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'''Unorganized territories.''' For further details see [[Maine townships]].  
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'''Unorganized territories.''' BKP=Bingham's Kennebec Purchase; EKR=East of the Kennebec River; NBKP=North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase; Twp=Township; WELS=West of the Easterly Line of the State; WKR=West of the Kennebec River. For further details see [[Maine townships]].  
  
 
*'''''Central Somerset''''' <br>  
 
*'''''Central Somerset''''' <br>  
 
**Concord  
 
**Concord  
**Twp 2 R1 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. W. of Kennebec River (Lexington)  
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**Twp 2 R1 BKP WKR (Lexington)  
 
*'''''Northeast Somerset'''''<br>  
 
*'''''Northeast Somerset'''''<br>  
**Twp 2 R2 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. East of Kennebec River (Mayfield)  
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**Twp 2 R2 BKP EKR (Mayfield)  
**Twp 2 R3 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. East of Kennebec River (Bald Mtn)  
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**Twp 2 R3 BKP EKR (Bald Mtn)  
**Twp 2 R4 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. E. of Kennebec River (East Moxie)  
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**Twp 2 R4 BKP EKR (East Moxie)  
**Twp 2 R5 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. E. of Kennebec River (Squaretown)  
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**Twp 2 R5 BKP EKR (Squaretown)  
**Twp 1 R5 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. E. of Kennebec River (Moxie Gore)  
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**Twp 1 R5 BKP EKR (Moxie Gore)  
**Twp 1 R6 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. E. of Kennebec R. (Indian Stream)  
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**Twp 1 R6 BKP EKR (Indian Stream)  
**Twp 1 R6 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. W. of Kennebec R. (Chase Stream &amp; 10,000 Acre Tract)  
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**Twp 1 R6 BKP WKR (Chase Stream &amp; 10,000 Acre Tract)  
**Twp 2 R6 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. W. of Kennebec R. (Johnson Mtn)  
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**Twp 2 R6 BKP WKR (Johnson Mtn)  
**Twp 1 R7 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec River (Saplin)  
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**Twp 1 R7 BKP WKR (Saplin)  
**Twp 2 R7 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec River (Misery)  
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**Twp 2 R7 BKP WKR (Misery)  
**Twp 3 R7 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. W. of Kennebec River (Parlin Pond)  
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**Twp 3 R7 BKP WKR (Parlin Pond)  
 
**Misery Gore  
 
**Misery Gore  
 
**Sandbar Tract  
 
**Sandbar Tract  
**Twp 1 R1 North of Bingham's Kennebec Pur. (Taunton &amp; Raynham)  
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**Twp 1 R1 NBKP (Taunton &amp; Raynham)  
**Twp 2 R1 N. of Bingham's Kennebec Pur. (Sandwich Academy Grant)  
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**Twp 2 R1 NBKP (Sandwich Academy Grant)  
**Twp 2 Twp 1 R1 North of Bingham's Kennebec Pur. (Rockwood Strip)  
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**Twp 2 Twp 1 R1 NBKP (Rockwood Strip)  
**Twp 3 R1 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Long Pond)  
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**Twp 3 R1 NBKP (Long Pond)  
**Twp 1 R2 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Tomhegan)  
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**Twp 1 R2 NBKP (Tomhegan)  
**Twp 2 R2 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Brassua)  
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**Twp 2 R2 NBKP (Brassua)  
 
