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''[[United States|United States]] > [[Maine|Maine]] > Piscataquis County''[[Image:Me-piscataquis.png|thumb|right|300px]]  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Piscataquis County'''
  
== County Courthouse ==
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Guide to '''Piscataquis County Maine genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
&nbsp;[http://www.piscataquis.us/ Piscataquis County Courthouse]<br>51 E. Main Street<br>Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426<br>Phone: 207.564.2161&nbsp;<br><br>Town Clerks have birth, marriage and death records; <br>Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records; <br>Probate Court has probate records; Register of<br>Deeds has land records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Piscataquis County, Maine page 305, {WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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{{MEDC}}{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Piscataquis County
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| county_map = Me-piscataquis.png
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| state = Maine
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| founded year = 1838
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| founded date = March 23
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| seat = Dover-Foxcroft
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| building address = Piscataquis County Courthouse<br>51 E. Main Street<br>Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426<br>Phone: 207.564.2161 <br>[http://www.piscataquis.us/ '''Piscataquis County Website'''] }}  
  
== History  ==
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=== County Courthouse  ===
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'''''Town clerks&nbsp;''''' have birth, marriage and death records. '''''Clerk of the Superior Court&nbsp;''''' has divorce and court records. '''''Probate Court&nbsp;''''' has probate records. '''''Register of Deeds&nbsp;''''' has land records.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181, and 305. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Created 23 March 1838 from [[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] and [[Somerset County, Maine|Somerset]] counties. <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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Created 23 March 1838 from [[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] and [[Somerset County, Maine|Somerset]] counties.<ref name="HBG" />  
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*A part was added to A[[Aroostook County, Maine|roostook]] County 12 March 1844. <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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*A part was added to A[[Aroostook County, Maine|roostook]] County 12 March 1844.<ref name="HBG" />
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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{{MEPiscataquisCoTownsMap}}'''Towns'''
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
 
===== Towns =====
 
  
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*Abbot  
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*[[Abbot, Maine|Abbot]]
*Atkinson  
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*[[Atkinson, Maine|Atkinson]]
*Beaver Cove  
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*[[Beaver Cove, Maine|Beaver Cove]]
*Bowerbank  
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*[[Bowerbank, Maine|Bowerbank]]
*Brownville  
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*[[Brownville, Maine|Brownville]]
*Dover-Foxcroft
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*[[Dover-Foxcroft, Maine|Dover-Foxcroft]]
 
 
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*Greenville
 
*Guilford
 
*Medford
 
*Milo
 
*Monson
 
*Parkman
 
 
 
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*Sangerville
 
*Sebec
 
*Shirley
 
*Wellington
 
*Willimantic
 
 
 
|}
 
 
 
===== Plantations  =====
 
  
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" width="40%"
 
|-
 
 
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*Kingsbury
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*[[Greenville, Maine|Greenville]]
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*[[Guilford, Maine|Guilford]]
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*[[Medford, Maine|Medford]]
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*[[Milo, Maine|Milo]]
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*[[Monson, Maine|Monson]]
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*[[Parkman, Maine|Parkman]]
  
 
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*Lake View
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*[[Sangerville, Maine|Sangerville]]
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*[[Sebec, Maine|Sebec]]
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*[[Shirley, Maine|Shirley]]
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*[[Wellington, Maine|Wellington]]
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*[[Willimantic, Maine|Willimantic]]
  
 
|}
 
|}
  
===== Unorganized territories  =====
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'''Plantations:&nbsp;''' {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Kingsbury Plantation, Maine|Kingsbury Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Lake View Plantation, Maine|Lake View Plantation}}}}. For further details see [[Maine plantations]].
 
 
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*Blanchard
 
*Northeast Piscataquis
 
  
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'''Extinct towns and plantations:'''<ref>Before an extinct town 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> &nbsp;{{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Barnard, Maine|Barnard}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Blanchard, Maine|Blanchard}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Chesuncook Plantation, Maine|Chesuncook Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Elliottsville, Maine|Elliottsville}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Katahdin Iron Works Plantation, Maine|Katahdin Iron Works Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Orneville, Maine|Orneville}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Williamsburg, Maine|Williamsburg}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Wilson, Maine|Wilson}}}}<ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 111. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>
*Northwest Piscataquis
 
  
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'''Unorganized territories.''' NWP=North of Waldo Patent; WELS=West of the Easterly Line of the State. For further details see [[Maine townships]].
*Southeast Piscataquis
 
  
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{| width="52%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
 
===== Communities  =====
 
 
 
