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United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png Aroostook County

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

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Aroostook County, Maine
Map
Map of Maine highlighting Aroostook County
Location in the state of Maine
Facts
Founded March 16, 1839
County Seat Caribou
Courthouse
Address Aroostook County Courthouse
144 Swenden Street
Caribou, ME 04736
Phone: 207.493.3318
Aroostook County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has divorce and court records from 1839.
Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records.
Probate Court has probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [1]

History

Parent County

Created 16 March 1839 Penobscot, Somerset and Washington counties. [1]

Boundary Changes

Part added from Piscataquis County in 1844.[1]

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Cities and Towns

Plantations:  Cary | Cyr Plantation | Garfield Plantation | Glenwood | Macwahoc | Moro | Nashville Plantation | Oxbow | Reed Plantation (aka Wytopitlock) | Saint John Plantation | Winterville Plantation. For further details see Maine plantations.

Extinct towns and plantations:[2] Benedicta | Connor | E Plantation | Glenwood | Letter A R2 Plantation | Maysville | Molunkus Plantation | Rockabema Plantation | Silver Ridge Plantation[3]

Unorganized territories  In each territory: listed eastside first going south, then working to the west.  (WELS = West of the Easterly Line of the State). For further details see Maine townships.

  • Central Aroostook
    • E Township
    • Cox Patent
    • Township D R2 WELS
    • Township C R2 WELS
    • Township 10 R3 WELS
    • Township 9 R3 WELS
    • Township 8 R3 WELS
    • Township 7 R3 WELS (Dudley)
    • Township 11 R4 WELS
    • Twp 10 R4 WELS (Squa Pan)
    • Township 9 R4 WELS
    • Twp 8 R4 WELS (St. Croix)
    • Twp 7 R4 WELS (Webbertown)
    • Twp 9 R5 WELS (Swett Farm)
    • Township 8 R5 WELS
    • Township 7 R5 WELS
  • Connor (Township K)
  • Northwest Aroostook
    • Township 10 R6 WELS
    • Township 14 R7 WELS
    • Township 13 R7 WELS
    • Township 12 R7 WELS
    • Township 11 R7 WELS
    • Township 10 R7 WELS
    • Township 9 R7 WELS
    • Township 16 R8 WELS
    • Township 15 R8 WELS
    • Township 14 R8 WELS 
    • Township 13 R8 WELS
    • Township 12 R8 WELS
    • Township 11 R8 WELS
    • Township 10 R8 WELS
    • Township 9 R8 WELS
    • Township 16 R9 WELS
    • Township 15 R9 WELS
    • Township 14 R9 WELS
    • Township 13 R9 WELS
    • Township 12 R9 WELS
    • Township 11 R9 WELS
    • Township 18 R10 WELS
    • Township 15 R10 WELS
    • Township 14 R10 WELS
    • Township 13 R10 WELS
    • Township 12 R10 WELS
    • Township 11 R10 WELS
    • T 20 R11-12 WELS (Big Twenty)
    • Township 19 R11 WELS
    • Township 18 R11 WELS
    • Township 15 R11 WELS
    • Township 14 R11 WELS
    • Township 13 R11 WELS
    • Township 12 R11 WELS
    • Township 11 R11 WELS
    • Township 19 R12 WELS
    • Township 18 R12 WELS
    • Township 17 R12 WELS 
    • Township 16 R12 WELS 
    • Township 15 R12 WELS
    • Township 14 R12 WELS
    • Township 13 R12 WELS
    • Township 12 R12 WELS
    • Township 11 R12 WELS
    • Township 18 R13 WELS
    • Township 17 R13 WELS
    • Township 16 R13 WELS
    • Township 15 R13 WELS
    • Township 14 R13 WELS
    • Township 13 R13 WELS
    • Township 12 R13 WELS
    • Township 11 R13 WELS
    • Township 17 R14 WELS
    • Township 16 R14 WELS
    • Township 15 R14 WELS
    • Township 14 R14 WELS
    • Township 13 R14 WELS
    • Township 12 R14 WELS
    • Clayton Lake Township
    • Township 15 R15 WELS
    • Township 14 R15 WELS
    • Township 13 R15 WELS
    • Township 12 R15 WELS
    • Township 11 R15 WELS
    • Township 14 R16 WELS
    • Township 13 R16 WELS
    • Township 12 R16 WELS 
    • Township 11 R16 WELS
    • Township 12 R17 WELS
    • Twp 11 R17 WELS (Powers Gore)
  • South Aroostook
  • Square Lake
    • Township 17 R3 WELS
    • Twp 17 R4 WELS (Sinclair)
    • Twp R4 WELS (Big Madawaska)
    • Cross Lake Township
    • Twp 16 R5 WELS (Square Lake)
    • Township 15 R5 WELS
    • Township 14 R5 WELS
    • Township 13 R5 WELS
    • Township 16 R6 WELS
    • Township 15 R6 WELS
    • Township 14 R6 WELS

Communities

  • Fort Fairfield
  • Fort Kent
  • Houlton
  • Limestone
  • Loring AFB
  • Madawaska
  • Mars Hill-Blaine
  • Van Buren

Village   • Crouseville

Neighboring Counties:  Penobscot | Piscataquis | Somerset | Washington | New Brunswick counties: Carleton | Madawaska | Victoria | York | Quebec counties: Kamouraska | L'Islet | Montmagny | Témiscouata

Resources

Cemeteries

Fairmont Cemetery :  Located south of Presque Isle, Aroostook County, Maine. Full name searches

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 Aroostook 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

Military

Civil War

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

- 1st Regiment, Maine Cavalry

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.

Finding More Maine Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Aroostook 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

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Aroostook County, Maine page 304, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content
  2. Before an extinct town (or plantation) was discontinued, it created official town records of interest to genealogists. For preservation these records were usually turned over to a nearby functioning town in the same county.
  3. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 93. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
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