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''[[United States|United States]] > [[Maine|Maine]] > Kennebec County'' [[Image:Me-kennebec.png|thumb|right|300px|Me-kennebec.png]]  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Kennebec County'''
  
== [http://kennebeccounty.org/ County Courthouse]  ==
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Guide to '''Kennebec County Maine genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
&nbsp;<br>[http://govsites.org/sites.cfm/maine_kennebec%20county.html Kennebec County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;95 State Street<br>Augusta, ME 04330-5611<br>Phone: 207.622.0971&nbsp;<br><br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1799; <br>Probate Court has probate records from 1799; <br>Town Clerks have birth, marriage and death records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kennebec County, Maine page 304, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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| county = Kennebec County
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| state = Maine
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| seat = Augusta
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| building address = County Courthouse<br>95 State Street<br>Augusta, ME 04330-5611<br>Phone: 207.622.0971 <br>[http://govsites.org/sites.cfm/maine_kennebec%20county.html '''Kennebec County Website'''] }}  
  
== History  ==
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=== [http://kennebeccounty.org/ County Courthouse]  ===
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'''''Register of Deeds''''' has land records from 1799. '''''Probate Court''''' has probate records from 1799. '''''Town Clerks''''' have birth, marriage and death records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 304. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Created 20 February 1799 from [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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Created 20 February 1799 from [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln]] County.<ref name="HBG" />  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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*Four partitions:  
 
*Four partitions:  
**[[Somerset County, Maine|Somerset]] County 1 March 1809 <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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**[[Somerset County, Maine|Somerset]] County 1 March 1809<ref name="HBG" />  
**[[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]] County 7 February 1827 <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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**[[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]] County 7 February 1827<ref name="HBG" />  
**[[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin]] County 20 March 1838 <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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**[[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin]] County 20 March 1838<ref name="HBG" />  
**[[Androscoggin County, Maine|Androscoggin]] County 18 March 1854<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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**[[Androscoggin County, Maine|Androscoggin]] County 18 March 1854<ref name="HBG" />
  
 
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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{{MEKennebecCoTownsMap}}'''Cities''' &nbsp; • Augusta &nbsp; • Gardiner &nbsp; • Hallowell &nbsp; • Waterville<br><br>
  
==== Populated Places  ====
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'''Towns'''
  
===== Cities  =====
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*Augusta
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*Hallowell
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*Waterville
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*Albion  
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*[[Albion, Maine|Albion]]
 
*Belgrade  
 
*Belgrade  
 
*Benton  
 
*Benton  
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*Monmouth  
 
*Monmouth  
 
*Mount Vernon  
 
*Mount Vernon  
*Oakland  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mecoakla/ Oakland]
 
*Pittston  
 
*Pittston  
 
*Randolph  
 
*Randolph  
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'''Unorganized territory''' &nbsp; • Unity Township. For further details see [[Maine townships]].
  
*Unity
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'''Communities''' &nbsp; • Clinton &nbsp; • Farmingdale &nbsp; • Oakland &nbsp; • Winthrop
  
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'''Villages''' &nbsp; • Libby Hill &nbsp; • South China
  
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'''Extinct or unincorporated towns''' &nbsp; • Dearborn &nbsp; • Harlem &nbsp; • Unity<ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 101. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>
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*Clinton
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*Farmingdale
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*Oakland
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*Winthrop
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*Libby Hill
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*South China
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Androscoggin County, Maine|Androscoggin ]]| [[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin ]]| [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln ]]| [[Sagadahoc County, Maine|Sagadahoc ]]| [[Somerset County, Maine|Somerset ]]| [[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]]  
 
[[Androscoggin County, Maine|Androscoggin ]]| [[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin ]]| [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln ]]| [[Sagadahoc County, Maine|Sagadahoc ]]| [[Somerset County, Maine|Somerset ]]| [[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]]  
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/ Maine Newspaper Archive]. Indexes Free; Digital Page Images $ ([http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ 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.  
 
