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{{Maine-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Maine|Maine]] > Lincoln County'' [[Image:Me-lincoln.png|thumb|right|300px]]  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Lincoln County'''
  
== [http://co.lincoln.me.us/ County Courthouse]  ==
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Guide to '''Lincoln County Maine genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
62 Union Street <br>Rockland, Maine 04841
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| county = Lincoln County
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| state = Maine
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| founded year = 1760
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| founded date = June 19
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| seat = Wiscasset
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| building address = Lincoln County Courthouse<br> High Street PO Box 249; <br>Wiscasset, ME 04578-0000<br>Phone: 207.882.6311 <br>[http://www.lincolncountymaine.me/ '''Lincoln County Website'''] }}
  
== History  ==
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=== [http://co.lincoln.me.us/ County Courthouse]  ===
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<br>Clerk Courts has marrige, probate and&nbsp;land records from 1860 <br>and court records from 1861.<br>Clerk Superior Court has probate records from 1760 1764. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lincoln 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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=== History  ===
  
 
*Named for English city, Lincoln in Lincolnshire, England
 
*Named for English city, Lincoln in Lincolnshire, England
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Created 19 June 1760 from [[York County, Maine|York]] County. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [{{FHL|973 D27e 2002}}]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/62744825 WorldCat entry.]</ref>  
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Created 19 June 1760 from [[York County, Maine|York]] County. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.'' (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. ({{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry.]</ref>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
*7 counties were created over the years:  
 
*7 counties were created over the years:  
**[[Hancock County, Maine|Hancock]] County 25 June 1789. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;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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**[[Hancock County, Maine|Hancock]] County 25 June 1789. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;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>  
**[[Washington County, Maine|Washington]] County 25 June 1789. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;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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**[[Washington County, Maine|Washington]] County 25 June 1789. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;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>  
**[[Kennebec County, Maine|Kennebec]] County 20 February 1799. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;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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**[[Kennebec County, Maine|Kennebec]] County 20 February 1799. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;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>  
**[[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;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">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;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>  
**[[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;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">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;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>  
**[[Sagadahoc County, Maine|Sagadahoc]] County 4 April 1854. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;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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**[[Sagadahoc County, Maine|Sagadahoc]] County 4 April 1854. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;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>  
**[[Knox County, Maine|Knox]] County 9 March 1860. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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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**[[Knox County, Maine|Knox]] County 9 March 1860. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;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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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
== Places / Localities ==
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=== Populated Places  ===
  
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{{MELincolnCoTownsMap}}&nbsp; '''Towns'''
  
===== Towns  =====
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*[[Bristol, Maine|Bristol]]
 
*Damariscotta
 
*Damariscotta
  
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*Southport  
 
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*Waldoboro  
 
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*Westport Island
 
*Whitefield  
 
*Whitefield  
 
*Wiscasset
 
*Wiscasset
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'''Extinct or Renamed Town'''
  
*Monhegan
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[[Image:{{PowCrthsePic}}]]Pownalborough was incorporated in 1760, when Lincoln County was created in the Maine District of Massachusetts. Pownalborough included the present towns of Dresden (West Precinct) and Wiscasset (East Precinct). Dresden was set off on its own and incorporated in 1794. Please note that both towns were always part of Lincoln County and never part of Cumberland County, which was also created in 1760. There is a town named Pownal located in Cumberland County that was formed in 1808. Records have been transcribed by persons who had no knowledge of Maine history and assumed that Pownalborough, Maine and Pownal, Maine were the same town (with the name shortened).<br><br>
  
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'''Plantation''' &nbsp; ▪ [[Monhegan, Maine|Monhegan]].&nbsp; For further details see [[Maine plantations]].
  
*Hibberts Gore
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'''Gore''' &nbsp; ▪ Hibberts Gore. For further details see [[Maine townships]].
  
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'''Communities'''
  
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Boothbay Harbor &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ▪ Damariscotta-Newcastle &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ▪ Waldoboro &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ▪ Wiscasset
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*Boothbay Harbor  
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*Damariscotta-Newcastle
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'''Villages''' &nbsp; ▪ Bayville &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ▪ New Harbor  
*Waldoboro
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*Wiscasset
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*Bayville
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*New Harbor
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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[[Kennebec County, Maine|Kennebec ]]| [[Knox County, Maine|Knox]] | [[Sagadahoc County, Maine|Sagadahoc]] |&nbsp;[[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]]  
 
[[Kennebec County, Maine|Kennebec ]]| [[Knox County, Maine|Knox]] | [[Sagadahoc County, Maine|Sagadahoc]] |&nbsp;[[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]]  
  
