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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''York County'''
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Guide to '''York County Maine 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]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''York County'''
  
[[Image:Me-york.png|right|300px|Me-york.png]]  
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| county = York County
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| state = Maine
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| founded year = 1789
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| founded date = June 25
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| seat = [[Alfred, Maine|Alfred]]
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| building address = York County Courthouse<br>45 Kennebank Road; <br>Alfred, ME 04002<br>Phone: 207.324.1571<br>[http://www.yorkcountyme.gov/ '''York County Website'''] }}
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
[http://www.washingtoncountymaine.com/ York County Courthouse] <br>45 Kennebank Road; <br>Alfred, ME 04002<br>Phone: 207.324.1571 <br><br>
 
  
 
Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records.<br>Clerk Court has divorce and court records. <br>Register of Probate has death and probate records from 1637. <br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1636. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), York County, Maine page 305, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
 
Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records.<br>Clerk Court has divorce and court records. <br>Register of Probate has death and probate records from 1637. <br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1636. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), York County, Maine page 305, {{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 25 Jun 1789 from [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln]] County. <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;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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Created 25 Jun 1789 from [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln]] County. <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>  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*Part taken off for [[Aroostook County, Maine|Aroostook]] County 16 March 1839. <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;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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*Part taken off for [[Aroostook County, Maine|Aroostook]] County 16 March 1839. <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>
  
=== Record Loss  ===
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
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<div style="float: left; width: 147%">
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
[[Image:{{MEYorkCoTownsMap}}]]
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{{MEYorkCoTownsMap}}'''Towns'''
  
=== Populated Places  ===
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'''Cities'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;▪ Biddeford&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;▪ Saco
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'''Towns'''
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*[[Acton, Maine|Acton]]  
 
*[[Acton, Maine|Acton]]  
*Alfred  
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*[[Alfred, Maine|Alfred]]
*Arundel  
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*[[Arundel, Maine|Arundel]]
*Berwick  
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*[[Berwick, Maine|Berwick]]
*Buxton  
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*[[Biddeford, Maine|Biddeford]] (City)
*Cornish  
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*[[Buxton, Maine|Buxton]]
*Dayton  
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*[[Cornish, Maine|Cornish]]
*Eliot  
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*[[Dayton, Maine|Dayton]]
*Hollis
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*[[Eliot, Maine|Eliot]]
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*[[Hollis, Maine|Hollis]]
  
 
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*Kennebunk  
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*[[Kennebunk, Maine|Kennebunk]]
*Kennebunkport  
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*[[Kennebunkport, Maine|Kennebunkport]]
*Kittery  
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*[[Kittery, Maine|Kittery]]
*Lebanon  
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*[[Lebanon, Maine|Lebanon]]
*Limerick  
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*[[Limerick, Maine|Limerick]]
*Limington  
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*[[Limington, Maine|Limington]]
*Lyman  
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*[[Lyman, Maine|Lyman]]
*Newfield  
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*[[Newfield, Maine|Newfield]]
*North Berwick
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*[[North Berwick, Maine|North Berwick]]
  
 
| valign="top" |  
 
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*Ogunquit  
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*[[Ogunquit, Maine|Ogunquit]]
*Old Orchard Beach  
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*[[Old Orchard Beach, Maine|Old Orchard Beach]]
*Parsonsfield  
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*[[Parsonsfield, Maine|Parsonsfield]]
*Sanford  
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*[[Saco, Maine|Saco]] (City)
*Shapleigh  
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*[[Sanford, Maine|Sanford]]
*South Berwick  
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*[[Shapleigh, Maine|Shapleigh]]
*Waterboro  
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*[[South Berwick, Maine|South Berwick]]
*Wells  
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*[[Waterboro, Maine|Waterboro]]
*York
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*[[Wells, Maine|Wells]]
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*[[York, Maine|York]]
  
 
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'''Extinct Town:&nbsp;''' {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Isles of Shoals, Maine|Isles of Shoals}}}}
  
 
'''Communities'''  
 
'''Communities'''  
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'''Villages'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;▪ Bald Head&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;▪ Cape Porpoise&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;▪ York Cliffs
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'''Villages'''  
  
=== Neighboring Counties ===
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*Bald Head
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*Cape Porpoise
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*York Cliffs
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'''Neighboring Counties'''
  
 
'''''Maine:&nbsp;''''' [[Cumberland County, Maine|Cumberland]] | [[Oxford County, Maine|Oxford]] | '''''New Hampshire:&nbsp;''''' [[Carroll County, New Hampshire|Carroll]] | [[Rockingham County, New Hampshire|Rockingham]] | [[Strafford County, New Hampshire|Strafford]]  
 
