec Valley - This work is devoted to the early history of The Valley;
             relating many incidents and many adventures of the early settlers,
             including a brief sketch of the Kennebec Indians.

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    Census Information:
        1800 Census (T) - six text files
        1850 Census (I) and (T) - Townships of:  Augusta, Belgrade, Rome, Sidney, Vassalboro

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Knox County, Maine —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 17, 2013
  • Formed from:  portions of Waldo County.
    Established:  01-Apr-1860
    County Seat:  Rockland, Maine

    County history - Knox County is named in honor of Henry Knox, the first U.S. Secretary of War.
             The original Knox County Courthouse is a handsome brick and granite structure built in 1874. It houses the Knox County offices, probate court, and district attorneys offices. It also houses the State of Maine Superior Courtroom, clerks offices, and judges chambers. In 1977 a three story, 10,000 SF addition was built, which housed the State District Court functions and the Register of Deeds.

    Knox Courthouse
    GHLL Knox County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Knox County, ME Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Thomaston Historical Society & Museum / Thomaston, ME)
    6. US/MEGenWeb site - Knox County Archives
    7. US/MEGenWeb - Knox County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Follow this link to Rootsweb to determine what county a city or town is in.
               Note:  Vital records are also kept by towns, town clerks or selectmen. Although some towns have existed since the 1650s, most vital records date from about 1700. The vital statistics are often arranged by family. Before 1892, records of births, marriages, and deaths were kept by the towns and cities of Maine. Some municipalities kept good records, some kept no records, and some kept adequate records only to have them lost to fire, flood, or storage in private homes.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Waldo County (north), Lincoln County (west).

        St. George - On-Line Genealogy Page, Enfolding Many Small Communities

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    Census Information:
        1860 Census (I) and (T) - Federal Census, Knox County (Index: 1 folder, 2 pages / Text: 6 pages).

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Lincoln County, Maine —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 22, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of York County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1760
    County Seat:  Wiscasset, Maine

    County history - Lincoln County is named in honor of The city of Lincoln, England.

    Lincoln Courthouse
    GHLL Lincoln County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Lincoln County, ME Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Boothbay Region Historical Society / Boothbay Harbor, ME)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lincoln County Historical Association / Wiscasset, ME)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Old Broad Bay Family History Association / Waldboro, ME)
    8. US/MEGenWeb site - Lincoln County Archives
    9. US/MEGenWeb - Lincoln County Genealogy & History
    10. Lincoln County Vital Records - Follow this link to Rootsweb to determine what county a city or town is in.
               Note:  Vital records are also kept by towns, town clerks or selectmen. Although some towns have existed since the 1650s, most vital records date from about 1700. The vital statistics are often arranged by family. Before 1892, records of births, marriages, and deaths were kept by the towns and cities of Maine. Some municipalities kept good records, some kept no records, and some kept adequate records only to have them lost to fire, flood, or storage in private homes.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Kennebec County (north), Waldo County (northeast), Knox County (east), Sagadahoc
                County
    (west.

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    Census Information:
        Lincoln County - 1790 Census:  Towhships of Balltown, Bathtown, Boothbay, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Waldo,
             Canaan, Carratunk, Carrs Plantation, or Unity, Chester Plantation and many more.

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Oxford County, Maine —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 29, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of York and Cumberland Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1805
    County Seat:  Paris, Maine

    County history - Oxford County is thought to have been named in honor of the town of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

    Oxford Courthouse
    GHLL Oxford County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Oxford County, ME Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Bethel Historical Society / township, ME)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Oxford County Genealogical Notebook / Oxford, ME)
    7. US/MEGenWeb site - Oxford County Archives
    8. US/MEGenWeb - Oxford County Genealogy & History
    9. Washington County Vital Records - Follow this link to Rootsweb to determine what county a city or town is in.
               Note:  Vital records are also kept by towns, town clerks or selectmen. Although some towns have existed since the 1650s, most vital records date from about 1700. The vital statistics are often arranged by family. Before 1892, records of births, marriages, and deaths were kept by the towns and cities of Maine. Some municipalities kept good records, some kept no records, and some kept adequate records only to have them lost to fire, flood, or storage in private homes.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Franklin County (northeast), Androscoggin County (east), Cumberland County
             (southeast), York County (south), Carroll County, New Hampshire (southwest), Coos
                County, New Hampshire
    (west).