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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 [http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/Wiscasset/ Wiscasset].
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'''Wiscasset, Lincoln County,&nbsp;newspapers online:'''
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/Wiscasset/Lincoln_Intelligencer/ '''Lincoln Intelligencer''']. Indexes Free, digital pages $. 1821-1822. at [http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ GenealogyBank].
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/Wiscasset/Lincoln_Telegraph/ '''Lincoln Telegraph''']. Indexes Free, digital pages $. 1821-1822. at [http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ GenealogyBank].
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/Wiscasset/Wiscasset_Argus/ '''Wiscasset Argus''']. Indexes Free, digital pages $. 1797-1798. at [http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ GenealogyBank].
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*[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/Wiscasset/Wiscasset_Telegraph/ '''Wiscasset Telegraph''']. Indexes Free, digital pages $. 1796-1799. at [http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ GenealogyBank]<br>
  
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~melincol/index.htm The Lincoln County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~melincol/index.htm The Lincoln County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/lincoln/lincoln/melinc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Lincoln County  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/lincoln/lincoln/melinc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Lincoln County  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/lincoln/lincoln/melinc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Lincoln County (backup site)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/lincoln/lincoln/melinc.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Lincoln County (backup site)  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=183070&subject_disp=Maine%2C+Lincoln&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for Lincoln County
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*{{FHL|Maine%2C+Lincoln|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Lincoln County
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png Lincoln County

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

Hand and keyboard.jpg Maine
Online Records
Lincoln County, Maine
Map
Map of Maine highlighting Lincoln County
Location in the state of Maine
Facts
Founded June 19, 1760
County Seat Wiscasset
Courthouse
Address Lincoln County Courthouse
High Street PO Box 249;
Wiscasset, ME 04578-0000
Phone: 207.882.6311
Lincoln County Website

Contents

County Courthouse


Clerk Courts has marrige, probate and land records from 1860
and court records from 1861.
Clerk Superior Court has probate records from 1760 1764. [1]

History

  • Named for English city, Lincoln in Lincolnshire, England

Parent County

Created 19 June 1760 from York County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

MaineLincoln CountyKnox CountyWaldo, CountyKennebec CountyCumberland CoutnySagadahoc CountyWhitefieldSomervilleJeffersonWaldoboroNobleboroNewcastleDamariscottaBremenBristolSouth BristolBoothbay HarborSouthportEdgecombDresdenAlnaWiscassetWestport IslandBoothbayMonhegan (Plantation)Louds Island (Muscongus Isle Plantation)Hibberts GoreGeorgetownPhippsburgWest BathBathWoolwichHarpswellBrunswickArrowsicTopshamBowdoinhamBowdoinPerkins TownshipRichmondLichfieldWest GardinerGardinerRandolphWinthropReadfieldMount VernonBelgradeManchesterFarmingdaleHallowellAugustaSidneyVassalboroChinaWindsorChelseaPalermoMontvilleMorrillLibertySearsmontWashingtonAppletonUnionHopeWarrenFriendshipCushingSaint GeorgePittston
Modern town borders in Lincoln County, Maine. Towns with records are named in black. Unincorporated green places usually lack records.


  Towns

  • Alna
  • Boothbay Harbor
  • Boothbay
  • Bremen
  • Bristol
  • Damariscotta
  • Dresden
  • Edgecomb
  • Jefferson
  • Newcastle
  • Nobleboro
  • Somerville
  • South Bristol
  • Southport
  • Waldoboro
  • Westport Island
  • Whitefield
  • Wiscasset

Extinct or Renamed Town

Pownalborough Courthouse
Pownalborough was incorporated in 1760, when Lincoln County was created in the Maine District of Massachusetts. Pownalborough included the present towns of Dresden (West Precinct) and Wiscasset (East Precinct). Dresden was set off on its own and incorporated in 1794. Please note that both towns were always part of Lincoln County and never part of Cumberland County, which was also created in 1760. There is a town named Pownal located in Cumberland County that was formed in 1808. Records have been transcribed by persons who had no knowledge of Maine history and assumed that Pownalborough, Maine and Pownal, Maine were the same town (with the name shortened).

Plantation   ▪ Monhegan.  For further details see Maine plantations.

Gore   ▪ Hibberts Gore. For further details see Maine townships.

Communities

▪ Boothbay Harbor          ▪ Damariscotta-Newcastle          ▪ Waldoboro          ▪ Wiscasset

Villages   ▪ Bayville          ▪ New Harbor

Neighboring Counties

Kennebec | Knox | SagadahocWaldo

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.


Wiscasset, Lincoln County, newspapers online:

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 1.6 1.7 1.8 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Lincoln County, Maine page 304, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.