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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Oxford County'''<br>
  
== [http://oxfordcounty.org/ County Courthouse]  ==
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26 Western Avenue<br>South Paris, Maine 04281
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=== County Courthouse  ===
  
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[http://oxfordcounty.org/ Oxford County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;26 Western Ave PO Box 179<br> South Paris, ME 04281<br> Phone:. 207.743.6359&nbsp;<br><br>Town Clerks have birth, marriage and death records.<br> Clerk Courts has marriage records1877-1897, divorce and court records from 1930, probate and land records from 1805. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oxford County, Maine page 305, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
Oxford County; 26 Western Ave; PO Box 179; South Paris, ME 04281; ph. 207.743.6359 Details: (Twn Clks have b, m &amp; d rec; Clk Cts has m rec 1877-1897, div &amp; ct rec from 1930, pro &amp; land rec from 1805) Towns organized Before 1800: Bethel 1796, Buckfield 1793, Buxton 1772, Fryeburg 1777, Hartford 1798, Hebron 1792, Norway 1797, Paris 1793, Sumner 1798, Waterford 1797 www.rootsweb.com/~meoxford/
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=== History  ===
 
 
== History  ==
 
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Created 4 March 1805 from [[Cumberland County, Maine|Cumberland]] and [[York County, Maine|York]] counties. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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 4 March 1805 from [[Cumberland County, Maine|Cumberland]] and [[York County, Maine|York]] 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;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  ====
  
 
*2 counties were created over the years:  
 
*2 counties were created over the years:  
**[[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin]] County 20 March 1838. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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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**[[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin]] County 20 March 1838. <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;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
**[[Androscoggin County, Maine|Androscoggin]] County 18 March 1854. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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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**[[Androscoggin County, Maine|Androscoggin]] County 18 March 1854. <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;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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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Places / Localities  ===
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
  
===== Towns =====
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*[[Andover, Maine|Andover]]
 
*Bethel  
 
*Bethel  
 
*Brownfield  
 
*Brownfield  
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===== Plantations =====
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'''Plantations:''' &nbsp; • [[Lincoln Plantation, Maine|Lincoln Plantation]] &nbsp;&nbsp; • [[Magalloway Plantation, Maine|Magalloway Plantation]].&nbsp;&nbsp; For further details see [[Maine plantations]].
 
 
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'''Unorganized territories.''' For further details see [[Maine townships]].
*Magalloway
 
  
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*'''''Milton'''''
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*'''''North Oxford'''''
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**TA R1 Riley Township
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**TA R2 Grafton Township
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**Andover North Surplus
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**Andover West Surplus
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**Township C
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**C Surplus
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**T4 R1 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Richardsontown Township)
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**T4 R2 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Adamstown Township)
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**T4 R3 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Lower Cupsuptic Township)
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**T5 R3 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Parkertown Township)
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**T4 R4 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Upper Cupsuptic Township)
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**T5 R4 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Lynchtown Township)
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**T4 R5 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Oxbow Township)
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**T5 R5 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Parmachenee Township)
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**T4 R6 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Bowmantown Township)
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*'''''South Oxford'''''
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**Batchelders Grant
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**Mason Township
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**Albany Township&nbsp;
  
===== Unorganized territories  =====
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'''Communities'''
  
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*Milton
 
 
 
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*North Oxford
 
 
 
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*South Oxford
 
 
 
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===== Villages =====
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'''Villages''' &nbsp; • Dickvale &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; • North Waterford &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; • Waterford Flat
 
 
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'''Extinct or unincorporated towns''' &nbsp; • Albany &nbsp; • Franklin Plantation &nbsp; • Mason &nbsp; • Milton<ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 107. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>
*Waterford Flat
 
 
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Androscoggin County, Maine|Androscoggin]] | [[Cumberland County, Maine|Cumberland]] | [[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin]] | [[York County, Maine|York]] | '''New Hampshire''' counties: [[Carroll County, New Hampshire|Carroll]] | [[Coos County, New Hampshire|Coos]] | [[Compton County, Quebec|Compton County]], Quebec
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[[Androscoggin County, Maine|Androscoggin]] | [[Cumberland County, Maine|Cumberland]] | [[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin]] | [[York County, Maine|York]] | '''New Hampshire''' counties: [[Carroll County, New Hampshire|Carroll]] | [[Coös County, New Hampshire|Coös]] | '''Quebec''' county: [[Compton County, Quebec|Compton]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/ Maine Newspaper Archive]. Indexes Free; Digital Page Images $ ([http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ 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.  
 
