Oxford County, Maine Genealogy

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
(Oxford)
(Oxford)
Line 1: Line 1:
''[[United States|United States]] > [[Maine|Maine]] > Oxford County'' [[Image:Me-oxford.png|thumb|right|300px|Me-oxford.png]]  
+
''[[United States|United States]] > [[Maine|Maine]] > Oxford County'' [[Image:Me-oxford.png|thumb|right|300px]]  
  
== [http://oxfordcounty.org/ County Courthouse] ==
+
==  ==
  
26 Western Avenue<br>South Paris, Maine 04281
+
[[]]
  
 +
<br>O[http://oxfordcounty.org/ xford County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;26 Western Ave PO Box 179<br> South Paris, ME 04281<br> Phone:. 207.743.6359&nbsp;<br><br>Town Clerks have birth, marriage and death records,&nbsp; Clerk Courts has marriage records1877-1897, divorce and court records from 1930, probate and land records from 1805<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oxford County, Maine page 305, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
+
=== History  ===
Oxford County; 26 Western Ave; PO Box 179; South Paris, ME 04281; ph. 207.743.6359 Details: (Twn Clks have b, m &amp; d rec; Clk Cts has m rec 1877-1897, div &amp; ct rec from 1930, pro &amp; land rec from 1805) Towns organized Before 1800: Bethel 1796, Buckfield 1793, Buxton 1772, Fryeburg 1777, Hartford 1798, Hebron 1792, Norway 1797, Paris 1793, Sumner 1798, Waterford 1797 www.rootsweb.com/~meoxford/
+
 
+
== History  ==
+
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Created 4 March 1805 from [[Cumberland County, Maine|Cumberland]] and [[York County, Maine|York]] counties. <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>  
+
Created 4 March 1805 from [[Cumberland County, Maine|Cumberland]] and [[York County, Maine|York]] counties. <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>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
 
*2 counties were created over the years:  
 
*2 counties were created over the years:  
**[[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;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
+
**[[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>  
**[[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;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;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
Line 29: Line 27:
 
===== Towns  =====
 
===== Towns  =====
  
{| width="60%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
+
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" width="60%"
 
|-
 
|-
 
| valign="top" |  
 
| valign="top" |  
Line 75: Line 73:
 
===== Plantations  =====
 
===== Plantations  =====
  
{| width="40%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
+
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" width="40%"
 
|-
 
|-
 
| valign="top" |  
 
| valign="top" |  
Line 87: Line 85:
 
===== Unorganized territories  =====
 
===== Unorganized territories  =====
  
{| width="60%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
+
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" width="60%"
 
|-
 
|-
 
| valign="top" |  
 
| valign="top" |  
Line 102: Line 100:
 
===== Communities  =====
 
===== Communities  =====
  
{| width="60%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
+
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" width="60%"
 
|-
 
|-
 
| valign="top" |  
 
| valign="top" |  
Line 121: Line 119:
 
===== Villages  =====
 
===== Villages  =====
  
{| width="60%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
+
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" width="60%"
 
|-
 
|-
 
| valign="top" |  
 
| valign="top" |  
Line 170: Line 168:
 
----
 
----
  
<br>  
+
<br>
  
<br>  
+
<br>
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
Line 197: Line 195:
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references />  
+
<references />
 +
 
 +
{{Maine | Maine}} {{Maine-stub}}
  
{{Maine | Maine}}
 
{{Maine-stub}}
 
 
[[Category:Oxford_County,_Maine]]
 
[[Category:Oxford_County,_Maine]]

Revision as of 17:32, 18 July 2012

United States > Maine > Oxford County
Me-oxford.png

Contents

[[]]


Oxford County Courthouse
 26 Western Ave PO Box 179
South Paris, ME 04281
Phone:. 207.743.6359 

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[1]

History

Parent County

Created 4 March 1805 from Cumberland and York counties. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns
  • Andover
  • Bethel
  • Brownfield
  • Buckfield
  • Byron
  • Canton
  • Denmark
  • Dixfield
  • Fryeburg
  • Gilead
  • Greenwood
  • Hanover
  • Hartford
  • Hebron
  • Hiram
  • Lovell
  • Mexico
  • Newry
  • Norway
  • Otisfield
  • Oxford
  • Paris
  • Peru
  • Porter
  • Roxbury
  • Rumford
  • Stoneham
  • Stow
  • Sumner
  • Sweden
  • Upton
  • Waterford
  • West Paris
  • Woodstock
Plantations
  • Lincoln
  • Magalloway
Unorganized territories
  • Milton
  • North Oxford
  • South Oxford
Communities
  • Dixfield
  • Fryeburg
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • Oxford
  • Rumford
  • South Paris
Villages
  • Dickvale
  • North Waterford
  • Waterford Flat

Neighboring Counties

Androscoggin | Cumberland | Franklin | York | New Hampshire counties: Carroll | Coos | Compton County, Quebec

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

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

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.


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.




Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 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, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.