        Otisfield Township - Genealogy in Otisfield Maine
        Otisfield Township - Otisfield Military Information
        Peru Township - Welcome to Peru, Oxford County, Maine
        Upton Township - Welcome to Upton, Oxford County, Maine

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        County-Clerks.com - County-Clerks.com is a directory of every single county clerk's office in the USA.
             There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. - Quoted from web site.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Oxford County, Maine.
    Census Information Oxford County):
  • 1850 Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Oxford county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Penobscot County, Maine —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 29, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Hancock County.
    Established:  01-Apr-1816
    County Seat:  Bangor, Maine

    County history - Penobscot County is named in honor of the Penobscot Indian tribe.

    Penobscot Courthouse
    GHLL Penobscot County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Penobscot County, ME Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Dexter Historical Society / Dexter, ME)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Penobscot County Genealogical Society / Bangor, ME)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Penobscot Marine Museum / Searsport, ME)
    8. US/MEGenWeb site - Penobscot County Archives
    9. US/MEGenWeb - Penobscot County Genealogy & History
    10. Vital Records - Follow this link to Rootsweb to determine what county a city or town is in.
               Note:  Vital records are also kept by towns, town clerks or selectmen. Although some towns have existed since the 1650s, most vital records date from about 1700. The vital statistics are often arranged by family. Before 1892, records of births, marriages, and deaths were kept by the towns and cities of Maine. Some municipalities kept good records, some kept no records, and some kept adequate records only to have them lost to fire, flood, or storage in private homes.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Aroostook County (north), Washington County (southeast), Hancock County (south),
             Waldo County (southwest), Somerset County (west), Piscataquis County (northwest).

        1916 Yearbook - University of Maine at Orono

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        County-Clerks.com - County-Clerks.com is a directory of every single county clerk's office in the USA.
             There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. - Quoted from web site.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in Penobscot County, Maine.
    Census Information Penobscot County):
  • 1830 Census

  • Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Report Form, for Penobscot county <----> copy/paste the item(s) which concern you.


  • Piscataquis County, Maine —
    Information Updated for:  Mar 1, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Somerset and Penobscot Counties.
    Established:  23-Mar-1838
    County Seat:  Dover-Foxcroft, Maine

    County history - Piscataquis County is named for an Abenaki [Indian] word meaning "river branch" or "rapid waters".

    Piscataquis Courthouse
    GHLL Piscataquis County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Piscataquis County, ME Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society / Dover-Foxcroft, ME)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Wassebec Genealogical Society chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society / Guilford, ME)
    7. US/MEGenWeb site - Piscataquis County Archives
    8. US/MEGenWeb - Piscataquis County Genealogy & History
    9. Vital Records - Follow this link to Rootsweb to determine what county a city or town is in.
               Note:  Vital records are also kept by towns, town clerks or selectmen. Although some towns have existed since the 1650s, most vital records date from about 1700. The vital statistics are often arranged by family. Before 1892, records of births, marriages, and deaths were kept by the towns and cities of Maine. Some municipalities kept good records, some kept no records, and some kept adequate records only to have them lost to fire, flood, or storage in private homes.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Aroostook County (north), Penobscot County (southeast), Somerset County (west).

        Greenville, Maine - Greenville, Maine Genealogy, Moosehead Lake Region.
        Monson, Maine - By the Shores of Lake Hebron.

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    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Sagadahoc County, Maine —
    Information Updated for:  Feb 16, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Lincoln County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1854
    County Seat:  Bath, Maine

    County history - Sagadahoc County is named using a Native American word meaning, mouth of big river.

