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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Aroostook County'''  
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Guide to '''Aroostook County, Maine ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
  
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  
 
| county = Aroostook County  
 
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| state = Maine
 
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| founded year = 1839
 
| founded year = 1839
 
| founded date = March 16
 
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| seat = Caribou  
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| seat = [[Caribou, Maine|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'''] }}  
 
| 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}}<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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*''County Clerk'' has divorce and court records from 1839.<br>
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*''Town Clerks'' have birth, marriage, death and burial records.<br>
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*''Probate Court'' has probate records.<br>
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*''Register of Deeds'' has land records. <ref>''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 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;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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*'''1839''' - Created 16 March 1839 from [[Penobscot County, Maine Genealogy|Penobscot]], [[Somerset County, Maine Genealogy|Somerset]] and [[Washington County, Maine Genealogy|Washington]] counties. <ref>[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 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;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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*'''1844''' - Part added from [[Piscataquis County, Maine Genealogy|Piscataquis]] County in 1844.<ref>[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  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Places / Localities  ===
 
=== Places / Localities  ===
  
 
{{MEAroostookCoTownsMap}}'''Cities and Towns'''  
 
{{MEAroostookCoTownsMap}}'''Cities and Towns'''  
  
*Caribou (City)
 
*Presque Isle (City)
 
 
*[[Allagash, Maine|Allagash]]  
 
*[[Allagash, Maine|Allagash]]  
*Amity  
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*[[Amity, Maine|Amity]]
*Ashland  
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*[[Ashland, Maine|Ashland]]
*Bancroft  
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*[[Bancroft, Maine|Bancroft]]
*Blaine  
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*[[Blaine, Maine|Blaine]]
*Bridgewater  
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*[[Bridgewater, Maine|Bridgewater]]
*Castle Hill  
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*[[Caribou, Maine|Caribou]] (City)
*Caswell  
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*[[Castle Hill, Maine|Castle Hill]]
*Chapman  
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*[[Caswell, Maine|Caswell]]
*Crystal  
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*[[Chapman, Maine|Chapman]]
*Dyer Brook  
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*[[Crystal, Maine|Crystal]]
*Eagle Lake  
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*[[Dyer Brook, Maine|Dyer Brook]]
*Easton  
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*[[Eagle Lake, Maine|Eagle Lake]]
*Fort Fairfield  
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*[[Easton, Maine|Easton]]
*Fort Kent  
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*[[Fort Fairfield, Maine|Fort Fairfield]]
*Frenchville  
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*[[Fort Kent, Maine|Fort Kent]]
*Grand Isle  
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*[[Frenchville, Maine|Frenchville]]
*Hamlin  
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*[[Grand Isle, Maine|Grand Isle]]
*Hammond  
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*[[Hamlin, Maine|Hamlin]]
*Haynesville  
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*[[Hammond, Maine|Hammond]]
*Hersey  
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*[[Haynesville, Maine|Haynesville]]
*Hodgdon  
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*[[Hersey, Maine|Hersey]]
*Houlton  
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*[[Hodgdon, Maine|Hodgdon]]
*Island Falls  
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*[[Houlton, Maine|Houlton]]
*Limestone  
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*[[Island Falls, Maine|Island Falls]]
*Linneus  
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*[[Limestone, Maine|Limestone]]
*Littleton  
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*[[Linneus, Maine|Linneus]]
*Ludlow  
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*[[Littleton, Maine|Littleton]]
*Madawaska  
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*[[Ludlow, Maine|Ludlow]]
*Mapleton  
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*[[Madawaska, Maine|Madawaska]]
*Mars Hill  
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*[[Mapleton, Maine|Mapleton]]
*Masardis  
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*[[Mars Hill, Maine|Mars Hill]]
*Merrill  
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*[[Masardis, Maine|Masardis]]
*Monticello  
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*[[Merrill, Maine|Merrill]]
*New Canada  
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*[[Monticello, Maine|Monticello]]
*New Limerick  
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*[[New Canada, Maine|New Canada]]
*New Sweden  
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*[[New Limerick, Maine|New Limerick]]
*Oakfield  
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*[[New Sweden, Maine|New Sweden]]
*Orient  
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*[[Oakfield, Maine|Oakfield]]
*Perham  
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*[[Orient, Maine|Orient]]
*Portage Lake  
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*[[Perham, Maine|Perham]]
*Saint Agatha  
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*[[Portage Lake, Maine|Portage Lake]]
*Saint Francis  
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*[[Presque Isle, Maine|Presque Isle]] (City)
*Sherman  
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*[[Saint Agatha, Maine|Saint Agatha]]
*Smyrna  
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*[[Saint Francis, Maine|Saint Francis]]
*Stockholm  
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*[[Sherman, Maine|Sherman]]
*Van Buren  
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*[[Smyrna, Maine|Smyrna]]
*Wade  
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*[[Stockholm, Maine|Stockholm]]
*Wallagrass  
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*[[Van Buren, Maine|Van Buren]]
*Washburn  
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*[[Wade, Maine|Wade]]
*Westfield  
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*[[Wallagrass, Maine|Wallagrass]]
*Westmanland  
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*[[Washburn, Maine|Washburn]]
*Weston  
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*[[Westfield, Maine|Westfield]]
*Woodland
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*[[Westmanland, Maine|Westmanland]]
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*[[Weston, Maine|Weston]]
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*[[Woodland, Maine|Woodland]]
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'''Plantations: ''' {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Cary, Maine|Cary}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Cyr Plantation, Maine|Cyr Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Garfield Plantation, Maine|Garfield Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Glenwood, Maine|Glenwood}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Macwahoc, Maine|Macwahoc}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Moro, Maine|Moro}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Nashville Plantation, Maine|Nashville Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Oxbow, Maine|Oxbow}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Reed Plantation, Maine|Reed Plantation}} (aka Wytopitlock) {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Saint John Plantation, Maine|Saint John Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Winterville Plantation, Maine|Winterville Plantation}}}}. For further details see [[https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Maine_Plantations Maine plantations]].
  
