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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
{{MEDC}}[http://www.washingtoncountymaine.com/ Washington County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;PO Box 297<br>Machias, ME 04654-0297<br>Phone: 207.255.3127<br><br>Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records. <br>Clerk Court has divorce and court records from 1931, <br>probate records from 1785, <br>land records from 1783 and naturalization<br> records from 1854. <br>Maine State Archives, Augusta, Maine <br>has divorce and court records before 1931. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington 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}}[http://www.washingtoncountymaine.com/ Washington County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;PO Box 297<br>Machias, ME 04654-0297<br>Phone: 207.255.3127<br><br>'''''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.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Washington County, Maine page 305, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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'''Plantations''' &nbsp; • Baring &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; • Codyville &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; • Grand Lake Stream
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'''Plantations:''' &nbsp; • [[Baring Plantation, Maine|Baring Plantation]]&nbsp; • [[Codyville Plantation, Maine|Codyville Plantation]]&nbsp; • [[Grand Lake Stream, Maine|Grand Lake Stream]]. &nbsp;&nbsp;For further details see [[Maine plantations]].
  
'''Unorganized territories'''<br>  
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'''Unorganized territories.''' For further details see [[Maine townships]]. <br>  
  
 
*'''''East Central Washington'''''  
 
*'''''East Central Washington'''''  
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**Township 18 Middle Division  
 
**Township 18 Middle Division  
 
**Township 19 Middle Division  
 
**Township 19 Middle Division  
**Centerville  
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**Centerville (town dissolved 2003 into a township)
 
**Township 24 Middle Division  
 
**Township 24 Middle Division  
 
**Township 25 Middle Division  
 
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'''Indian Reservations'''<br>  
 
'''Indian Reservations'''<br>  
  
*Passamaquoddy Inidan Township Reservation <br>  
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*Passamaquoddy Indian Township Reservation <br>  
 
*Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point Reservation
 
*Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point Reservation
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'''Extinct or unincorporated towns''' &nbsp; • Baring &nbsp; • Brookton &nbsp; • East Central Washington &nbsp; • Eaton &nbsp; • Edmunds &nbsp; • Forest City &nbsp; • North Washington &nbsp; • Trescott<ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 119. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====

Revision as of 13:04, 4 March 2013

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County Courthouse

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Online Records

Washington County Courthouse
 PO Box 297
Machias, ME 04654-0297
Phone: 207.255.3127

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 Jun 1789 from Lincoln County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

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]] Cities   • Calais          • Eastport

Towns

  • Addison
  • Alexander
  • Baileyville
  • Beals
  • Beddington
  • Charlotte
  • Cherryfield
  • Columbia
  • Columbia Falls
  • Cooper
  • Crawford
  • Cutler
  • Danforth
  • Deblois
  • Dennysville
  • East Machias
  • Harrington
  • Jonesboro
  • Jonesport
  • Lubec
  • Machias
  • Machiasport
  • Marshfield
  • Meddybemps
  • Milbridge
  • Northfield
  • Pembroke
  • Perry
  • Princeton
  • Robbinston
  • Roque Bluffs
  • Steuben
  • Talmadge
  • Topsfield
  • Vanceboro
  • Waite
  • Wesley
  • Whiting
  • Whitneyville

Plantations:   • Baring Plantation  • Codyville Plantation  • Grand Lake Stream.   For further details see Maine plantations.

Unorganized territories. For further details see Maine townships.

  • East Central Washington
    • Trescott Township
    • Marion Township
    • Edmunds Township
    • Township 18 East Division (Berry Township)
    • Number 14 Township (Plantation 14) (Cathance Township)
    • Township 19 East Division
  • North Washington
    • Township 18 Middle Division
    • Township 19 Middle Division
    • Centerville (town dissolved 2003 into a township)
    • Township 24 Middle Division
    • Township 25 Middle Division
    • Township 29 Middle Division (Devereaux Township)
    • Township 30 Middle Division
    • Township 31 Middle Division (Day Block Township)
    • Township 36 Middle Division
    • Township 37 Middle Division
    • Township 26 East Division
    • Township 42 Middle Division
    • Township 43 Middle Division
    • Township 27 East Division (Greenlaw Chopping Township)
    • Number 21 Township (Plantation 21) (Big Lake Township)
    • Township 5 Norh Division (Sakom Township)
    • Township 6 North Division
    • Township 1 R1 Titcomb Survey (Fowler Township)
    • Township 1 R2 Titcomb Survey (Dyer Township)
    • Township 1 R3 Titcomb Survey (Lambert Lake Township)
    • Township 6 R1 North of Bingham's Penobscot Purchase
    • Township 7 R2 North of Bingham's Penobscot Purchase (Kossuth Township)
    • Township 8 R3 North of Bingham's Penobscot Purchase
    • Brookton
    • Township 10 R3 North of Bingham's Penobscot Purchase (Forest Township)
    • Township 11 R3 North of Bingham's Penobscot Purchase (Hillgove Township)
    • Township 8 R4 North of Bingham's Penobscot Purchase
    • Township 9 R4 North of Bingham's Penobscot Purchase (Forest City Township)

Communities   • Machias          • Woodland

Village   • Forest City

Indian Reservations

  • Passamaquoddy Indian Township Reservation
  • Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point Reservation

Extinct or unincorporated towns   • Baring   • Brookton   • East Central Washington   • Eaton   • Edmunds   • Forest City   • North Washington   • Trescott[2]

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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content
  2. 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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