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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

MaineQuébecSomerset CountyAroostook CountyPiscataquis CountyPenobscot CountyWaldo CountyKennebec CountyOxford CountyFranklin CountyBig Ten TownshipTownship 10 R16Township 9 R18Township 9 R17Township 9 R16Township 8 R19Township 8 R18Township 8 R17Township 8 R16Township 7 R19Township 7 R18Township 7 R17Township 7 R16Big Six TownshipTownship 6 R18Township 6 R17Saint John TownshipTownship 5 R20Township 5 R19Township 5 R18Township 5 R17Russell Pond TownshipTownship 4 R5Dole Brook TownshipComstock TownshipTownship 4 R17Elm Stream TownshipPrentiss TownshipBlake GoreHammond TownshipPittston Academy GrantPlymouth TownshipSeeboomook TownshipBig W TownshipLittle W TownshipWest Middlesex Canal GrantSoldiertown TownshipAlder Brook TownshipBald Mountain Township (4 R3}Sandy Bay TownshipForsyth TownshipDennistownMoose RiverThorndike TownshipBrassua TownshipTomhegan TownshipHoleb TownshipAttean TownshipJackmanLong Pond TownshipRockwood StripSandwich Academy GrantSandbar TractTaunton and Raynham TownshipMisery GoreAppleton TownshipTownship 5 R7Bradstreet TownshipParlin Pond TownshipMisery TownshipSapling TownshipTownship 5 R6Hobbstown TownshipUpper Enchanted TownshipJohnson Mountain TownshipChase Stream TownshipIndian Stream TownshipSquaretown TownshipMoxie GoreWest Forks (Plantation)Lower Enchanted TownshipTownship 3 R5King and Bartlett TownshipFlagstaff TownshipTownship 3 R4Pierce Pond TownshipBowtown TownshipThe Forks PlantationEast Moxie TownshipBigelow TownshipDead River TownshipCarrying Place Town TownshipCarrying Place TownshipCaratunkBald Mountain Township (2 R3)Highland PlantationPleasant Ridge PlantationMoscowMayfield TownshipLexington TownshipConcord TownshipBinghamBrighton PlantationNew PortlandEmbdenSolonAthensHarmonyCambridgeRipleyAnsonMadisonCornvilleHartlandSaint AlbansStarksNorridgewockSkowheganCanaanPittsfieldDetroitPalmyraMercerSmithfieldFairfieldTownship 12 R17Township 11 R17Township 11 R16Township 11 R15Township 11 R14Township 11 R13Township 11 R12Township 11 R11Township 11 R10Township 10 R15Township 10 R14Township 10 R13Township 10 R12Township 10 R11Township 10 R10Township 9 R15Township 9 R14Township 9 R13Township 9 R12Township 9 R11Township 9 R10Township 8 R15Township 8 R14Eagle Lake TownshipSoper Mountain TownshipTownship 8 R11Township 8 R10Township 7 R15Township 7 R14Township 7 R13Township 7 R12Township 7 R11Township 7 R10Township 6 R15Township 6 R14Township 6 R13Township 6 R12Township 6 R11Township 6 R10Township 5 R15Township 5 R14Chesuncook TownshipTownship 5 R12Township 5 R11Nesourdnahunk TownshipTownship 4 R15Township 4 R14Township 4 R13 (once part of Chesuncook)Township 4 R12Township 4 R11Township 4 R10Northeast Carry TownshipLobster TownshipTownship 3 R13Township 3 R12Township 3 R11Township 3 R10Kineo TownshipDays Academy GrantEast Middlesex Canal GrantTownship X R14Township 2 R13Township 2 R12Rainbow TownshipTownship 2 R10Spencer Bay TownshipTownship 1 R13Township 1 R12Township 1 R11Township 1 R10Lily Bay TownshipFrenchtown TownshipShawtown TownshipTownship A R11Township A R10Big Moose TownshipBeaver CoveMoosehead Junction TownshipGreenvilleBowden College Grant WestBowden College Grant EastTownship B R11Township B R10ShirleyElliottsville TownshipTownship 7 R9 NWPKatahdin Iron Works TownshipEbeemee TownshipBlanchard TownshipMonsonWillimanticBowerbankBarnard TownshipWilliamsburg TownshipBrownvilleKingsbury PlantationAbbotGuilfordWellingtonParkmanSangervilleDover-FoxcroftSebecAtkinsonDexterGarlandCharlestonCorinnaExeterCorinthNewportStetsonPlymouthEtnaCarmelDixmontMonroeJacksonBrooksWaldoMorrillKnoxThorndikeTroyBurnhamUnityFreedomMontvillePalermoClintonUnity TownshipBentonAlbionChinaWinslowVassalboroWatervilleSidneyOaklandBelgradeMount VernonRomeViennaFayetteLivermore FallsLivermoreCantonDixfieldPeruMiltonMexicoRumfordRoxburyByronJayChestervilleNew SharonFarmingtonWiltonCarthageWashington TownshipPerkins TownshipTempleWeldAvonStrongNew VineyardIndustryFreeman TownshipPhillipsTownship 6 North of WeldSalem TownshipKingfieldMount Abram TownshipMadrid TownshipTownship ESandy River PlantationRangeley PlantationCarrabassett ValleyRedington TownshipDallas PlantationRangeleyLang TownshipCoplin PlantationWyman TownshipEustisTim Pond TownshipJim Pond TownshipAlder Stream TownshipKibby TownshipSkinner TownshipMerrill StripBeattie TownshipLowelltown TownshipGorham GoreSaint-LudgerSaint-Robert-BellarminSaint-GédéonSaint-MartinSaint-ThéophileSaint-RenéSaint-Côme-LinièreSaint-ZacharieSainte-AurélieSaint-PhilbertSaint-GeorgesSaint-ProsperSaint-BenjaminSaint-OdilonSaint-LouisSainte-RoseLac-EtcheminSaint-LéonSaint-NazaireSaint-CyprienSainte-JustineSaint-Camille-de-LellisSainte-SabineSaint-MagloireSaint-Luc-de-BellechasseSaint-PhilemonNotre-Dame-AuxiliatriceSaint DamienArmaghSaint-JustSaint-FabienLac-FrontiereSaint-LucieSaint-AdalbertSainte-ApollineSaint-PaulSainte-Euphémie
Modern town borders in Somerset County, Maine. Towns with records are named in black. Unincorporated green places usually lack records.


