Gilead, Oxford County, Maine Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Excellent information can be obtained from the Gilead Historical Society: 207-836-2987
Additional data on Gilead, Maine can be found in WikiPedia: the Free Encyclopedia.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Lary South Cemetery (Hosea Lary Cemetery) Route 2

Lary North Cemetery (T. G. Lary Cemetery) North Road

Chapman Cemetery North Road

Peabody Cemetery Route 2

More information can be obtained for the Gilead Historical Society

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in Maine were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about Maine denominations, view the Maine Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in Gilead, visit FamilySearch Places.

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. The following are church records available online for the town of Gilead:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of Gilead:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Gilead Historical Society

14 Depot Street

Gilead, Maine 04217


Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Gilead:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Maine, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Gilead:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

The Smile of Providence, A Brief History of Gilead, Maine

The Cemeteries of Gilead, Maine


Contact the Gilead Historical Society

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Maine, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are Gilead town records available online: Gilead Town Office

8 Depot Street

Gilead, Maine 04217


Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Town Clerk of Gilead
8 Depot Street
Gilead, ME 04217
Phone: (207) 836-2115
Gilead Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns: Oxford Co.: Byron | Newry | Roxbury | Rumford | North-Oxford-Unorganized