*'''''Northwest Somerset''''' <br>  
 
*'''''Northwest Somerset''''' <br>  
**Twp 1 R3 Bingham's K. Pur. W. of Kennebec River (Carrying Place)  
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**Twp 1 R3 BKP WKR (Carrying Place)  
**Twp 2 R3 Bingham's K. Pur. W. of Kennebec R. (Carrying Place Town)  
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**Twp 2 R3 BKP WKR (Carrying Place Town)  
**Twp 3 R3 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. W. of Kennebec River (Dead River)  
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**Twp 3 R3 BKP WKR (Dead River)  
**Twp 4 R3 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec River (Bigelow)  
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**Twp 4 R3 BKP WKR (Bigelow)  
**Twp 1 R4 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec River (Bowtown)  
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**Twp 1 R4 BKP WKR (Bowtown)  
**Twp 2 R4 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. W. of Kennebec R. (Pierce Ponds)  
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**Twp 2 R4 BKP WKR (Pierce Ponds)  
**Twp 3 R4 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec R. (Spring Lake)  
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**Twp 3 R4 BKP WKR (Spring Lake)  
**Twp 4 R4 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec River (Flagstaff)  
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**Twp 4 R4 BKP WKR (Flagstaff)  
**Twp 2 R5 Bingham's Kenn. Pur. W. of Kennebec R. (Lower Enchanted)  
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**Twp 2 R5 BKP WKR (Lower Enchanted)  
**Twp 3 R5 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec River (Spencer)  
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**Twp 3 R5 BKP WKR (Spencer)  
**Twp 4 R5 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. W. of Kennebec R. (King &amp; Bartlett)  
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**Twp 4 R5 BKP WKR (King &amp; Bartlett)  
**Twp 3 R6 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. W. of Kennebec R. (Upper Enchanted)  
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**Twp 3 R6 BKP WKR (Upper Enchanted)  
**Twp 4 R6 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec River (Hobbstown)  
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**Twp 4 R6 BKP WKR (Hobbstown)  
**Twp 5 R6 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec River (Haynestown)  
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**Twp 5 R6 BKP WKR (Haynestown)  
**Twp 4 R7 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec River (Bradstreet)  
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**Twp 4 R7 BKP WKR (Bradstreet)  
**Twp 5 R7 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec River (Rayton)  
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**Twp 5 R7 BKP WKR (Rayton)  
**Twp 6 R6 Bingham's Kennebec Pur. West of Kennebec River (Appleton)  
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**Twp 6 R6 BKP WKR (Appleton)  
**Township 5 R1 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Attean Pond)  
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**Township 5 R1 NBKP (Attean Pond)  
**Township 6 R1 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Holeb)  
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**Township 6 R1 NBKP (Holeb)  
**Township 6 R2 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Forsyth)  
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**Township 6 R2 NBKP (Forsyth)  
 
*'''''Seboomook Lake''''' <br>  
 
*'''''Seboomook Lake''''' <br>  
**Township 3 R2 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Thorndike)  
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**Township 3 R2 NBKP (Thorndike)  
**Little W, North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase
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**Little W, NBKP
**Big W, North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase
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**Big W, NBKP
**Twp 1 R3 North of Bingham's Kennebec Pur. (West Middlesex Canal Grant)  
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**Twp 1 R3 NBKP (West Middlesex Canal Grant)  
**Township 2 R3 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Soldiertown)  
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**Township 2 R3 NBKP (Soldiertown)  
**Township 3 R3 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Alder Brook)  
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**Township 3 R3 NBKP (Alder Brook)  
**Township 4 R3 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Bald Mountain)  
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**Township 4 R3 NBKP (Bald Mountain)  
**Township 5 R3 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Sandy Bay)  
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**Township 5 R3 NBKP (Sandy Bay)  
**Township Seboomook R4 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase
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**Township Seboomook R4 NBKP
**Township 1 R4 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Plymouth or Boyd)  
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**Township 1 R4 NBKP (Plymouth or Boyd)  
**Twp 2 R4 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Pittston Academy Grant)  
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**Twp 2 R4 NBKP (Pittston Academy Grant)  
**Township 3 R4 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Hammond)  
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**Township 3 R4 NBKP (Hammond)  
**Township 4 R4 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Prentiss)  
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**Township 4 R4 NBKP (Prentiss)  
**Township 5 R4 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Blake Gore)  
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**Township 5 R4 NBKP (Blake Gore)  
**Township 4 R16 West of the Easterly Line of the State (Elm Stream)  
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**Township 4 R16 WELS (Elm Stream)  
**Township 4 R17 West of the Easterly Line of the State
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**Township 4 R17 WELS
**Township 4 R18 West of the Easterly Line of the State (Comstock)  
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**Township 4 R18 WELS (Comstock)  
**Township 3 R5 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase (Dole Brook)  
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**Township 3 R5 NBKP (Dole Brook)  
**Township 4 R5 North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase
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**Township 4 R5 NBKP
**Township 5 R16 West of the Easterly Line of the State (Russell Pond)  
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**Township 5 R16 WELS (Russell Pond)  
**Township 5 R17 West of the Easterly Line of the State
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**Township 5 R17 WELS
**Township 5 R18 West of the Easterly Line of the State
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**Township 5 R18 WELS
**Township 5 R19 West of the Easterly Line of the State
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**Township 5 R19 WELS
**Township 5 R20 West of the Easterly Line of the State
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**Township 5 R20 WELS
**Township 6 R16 West of the Easterly Line of the State (Saint John)  
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**Township 6 R16 WELS (Saint John)  
**Township 6 R17 West of the Easterly Line of the State
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**Township 6 R17 WELS
**Township 6 R18 West of the Easterly Line of the State
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**Township 6 R18 WELS
**Township 6 R19 West of the Easterly Line of the State (Big 6)  
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**Township 6 R19 WELS (Big 6)  
**Township 7 R16 West of the Easterly Line of the State
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**Township 7 R16 WELS
**Township 7 R17 West of the Easterly Line of the State
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**Township 7 R17 WELS
**Township 7 R18 West of the Easterly Line of the State
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**Township 7 R18 WELS
**Township 7 R19 West of the Easterly Line of the State
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**Township 7 R19 WELS
**Township 8 R16 West of the Easterly Line of the State
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**Township 8 R16 WELS
**Township 8 R17 West of the Easterly Line of the State
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**Township 8 R17 WELS
**Township 8 R18 West of the Easterly Line of the State
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**Township 8 R18 WELS
**Township 8 R19 West of the Easterly Line of the State
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**Township 8 R19 WELS
**Township 9 R16 West of the Easterly Line of the State
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**Township 9 R16 WELS
**Township 9 R17 West of the Easterly Line of the State
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**Township 9 R17 WELS
**Township 9 R18 West of the Easterly Line of the State
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**Township 9 R18 WELS
**Township 10 R16 West of the Easterly Line of the State
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**Township 10 R16 WELS
**Township 10 R17 West of the Easterly Line of the State (Big 10)
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**Township 10 R17 WELS (Big 10)
  
