Somerset County, Maine

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**Twp 2 R5 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase E. of Kennebec River (Squaretown)  
**Twp 1 R5 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase East of Kennebec River (Moxie Gore)  
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**Twp 1 R6 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Chase Stream & 10,000 Acre Tract)  
 
**Twp 1 R6 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Chase Stream & 10,000 Acre Tract)  
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**Twp 1 R7 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Saplin)  
 
**Twp 1 R7 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Saplin)  
 
**Twp 2 R7 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Misery)  
 
**Twp 2 R7 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Misery)  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Aroostook County, Maine|Aroostook]] | [[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin]] | [[Kennebec County, Maine|Kennebec]] | [[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] | [[Piscataquis County, Maine|Piscataquis]] | [[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]] | '''Quebec '''counties: [[Beauce County, Quebec|Beauce]] | [[Bellechasse County, Quebec|Bellechasse]] | [[Dorchester County, Quebec|Dorchester]] | [[Frontenac County, Quebec|Frontenac]]  
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[[Aroostook County, Maine|Aroostook]] | [[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin]] | [[Kennebec County, Maine|Kennebec]] | [[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] | [[Piscataquis County, Maine|Piscataquis]] | [[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]] | '''Quebec '''counties: [[Beauce County, Quebec|Beauce]] | [[Bellechasse County, Quebec|Bellechasse]] | [[Dorchester County, Quebec|Dorchester]] | [[Frontenac County, Quebec|Frontenac]]
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===

Revision as of 06:42, 15 February 2013

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Contents

County Courthouse

Somerset County Courthouse
Court Street
Skowhegan, ME 04976
Phone: 207.474.9861

Clerk Courts has some marriage records from 1800’s and proabte records from 1809. [1]

History

Parent County

Created 1 March 1809 from Kennebec County.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

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Modern town borders in Somerset County, Maine. Towns with records are named in black. Unincorporated green places usually lack records.


]]Towns

  • Anson
  • Athens
  • Bingham
  • Cambridge
  • Canaan
  • Caratunk
  • Cornville
  • Detroit
  • Embden
  • Fairfield
  • Harmony
  • Hartland
  • Jackman
  • Madison
  • Mercer
  • Moose River
  • Moscow
  • New Portland
  • Norridgewock
  • Palmyra
  • Pittsfield
  • Ripley
  • Saint Albans
  • Skowhegan
  • Smithfield
  • Solon
  • Starks

Plantations

  • Brighton
  • Dennistown
  • Highland
  • Pleasant Ridge
  • The Forks
  • West Forks

Unorganized territories

  • Central Somerset
    • Concord
    • Twp 2 R1 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase W. of Kennebec River (Lexington)
  • Northeast Somerset
    • Twp 2 R2 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase East of Kennebec River (Mayfield)
    • Twp 2 R3 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase East of Kennebec River (Bald Mtn)
    • Twp 2 R4 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase E. of Kennebec River (East Moxie)
    • Twp 2 R5 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase E. of Kennebec River (Squaretown)
    • Twp 1 R5 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase E. of Kennebec River (Moxie Gore)
    • Twp 1 R6 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase E. of Kennebec R. (Indian Stream)
    • Twp 1 R6 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Chase Stream & 10,000 Acre Tract)
    • Twp 2 R6 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase W. of Kennebec R. (Johnson Mtn)
    • Twp 1 R7 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Saplin)
    • Twp 2 R7 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Misery)
    • Twp 3 R7 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase W. of Kennebec River (Parlin Pond)
    • Sandbar Tract (Misery Gore)
    • Twp 1 R1 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Taunton & Raynham)
    • Twp 2 R1 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Sandwich Academy Grant)
    • Twp 2 **Twp 1 R1 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Rockwood Strip)
    • Twp 3 R1 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Long Pond)
    • Twp 1 R2 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Tomhegan)
    • Twp 2 R2 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Brassua)
  • Northwest Somerset
    • Township 1 R3 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Carrying Place)
    • Township 2 R3 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Carrying Place Town)
    • Township 3 R3 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Dead River)
    • Township 4 R3 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Bigelow)
    • Township 1 R4 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Bowtown)
    • Township 2 R4 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Pierce Ponds)
    • Township 3 R4 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Spring Lake)
    • Township 4 R4 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Flagstaff)
    • Township 2 R5 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Lower Enchanted)
    • Township 3 R5 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Spencer)
    • Township 4 R5 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (King & Bartlett)
    • Township 3 R6 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Upper Enchanted)
    • Township 4 R6 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Hobbstown)
    • Township 5 R6 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Haynestown)
    • Township 4 R7 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Bradstreet)
    • Township 5 R7 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Rayton)
    • Township 6 R6 Bingham's Kennebec Purchase West of Kennebec River (Appleton)
    • Township 5 R1 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Attean Pond)
    • Township 6 R1 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Holeb)
    • Township 6 R2 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Forsyth)
  • Seboomook Lake
    • Township 3 R2 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Thorndike)
    • Little W, North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase
    • Big W, North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase
    • Township 1 R3 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (West Middlesex Canal Grant)
    • Township 2 R3 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Soldiertown)
    • Township 3 R3 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Alder Brook)
    • Township 4 R3 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Bald Mountain)
    • Township 5 R3 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Sandy Bay)
    • Township Seboomook R4 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase
    • Township 1 R4 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Plymouth or Boyd)
    • Township 2 R4 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Pittston Academy Grant)
    • Township 3 R4 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Hammond)
    • Township 4 R4 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Prentiss)
    • Township 5 R4 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Blake Gore)
    • Township 4 R16 West of the Easterly Line of the State (Elm Stream)
    • Township 4 R17 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 4 R18 West of the Easterly Line of the State (Comstock)
    • Township 3 R5 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Dole Brook)
    • Township 4 R5 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase
    • Township 5 R16 West of the Easterly Line of the State (Russell Pond)
    • Township 5 R17 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 5 R18 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 5 R19 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 5 R20 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 6 R16 West of the Easterly Line of the State (St. John)
    • Township 6 R17 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 6 R18 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 6 R19 West of the Easterly Line of the State (Big 6)
    • Township 7 R16 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 7 R17 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 7 R18 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 7 R19 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 8 R16 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 8 R17 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 8 R18 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 8 R19 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 9 R16 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 9 R17 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 9 R18 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 10 R16 West of the Easterly Line of the State
    • Township 10 R17 West of the Easterly Line of the State (Big 10)

Communities

  • Anson
  • Bingham
  • Fairfield
  • Hartland
  • Madison
  • Norridgewock
  • Pittsfield
  • Skowhegan

Villages:    • Flagstaff   • North Anson

Neighboring Counties

Aroostook | Franklin | Kennebec | Penobscot | Piscataquis | Waldo | Quebec counties: Beauce | Bellechasse | Dorchester | Frontenac

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.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 305. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.