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'''Neighboring Counties: ''' [[Aroostook County, Maine|Aroostook]] | [[Hancock County, Maine|Hancock]] | [[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] | '''New Brunswick''' counties: [[Charlotte County, New Brunswick|Charlotte]] | [[York County, New Brunswick|York]]  
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'''Neighboring Counties: ''' [[Aroostook County, Maine|Aroostook]] | [[Hancock County, Maine|Hancock]] | [[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] | '''New Brunswick''' counties: [[Charlotte County, New Brunswick|Charlotte]] | [[York County, New Brunswick|York]]
  
 
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Revision as of 19:43, 24 June 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png Washington County

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

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Online Records


Washington County, Maine
Map
Map of Maine highlighting Washington County
Location in the state of Maine
Map of the U.S. highlighting Maine
Location of Maine in the U.S.
Facts
Founded June 25, 1789
County Seat Machias
Courthouse
Address Washington County Courthouse
PO Box 297
Machias, ME 04654-0297
Phone: 207.255.3127
Washington County Website


County Courthouse

Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records. Clerk of the Court has divorce and court records from 1931, probate records from 1785, land records from 1783 and naturalization records from 1854. Maine State Archives, Augusta, has divorce and court records before 1931.[1]

History

Parent County

Created 25 June 1789 from Lincoln County. [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities


Towns and Cities

Plantations. For further details see Maine plantations.

Baring Plantation      • Codyville Plantation      • Grand Lake Stream

Extinct towns and plantations[3] [4]

Indian Reservations

Unorganized territories. Within each group townships are listed from southeast to northwest. For further details see Maine townships.

    • Township 26 East Division
    • Township 42 Middle Division
    • Township 43 Middle Division
    • Greenlaw Chopping Township (Township 27 East Division)
    • Big Lake Township (Number 21 Township aka Plantation 21)
    • Sakom Township (Township 5 Norh Division)
    • Township 6 North Division
    • Fowler Township (Township 1 R1 Titcomb Survey)
    • Dyer Township (Township 1 R2 Titcomb Survey)
    • Lambert Lake Township (Township 1 R3 Titcomb Survey)
    • Township 6 R1 North of Bingham's Penobscot Purchase
    • Kossuth Twp (Township 7 R2 North of Bingham's Penobscot Purchase)
    • Township 8 R3 North of Bingham's Penobscot Purchase
    • Brookton (formerly Jackson Brook Plantation)
    • Forest Township (Twp 10 R3 North of Bingham's Penobscot Purchase)
    • Township 11 R3 North of Bingham's Penobscot Purchase (Hillgove Twp)
    • Township 8 R4 North of Bingham's Penobscot Purchase
    • Township 9 R4 North of Bingham's Penobscot Purchase (Forest City Twp)

Communities   • Machias          • Woodland

Village   • Forest City

Neighboring Counties:  Aroostook | Hancock | Penobscot | New Brunswick counties: Charlotte | York

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

Maine, Washington County Courthouse Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Maine page 305, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Handybook for Genealogists, 181.
  3. Before an extinct town or plantation was discontinued, chances are it created official records of interest to genealogists. For preservation these records were usually turned over to a nearby functioning town in the same county.
  4. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 119. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
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