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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''York County'''  
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Guide to '''York County, Maine ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
Guide to '''York County Maine genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County  
 
 
| county = York County  
 
| county = York County  
 
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| state = Maine
 
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| founded year = 1789
 
| founded year = 1789
 
| founded date = June 25
 
| founded date = June 25
| seat = Alfred
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| seat = [[Alfred, Maine|Alfred]]
 
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| building address = York County Courthouse<br>45 Kennebank Road; <br>Alfred, ME 04002<br>Phone: 207.324.1571<br>[http://www.yorkcountyme.gov/ '''York County Website'''] }}  
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| building address = York County Courthouse<br>45 Kennebank Road; <br>Alfred, ME 04002<br>Phone: 207.324.1571<br>[http://www.yorkcountymaine.gov/ '''York County Website'''] }}  
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
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*''Town Clerks'' have birth, marriage, death and burial records.<br>
 
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*''Clerk Court'' has divorce and court records. <br>
Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records.<br>Clerk Court has divorce and court records. <br>Register of Probate has death and probate records from 1637. <br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1636. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), York 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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*'''1637''' - ''Register of Probate'' has death and probate records from 1637. <br>
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*'''1636''' - ''Register of Deeds'' has land records from 1636. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), York 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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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Created 25 Jun 1789 from [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln]] County. <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;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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*'''1789''' - Created 25 Jun 1789 from [[Lincoln County, Maine Genealogy|Lincoln]] County. <ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*Part taken off for [[Aroostook County, Maine|Aroostook]] County 16 March 1839. <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;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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*'''1839''' - Part taken off for [[Aroostook County, Maine Genealogy|Aroostook]] County 16 March 1839. <ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
 
 
=== Record Loss  ===
 
<div style="float: left; width: 147%">
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
 
 
{{MEYorkCoTownsMap}}
 
  
=== Populated Places ===
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==== Record Loss ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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<div style="float: left; width: 100%">
  
'''Cities'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;▪ Biddeford&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;▪ Saco
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=== Places / Localities  ===
  
'''Towns'''  
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{{MEYorkCoTownsMap}}'''Towns'''  
  
{| width="51%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
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*[[Acton, Maine|Acton]]  
 
*[[Acton, Maine|Acton]]  
*Alfred  
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*[[Alfred, Maine|Alfred]]
*Arundel  
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*[[Arundel, Maine|Arundel]]
*Berwick  
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*[[Berwick, Maine|Berwick]]
*Buxton  
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*[[Biddeford, Maine|Biddeford]] (City)
*Cornish  
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*[[Buxton, Maine|Buxton]]
*Dayton  
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*[[Cornish, Maine|Cornish]]
*Eliot  
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*[[Dayton, Maine|Dayton]]
*Hollis
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*[[Eliot, Maine|Eliot]]
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*[[Hollis, Maine|Hollis]]
  
 
| valign="top" |  
 
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*Kennebunk  
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*[[Kennebunk, Maine|Kennebunk]]
*Kennebunkport  
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*[[Kennebunkport, Maine|Kennebunkport]]
*Kittery  
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*[[Kittery, Maine|Kittery]]
*Lebanon  
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*[[Lebanon, Maine|Lebanon]]
*Limerick  
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*[[Limerick, Maine|Limerick]]
*Limington  
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*[[Limington, Maine|Limington]]
*Lyman  
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*[[Lyman, Maine|Lyman]]
*Newfield  
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*[[Newfield, Maine|Newfield]]
*North Berwick
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*[[North Berwick, Maine|North Berwick]]
  
 
| valign="top" |  
 
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*Ogunquit  
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*[[Ogunquit, Maine|Ogunquit]]
*Old Orchard Beach  
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*[[Old Orchard Beach, Maine|Old Orchard Beach]]
*Parsonsfield  
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*[[Parsonsfield, Maine|Parsonsfield]]
*Sanford  
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*[[Saco, Maine|Saco]] (City)
*Shapleigh  
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*[[Sanford, Maine|Sanford]]
*South Berwick  
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*[[Shapleigh, Maine|Shapleigh]]
*Waterboro  
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*[[South Berwick, Maine|South Berwick]]
*Wells  
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*[[Waterboro, Maine|Waterboro]]
*York
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*[[Wells, Maine|Wells]]
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*[[York, Maine|York]]
  
