Aroostook County, Maine Genealogy

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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

Places / Localities

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]] 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 (N 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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