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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Aroostook County'''  
 
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Aroostook County'''  
  
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
== [http://www.aroostook.me.us/ County Courthouse] ==
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{{MEDC}}[http://www.aroostook.me.us/ Aroostook County County]<br>144 Swenden Street <br>Caribou, ME 04736<br>Phone: 207.493.3318<br><br>County Clerk has divorce and court records from 1839.<br>Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records.<br>Probate Court has probate records.<br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Aroostook County, Maine page 304, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
[http://www.aroostook.me.us/ Aroostook County County]<br>144 Swenden Street <br>Caribou, ME 04736<br>Phone: 207.493.3318<br><br>County Clerk has divorce and court records from 1839.<br>Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records.<br>Probate Court has probate records.<br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Aroostook County, Maine page 304, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== History  ===
 
 
== History  ==
 
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Created 16 Mar 1839 [[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]], [[Somerset County, Maine|Somerset]] and [[Washington County, Maine|Washington]] counties. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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 16 Mar 1839 [[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]], [[Somerset County, Maine|Somerset]] and [[Washington County, Maine|Washington]] counties. <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;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 added from [[Piscataquis County, Maine|Piscataquis]] County in 1844.<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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 added from [[Piscataquis County, Maine|Piscataquis]] County in 1844.<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;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  ====
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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'''Cities''' &nbsp; • Caribou &nbsp; • Presque Isle '''Towns'''
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
===== Cities =====
 
 
 
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*Caribou
 
 
 
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*Presque Isle
 
 
 
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'''Plantations'''
  
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'''Unorganized territories'''
  
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*Central Aroostook  
 
*Central Aroostook  
*Connor
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*Northwest Aroostook  
 
*Northwest Aroostook  
*South Aroostook
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*Square Lake
 
*Square Lake
  
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'''Communities'''
  
===== Communities  =====
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===== Village =====
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'''Village'''
  
 
*Crouseville
 
*Crouseville
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[[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] | [[Piscataquis County, Maine|Piscataquis]] | [[Somerset County, Maine|Somerset]] | [[Washington County, Maine|Washington]] | '''New Brunswick''' counties: [[Carleton County, New Brunswick|Carleton]] | [[Madawaska County, New Brunswick|Madawaska]] | [[Victoria County, New Brunswick|Victoria]] | [[York County, New Brunswick|York]] | '''Quebec''' counties: [[Kamouraska County, Quebec|Kamouraska ]]| [[L'Islet County, Quebec|L'Islet]] | [[Montmagny County, Quebec|Montmagny]] | [[Temiscouata County, Quebec|Temiscouata]]<br>  
 
[[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] | [[Piscataquis County, Maine|Piscataquis]] | [[Somerset County, Maine|Somerset]] | [[Washington County, Maine|Washington]] | '''New Brunswick''' counties: [[Carleton County, New Brunswick|Carleton]] | [[Madawaska County, New Brunswick|Madawaska]] | [[Victoria County, New Brunswick|Victoria]] | [[York County, New Brunswick|York]] | '''Quebec''' counties: [[Kamouraska County, Quebec|Kamouraska ]]| [[L'Islet County, Quebec|L'Islet]] | [[Montmagny County, Quebec|Montmagny]] | [[Temiscouata County, Quebec|Temiscouata]]<br>  
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/ <font color="#4b76b0">Maine Newspaper Archive</font>]. Indexes Free; Digital Page Images $ ([http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ <font color="#4b76b0">GenealogyBank</font>] $) Twenty-two early Maine 18th and 19th century newspapers, 1785-1898 online. Indexes (free); digital images ($). These newspapers are from Augusta, Bangor, Belfast, Brunswick, Castine, Eastport, Falmouth, Hallowell, Kennebunk, Portland, Saco and Wiscasset.  
 
[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/ <font color="#4b76b0">Maine Newspaper Archive</font>]. Indexes Free; Digital Page Images $ ([http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ <font color="#4b76b0">GenealogyBank</font>] $) Twenty-two early Maine 18th and 19th century newspapers, 1785-1898 online. Indexes (free); digital images ($). These newspapers are from Augusta, Bangor, Belfast, Brunswick, Castine, Eastport, Falmouth, Hallowell, Kennebunk, Portland, Saco and Wiscasset.  
  
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[[Image:Dark thin font green pin Version 4.png|left|32px|Dark thin font green pin Version 4.png]]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.  
 
 
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.  
 
 
 
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Caribou Maine Family History Center]]
 
*[[Caribou Maine Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mearoost/ The Aroostook County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mearoost/ The Aroostook County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
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*{{FHL|Maine%2C+Aroostook|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Aroostook County
 
*{{FHL|Maine%2C+Aroostook|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Aroostook County
  
== References  ==
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Revision as of 15:46, 26 January 2013

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County Courthouse

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Online Records

Aroostook County County
144 Swenden Street
Caribou, ME 04736
Phone: 207.493.3318

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 Mar 1839 Penobscot, Somerset and Washington counties. [1]

Boundary Changes

Part added from Piscataquis County in 1844.[1]

Record Loss

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Places / Localities

Cities   • Caribou   • Presque Isle Towns

  • Allagash
  • Amity
  • Ashland
  • Bancroft
  • Blaine
  • Bridgewater
  • Castle Hill
  • Caswell
  • Chapman
  • Crystal
  • Dyer Brook
  • Eagle Lake
  • Easton
  • Fort Fairfield
  • Fort Kent
  • Frenchville
  • Grand Isle
  • Hamlin
  • Hammond
  • Haynesville
  • Hersey
  • Hodgdon
  • Houlton
  • Island Falls
  • Limestone
  • Linneus
  • Littleton
  • Ludlow
  • Madawaska
  • Mapleton
  • Mars Hill
  • Masardis
  • Merrill
  • Monticello
  • New Canada
  • New Limerick
  • New Sweden
  • Oakfield
  • Orient
  • Perham
  • Portage Lake
  • Saint Agatha
  • Saint Francis
  • Sherman
  • Smyrna
  • Stockholm
  • Van Buren
  • Wade
  • Wallagrass
  • Washburn
  • Westfield
  • Westmanland
  • Weston
  • Woodland

Plantations

  • Cary
  • Cyr
  • Garfield
  • Glenwood
  • Macwahoc
  • Moro
  • Nashville
  • Oxbow
  • Reed
  • Saint John
  • Winterville

Unorganized territories

  • Central Aroostook
  • Connor
  • Northwest Aroostook
  • South Aroostook
  • Square Lake

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 | Temiscouata

Resources

Cemeteries

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

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.

Dark thin font green pin Version 4.png
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 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
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