 
'''Communities'''  
 
'''Communities'''  

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United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png Somerset County

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

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Somerset County, Maine
Map
Map of Maine highlighting Somerset County
Location in the state of Maine
Facts
Founded March 1, 1809
County Seat Skowhegan
Courthouse
Address Somerset County Courthouse
Court Street
Skowhegan, ME 04976
Phone: 207.474.9861
Somerset County Website


County Courthouse

Clerk Courts has some marriage records from 1800’s and proabte records from 1809.[1]

History

Parent County

Created 1 March 1809 from Kennebec County.[1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities


Towns

  • Anson
  • Athens
  • Bingham
  • Cambridge
  • Canaan
  • Caratunk
  • Cornville
  • Detroit
  • Embden
  • Fairfield
  • Harmony
  • Hartland
  • Jackman
  • Madison
  • Mercer
  • Moose River
  • Moscow
  • New Portland
  • Norridgewock
  • Palmyra
  • Pittsfield
  • Ripley
  • Saint Albans
  • Skowhegan
  • Smithfield
  • Solon
  • Starks

Plantations.   For further details see Maine plantations.

Unorganized territories. BKP=Bingham's Kennebec Purchase; EKR=East of the Kennebec River; NBKP=North of Bingham's Kennebec Purchase; Twp=Township; WELS=West of the Easterly Line of the State; WKR=West of the Kennebec River. For further details see Maine townships.

