Maine plantationsEdit This Page
From FamilySearch Wiki
Revision as of 11:40, 4 March 2013 by DiltsGD
 Plantations do not have their own representative in the Maine legislature. Most have meetings and keep records of meetings. Prior 1892 when statewide registration started, plantations also maintained records of their citizens' births, marriages, and deaths. Look for Maine plantation records the same way you look for Maine town records.
Some of Maine's populated coastal islands outside the borders of a town are organized as plantations. However, most of Maine's 34 plantations are in sparsely populated forests inland.
Plantations that increase in population may become a town. Also, some plantations have lost population and been changed to unincorporated townships without meetings or record-keeping. If an ancestor lived in a plantation that became a township look for the records of the former plantation in a nearby town in the same county.
Maine Plantations (listed by county)
*Maine plantations normally referenced without using that descriptor.
New to the Research Wiki?
In the FamilySearch Research Wiki, you can learn how to do genealogical research or share your knowledge with others.Learn More