'''''Maine:&nbsp;''''' [[Cumberland County, Maine|Cumberland]] | [[Oxford County, Maine|Oxford]] | '''''New Hampshire:&nbsp;''''' [[Carroll County, New Hampshire|Carroll]] | [[Rockingham County, New Hampshire|Rockingham]] | [[Strafford County, New Hampshire|Strafford]]  
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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==== Biography  ====
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*{{FHL|267700|item|disp=Biographical review : this volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of York County, Maine}}
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*{{FHL|267716|item|disp=History of York County, Maine : with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers}}
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*{{FHL|338233|item|disp=Inscriptions from some homestead cemeteries and other burial places in Strafford County in and around Dover, N.H., and a few from the adjoining county of York, Me}}
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*{{FHL|755056|item|item|disp=Maine cemetery inscriptions, York County}}
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*{{FHL|203985|item|disp=York County cemeteries}}
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*{{FHL|146526|item|disp=York County graveyards}}
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
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*{{FHL|688636|item|disp=Index to the York County, Maine 1860 census}}
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*{{FHL|611716|item|disp=York County, Maine, mortality schedules, U.S. census 1850, 1860, 1870}}
 
*1904 Transcription - only Kennebunkport
 
*1904 Transcription - only Kennebunkport
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court  ====
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{{ME Church Intro}}
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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*{{FHL|75558|item|disp=Copy of record of persons baptized, marriages solemnized, and funerals attended by the late Isaac Lord, Jr., of the Maine conference Methodist Episcopal Chirch [i.e. Church] from 1827 to 1884; also data regarding the Lord and Curtis families [1778-1924]}}
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*{{FHL|142055|item|disp=Marriages (1784-1831) in Hollis, Lyman, Kennebunkport and adjoining towns of York County, Me.}}
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==== Court Records  ====
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*{{FHL|1923498|item|disp=Maine, York County, Court of Common Pleas, 1695-1800}}
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*{{FHL|1911177|item|disp=Maine, York County, record of the courts, 1636-1852}}
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*{{FHL|1916005|item|disp=Maine, York County, Supreme Judical Court records, 1798-1929}}
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*{{FHL|1918461|item|disp=Maine, York County, Supreme Judical Court, equity records, 1913-1918}}
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==== Peroidicals  ====
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*{{FHL|506617|item|disp=York County Genealogical Society journal}}
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*{{FHL|552804|item|disp=York County Genealogical Society newsletter}}
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==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Land  ====
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*{{FHL|484960|item|disp=Joseph Carlile of York, Maine (York and Lincoln County descendants) and the antiquity of the Carlyle name}}
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*{{FHL|157726|item|disp=Piscataqua Pioneers : Register of members and ancestors, 1623-1775}}
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*{{FHL|2109003|item|disp=Piscataqua pioneers, 1623-1775 : register of members and ancestors 1905 - 1981}}
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*{{FHL|270888|item|disp=A report of the proceedings at the celebration of the first centennial anniversary of the incorporation of the town of Buxton, Maine, held at Buxton, Aug. 14, 1872 : being a full account of the exercises of the day}}
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*{{FHL|143849|item|disp-York County genealogies}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{ME History Intro}}
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*{{FHL|570219|item|disp=Among the Isles of Shoals}}
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*{{FHL|84017|item|disp=The Isles of Shoals : an historic sketch}}
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*{{FHL|2106021|item|disp=Ten miles out : guide book to the Isles of Shoals, Portsmouth, New Hampshire}}
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*{{FHL|2041006|item|disp=History of the grange in York County : comprising a history of each subordinate grange : a history of York Pomona Grange from its organization to 1921 with sketches of the Pomona masters}}
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*{{FHL|2110586|disp=The King's Highway from Portland to Kittery : stagecoach and tavern days on the Old Post Road}}
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*{{FHL|2111791item|disp=Maine place names : and the peopling of it's towns : York}}
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{ME Land Intro}}
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*{{FHL|1273684|item|disp=York County, Maine land ownership map, 1856}}
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*{{FHL|91374|item|disp=Abstracts from the unpublished deeds of York County, Maine, volumes 19-39, 1733-1800}}
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*{{FHL|123968|item|disp=Deeds, 1642-1904; index to deeds, 1647-1905}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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*{{FHL|1273684|item|disp=York County, Maine land ownership map, 1856}}
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[[Image:Meyork.jpg]]
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==== Military Records ====
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*{{FHL|639847|item|disp=Capt. Johnson Moulton's Company, the first to leave the District of Maine in the Revolution}}
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===== Civil War =====
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[1st Regiment, Maine Cavalry|1st Regiment, Maine Cavalry]]
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:- [[5th Regiment, Maine Infantry|5th Regiment, Maine Infantry&nbsp;]], Companies B and C.
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==== Geographical  ====
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*{{FHL|2111791|item|disp=Maine place names : and the peopling of it's towns : York}}
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=64&ci=23471 Portsmouth,NH newspapers] from the early 1900's covering local news that included residents from York County communities.<br>
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[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=64&ci=23471 Portsmouth,NH newspapers] from the early 1900's covering local news that included residents from York County communities.  
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{ME Newspaper abstracts|York}}
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*{{FHL|1320773|item|disp=Naturalization records (York County, Maine), 1904-1955}}
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==== Obituaries - Indexes  ====
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*{{{FHL|330368|item|disp=Index to death notices, Jenks's Portland Gazette, 1798-1806}}
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==== Probate Records ====
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{{ME Probate Intro|York}}
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*{{FHL|1043918|item|disp=Estate files, ca. 1690-1917}}
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*{{FHL|1117264|item|disp=Probate bonds, 1843-1868}}
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*{{FHL|289989|item|disp=Probate records, 1687-1938; index to probate records, 1687-1900}}
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*{{FHL|685301|item|York County, Maine, will abstracts, 1801-1858}}
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{ME Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{ME Vital Intro}}
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*{{FHL|955969|item|disp=Maine, 1743-1891 Indexes}}
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*{{FHL|613425|item|disp=Baptismal, marriage and funeral records of Rev. Albert Cole (1818-1881) of Cornish, Maine}}
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*{{FHL|640048|item|disp=Marriage returns of York County, Maine : prior to 1892}}
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*{{FHL|559567|item|disp=York County, Maine, marriage returns, 1771-1794}}
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
 