 
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'''Extinct Town:&nbsp;''' {{Nowrap|{{AutoLink|Isles of Shoals, Maine|Isles of Shoals}}}}
  
 
'''Communities'''  
 
'''Communities'''  
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'''Villages'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;▪ Bald Head&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;▪ Cape Porpoise&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;▪ York Cliffs
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'''Villages'''  
  
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
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*Bald Head
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*Cape Porpoise
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*York Cliffs
  
'''''Maine:&nbsp;''''' [[Cumberland County, Maine|Cumberland]] | [[Oxford County, Maine|Oxford]] | '''''New Hampshire:&nbsp;''''' [[Carroll County, New Hampshire|Carroll]] | [[Rockingham County, New Hampshire|Rockingham]] | [[Strafford County, New Hampshire|Strafford]]  
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'''Neighboring Counties'''
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'''''Maine:&nbsp;''''' [[Cumberland County, Maine Genealogy|Cumberland]] | [[Oxford County, Maine Genealogy|Oxford]] | '''''New Hampshire:&nbsp;''''' [[Carroll County, New Hampshire Genealogy|Carroll]] | [[Rockingham County, New Hampshire Genealogy|Rockingham]] | [[Strafford County, New Hampshire Genealogy|Strafford]]  
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
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==== Biography  ====
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*{{FHL|267700|item|disp=Biographical review : this volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of York County, Maine}}
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*{{FHL|267716|item|disp=History of York County, Maine : with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers}}
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=23&GScnty=1226&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|399184|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=1226 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.raynorshyn.com/megenweb/york/oldyork.html USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+York+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=York&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/york/meyork.html USGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/maine/york.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/me/york.htm ME Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Maine Cemeteries|Maine Cemeteries]] for more information.
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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
  
 
==== Census  ====
 
==== Census  ====
  
*1904 Transcription - only Kennebunkport
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*'''1860''' - {{FHL|688636|item|disp=Index to the York County, Maine 1860 census}}
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*'''1850, 1860, 1879''' - {{FHL|611716|item|disp=York County, Maine, mortality schedules, U.S. census 1850, 1860, 1870}}
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*'''1904''' - Transcription - only Kennebunkport
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==== Church Records  ====
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{{ME Church Intro}}
  
==== Church ====
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*'''1827-1884''' - {{FHL|75558|item|disp= The Maine conference Methodist Episcopal Chirch}} Copy of record of persons baptized, marriages solemnized, and funerals attended by the late Isaac Lord, Jr., [i.e. Church] from 1827 to 1884; also data regarding the Lord and Curtis families [1778-1924]
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*'''1784-1831''' - {{FHL|142055|item|disp= Marriages (1784-1831)}} in Hollis, Lyman, Kennebunkport and adjoining towns of York County, Me.
  
==== Court  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Gazetteers ====
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*'''1636-1852''' - {{FHL|1911177|item|disp=Maine, York County}}, record of the courts, 1636-1852.
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*'''1695-1800''' - {{FHL|1923498|item|disp=Maine, York County}}, Court of Common Pleas, 1695-1800.
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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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*'''1798-1929''' - {{FHL|1916005|item|disp=Maine, York County}}, Supreme Judical Court records, 1798-1929.
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*'''1913-1918''' - {{FHL|1918461|item|disp=Maine, York County}}, Supreme Judical Court, equity records, 1913-1918.
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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
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==== Peroidicals  ====
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*{{FHL|506617|item|disp=York County Genealogical Society journal}}
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*{{FHL|552804|item|disp=York County Genealogical Society newsletter}}
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==== Genealogy ====
  