    Sagadahoc Courthouse
    GHLL Sagadahoc County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Sagadahoc County, ME Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/MEGenWeb site - Sagadahoc County Archives
    7. US/MEGenWeb - Sagadahoc County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Follow this link to Rootsweb to determine what county a city or town is in.
               Note:  Vital records are also kept by towns, town clerks or selectmen. Although some towns have existed since the 1650s, most vital records date from about 1700. The vital statistics are often arranged by family. Before 1892, records of births, marriages, and deaths were kept by the towns and cities of Maine. Some municipalities kept good records, some kept no records, and some kept adequate records only to have them lost to fire, flood, or storage in private homes.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Kennebec County (north), Lincoln County (east), Cumberland County (west),
             Androscoggin County (northwest).

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    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Somerset County, Maine —
    Information Updated for:  May 31, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Kennebec County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1808
    County Seat:  Skowhegan, Maine

    County history - Somerset County is named in honor of the county of Somerset in England.

    Somerset Courthouse
    GHLL Somerset County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Somerset County, ME Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Embden Historical Society / Embden, ME)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Old Canada Road Historical Society / Bingham, ME)
    7. US/MEGenWeb site - Somerset County Archives
    8. US/MEGenWeb - Somerset County Genealogy & History
    9. Washington County Vital Records - Follow this link to Rootsweb to determine what county a city or town is in.
               Note:  Vital records are also kept by towns, town clerks or selectmen. Although some towns have existed since the 1650s, most vital records date from about 1700. The vital statistics are often arranged by family. Before 1892, records of births, marriages, and deaths were kept by the towns and cities of Maine. Some municipalities kept good records, some kept no records, and some kept adequate records only to have them lost to fire, flood, or storage in private homes.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Aroostook County (north), Penobscot County (east), Piscataquis County (east), Waldo
                County
    (southeast), Kennebec County (south), Franklin County (southwest).

        Pittsfield Township - on the banks of the Sebasticook River, was settled in late 1794.

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    Census Information:
        1830 Census - Federal Census, Somerset County, Cornville Twp (Web page).
        1837 Census - Federal Census, Somerset County, Flagstaff Twp (Web page).

    Please report links or information that should be updated or added:
        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • Waldo County, Maine —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 30, 2010
  • Formed from:  portions of Hancock, Kennebec and Lincoln Counties.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1827
    County Seat:  Belfast, Maine

    County history - Waldo County is named in honor of Brigadier-General Samuel Waldo (August 7, 1696 - May 23, 1759), Maine landowner and a colonial soldier in the 1745 siege of Louisbourg.

    Waldo Courthouse
    GHLL Waldo County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Waldo County, ME Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Belfast Historical Society & Museum / Belfast, ME)
    6. Society/Museum/Assn - (Islesboro Historical Society / Islesboro, ME)
    7. Society/Museum/Assn - (Lincolnville Historical Society & Museum / Lincolnville, ME)
    8. Society/Museum/Assn - (Oakland Area Hisorical Society / Oakland, ME)
    9. US/MEGenWeb site - Waldo County Archives
    10. US/MEGenWeb - Waldo County Genealogy & History
    11. Waldo County Vital Records - Waldo County Clerk, 73 Church Street, Belfast, ME 04915-1705.
               Note:  Vital records are also kept by towns, town clerks or selectmen. Although some towns have existed since the 1650s, most vital records date from about 1700. The vital statistics are often arranged by family. Before 1892, records of births, marriages, and deaths were kept by the towns and cities of Maine. Some municipalities kept good records, some kept no records, and some kept adequate records only to have them lost to fire, flood, or storage in private homes.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Penobscot County (northeast), Hancock County (east), Knox County (south), Lincoln
                County
    (southwest), Kennebec County (west), Somerset County (northwest).

        Waldo County - Kindred Trails (Genealogy)

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  • Washington County, Maine —
    Information Updated for:  Jun 29, 2011
  • Formed from:  portions of Lincoln County.
    Established:  xx-xxx-1789
    County Seat:  Machias, Maine

    County history - Washington County is named in honor of the first U.S. President, George Washington. Sometimes referred to as "Sunrise Country" because it is the easternmost county of the United States, and it is often where the rising sun first reaches U.S. soil.