[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/ Maine Newspaper Archive]. Indexes Free; Digital Page Images $ ([http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ 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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[[Image:Dark thin font green pin Version 4.png|left|34px|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  ====
 
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*[[Oxford Maine Family History Center]]
 
*[[Oxford Maine Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~meoxford/ The Oxford County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~meoxford/ The Oxford County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/oxford/oxfiles.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Oxford County  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/oxford/oxfiles.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Oxford County  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/me/oxford/oxfiles.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Oxford County (backup site)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/oxford/oxfiles.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Oxford County (backup site)  
 
*{{FHL|Maine%2C+Oxford|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Oxford County  
 
*{{FHL|Maine%2C+Oxford|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Oxford County  
 
*[http://oxfordcounty.blogspot.com/ Oxford County Genealogy Notebook]
 
*[http://oxfordcounty.blogspot.com/ Oxford County Genealogy Notebook]
  
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County Courthouse

Oxford County Courthouse
 26 Western Ave PO Box 179
South Paris, ME 04281
Phone:. 207.743.6359 

Town Clerks have birth, marriage and death records.
Clerk Courts has marriage records1877-1897, divorce and court records from 1930, probate and land records from 1805. [1]

History

Parent County

Created 4 March 1805 from Cumberland and York counties. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Towns

  • Andover
  • Bethel
  • Brownfield
  • Buckfield
  • Byron
  • Canton
  • Denmark
  • Dixfield
  • Fryeburg
  • Gilead
  • Greenwood
  • Hanover
  • Hartford
  • Hebron
  • Hiram
  • Lovell
  • Mexico
  • Newry
  • Norway
  • Otisfield
  • Oxford
  • Paris
  • Peru
  • Porter
  • Roxbury
  • Rumford
  • Stoneham
  • Stow
  • Sumner
  • Sweden
  • Upton
  • Waterford
  • West Paris
  • Woodstock

Plantations:   • Lincoln Plantation    • Magalloway Plantation.   For further details see Maine plantations.

Unorganized territories. For further details see Maine townships.

  • Milton
  • North Oxford
    • TA R1 Riley Township
    • TA R2 Grafton Township
    • Andover North Surplus
    • Andover West Surplus
    • Township C
    • C Surplus
    • T4 R1 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Richardsontown Township)
    • T4 R2 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Adamstown Township)
    • T4 R3 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Lower Cupsuptic Township)
    • T5 R3 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Parkertown Township)
    • T4 R4 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Upper Cupsuptic Township)
    • T5 R4 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Lynchtown Township)
    • T4 R5 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Oxbow Township)
    • T5 R5 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Parmachenee Township)
    • T4 R6 West of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Bowmantown Township)
  • South Oxford
    • Batchelders Grant
    • Mason Township
    • Albany Township 

Communities

  • Dixfield
  • Fryeburg
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • Oxford
  • Rumford
  • South Paris

Villages   • Dickvale          • North Waterford          • Waterford Flat

Extinct or unincorporated towns   • Albany   • Franklin Plantation   • Mason   • Milton[2]

Neighboring Counties

Androscoggin | Cumberland | Franklin | York | New Hampshire counties: Carroll | Coös | Quebec county: Compton

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Hatcher, Patricia Law. "My Ancestor Isn't In the Census: The 9,603 Missing Oxford County Residents In 1810," Maine Genealogist, May 1998, 65-68. Available at FHL  Article includes a chart of the towns missing from the census.

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 1.3 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oxford County, Maine page 305, 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 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), 107. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
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