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Guide to Somerset County Maine genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Somerset County, Maine
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Map of Maine highlighting Somerset County
Location in the state of Maine
Facts
Founded March 1, 1809
County Seat Skowhegan
Courthouse
Address Somerset County Courthouse
Court Street
Skowhegan, ME 04976
Phone: 207.474.9861
Somerset County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Clerk Courts has some marriage records from 1800’s and proabte records from 1809.[1]

History

Parent County

Created 1 March 1809 from Kennebec County.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

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Modern town borders in Somerset County, Maine. Towns with records are named in black. Unincorporated green places usually lack records.


Towns

  • Anson
  • Athens
  • Bingham
  • Cambridge
  • Canaan
  • Caratunk
  • Cornville
  • Detroit
  • Embden
  • Fairfield
  • Harmony
  • Hartland
  • Jackman
  • Madison
  • Mercer
  • Moose River
  • Moscow
  • New Portland
  • Norridgewock
  • Palmyra
  • Pittsfield
  • Ripley
  • Saint Albans
  • Skowhegan
  • Smithfield
  • Solon
  • Starks

Plantations.   For further details see Maine plantations.

Unorganized territories. For further details see Maine townships.

  • Central Somerset
    • Concord
    • Twp 2 R1 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. W. of Kennebec River (Lexington)
  • Northeast Somerset
    • Twp 2 R2 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. East of Kennebec River (Mayfield)
    • Twp 2 R3 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. East of Kennebec River (Bald Mtn)
    • Twp 2 R4 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. E. of Kennebec River (East Moxie)
    • Twp 2 R5 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. E. of Kennebec River (Squaretown)
    • Twp 1 R5 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. E. of Kennebec River (Moxie Gore)
    • Twp 1 R6 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. E. of Kennebec R. (Indian Stream)
    • Twp 1 R6 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. W. of Kennebec R. (Chase Stream & 10,000 Acre Tract)
    • Twp 2 R6 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. W. of Kennebec R. (Johnson Mtn)
    • Twp 1 R7 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec River (Saplin)
    • Twp 2 R7 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec River (Misery)
    • Twp 3 R7 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. W. of Kennebec River (Parlin Pond)
    • Misery Gore
    • Sandbar Tract
    • Twp 1 R1 North of Bingham's Kennebec Pur. (Taunton & Raynham)
    • Twp 2 R1 N. of Bingham's Kennebec Pur. (Sandwich Academy Grant)
    • Twp 2 Twp 1 R1 North of Bingham's Kennebec Pur. (Rockwood Strip)
    • Twp 3 R1 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Long Pond)
    • Twp 1 R2 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Tomhegan)
    • Twp 2 R2 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Brassua)
  • Northwest Somerset
    • Twp 1 R3 Bingham's K. Pur. W. of Kennebec River (Carrying Place)
    • Twp 2 R3 Bingham's K. Pur. W. of Kennebec R. (Carrying Place Town)
    • Twp 3 R3 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. W. of Kennebec River (Dead River)
    • Twp 4 R3 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec River (Bigelow)
    • Twp 1 R4 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec River (Bowtown)
    • Twp 2 R4 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. W. of Kennebec R. (Pierce Ponds)
    • Twp 3 R4 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec R. (Spring Lake)
    • Twp 4 R4 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec River (Flagstaff)
    • Twp 2 R5 Bingham's Kenn. Pur. W. of Kennebec R. (Lower Enchanted)
    • Twp 3 R5 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec River (Spencer)
    • Twp 4 R5 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. W. of Kennebec R. (King & Bartlett)
    • Twp 3 R6 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. W. of Kennebec R. (Upper Enchanted)
    • Twp 4 R6 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec River (Hobbstown)
    • Twp 5 R6 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec River (Haynestown)
    • Twp 4 R7 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec River (Bradstreet)
    • Twp 5 R7 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec River (Rayton)
    • Twp 6 R6 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec River (Appleton)
    • Township 5 R1 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Attean Pond)
    • Township 6 R1 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Holeb)
    • Township 6 R2 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Forsyth)
  • Seboomook Lake
    • Township 3 R2 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Thorndike)
    • Little W, North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase
    • Big W, North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase
    • Twp 1 R3 North of Bingham's Kennebec Pur. (West Middlesex Canal Grant)
    • Township 2 R3 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Soldiertown)
    • Township 3 R3 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Alder Brook)
    • Township 4 R3 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Bald Mountain)
    • Township 5 R3 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Sandy Bay)
    • Township Seboomook R4 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase
    • Township 1 R4 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Plymouth or Boyd)
    • Twp 2 R4 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Pittston Academy Grant)
    • Township 3 R4 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Hammond)
    • Township 4 R4 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Prentiss)
    • Township 5 R4 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Blake Gore)
    • Township 4 R16 West of the Easterly Line of the State (Elm Stream)
    • Township 4 R17 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 4 R18 West of the Easterly Line of the State (Comstock)
    • Township 3 R5 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Dole Brook)
    • Township 4 R5 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase
    • Township 5 R16 West of the Easterly Line of the State (Russell Pond)
    • Township 5 R17 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 5 R18 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 5 R19 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 5 R20 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 6 R16 West of the Easterly Line of the State (Saint John)
    • Township 6 R17 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 6 R18 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 6 R19 West of the Easterly Line of the State (Big 6)
    • Township 7 R16 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 7 R17 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 7 R18 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 7 R19 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 8 R16 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 8 R17 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 8 R18 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 8 R19 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 9 R16 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 9 R17 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 9 R18 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 10 R16 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 10 R17 West of the Easterly Line of the State (Big 10)

Communities

  • Anson
  • Bingham
  • Fairfield
  • Hartland
  • Madison
  • Norridgewock
  • Pittsfield
  • Skowhegan

Villages:    • Flagstaff   • North Anson

Extinct or unincorporated towns   • Central Somerset   • Concord   • Northeast Somerset   • Northwest Somerset   • Seboomook Lake[2]

Neighboring Counties

Aroostook | Franklin | Kennebec | Penobscot | Piscataquis | Waldo | Quebec counties: Beauce | Bellechasse | Dorchester | Frontenac

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Maine Newspaper Archive Indexes Free; Digital Page Images $ (GenealogyBank $) Twenty-two early Maine 18th and 19th century newspapers, 1785-1898 online. Indexes (free); digital images ($). These newspapers are from Augusta, Bangor, Belfast, Brunswick, Castine, Eastport, Falmouth, Hallowell, Kennebunk, Portland, Saco and Wiscasset.

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Early Maine newspapers routinely reported on news, obituaries, births, marriages etc. from around the state. Be sure to search the indexes for all Maine newspapers to find your target ancestor.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 305. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 115. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.

 

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