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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Lincoln County'''  
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Guide to '''Lincoln County, Maine ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine Genealogy|Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Lincoln County'''
  
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=== [http://co.lincoln.me.us/ County Courthouse] ===
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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, Maine|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'''] }}
  
[http://www.lincolncountymaine.me/ Lincoln County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;High Street PO Box 249; <br>Wiscasset, ME 04578-0000<br>Phone: 207.882.6311
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=== [http://co.lincoln.me.us/ County Courthouse] ===
  
 
<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>  
 
<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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==== 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|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry.]</ref>  
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Created 19 June 1760 from [[York County, Maine Genealogy|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;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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**[[Hancock County, Maine Genealogy|Hancock]] County 25 June 1789. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 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;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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**[[Washington County, Maine Genealogy|Washington]] County 25 June 1789. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 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;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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**[[Kennebec County, Maine Genealogy|Kennebec]] County 20 February 1799. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 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;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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**[[Waldo County, Maine Genealogy|Waldo]] County 7 February 1827. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 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;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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**[[Androscoggin County, Maine Genealogy|Androscoggin]] County 18 March 1854. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 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;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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**[[Sagadahoc County, Maine Genealogy|Sagadahoc]] County 4 April 1854. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 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;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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**[[Knox County, Maine Genealogy|Knox]] County 9 March 1860. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 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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{{MELincolnCoTownsMap}}&nbsp; '''Towns'''
  
=== Populated Places  ===
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'''Towns'''
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*Alna  
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*[[Alna, Maine|Alna]]
*Boothbay Harbor  
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*[[Boothbay Harbor, Maine|Boothbay Harbor]]
*Boothbay  
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*[[Boothbay, Maine|Boothbay]]
*Bremen  
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*[[Bremen, Maine|Bremen]]
 
*[[Bristol, Maine|Bristol]]  
 
*[[Bristol, Maine|Bristol]]  
*Damariscotta
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*[[Damariscotta, Maine|Damariscotta]]
  
 
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*Dresden  
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*[[Dresden, Maine|Dresden]]
*Edgecomb  
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*[[Edgecomb, Maine|Dresden]]
*Jefferson  
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*[[Jefferson, Maine|Jefferson]]
*Newcastle  
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*[[Newcastle, Maine|Jefferson]]
*Nobleboro  
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*[[Nobleboro, Maine|Nobleboro]]
*Somerville
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*[[Somerville, Maine|Somerville]]
  
 
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*South Bristol  
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*[[South Bristol, Maine|South Bristol]]
*Southport  
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*[[Southport, Maine|Southport]]
*Waldoboro  
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*[[Waldoboro, Maine|Waldoboro]]
*Westport Island  
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*[[Westport Island, Maine|Westport Island]]
*Whitefield  
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*[[Whitefield, Maine|Whitefield]]
*Wiscasset
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*[[Wiscasset, Maine|Wiscasset]]
  
 
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'''Extinct or Renamed Town'''  
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'''Plantation:''' &nbsp;[[Monhegan, Maine|Monhegan]].&nbsp; For further details see [[Maine plantations]].
  
[[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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'''Renamed Town:''' '''''Pownalborough''''' was renamed '''''[[Wiscasset, Maine|Wiscassett]]&nbsp;''''' in 1802.<ref name="CCTPM67">Maine Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, ''Counties, Cities, Towns, and Plantations of Maine: a Handbook of Incorporations, Dissolutions, and Boundary Changes'' (Portland, Maine: The Survey, 1940), 177 (that is 186). A digital version is available via {{FHL|283056|item|disp=a link}} in the FamilySearch Catalog.</ref>  
  
'''Plantation''' &nbsp; ▪ Monhegan
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'''Extinct Plantations:&nbsp;''' {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Collamore Ridge Plantation, Maine|Collamore Ridge Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Hibbert Plantation, Maine|Hibbert Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Muscongus Isle Plantation, Maine|Muscongus Isle Plantation}} (aka Louds Island)}}
  
'''Gore''' &nbsp; ▪ Hibberts Gore
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'''Unorganized territories.''' For further details see [[Maine townships]]
  
'''Communities'''
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*{{AutoLink|Hibbert Plantation, Maine|Hibbert's Gore}}
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*{{AutoLink|Muscongus Isle Plantation, Maine|Louds Island}}
  
▪ 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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The other island townships (unorganized territories) in Lincoln County which are not shown on the adjacent map are: Bar Island, Haddock Island, Indian Island, Marsh Island, Thief Island, Ross Island, Western Egg Rock, and Hungry Island.<ref>[http://www.maine.gov/revenue/propertytax/unorganizedterritory/township_map.htm#lincoln Unorganized Territories (Lincoln County)] in ''Maine Revenue Services'' (accessed 25 June 2013).</ref>
  
'''Villages''' &nbsp; ▪ Bayville &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ▪ New Harbor  
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'''Communities:&nbsp;''' Boothbay Harbor | Damariscotta-Newcastle | Waldoboro | Wiscasset
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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'''Villages:&nbsp;''' Bayville | New Harbor
  
[[Kennebec County, Maine|Kennebec ]]| [[Knox County, Maine|Knox]] | [[Sagadahoc County, Maine|Sagadahoc]] |&nbsp;[[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]]  
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'''Neighboring Counties:''' &nbsp;[[Kennebec County, Maine Genealogy|Kennebec ]] | [[Knox County, Maine Genealogy|Knox]] | [[Sagadahoc County, Maine Genealogy|Sagadahoc]] |&nbsp;[[Waldo County, Maine Genealogy|Waldo]]  
  
 
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:- [[4th Regiment, Maine Infantry|4th Regiment, Maine Infantry&nbsp;]]
  
 
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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].  
 
*[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].  
 
*[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>
 
*[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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*[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)  
*{{FHL|Maine%2C+Lincoln|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Lincoln County
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*{{FHL|Maine%2C+Lincoln|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} FamilySearch Catalog for Lincoln County
  
 
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[[Category:Lincoln County, Maine]]

Latest revision as of 04:08, 6 February 2015

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

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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

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

Plantation:  Monhegan.  For further details see Maine plantations.

Renamed Town: Pownalborough was renamed Wiscassett  in 1802.[2]

Extinct Plantations:  Collamore Ridge Plantation | Hibbert Plantation | Muscongus Isle Plantation (aka Louds Island)

Unorganized territories. For further details see Maine townships

The other island townships (unorganized territories) in Lincoln County which are not shown on the adjacent map are: Bar Island, Haddock Island, Indian Island, Marsh Island, Thief Island, Ross Island, Western Egg Rock, and Hungry Island.[3]

Communities:  Boothbay Harbor | Damariscotta-Newcastle | Waldoboro | Wiscasset

Villages:  Bayville | New Harbor

Neighboring Counties:  Kennebec | Knox | SagadahocWaldo

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

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.

Court

Gazetteers

Land

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

Local histories are available for Lincoln 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.

Maps

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Military

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Lincoln 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 Lincoln County, Maine Genealogy:


- 4th Regiment, Maine Infantry 

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:

Finding More Maine Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Lincoln County, Maine Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

Taxation

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.

Vital 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.

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.
  2. Maine Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, Counties, Cities, Towns, and Plantations of Maine: a Handbook of Incorporations, Dissolutions, and Boundary Changes (Portland, Maine: The Survey, 1940), 177 (that is 186). A digital version is available via a link in the FamilySearch Catalog.
  3. Unorganized Territories (Lincoln County) in Maine Revenue Services (accessed 25 June 2013).

 

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