==== Land  ====
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*{{FHL|484960|item|disp=Joseph Carlile of York, Maine}} (York and Lincoln County descendants) and the antiquity of the Carlyle name.
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*'''1623-1775''' - {{FHL|157726|item|disp=Piscataqua Pioneers}} : Register of members and ancestors, 1623-1775
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*'''1623-1775 and 1905-1981''' - {{FHL|2109003|item|disp=Piscataqua pioneers}}, 1623-1775 : register of members and ancestors 1905 - 1981
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*'''1872''' - A report of the proceedings at the celebration of the {{FHL|270888|item|disp=first centennial anniversary}} of the incorporation of the town of Buxton, Maine, held at Buxton, Aug. 14, 1872 : being a full account of the exercises of the day
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*{{FHL|143849|item|disp-York County genealogies}}
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{ME History Intro}}
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*{{FHL|570219|item|disp=Among the Isles of Shoals}}
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*{{FHL|84017|item|disp=The Isles of Shoals}}: an historic sketch.
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*{{FHL|2106021|item|disp=Ten miles out}}: guide book to the Isles of Shoals, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
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*{{FHL|2041006|item|disp=History of the grange in York County}}: comprising a history of each subordinate grange: a history of York Pomona Grange from its organization to 1921 with sketches of the Pomona masters.
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*{{FHL|2110586|disp=The King's Highway from Portland to Kittery}}: stagecoach and tavern days on the Old Post Road.
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*{{FHL|2111791item|disp=Maine place names}}: and the peopling of it's towns: York
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==== Land and Property  ====
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{{ME Land Intro}}
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*'''1642-1904 and 1647-1905''' - {{FHL|123968|item|disp=Deeds, 1642-1904; index to deeds, 1647-1905}}
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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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*'''1733-1800''' - {{FHL|91374|item|disp=Abstracts from the unpublished deeds}} of York County, Maine, volumes 19-39, 1733-1800.
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*'''1856''' - {{FHL|1273684|item|disp=York County, Maine}} land ownership map, 1856.
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
  
==== Military  ====
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*{{FHL|1273684|item|disp=York County, Maine land ownership map, 1856}}
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[[Image:Meyork.jpg]]
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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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*{{FHL|639847|item|disp=Capt. Johnson Moulton's Company}}, the first to leave the District of Maine in the Revolution.
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===== Civil War =====
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[1st Regiment, Maine Cavalry|1st Regiment, Maine Cavalry]]
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:- [[5th Regiment, Maine Infantry|5th Regiment, Maine Infantry&nbsp;]], Companies B and C.
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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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==== Geographical  ====
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*{{FHL|2111791|item|disp=Maine place names}}: and the peopling of it's towns: York.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
  
[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=64&ci=23471 Portsmouth,NH newspapers] from the early 1900's covering local news that included residents from York County communities.<br>
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[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has several [http://newspaperarchive.com/us/maine/ Maine newspapers] from 1832 to 2014, covering local news that included residents from York County communities.  
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{{ME Newspaper abstracts|York}}
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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*'''1904-1955''' - {{FHL|1320773|item|disp=Naturalization records}} (York County, Maine), 1904-1955.
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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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==== Obituaries - Indexes  ====
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*'''1798-1806''' - {{FHL|330368|item|disp=Index to death notices}}, Jenks's Portland Gazette, 1798-1806.
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==== Probate Records  ====
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{{ME Probate Intro|York}}
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*'''1687-1938''' - {{FHL|289989|item|disp=Probate records}}, 1687-1938; and
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**'''1687-1900''' - {{FHL|289989|item|disp=Probate records}}, index to probate records, 1687-1900
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*'''1690-1917''' - {{FHL|1043918|item|disp=Estate files, ca.}} 1690-1917
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*'''1801-1858''' - {{FHL|685301|item|disp=York County, Maine, will abstracts}}, 1801-1858
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*'''1843-1864''' - {{FHL|1117264|item|disp=Probate bonds}}, 1843-1868
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'''Online Probate Records'''
  
