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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Piscataquis County'''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine Genealogy|Maine]] [[Image: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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Guide to '''Piscataquis County, Maine ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.  
  
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| county = Piscataquis County  
 
| county = Piscataquis County  
 
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| founded year = 1838
 
| founded year = 1838
 
| founded date = March 23
 
| founded date = March 23
| seat = Dover-Foxcroft
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| seat = [[Dover-Foxcroft, Maine|Dover-Foxcroft]]
 
| building image =  
 
| building image =  
 
| 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'''] }}  
 
| 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'''] }}  
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
<br>&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. <br>Register ofDeeds 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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*''Town clerks'' have birth, marriage and death records.  
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*''Clerk of the Superior Court'' has divorce and court records.  
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*''Probate Court'' has probate records.  
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*''Register of Deeds'' 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>
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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==== 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;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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'''1838''' - Created 23 March 1838, from [[Penobscot County, Maine Genealogy|Penobscot]] and [[Somerset County, Maine Genealogy|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;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''' - A part was added to A[[Aroostook County, Maine Genealogy|roostook]] County 12 March 1844.<ref name="HBG" />
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
<div style="float: left; width: 147%">
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Places / Localities  ===
 
=== Places / Localities  ===
  
'''Towns'''  
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{{MEPiscataquisCoTownsMap}}'''Towns'''  
  
 
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*[[Abbot, Maine|Abbot]]  
 
*[[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  
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*[[Greenville, Maine|Greenville]]
*Guilford  
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*[[Guilford, Maine|Guilford]]
*Medford  
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*[[Medford, Maine|Medford]]
*Milo  
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*[[Milo, Maine|Milo]]
*Monson  
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*[[Monson, Maine|Monson]]
*Parkman
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*[[Parkman, Maine|Parkman]]
  
 
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*Sangerville  
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*[[Sangerville, Maine|Sangerville]]
*Sebec  
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*[[Sebec, Maine|Sebec]]
*Shirley  
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*[[Shirley, Maine|Shirley]]
*Wellington  
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*[[Wellington, Maine|Wellington]]
*Willimantic
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*[[Willimantic, Maine|Willimantic]]
  
 
|}
 
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'''Extinct or unincorporated towns''' &nbsp; • Barnard &nbsp; • Blanchard &nbsp; • Elliotsville &nbsp; • Orneville &nbsp; • Williamsburg &nbsp; • 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>
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'''Plantations:''' {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Kingsbury Plantation, Maine|Kingsbury Plantation}} {{!}}}} {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Lake View Plantation, Maine|Lake View Plantation}}}}. For further details see [https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Maine_Plantations Maine plantations].
  
'''Plantations''' &nbsp; ▪ [[Kingsbury Plantation, Maine|Kingsbury Plantation]] &nbsp; ▪ [[Lake View Plantation, Maine|Lake View Plantation]].&nbsp;&nbsp; For further details see [[Maine plantations]].  
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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>
  
'''Unorganized territories.''' For further details see [[Maine townships]]. NWP=North of Waldo Patent; WELS=West of the Easterly Line of the State.  
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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]].  
  
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*'''Blanchard'''  
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*'''{{AutoLink|Blanchard, Maine|Blanchard Township}}'''  
 
*'''Northeast Piscataquis'''  
 
*'''Northeast Piscataquis'''  
**Township 6 R8 NWP (Williamsburg)  
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**Twp 6 R8 NWP ({{AutoLink|Williamsburg, Maine|Williamsburg}})  
**Barnard Township  
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**{{AutoLink|Barnard, Maine|Barnard Township}}
 
**Township 4 R9 NWP  
 
**Township 4 R9 NWP  
**Township 5 R9 NWP (Ebeemee)  
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**Twp 5 R9 NWP (Ebeemee)  
**Township 6 R9 NWP (Katahdin Iron Works)  
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**Township 6 R9 NWP ({{AutoLink|Katahdin Iron Works Plantation, Maine|Katahdin Iron Works}})  
 
**Township 7 R9 NWP  
 
**Township 7 R9 NWP  
**Elliottsville Township  
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**{{AutoLink|Elliottsville, Maine|Elliottsville Township}}
 