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*Guilford
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*'''Blanchard'''
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*'''Northeast Piscataquis'''
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**Twp 6 R8 NWP (Williamsburg)
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**Barnard Township
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**Township 4 R9 NWP
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**Twp 5 R9 NWP (Ebeemee)
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**Township 6 R9 NWP (Katahdin Iron Works)
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**Township 7 R9 NWP
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**Elliottsville Township
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**Township B R10 WELS
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**Township B R11 WELS
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**Township 7 R10 NWP (Bowdoin College East )
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**Township 8 R10 NWP (Bowdoin College West )
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**Township A R10 WELS
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**Township A R11 WELS
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**Twp A R12 WELS (Shawtown)
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**Township A R13 WELS (Frenchtown or Kakadjo)
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**Township 1 R9 WELS (Ambejejus Lake)
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**Township 1 R10 WELS
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**Township 1 R11 WELS
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**Township 1 R12 WELS
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**Township 1 R13 WELS
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**Township 2 R9 WELS
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**Township 2 R10 WELS
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**Twp 2 R11 WELS (Rainbow)
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**Township 2 R12 WELS
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**Twp 3 R9 WELS (Mt. Katahdin)
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**Township 3 R10 WELS
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**Township 3 R11 WELS
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**Township 4 R9 WELS
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**Township 4 R10 WELS
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**Township 4 R11 WELS
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**Township 5 R9 WELS
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**Township 5 R10 WELS (Nesourdnahunk)
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**Township 5 R11 WELS
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**Twp 6 R9 WELS (Trout Brook)
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**Township 6 R10 WELS
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**Township 6 R11 WELS
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**Township 7 R9 WELS
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**Township 7 R10 WELS
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**Township 7 R11 WELS
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**Township 8 R9 WELS
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**Township 8 R10 WELS
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**Township 8 R11 WELS
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**Township 9 R9 WELS
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**Township 9 R10 WELS
  
 
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*Milo
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**Township 9 R11 WELS
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**Township 10 R9 WELS
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**Township 10 R10 WELS
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**Township 10 R11 WELS
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**Township 10 R12 WELS
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*'''Northwest Piscataquis'''
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**Cove Point Township
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**Moosehead Junction Township
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**Harford's Point Township
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**Big Moose Township
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**Township A R14 WELS (Lily Bay)
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**Twp 1 R14 WELS (Spencer Bay)
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**Days Academy Grant Township
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**Kineo Island Township
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**Township 2 R13 WELS
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**Township X R14 WELS
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**East Middlesex Canal Grant Twp
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**Township 3 R12 WELS
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**Township 3 R13 WELS
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**Township 3 R14 WELS (Lobster)
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**Township 3 R15 WELS (Northeast Carry or Burbank)
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**Township 4 R12 WELS
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**Township 4 R13 WELS
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**Township 4 R14 WELS
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**Township 4 R15 WELS
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**Township 5 R12 WELS
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**Twp 5 R13 WELS (Chesuncook)
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**Township 5 R14 WELS
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**Township 5 R15 WELS
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**Township 6 R12 WELS
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**Township 6 R13 WELS
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**Township 6 R14 WELS
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**Township 6 R15 WELS
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**Township 7 R12 WELS
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**Township 7 R13 WELS
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**Township 7 R14 WELS
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**Township R15 WELS
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**Twp 8 R12 WELS (Soper Mtn.)
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**Twp 8 R13 WELS (Eagle Lake)
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**Township 8 R14 WELS
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**Township 8 R15 WELS
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**Township 9 R12 WELS
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**Township 9 R13 WELS
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**Township 9 R14 WELS
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**Township 9 R15 WELS
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**Township 10 R13 WELS
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**Township 10 R14 WELS
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**Township 10 R15 WELS
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*'''Southeast Piscataquis'''
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**Orneville Township
  
 
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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'''Communities''' &nbsp; ▪ Guilford &nbsp; ▪ Milo
  
[[Aroostook County, Maine|Aroostook]] | [[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] | [[Somerset County, Maine|Somerset]]  
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'''Neighboring Counties:''' &nbsp;[[Aroostook County, Maine|Aroostook]] | [[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] | [[Somerset County, Maine|Somerset]]
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records ====
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
  
==== Land ====
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==== History ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military Records ====
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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==== Probate Records ====
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers ====
  
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
 
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mepiscat/ The Piscataquis County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mepiscat/ The Piscataquis County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/piscataquis/mepfiles.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Piscataquis County  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/piscataquis/mepfiles.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Piscataquis County  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/me/piscataquis/mepfiles.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Piscataquis County (backup site)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/piscataquis/mepfiles.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Piscataquis County (backup site)  
 
*{{FHL|Maine%2C+Piscataquis|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Piscataquis County
 
*{{FHL|Maine%2C+Piscataquis|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Piscataquis County
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
 
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png Piscataquis County

Guide to Piscataquis County Maine genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Piscataquis County, Maine
Map
Map of Maine highlighting Piscataquis County
Location in the state of Maine
Facts
Founded March 23, 1838
County Seat Dover-Foxcroft
Courthouse
Address Piscataquis County Courthouse
51 E. Main Street
Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
Phone: 207.564.2161
Piscataquis County Website


County Courthouse

Town clerks  have birth, marriage and death records. Clerk of the Superior Court  has divorce and court records. Probate Court  has probate records. Register of Deeds  has land records.[1]

History

Parent County

Created 23 March 1838 from Penobscot and Somerset counties.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Towns

Plantations:  Kingsbury Plantation | Lake View Plantation. For further details see Maine plantations.