==== Probate ====
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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  ====
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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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*'''1743-1891''' - Maine {{FHL|955969|item|disp=Indexes}}, 1743-1891 
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*'''1771-1794''' - York County, Maine, {{FHL|559567|item|disp= marriage returns}}, 1771-1794
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*'''1818-1881''' - {{FHL|613425|item|disp=Baptismal, marriage and funeral records}} of Rev. Albert Cole (1818-1881) of Cornish, Maine
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*'''Prior to 1892''' - York County, Maine, {{FHL|640048|item|disp=Marriage returns}}: prior to 1892
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==== Gazetteers  ====
  
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
 
=== 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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=== Websites ===
  
*[http://www.raynorshyn.com/megenweb/york/ The York County MEGenWeb Project,] an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
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*[http://www.raynorshyn.com/megenweb/york/ The York 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/york/meyork.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for York County  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/york/meyork.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for York County  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/york/meyork.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for York County (backup site)  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/york/meyork.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for York County (backup site)  
*{{FHL|Maine%2C+York|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for York County
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3AMaine%2C%20%2Bsubject%3AYork FamilySearch.org] FamilySearch Catalog for York County
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
<references /> {{Maine | Maine}} {{Maine-stub}} </div>  
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Latest revision as of 21:20, 15 May 2017

United States
Maine
York County

Guide to York County, Maine ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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York County, Maine
Map
Map of Maine highlighting York County
Location in the state of Maine
Facts
Founded June 25, 1789
County Seat Alfred
Courthouse
Address York County Courthouse
45 Kennebank Road;
Alfred, ME 04002
Phone: 207.324.1571
York County Website


County Courthouse

  • Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records.
  • Clerk Court has divorce and court records.
  • 1637 - Register of Probate has death and probate records from 1637.
  • 1636 - Register of Deeds has land records from 1636. [1]

History

  • History of York County, Maine. With illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers (1880) By W. Woodford Clayton.  ebook at Internet Archive

Parent County

  • 1789 - Created 25 Jun 1789 from Lincoln County. [2]

Boundary Changes

  • 1839 - Part taken off for Aroostook County 16 March 1839. [3]

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

Towns

Extinct Town:  Isles of Shoals

Communities

  • Berwick
  • Cape Neddick
  • Kennebunk
  • Kennebunkport
  • Kittery
  • Kittery Point
  • Lake Arrowhead
  • North Berwick
  • Sanford
  • South Eliot
  • South Sanford
  • Springvale
  • West Kennebunk
  • York Harbor

Villages

  • Bald Head
  • Cape Porpoise
  • York Cliffs

Neighboring Counties

Maine:  Cumberland | Oxford | New Hampshire:  Carroll | Rockingham | Strafford

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

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

Census

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.

  • 1827-1884 - The Maine conference Methodist Episcopal Chirch Copy of record of persons baptized, marriages solemnized, and funerals attended by the late Isaac Lord, Jr., [i.e. Church] from 1827 to 1884; also data regarding the Lord and Curtis families [1778-1924]
  • 1784-1831 - Marriages (1784-1831) in Hollis, Lyman, Kennebunkport and adjoining towns of York County, Me.

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Peroidicals

Genealogy

Local Histories

Local histories are available for York 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 York 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 York County, Maine Genealogy:

- 1st Regiment, Maine Cavalry
- 5th Regiment, Maine Infantry , Companies B and C.

Online Records

World War I

Geographical

Newspapers

Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has several Maine newspapers from 1832 to 2014, covering local news that included residents from York County communities.

Finding More Maine Newspapers

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

Naturalization and Citizenship

Obituaries - Indexes

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.

Gazetteers

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.

Websites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), York County, Maine page 305, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. referer=brief_results Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  3. referer=brief_results Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].