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Guide to Oxford County, Maine ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
|Oxford County, Maine|
Location in the state of Maine
|Founded||March 4, 1805|
|County Seat||South Paris|
|Address|| Oxford County Courthouse|
26 Western Ave
PO Box 179
South Paris, ME 04281
Oxford County Website
Town Clerks have birth, marriage and death records.
Clerk Courts has marriage records1877-1897, divorce and court records from 1930, probate and land records from 1805. 
- 2 counties were created over the years:
Places / Localities
Extinct Towns and Plantations: Albany | Andover North Surplus Plantation | Batchelder's Grant Plantation | Franklin Plantation | Fryeburg Academy Grant Plantation | Grafton | Mason | Milton Plantation | Riley Plantation | Usher
Unorganized territories. For further details see Maine townships.
- Milton Township
- North Oxford
- TA R1 Riley Township
- TA R2 Grafton Township
- Andover North Surplus
- Andover West Surplus
- Township C
- C Surplus
- T4 R1 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Richardsontown Township)
- T4 R2 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Adamstown Township)
- T4 R3 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Lower Cupsuptic Township)
- T5 R3 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Parkertown Township)
- T4 R4 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Upper Cupsuptic Township)
- T5 R4 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Lynchtown Township)
- T4 R5 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Oxbow Township)
- T5 R5 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Parmachenee Township)
- T4 R6 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Bowmantown Township)
- South Oxford
Villages • Dickvale • North Waterford • Waterford Flat
Hatcher, Patricia Law. "My Ancestor Isn't In the Census: The 9,603 Missing Oxford County Residents In 1810," Maine Genealogist, May 1998, 65-68. Available at FHL Article includes a chart of the towns missing from the census.
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 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 Oxford County, Maine Genealogy. 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 Oxford County, Maine Genealogy 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 Oxford County, Maine Genealogy:
- - 1st Regiment, Maine Infantry , Company G
- - 1st Regiment, Maine Volunteer Infantry, Company G
- - 5th Regiment, Maine Infantry , Company I
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 Oxford County, Maine Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:
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
Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Centers for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.
- The Oxford County MEGenWeb Project, an member of The MEGenWeb Project, an affiliate of The USGenWeb Project.
- The USGenWeb Archives Project for Oxford County
- The USGenWeb Archives Project for Oxford County (backup site)
- FamilySearch.org FamilySearch Catalog for Oxford County
- Oxford County Genealogy Notebook
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oxford County, Maine page 305, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ Before an extinct town or plantation was discontinued, it created official 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), 107. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
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