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Guide to Franklin County Maine genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Franklin County, Maine|
Location in the state of Maine
|Founded||March 20, 1838|
|Address|| Franklin County Courthouse|
38 Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938
Franklin County Website
Town clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records. Clerk Superior Court has divorce records from 1852 and court records. Register of Deeds has land records. Probate Judge has probate records. 
Places / Localities
Extinct Towns and Plantations: Berlin | Bloomfield Plantation | Freeman | Greenvale Plantation | Jackson Plantation | Jerusalem Plantation | Lang Plantation | Letter E Plantation | Little River Plantation | Madrid | Number 6 Plantation | Perkins Plantation | Salem | Washington Plantation | Wyman Township
Unorganized territories. For further details see Maine townships.
- East Central Franklin
- North Franklin
- Township 2 R3 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Lang)
- Township 3 R3 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Davis)
- Township 2 R4 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Tim Pond)
- Township 3 R4 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Stetsontown)
- Township 1 R5 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Jim Pond)
- Township 2 R5 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Alder Stream)
- Township 3 R5 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Seven Ponds)
- Township 1 R6 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Kibby)
- Township 2 R6 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Chain of Ponds)
- Township 3 R6 West of Bingham's Kennebec Pur. (Massachusetts Gore)
- Township 1 R7 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Skinner)
- Township 2 R7 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Merrill Strip)
- Gore N. of Twp 2 & 3 R6 W. of Bingham's Kennebec Pur. (Coburn Gore)
- Township 1 R8 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Lowelltown)
- Township 2 R8 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Beattie)
- Gore N. of Twp 1 R8 West of Bingham's Kennebec Pur. (Gorham Gore)
- South Franklin
- West Central Franklin
Avon Valley Road Cemetery
Take the Avon Valley Road, off Route 4, in Avon. Go to the old school house. Cemetery is about 1/2 mile beyond the schoolhouse on the left. Can be seen from the road.
Day Mountain Cemetery
Located on Day Mountain Road near Avon/Temple Line. In Terrible Condition No Roads in to it. Must Hike About 2 1/2 Miles
Knott Burial Plot
On the left North of the Townhouse 1.4 miles South of Phillips Townline
Mile Square Cemetery
Dates after 1986 taken from Franklin Journal
Mount Blue Cemetery
Going North on Route #4 Take Left at Town House. Go 1.8 Miles Up The Hill. Cemetery On Left in Good Condition
Located On Route #4 Just South Of The Town House
Cemetery located on State Route 4 about 1 mile West of the Strong Town line.
Leave Phillips On Route #149 South Toward Strong, Maine. Go 2.6 Miles, Cemetery Down Over the Banking On Right. In Pasture of "Old Voter Farm"
Leave Weld Village heading toward Carthage. Go about 3 miles to Podunk Pond Rd. Take this Rd. for about 3 miles onto Storer Hill. The Cemetery is on the left.
Storer Hill Cemetery
Leave Weld Village heading toward Carthage. Go about 3 miles toPodunk Pond Rd. Take this Rd. ofr about 1.5 miles onto Storer Hill. The Cemetery is on the left at the crest of the hill. Old fencing around cemetery.
Tainter Corner Cemetery
The Cemetery is located off Route 2 west of Wilton toward the Village of East Dixfield. Three (3) miles out of the East Dixfield toward Rumford is the Town Line between Wilton & Carthage. One (1) mile beyond the town line marker is a right turn. Take this turn - cemetery is located just a short distance on the right. Somewhat overgrown with stones broken and down. Old house beyond cemetery was onece the Tainter Corner Post Office.
Berry Mills Cemetery
Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Maine denominations, view the Maine Church Records wiki page.
Land and Property
Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.
See Maine Land and Property for additional information about early Maine land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.
Local histories are available for Franklin County, Maine. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Maine Local Histories.
Regiments. Service men in Franklin County, Maine served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Franklin County, Maine:
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.
Finding More Maine Newspapers
Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Franklin County, Maine newspapers in online catalogs like:
In most counties in Maine, probate records have been kept by the county judge. They include wills, inventories, claim registers, inheritance records, probate packets, and dockets. The records are available at the county courthouse.
The Family History Library Catalog lists films of probate records. To find the records for this county, use the Place Search for Maine, Franklin - Probate records.
Maine tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.
In Maine, vital records are kept by 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. For more information, see the Wiki page for the town and the Wiki page, Maine Vital Records.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- The Franklin County MEGenWeb Project, an member of The MEGenWeb Project, an affiliate of The USGenWeb Project.
- The USGenWeb Archives Project for Franklin County
- The USGenWeb Archives Project for Franklin County (backup site)
- FamilySearch.org Family History Library catalog for Franklin County
- Franklin County Genealogy (Maine Genealogy)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 304, Franklin County, Maine. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ Before an extinct town (or plantation) was discontinued, it created official town records of interest to genealogists. For preservation these records were usually turned over to a nearby functioning town in the same county.
- ↑ Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 97. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
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