**Township B R10 WELS  
 
**Township B R10 WELS  
 
**Township B R11 WELS  
 
**Township B R11 WELS  
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**Township A R10 WELS  
 
**Township A R10 WELS  
 
**Township A R11 WELS  
 
**Township A R11 WELS  
**Township A R12 WELS (Shawtown)  
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**Twp A R12 WELS (Shawtown)  
 
**Township A R13 WELS (Frenchtown or Kakadjo)  
 
**Township A R13 WELS (Frenchtown or Kakadjo)  
 
**Township 1 R9 WELS (Ambejejus Lake)  
 
**Township 1 R9 WELS (Ambejejus Lake)  
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**Township 2 R9 WELS  
 
**Township 2 R9 WELS  
 
**Township 2 R10 WELS  
 
**Township 2 R10 WELS  
**Township 2 R11 WELS (Rainbow)  
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**Twp 2 R11 WELS (Rainbow)  
 
**Township 2 R12 WELS  
 
**Township 2 R12 WELS  
**Township 3 R9 WELS (Mt. Katahdin)  
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**Twp 3 R9 WELS (Mt. Katahdin)  
 
**Township 3 R10 WELS  
 
**Township 3 R10 WELS  
 
**Township 3 R11 WELS  
 
**Township 3 R11 WELS  
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**Township 5 R10 WELS (Nesourdnahunk)  
 
**Township 5 R10 WELS (Nesourdnahunk)  
 
**Township 5 R11 WELS  
 
**Township 5 R11 WELS  
**Township 6 R9 WELS (Trout Brook)  
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**Twp 6 R9 WELS (Trout Brook)  
 
**Township 6 R10 WELS  
 
**Township 6 R10 WELS  
 
**Township 6 R11 WELS  
 
**Township 6 R11 WELS  
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**Township 8 R11 WELS  
 
**Township 8 R11 WELS  
 
**Township 9 R9 WELS  
 
**Township 9 R9 WELS  
**Township 9 R10 WELS
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**Township 9 R10 WELS
**Township 9 R11 WELS
 
**Township 10 R9 WELS
 
  
 
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**Township 9 R11 WELS
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**Township 10 R9 WELS
 
**Township 10 R10 WELS  
 
**Township 10 R10 WELS  
 
**Township 10 R11 WELS  
 
**Township 10 R11 WELS  
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**Big Moose Township  
 
**Big Moose Township  
 
**Township A R14 WELS (Lily Bay)  
 
**Township A R14 WELS (Lily Bay)  
**Township 1 R14 WELS (Spencer Bay)  
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**Twp 1 R14 WELS (Spencer Bay)  
 
**Days Academy Grant Township  
 
**Days Academy Grant Township  
 
**Kineo Island Township  
 
**Kineo Island Township  
 
**Township 2 R13 WELS  
 
**Township 2 R13 WELS  
 
**Township X R14 WELS  
 
**Township X R14 WELS  
**East Middlesex Canal Grant Township
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**East Middlesex Canal Grant Twp
 
**Township 3 R12 WELS  
 
**Township 3 R12 WELS  
 
**Township 3 R13 WELS  
 
**Township 3 R13 WELS  
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**Township 3 R15 WELS (Northeast Carry or Burbank)  
 
**Township 3 R15 WELS (Northeast Carry or Burbank)  
 
**Township 4 R12 WELS  
 
**Township 4 R12 WELS  
**Township 4 R13 WELS  
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**Twp 4 R13 WELS (part of {{AutoLink|Chesuncook Plantation, Maine|Chesuncook}} before 1921)
 
**Township 4 R14 WELS  
 
**Township 4 R14 WELS  
 
**Township 4 R15 WELS  
 
**Township 4 R15 WELS  
 
**Township 5 R12 WELS  
 
**Township 5 R12 WELS  
**Township 5 R13 WELS (Chesuncook)  
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**Twp 5 R13 WELS ({{AutoLink|Chesuncook Plantation, Maine|Chesuncook}})  
 
