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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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Guide to '''Aroostook County Maine genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| county = Aroostook County
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| state = Maine
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| founded year = 1839
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| founded date = March 16
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| seat = Caribou
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| building address = Aroostook County Courthouse<br> 144 Swenden Street <br>Caribou, ME 04736<br>Phone: 207.493.3318<br>[http://www.aroostook.me.us/ '''Aroostook County Website'''] }}
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
{{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>  
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{{MEDC}}<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>  
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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==== 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;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 16 March 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;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>  
  
 
==== 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;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 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;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>  
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Places / Localities  ===
 
=== Places / Localities  ===
  
[[Image:{{MEAroostookCoTownsMap}}]] '''Cities and Towns'''  
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*Caribou (City)  
 
*Caribou (City)  
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'''Unorganized territories '''&nbsp;In each territory: listed eastside first going south, then working to the west. &nbsp;(WELS = West of the Easterly Line of the State). For further details see [[Maine townships]].  
 
'''Unorganized territories '''&nbsp;In each territory: listed eastside first going south, then working to the west. &nbsp;(WELS = West of the Easterly Line of the State). For further details see [[Maine townships]].  
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[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]] | [[Témiscouata County, Quebec|Témiscouata]]<br>
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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]] | [[Témiscouata County, Quebec|Témiscouata]]<br>  
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
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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.


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

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Online Records


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

  • Caribou (City)
  • Presque Isle (City)
  • 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 Plantation | Garfield Plantation | Glenwood | Macwahoc | Moro | Nashville Plantation | Oxbow | Reed Plantation (aka Wytopitlock) | Saint John Plantation | Winterville Plantation. For further details see Maine plantations.

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
    • Township A R2 WELS
    • Twp 3 R2 WELS (Forkstown)
    • Township 4 R3 WELS
    • Twp 3 R3 WELS (Bragg Tract)
    • Township 3 R4 WELS
    • Township 2 R4 WELS
    • T1 R4 WELS N 1/2 (U Molunkus)
    • T1 R4 WELS S 1/2 (North Yarmouth Academy Grant)
    • Silver Ridge Township
    • Benedicta Township
    • Township 1 R5 WELS
    • Twp A R5 WELS (Molunkus)
  • 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

Extinct or unincorporated towns   • Benedicta   • Connor   • Maysville   • Silver Ridge Plantation.[2]

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

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 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. 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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