Woodstock, Oxford County, Maine Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The Town of Woodstock was first known as Plantation Three. In the spring of 1797, a surveyor for Buckfield, Maine, laid out ten lots of one hundred areas each, five on each side of the new road (now known as Old County Road). A petition was sent to the General Court of Boston, Massachusetts to become incorporated as a town in May of 1814. It requested that Plantation Number Three may be incorporated into a town by the name of Sparta. The petition was signed by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on February 7, 1815, and read “an act to establish the Town of Woodstock”. After the Atlantic and St. Lawrence passenger train came through on March 10, 1851, many moved their homes to the future village.

Additional data on Woodstock, Maine can be found in WikiPedia: the Free Encyclopedia.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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 Woodland, 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 Woodland:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

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

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Woodland:

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 Woodland:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

  • Stephens Mill: Revisit the history of the old village of Woodstock, Maine with the Sisters History Detectorists. Welcome to Stephens Mills also known as Woodstock Corner."

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 Woodland town records available online:

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 of Woodstock Town Clerk
26 Monk Avenue
Bryant Pond, ME 04219
Phone: (207)665-2668
Woodstock 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