[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/ Maine Newspaper Archive]. Indexes Free; Digital Page Images $ ([http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ 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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[[Image:Dark thin font green pin Version 4.png|left|32px|Dark thin font green pin Version 4.png]]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.<br><br>
 
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Tip: 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.  
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[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/Augusta/ Augusta, Kennebec County, Newspaper Archive]:  
 
[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/Augusta/ Augusta, Kennebec County, Newspaper Archive]:  
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
 
==== Family history Centers  ====
 
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*[[Waterville Maine Family History Center]]
 
*[[Waterville Maine Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mekenneb/ The Kennebec County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mekenneb/ The Kennebec County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/kennebec/kenfiles.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Kennebec County  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/kennebec/kenfiles.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Kennebec County  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/me/kennebec/kenfiles.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Kennebec County (backup site)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/kennebec/kenfiles.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Kennebec County (backup site)  
*{{FHL|Maine%2C+Kennebec|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Kennebec County
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*{{FHL|Maine%2C+Kennebec|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Kennebec County  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mecoakla/ Oakland Area Historical Society] - records, photographs, history, genealogy of the Oakland area.
  
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United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png Kennebec County

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

Hand and keyboard.jpg Maine
Online Records
Kennebec County, Maine
Map
Map of Maine highlighting Kennebec County
Location in the state of Maine
Facts
Founded February 20, 1799
County Seat Augusta
Courthouse
Address County Courthouse
95 State Street
Augusta, ME 04330-5611
Phone: 207.622.0971
Kennebec County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Register of Deeds has land records from 1799. Probate Court has probate records from 1799. Town Clerks have birth, marriage and death records.[1]

History

Parent County

Created 20 February 1799 from Lincoln County.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

MaineKennebec CountyAndroscoggin CountySagadahoc CountyLincoln CountyKnox CountyWaldo CountySomerset CountyFranklin CountyClintonUnity TownshipBentonAlbionWinslowWatervilleOaklandRomeViennaFayetteMount VernonBelgradeSidneyVassalboroChinaWindsorAugustaManchesterReadfieldWayneWinthropMonmouthLitchfieldWest GardinerFarmingdaleHallowellChelseaRandolphGardinerPittstonWoolwichPerkins TownshipBowdoinhamRichmondBowdoinLisbonAuburnLewistonSabattusWalesGreeneTurnerLeedsLivermoreLivermore FallsJayChestervilleWiltonFarmingtonNew SharonIndustryNew VineyardStrongMercerStarksAnsonMadisonNorridgewockSmithfieldFairfieldSkowheganCornvilleHartlandCanaanPittsfieldPalmyraDetroitTroyBurnhamUnityFreedomMontvillePalermoLibertySomervilleHibbert's GoreAppletonWashingtonUnionWarrenFriendshipWhitefieldJeffersonNobleboroWaldoboroBremenDamariscottaBristolNewcastleAlnaWiscassetDresden
Modern town borders in Kennebec County, Maine. Towns with records are named in black. Unincorporated green places usually lack records.

Cities   • Augusta   • Gardiner   • Hallowell   • Waterville

Towns

  • Albion
  • Belgrade
  • Benton
  • Chelsea
  • China
  • Clinton
  • Farmingdale
  • Fayette
  • Litchfield
  • Manchester
  • Monmouth
  • Mount Vernon
  • Oakland
  • Pittston
  • Randolph
  • Readfield
  • Rome
  • Sidney
  • Vassalboro
  • Vienna
  • Wayne
  • West Gardiner
  • Windsor
  • Winslow
  • Winthrop

Unorganized territory   • Unity Township. For further details see Maine townships.

Communities   • Clinton   • Farmingdale   • Oakland   • Winthrop

Villages   • Libby Hill   • South China

Extinct or unincorporated towns   • Dearborn   • Harlem   • Unity[2]

Neighboring Counties

Androscoggin | Franklin | Lincoln | Sagadahoc | Somerset | Waldo

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.

Augusta, Kennebec County, Newspaper Archive:

Age. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1832-1861. at GenealogyBank. $
Herald of Liberty. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1810-1815. at GenealogyBank. $
Kennebec Gazette. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1810-1815. at GenealogyBank. $

Hallowell, Kennebec County, Newspaper Archive:

American Advocate. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1809-1835. at GenealogyBank. $
Hallowell Gazette. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1814-1827. at GenealogyBank. $
Maine Cultivator and Hallowell Gazette. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1839-1870. at GenealogyBank. $

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family history Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 304. 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), 101. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.