**Township 5 R14 WELS  
 
**Township 5 R14 WELS  
 
**Township 5 R15 WELS  
 
**Township 5 R15 WELS  
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**Township 7 R14 WELS  
 
**Township 7 R14 WELS  
 
**Township R15 WELS  
 
**Township R15 WELS  
**Township 8 R12 WELS (Soper Mountain)  
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**Twp 8 R12 WELS (Soper Mtn.)  
**Township 8 R13 WELS (Eagle Lake)  
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**Twp 8 R13 WELS (Eagle Lake)  
 
**Township 8 R14 WELS  
 
**Township 8 R14 WELS  
 
**Township 8 R15 WELS  
 
**Township 8 R15 WELS  
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**Township 10 R15 WELS  
 
**Township 10 R15 WELS  
 
*'''Southeast Piscataquis'''  
 
*'''Southeast Piscataquis'''  
**Orneville Township
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**{{AutoLink|Orneville, Maine|Orneville Township}}
  
 
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'''Communities''' &nbsp; ▪ Guilford &nbsp; ▪ Milo  
 
'''Communities''' &nbsp; ▪ Guilford &nbsp; ▪ Milo  
  
==== Neighboring Counties ====
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'''Neighboring Counties:''' &nbsp;[[Aroostook County, Maine Genealogy|Aroostook]] | [[Penobscot County, Maine Genealogy|Penobscot]] | [[Somerset County, Maine Genealogy|Somerset]]
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=== Resources  ===
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==== Cemeteries ====
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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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| 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.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=23&GScnty=1221&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|1063669|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=1221 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/piscataquis/mepfiles.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Piscataquis+Maine&qt=advanced&dblist=638 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=Piscataquis&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/maine/piscataquis.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/me/piscataquis.htm ME Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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[[Aroostook County, Maine|Aroostook]] | [[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] | [[Somerset County, Maine|Somerset]]
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==== Church Records  ====
  
== Resources  ==
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{{ME Church Intro}}
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Church  ====
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*'''1718-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1877829|Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Court  ====
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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 ====
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==== History ====
  
==== Local Histories ====
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{{ME History Intro}}
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==== Land and Property ====
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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
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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<center>[[Image:Mepiscataquis.jpg|800px|Mepiscataquis.jpg]] </center>
  
==== Military  ====
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==== Military Records ====
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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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:- [[2nd Regiment, Maine Infantry|2nd Regiment, Maine Infantry&nbsp;]], Company D
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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  ====
  
==== Probate  ====
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{{ME Newspaper abstracts|Piscataquis}}
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==== Probate Records ====
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{{ME Probate Intro|Piscataquis}}
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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  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{ME Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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{{ME Vital Intro}}
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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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=== Societies and Libraries  ===
  
==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
== 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]].  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mepiscat/ The Piscataquis County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~megenweb// The MEGenWeb Project], an affiliate of [http://www.usgenweb.org/ 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.net/me/piscataquis/mepfiles.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Piscataquis County (backup site)  
 
*[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
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3AMaine%2C%20%2Bsubject%3APiscataquis FamilySearch.org] FamilySearch Catalog for Piscataquis County
  
== References  ==
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=== References  ===
  
 
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[[Category:Piscataquis_County,_Maine]]
 
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United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png Piscataquis County

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

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

Boundary Changes

  • 1844 - A part was added to Aroostook County 12 March 1844.[1]

Record Loss

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

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 Township
  • 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
    • Twp 4 R13 WELS (part of Chesuncook before 1921)
    • 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

Communities   ▪ Guilford   ▪ Milo

Neighboring Counties:  Aroostook | Penobscot | Somerset

Resources

Cemeteries

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

Church Records

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 Records

Emigration and Immigration

Gazetteers

History

Local histories are available for Piscataquis 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.

Land and Property

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.

Maps

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Military Records

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Piscataquis 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 Piscataquis County, Maine Genealogy:

- 2nd Regiment, Maine Infantry , Company D

Online Records

World War I

Naturalization

Newspapers

Finding More Maine Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Piscataquis County, Maine Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate Records

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.

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.