'''Plantations:&nbsp;''' {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Cary, Maine|Cary}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Cyr Plantation, Maine|Cyr Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Garfield Plantation, Maine|Garfield Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Glenwood, Maine|Glenwood}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Macwahoc, Maine|Macwahoc}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Moro, Maine|Moro}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Nashville Plantation, Maine|Nashville Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Oxbow, Maine|Oxbow}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Reed Plantation, Maine|Reed Plantation}} (aka Wytopitlock) {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Saint John Plantation, Maine|Saint John Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Winterville Plantation, Maine|Winterville Plantation}}}}. For further details see [[Maine plantations]].  
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'''Extinct towns and plantations:'''<ref>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.</ref> {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Benedicta, Maine|Benedicta}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Connor, Maine|Connor}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|E Plantation, Maine|E Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Glenwood, Maine|Glenwood}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Letter A R2 Plantation, Maine|Letter A R2 Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Maysville, Maine|Maysville}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Molunkus Plantation, Maine|Molunkus Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Rockabema Plantation, Maine|Rockabema Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Silver Ridge Plantation, Maine|Silver&nbsp;Ridge&nbsp;Plantation}}}}<ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 93. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>
  
'''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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'''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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*'''''Central Aroostook'''''  
 
*'''''Central Aroostook'''''  
**E Township  
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**Cox Patent  
 
**Cox Patent  
 
**Township D R2 WELS  
 
**Township D R2 WELS  
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**Township 8 R5 WELS  
 
**Township 8 R5 WELS  
 
**Township 7 R5 WELS  
 
**Township 7 R5 WELS  
*'''''Connor''''' (Township K)  
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*'''''[[Connor, Maine|Connor]]''''' (Township K)  
 
*'''''Northwest Aroostook'''''  
 
*'''''Northwest Aroostook'''''  
 
**Township 10 R6 WELS  
 
**Township 10 R6 WELS  
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**Twp 11 R17 WELS (Powers Gore)  
 
**Twp 11 R17 WELS (Powers Gore)  
 
*'''''South Aroostook'''''  
 
*'''''South Aroostook'''''  
**Township A R2 WELS  
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**{{AutoLink|Letter A R2 Plantation, Maine|Township A R2 WELS}}
 