Parts of Somerset County were set off to:

Record Loss

Places / Localities

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

Extinct Town:  Concord[2]

Plantations:  Brighton Plantation | Dennistown | Highland Plantation | Pleasant Ridge Plantation | The Forks Plantation | West Forks. For further details see Maine plantations.

Communities

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

Villages:    • Flagstaff   • North Anson

Unorganized territories. BKP=Bingham's Kennebec Purchase; EKR=East of the Kennebec River; NBKP=North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase; Twp=Township; WELS=West of the Easterly Line of the State; WKR=West of the Kennebec River. For further details see Maine townships.

  • Central Somerset
    • Concord
    • Twp 2 R1 BKP WKR (Lexington)
  • Northeast Somerset
    • Twp 2 R2 BKP EKR (Mayfield)
    • Twp 2 R3 BKP EKR (Bald Mtn)
    • Twp 2 R4 BKP EKR (East Moxie)
    • Twp 2 R5 BKP EKR (Squaretown)
    • Twp 1 R5 BKP EKR (Moxie Gore)
    • Twp 1 R6 BKP EKR (Indian Stream)
    • Twp 1 R6 BKP WKR (Chase Str & 10,000 Ac Tr)
    • Twp 2 R6 BKP WKR (Johnson Mtn)
    • Twp 1 R7 BKP WKR (Saplin)
    • Twp 2 R7 BKP WKR (Misery)
    • Twp 3 R7 BKP WKR (Parlin Pond)
    • Misery Gore
    • Sandbar Tract
    • Twp 1 R1 NBKP (Taunton & Raynham)
    • Twp 2 R1 NBKP (Sandwich Academy Grant)
    • Twp 2 Twp 1 R1 NBKP (Rockwood Strip)
    • Twp 3 R1 NBKP (Long Pond)
    • Twp 1 R2 NBKP (Tomhegan)
    • Twp 2 R2 NBKP (Brassua)
  • Northwest Somerset
    • Twp 1 R3 BKP WKR (Carrying Place)
    • Twp 2 R3 BKP WKR (Carrying Place Town)
    • Twp 3 R3 BKP WKR (Dead River)
    • Twp 4 R3 BKP WKR (Bigelow)
    • Twp 1 R4 BKP WKR (Bowtown)
    • Twp 2 R4 BKP WKR (Pierce Ponds)
    • Twp 3 R4 BKP WKR (Spring Lake)
    • Twp 4 R4 BKP WKR (Flagstaff)
    • Twp 2 R5 BKP WKR (Lower Enchanted)
    • Twp 3 R5 BKP WKR (Spencer)
    • Twp 4 R5 BKP WKR (King & Bartlett)
    • Twp 3 R6 BKP WKR (Upper Enchanted)
    • Twp 4 R6 BKP WKR (Hobbstown)
    • Twp 5 R6 BKP WKR (Haynestown)
    • Twp 4 R7 BKP WKR (Bradstreet)
    • Twp 5 R7 BKP WKR (Rayton)
    • Twp 6 R6 BKP WKR (Appleton)
    • Township 5 R1 NBKP (Attean Pond)
    • Township 6 R1 NBKP (Holeb)
    • Township 6 R2 NBKP (Forsyth)
  • Seboomook Lake
    • Township 3 R2 NBKP (Thorndike)
    • Little W, NBKP
    • Big W, NBKP
    • Twp 1 R3 NBKP (W.Middlesex Can.Gr.)
    • Township 2 R3 NBKP (Soldiertown)
    • Township 3 R3 NBKP (Alder Brook)
    • Township 4 R3 NBKP (Bald Mountain)
    • Township 5 R3 NBKP (Sandy Bay)
    • Township Seboomook R4 NBKP
    • Twp 1 R4 NBKP (Plymouth or Boyd)
    • Twp 2 R4 NBKP (Pittston Academy Gr.)
    • Township 3 R4 NBKP (Hammond)
    • Township 4 R4 NBKP (Prentiss)
    • Township 5 R4 NBKP (Blake Gore)
    • Township 4 R16 WELS (Elm Stream)
    • Township 4 R17 WELS
    • Township 4 R18 WELS (Comstock)
    • Township 3 R5 NBKP (Dole Brook)
    • Township 4 R5 NBKP
    • Township 5 R16 WELS (Russell Pond)
    • Township 5 R17 WELS
    • Township 5 R18 WELS
    • Township 5 R19 WELS
    • Township 5 R20 WELS
    • Township 6 R16 WELS (Saint John)
    • Township 6 R17 WELS
    • Township 6 R18 WELS
    • Township 6 R19 WELS (Big 6)
    • Township 7 R16 WELS
    • Township 7 R17 WELS
    • Township 7 R18 WELS
    • Township 7 R19 WELS
    • Township 8 R16 WELS
    • Township 8 R17 WELS
    • Township 8 R18 WELS
    • Township 8 R19 WELS
    • Township 9 R16 WELS
    • Township 9 R17 WELS
    • Township 9 R18 WELS
    • Township 10 R16 WELS
    • Township 10 R17 WELS (Big 10)

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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