Androscoggin County, Maine Genealogy

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

County Facts
County seat: Auburn
Organized: March 31, 1854[1]
Parent County(s): Cumberland, Oxford, Kennebec, Lincoln[2]
Neighboring Counties
Cumberland  • Oxford  • Franklin  • Kennebec  • Sagadahoc  •
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Courthouse
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Location Map
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Adoption

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Adroscoggin County was named for the Androscoggin tribe. The county is located in the southwestern area of the state.[3]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Androscoggin County Courthouse
2 Turner St
Auburn, ME 04210
Phone: 207-330-7500
Androscoggin County Website

Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1854, City Clerk has birth, marriage, divorce and burial records. Register of Probate has probate records.

Androscoggin County, Maine Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Information for this chart was taken from various sources, often containing conflicting dates. This information should be taken as a guide and should be verified by contacting the county and/or the state government agency.

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1892 1851 1892 1854 1854 1854 1790
*Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1892. General compliance year unknown.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

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Modern town borders in Androscoggin County, Maine.


For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this census area:[7]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Ghost towns


History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

Biographies[edit | edit source]

Business, Commerce, and Occupations[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Androscoggin County, Maine online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
Tombstone Transcriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Maine Cemeteries for more information.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 29,726
1870 35,866 20.7%
1880 45,042 25.6%
1890 48,968 8.7%
1900 54,242 10.8%
1910 59,822 10.3%
1920 65,796 10.0%
1930 71,214 8.2%
1940 76,679 7.7%
1950 83,594 9.0%
1960 86,312 3.3%
1970 91,279 5.8%
1980 99,657 9.2%
1990 105,259 5.6%
2000 103,793 −1.4%
2010 107,702 3.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Church Records[edit | edit source]

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.


List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Online Court Indexes and Records

Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Ethnic, Political, and Religious Groups[edit | edit source]

Funeral Homes[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Guardianship[edit | edit source]

Land and Property Records[edit | edit source]

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 databases, early land grants to individuals, and more information.

Online Land Indexes and Records

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Androscoggin County. They may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information, see Maine Local Histories.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

Military Records[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War

Civil War


Regiments. Civil War service men in Androscoggin County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (part of a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in this county:

- 1st Regiment, Maine Infantry, Companies F, H and K.
- 1st Regiment, Maine Volunteer Infantry, Companies F, H and K.
- 5th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Companies E and K.

World War I

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Online Naturalization Indexes and Records

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Other Records[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Indexes and Records

School Records[edit | edit source]

Social Security Records[edit | edit source]

Tax Records[edit | edit source]

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. For databases and more information, see Maine Taxation

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Divorce[edit | edit source]

Research Facilities[edit | edit source]

Archives[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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  • Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
  • FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Affiliate Libraries

Libraries[edit | edit source]

Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, Maine 04240
Phone: 207-786-6342
Email: muskie@bates.edu
Website

Museums[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Androscoggin Historical Society
2 Turner St., #8, (County Bldg)
Auburn, ME 04210
Phone: 207-784-0586 or 207-786-2129
Email: info@androhist.org
Website
Facebook

Websites[edit | edit source]

  • FamilySearch Catalog – The FamilySearch catalog contains descriptions and access information for all genealogical materials (including books, online materials, microfilm, microfiche, and publications) in their collection.  Use Historical Records to search for specific individuals in genealogical records.

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002).
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Androscoggin, Maine" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androscoggin_County,_Maine."
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Androscoggin County, Maine. Page 304-305 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 275.
  5. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002).
  6. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Maine.At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Androscoggin_County, Maine," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androscoggin_County,_Maine, accessed 27 February 2019.