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Latest revision as of 03:13, 5 March 2014

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

United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png York County

Hand and keyboard.jpg Maine
Online Records
York County, Maine
Map
Map of Maine highlighting York County
Location in the state of Maine
Facts
Founded June 25, 1789
County Seat Alfred
Courthouse
Address York County Courthouse
45 Kennebank Road;
Alfred, ME 04002
Phone: 207.324.1571
York County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records.
Clerk Court has divorce and court records.
Register of Probate has death and probate records from 1637.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1636. [1]

History

  • History of York County, Maine. With illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers (1880) By W. Woodford Clayton.  ebook at Internet Archive

Parent County

Created 25 Jun 1789 from Lincoln County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

MaineNew HampshireYork CountyOxford CountyCumberland CountyRockingham CountyStrafford CountyCarroll CountyParsonsfieldCornishLimingtonNewfieldLimerickActonShapleighWaterboroHollisBuxtonLebanonSanfordAlfredLymanDaytonSacoOld Orchard BeachBiddefordArundelKennebunkportKennebunkWellsOgunquitYorkIsles of Shoals (part of Kittery and Rye)KitteryEliotSouth BerwickNorth BerwickBerwickBrownfieldPorterHiramBaldwinSebagoRaymondFrye IslandStandishGorhamWindhamGrayNorth YarmouthCumberlandFalmouthWestbrookPortlandSouth PortlandScarboroughCape ElizabethFremontBrentwoodExeterNorth HamptonRyeNew CastlePortsmouthGreenlandNewingtonStrathamNewfieldsNewmarketEppingRaymondNottinghamNorthwoodLeeDurhamMadburyDoverRollinsfordSomersworthBarringtonStraffordRochesterFarmingtonMiltonMiddletonNew DurhamBrookfieldWakefieldWolfeboroOssipeeEffinghamFreedomEatonMadison
Modern town borders in York County, Maine.

Towns

Extinct Town:  Isles of Shoals

Communities

  • Berwick
  • Cape Neddick
  • Kennebunk
  • Kennebunkport
  • Kittery
  • Kittery Point
  • Lake Arrowhead
  • North Berwick
  • Sanford
  • South Eliot
  • South Sanford
  • Springvale
  • West Kennebunk
  • York Harbor

Villages

  • Bald Head
  • Cape Porpoise
  • York Cliffs

Neighboring Counties

Maine:  Cumberland | Oxford | New Hampshire:  Carroll | Rockingham | Strafford

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

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 Records

Peroidicals

Genealogy

Local Histories

Local histories are available for York County, Maine. 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.

Land and Property

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.

Maps

Meyork.jpg

Military Records

Civil War

Regiments. Service men in York County, Maine 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 York County, Maine:

- 1st Regiment, Maine Cavalry
- 5th Regiment, Maine Infantry , Companies B and C.

Geographical

Newspapers

Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Portsmouth,NH newspapers from the early 1900's covering local news that included residents from York County communities.

Finding More Maine Newspapers

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

Naturalization and Citizenship

Obituaries - Indexes

Probate Records

Probate records for Washington County, Maine can be found at https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1930294

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.


Gazetteers

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

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

 

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