  • Central Somerset
    • Concord
    • Twp 2 R1 BKP WKR (Lexington)
  • Northeast Somerset
    • Twp 2 R2 BKP EKR (Mayfield)
    • Twp 2 R3 BKP EKR (Bald Mtn)
    • Twp 2 R4 BKP EKR (East Moxie)
    • Twp 2 R5 BKP EKR (Squaretown)
    • Twp 1 R5 BKP EKR (Moxie Gore)
    • Twp 1 R6 BKP EKR (Indian Stream)
    • Twp 1 R6 BKP WKR (Chase Stream & 10,000 Acre Tract)
    • Twp 2 R6 BKP WKR (Johnson Mtn)
    • Twp 1 R7 BKP WKR (Saplin)
    • Twp 2 R7 BKP WKR (Misery)
    • Twp 3 R7 BKP WKR (Parlin Pond)
    • Misery Gore
    • Sandbar Tract
    • Twp 1 R1 NBKP (Taunton & Raynham)
    • Twp 2 R1 NBKP (Sandwich Academy Grant)
    • Twp 2 Twp 1 R1 NBKP (Rockwood Strip)
    • Twp 3 R1 NBKP (Long Pond)
    • Twp 1 R2 NBKP (Tomhegan)
    • Twp 2 R2 NBKP (Brassua)
  • Northwest Somerset
    • Twp 1 R3 BKP WKR (Carrying Place)
    • Twp 2 R3 BKP WKR (Carrying Place Town)
    • Twp 3 R3 BKP WKR (Dead River)
    • Twp 4 R3 BKP WKR (Bigelow)
    • Twp 1 R4 BKP WKR (Bowtown)
    • Twp 2 R4 BKP WKR (Pierce Ponds)
    • Twp 3 R4 BKP WKR (Spring Lake)
    • Twp 4 R4 BKP WKR (Flagstaff)
    • Twp 2 R5 BKP WKR (Lower Enchanted)
    • Twp 3 R5 BKP WKR (Spencer)
    • Twp 4 R5 BKP WKR (King & Bartlett)
    • Twp 3 R6 BKP WKR (Upper Enchanted)
    • Twp 4 R6 BKP WKR (Hobbstown)
    • Twp 5 R6 BKP WKR (Haynestown)
    • Twp 4 R7 BKP WKR (Bradstreet)
    • Twp 5 R7 BKP WKR (Rayton)
    • Twp 6 R6 BKP WKR (Appleton)
    • Township 5 R1 NBKP (Attean Pond)
    • Township 6 R1 NBKP (Holeb)
    • Township 6 R2 NBKP (Forsyth)
  • Seboomook Lake
    • Township 3 R2 NBKP (Thorndike)
    • Little W, NBKP
    • Big W, NBKP
    • Twp 1 R3 NBKP (West Middlesex Canal Grant)
    • Township 2 R3 NBKP (Soldiertown)
    • Township 3 R3 NBKP (Alder Brook)
    • Township 4 R3 NBKP (Bald Mountain)
    • Township 5 R3 NBKP (Sandy Bay)
    • Township Seboomook R4 NBKP
    • Township 1 R4 NBKP (Plymouth or Boyd)
    • Twp 2 R4 NBKP (Pittston Academy Grant)
    • Township 3 R4 NBKP (Hammond)
    • Township 4 R4 NBKP (Prentiss)
    • Township 5 R4 NBKP (Blake Gore)
    • Township 4 R16 WELS (Elm Stream)
    • Township 4 R17 WELS
    • Township 4 R18 WELS (Comstock)
    • Township 3 R5 NBKP (Dole Brook)
    • Township 4 R5 NBKP
    • Township 5 R16 WELS (Russell Pond)
    • Township 5 R17 WELS
    • Township 5 R18 WELS
    • Township 5 R19 WELS
    • Township 5 R20 WELS
    • Township 6 R16 WELS (Saint John)
    • Township 6 R17 WELS
    • Township 6 R18 WELS
    • Township 6 R19 WELS (Big 6)
    • Township 7 R16 WELS
    • Township 7 R17 WELS
    • Township 7 R18 WELS
    • Township 7 R19 WELS
    • Township 8 R16 WELS
    • Township 8 R17 WELS
    • Township 8 R18 WELS
    • Township 8 R19 WELS
    • Township 9 R16 WELS
    • Township 9 R17 WELS
    • Township 9 R18 WELS
    • Township 10 R16 WELS
    • Township 10 R17 WELS (Big 10)

Communities

  • Anson
  • Bingham
  • Fairfield
  • Hartland
  • Madison
  • Norridgewock
  • Pittsfield
  • Skowhegan

Villages:    • Flagstaff   • North Anson

Extinct or unincorporated towns   • Central Somerset   • Concord   • Northeast Somerset   • Northwest Somerset   • Seboomook Lake[2]

Neighboring Counties

Aroostook | Franklin | Kennebec | Penobscot | Piscataquis | Waldo | Quebec counties: Beauce | Bellechasse | Dorchester | Frontenac

Resources

Cemeteries

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 1.3 1.4 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 305. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 115. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
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