    Washington Courthouse
    GHLL Washington County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - Washington County, ME Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (None found online at the time of this update.)
    6. US/MEGenWeb site - Washington County Archives
    7. US/MEGenWeb - Washington County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - Follow this link to Rootsweb to determine what county a city or town is in.
               Note:  Vital records are also kept by towns, town clerks or selectmen. Although some towns have existed since the 1650s, most vital records date from about 1700. The vital statistics are often arranged by family. Before 1892, records of births, marriages, and deaths were kept by the towns and cities of Maine. Some municipalities kept good records, some kept no records, and some kept adequate records only to have them lost to fire, flood, or storage in private homes.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Hancock County (southwest), Aroostook County (northwest), Penobscot County
             (northwest), York County, New Brunswick, Canada (northeast), Charlotte County,
                New Brunswick, Canada
    (east).

        Historical Site Communities - Multiple listings of Historic Sites Inventory.

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        Correction or addition Report for this county - just copy/paste the URL for this page & the item(s) which concern you.


  • York County, Maine —
    Information Updated for:  Nov 9, 2009
  • Formed from:  portions of Yorkshire County (then Massachusetts), (see York County Evolution).
    Established:  xx-xxx-1636
    County Seat:  Alfred, Maine

    County history - York County is named in honor of King James II of England, who was earlier, The Duke of York.
             Note:  York County was origionally Yorkshire county, Massachusetts from the southern part of the District of Maine. Renamed York County by Massachusetts in 1668)

    York Courthouse
    GHLL York County Package:
    1. American History & Genealogy Project (None found online at the time of this update.)
    2. Cemetery Listings - may include photos, records, name lists, etc..
    3. Cities/Towns/Townships - compiled by Wikipedia
    4. Genealogy Forum - York County, ME Genealogy Forum (Genealogy.com)
    5. Society/Museum/Assn - (Kennebunkport Historical Society / Kennebunkport, ME)
    6. US/MEGenWeb site - York County Archives
    7. US/MEGenWeb - York County Genealogy & History
    8. Vital Records - York County Clerk, Court Street, Alfred, ME 04002.
               Note:  Follow this link to Rootsweb to determine what county a city or town is in. Vital records are also kept by towns, town clerks or selectmen. Although some towns have existed since the 1650s, most vital records date from about 1700. The vital statistics are often arranged by family. Before 1892, records of births, marriages, and deaths were kept by the towns and cities of Maine. Some municipalities kept good records, some kept no records, and some kept adequate records only to have them lost to fire, flood, or storage in private homes.
    Additional Local History/Genealogy:
        Adjacent counties (GHLL listings):
             Oxford County (north), Cumberland County (northeast), Rockingham County,
                New Hampshire
    (southwest), Strafford County, New Hampshire (west), Carroll County,
                New Hampshire
    (northwest).

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        County-Clerks.com - County-Clerks.com is a directory of every single county clerk's office in the USA.
             There are over 3,000 county clerks offices that we have contact information for. - Quoted from web site.
        Directory of Superior Courts - This directory lists court locations in York County, Maine.
        York County Evolution:  Cornwall County: Was a county of the former Province of New York, established on September 5, 1665 from land that had been granted to the Duke of York in modern Maine.
             As established, the grant ran all the way from the St. Lawrence River to the Atlantic Ocean,and produced what today is most of Aroostook, Piscataquis, Washington, Hancock, Penobscot, Waldo, Knox, Lincoln, Kennebec, Somerset, and Sagadahoc Counties. On October 7, 1673, 200 Square Miles of this grant along the border with then existing Massachusetts was partitioned to form Devonshire, Massachusetts. The remainder of this grant was lost to the Abnaki Indians in a war in the Autumn of 1675.
              Cornwall County was recreated on November 1, 1683, conforming to the original grant, still part of New York. Cornwall continued unchanged until the Spring of 1687, when Cornwall was transferred to the expanded Dominion of New England. Cornwall County was transferred to Massachusetts in 1692 and called Yorkshire and was then renamed York County by Massachusetts in 1668. Much of this region became part of Maine when that state was admitted in 1820.
    Census Information York County):
  • 1790 Census
  • 1880 Census

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