**Twp 3 R2 WELS (Forkstown)  
 
**Twp 3 R2 WELS (Forkstown)  
 
**Township 4 R3 WELS  
 
**Township 4 R3 WELS  
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**T1 R4 WELS N 1/2 (U Molunkus)  
 
**T1 R4 WELS N 1/2 (U Molunkus)  
 
**T1 R4 WELS S 1/2 (North Yarmouth Academy&nbsp;Grant)  
 
**T1 R4 WELS S 1/2 (North Yarmouth Academy&nbsp;Grant)  
**Silver Ridge Township  
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**[[Silver Ridge Plantation, Maine|Silver Ridge Township]]
**Benedicta Township  
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**[[Benedicta, Maine|Benedicta Township]]
 
**Township 1 R5 WELS  
 
**Township 1 R5 WELS  
**Twp A R5 WELS (Molunkus)  
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**Twp A R5 WELS ({{AutoLink|Molunkus Plantation, Maine|Molunkus}})  
 
*'''''Square Lake'''''  
 
*'''''Square Lake'''''  
 
**Township 17 R3 WELS  
 
**Township 17 R3 WELS  
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'''Village''' &nbsp; • Crouseville  
 
'''Village''' &nbsp; • Crouseville  
  
'''Extinct or unincorporated towns''' &nbsp; • Benedicta &nbsp; • Connor &nbsp; • Maysville &nbsp; • Silver Ridge Plantation.<ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 93. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>
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'''Neighboring Counties:&nbsp;''' [[Penobscot County, Maine Genealogy|Penobscot]] | [[Piscataquis County, Maine Genealogy|Piscataquis]] | [[Somerset County, Maine Genealogy|Somerset]] | [[Washington County, Maine Genealogy|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>
 
 
==== 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>  
 
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
[http://www.fairmountcemeterypresqueisle.com/map.html Fairmont Cemetery]&nbsp;:&nbsp;&nbsp;Located south of Presque Isle, Aroostook County, Maine. Full name searches  
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=23&GScnty=1212&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|460827|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=23&CScnty=1212 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~meandrhs/census/resources/aroostook/ USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Aroostook+Maine&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Maine&county=Aroostook&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/aroostook/mearoost.html USGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/maine/aroostook.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/me/aroostook.htm ME Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*'''1676-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|1985567|Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1780-1999''' - {{RecordSearch|2242146|Maine, J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1999}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*[http://www.fairmountcemeterypresqueisle.com/map.html Fairmont Cemetery] Located south of Presque Isle, Aroostook County, Maine. Full name searches
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{ME Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*'''1718-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1877829|Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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*'''1837 - 1965''' - {{RecordSearch|2303027|Maine & Massachusetts Case Files of Deceased and Deserted Seamen 1837-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{ME Land Intro}}
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*'''1718-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1877829|Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{ME History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1676 - 1918''' - {{RecordSearch|1985567|Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1718 - 1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1877829|Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== Revolutionary War =====
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*'''1835 - 1838''' - {{RecordSearch|1881491|Maine Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications 1835-1838}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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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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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1962 - 1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1881486|Maine, Civil War Enlistment Papers, 1862-1865}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== World War I =====
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*'''1917 - 1919''' - {{RecordSearch|1807269|Maine, World War I Draft Registration Index, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Naturalization ====
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*'''1718-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1877829|Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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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.  
  
[[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.  
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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. <br> <br>
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{{ME Newspaper abstracts|Aroostook}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{ME Probate Intro|Aroostook}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1584 - 1999''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8994 Maine Wills and Probate Records 1584-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — images and index $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
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*'''1670 - 1921''' - {{RecordSearch|1803978|Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
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*[[Caribou Maine Family History Center]]
 
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*[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]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/aroostook/mearoost.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Aroostook County  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/aroostook/mearoost.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Aroostook County  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/aroostook/mearoost.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Aroostook County (backup site)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/aroostook/mearoost.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Aroostook County (backup site)  
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Latest revision as of 21:53, 11 May 2017

United States
Maine
Aroostook County

Guide to Aroostook County, Maine ancestry, family history, and 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

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

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:[4] Benedicta | Connor | E Plantation | Glenwood | Letter A R2 Plantation | Maysville | Molunkus Plantation | Rockabema Plantation | Silver Ridge Plantation[5]

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

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
USGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
USGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
ME Interment
Billion Graves
See Maine Cemeteries for more information.

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

Emigration and Immigration

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

Revolutionary War
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

Online Records

World War I

Naturalization

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

Online Probate Records

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

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Websites

References

  1. 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.
  2. referer=brief_results Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  3. referer=brief_results Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  4. 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.
  5. 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.