Extinct towns and plantations:[2]  Barnard | Blanchard | Chesuncook Plantation | Elliottsville | Katahdin Iron Works Plantation | Orneville | Williamsburg | Wilson[3]

Unorganized territories. NWP=North of Waldo Patent; WELS=West of the Easterly Line of the State. For further details see Maine townships.

  • Blanchard
  • Northeast Piscataquis
    • Twp 6 R8 NWP (Williamsburg)
    • Barnard Township
    • Township 4 R9 NWP
    • Twp 5 R9 NWP (Ebeemee)
    • Township 6 R9 NWP (Katahdin Iron Works)
    • Township 7 R9 NWP
    • Elliottsville Township
    • Township B R10 WELS
    • Township B R11 WELS
    • Township 7 R10 NWP (Bowdoin College East )
    • Township 8 R10 NWP (Bowdoin College West )
    • Township A R10 WELS
    • Township A R11 WELS
    • Twp A R12 WELS (Shawtown)
    • Township A R13 WELS (Frenchtown or Kakadjo)
    • Township 1 R9 WELS (Ambejejus Lake)
    • Township 1 R10 WELS
    • Township 1 R11 WELS
    • Township 1 R12 WELS
    • Township 1 R13 WELS
    • Township 2 R9 WELS
    • Township 2 R10 WELS
    • Twp 2 R11 WELS (Rainbow)
    • Township 2 R12 WELS
    • Twp 3 R9 WELS (Mt. Katahdin)
    • Township 3 R10 WELS
    • Township 3 R11 WELS
    • Township 4 R9 WELS
    • Township 4 R10 WELS
    • Township 4 R11 WELS
    • Township 5 R9 WELS
    • Township 5 R10 WELS (Nesourdnahunk)
    • Township 5 R11 WELS
    • Twp 6 R9 WELS (Trout Brook)
    • Township 6 R10 WELS
    • Township 6 R11 WELS
    • Township 7 R9 WELS
    • Township 7 R10 WELS
    • Township 7 R11 WELS
    • Township 8 R9 WELS
    • Township 8 R10 WELS
    • Township 8 R11 WELS
    • Township 9 R9 WELS
    • Township 9 R10 WELS
    • Township 9 R11 WELS
    • Township 10 R9 WELS
    • Township 10 R10 WELS
    • Township 10 R11 WELS
    • Township 10 R12 WELS
  • Northwest Piscataquis
    • Cove Point Township
    • Moosehead Junction Township
    • Harford's Point Township
    • Big Moose Township
    • Township A R14 WELS (Lily Bay)
    • Twp 1 R14 WELS (Spencer Bay)
    • Days Academy Grant Township
    • Kineo Island Township
    • Township 2 R13 WELS
    • Township X R14 WELS
    • East Middlesex Canal Grant Twp
    • Township 3 R12 WELS
    • Township 3 R13 WELS
    • Township 3 R14 WELS (Lobster)
    • Township 3 R15 WELS (Northeast Carry or Burbank)
    • Township 4 R12 WELS
    • Township 4 R13 WELS
    • Township 4 R14 WELS
    • Township 4 R15 WELS
    • Township 5 R12 WELS
    • Twp 5 R13 WELS (Chesuncook)
    • Township 5 R14 WELS
    • Township 5 R15 WELS
    • Township 6 R12 WELS
    • Township 6 R13 WELS
    • Township 6 R14 WELS
    • Township 6 R15 WELS
    • Township 7 R12 WELS
    • Township 7 R13 WELS
    • Township 7 R14 WELS
    • Township R15 WELS
    • Twp 8 R12 WELS (Soper Mtn.)
    • Twp 8 R13 WELS (Eagle Lake)
    • Township 8 R14 WELS
    • Township 8 R15 WELS
    • Township 9 R12 WELS
    • Township 9 R13 WELS
    • Township 9 R14 WELS
    • Township 9 R15 WELS
    • Township 10 R13 WELS
    • Township 10 R14 WELS
    • Township 10 R15 WELS
  • Southeast Piscataquis
    • Orneville Township

Communities   ▪ Guilford   ▪ Milo

Neighboring Counties:  Aroostook | Penobscot | Somerset

Resources

Cemeteries

Church Records

Court Records

Gazetteers

History

Land and Property

Maps

Military Records

Newspapers

Probate Records

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), 181, and 305. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Before an extinct town 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.
  3. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 111. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
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