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'''Extinct Town:&nbsp;''' {{AutoLink|Concord, Maine|Concord}}<ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 115. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>
  
 
'''Plantations:&nbsp;''' [[Brighton Plantation, Maine|Brighton Plantation]] | [[Dennistown, Maine|Dennistown]] | [[Highland Plantation, Maine|Highland Plantation]] | [[Pleasant Ridge Plantation, Maine|Pleasant Ridge Plantation]] | [[The Forks Plantation, Maine|The Forks Plantation]] | [[West Forks, Maine|West Forks]]. For further details see [[Maine plantations]].  
 
'''Plantations:&nbsp;''' [[Brighton Plantation, Maine|Brighton Plantation]] | [[Dennistown, Maine|Dennistown]] | [[Highland Plantation, Maine|Highland Plantation]] | [[Pleasant Ridge Plantation, Maine|Pleasant Ridge Plantation]] | [[The Forks Plantation, Maine|The Forks Plantation]] | [[West Forks, Maine|West Forks]]. For further details see [[Maine plantations]].  
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'''Villages:&nbsp;''' &nbsp; • Flagstaff &nbsp; • North Anson  
 
'''Villages:&nbsp;''' &nbsp; • Flagstaff &nbsp; • North Anson  
 
'''Extinct or unincorporated towns''' &nbsp; • Central Somerset &nbsp; • Concord &nbsp; • Northeast Somerset &nbsp; • Northwest Somerset &nbsp; • Seboomook Lake<ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 115. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>
 
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Aroostook County, Maine|Aroostook]] | [[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin]] | [[Kennebec County, Maine|Kennebec]] | [[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] | [[Piscataquis County, Maine|Piscataquis]] | [[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]] | '''Quebec '''counties: [[Beauce County, Quebec|Beauce]] | [[Bellechasse County, Quebec|Bellechasse]] | [[Dorchester County, Quebec|Dorchester]] | [[Frontenac County, Quebec|Frontenac]]
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[[Aroostook County, Maine|Aroostook]] | [[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin]] | [[Kennebec County, Maine|Kennebec]] | [[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] | [[Piscataquis County, Maine|Piscataquis]] | [[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]] | '''Quebec '''counties: [[Beauce County, Quebec|Beauce]] | [[Bellechasse County, Quebec|Bellechasse]] | [[Dorchester County, Quebec|Dorchester]] | [[Frontenac County, Quebec|Frontenac]]  
  
 
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Revision as of 22:21, 17 May 2013

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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Online Records


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

Extinct Town:  Concord[2]

Plantations:  Brighton Plantation | Dennistown | Highland Plantation | Pleasant Ridge Plantation | The Forks Plantation | West Forks. 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

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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