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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Kennebec County'''
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== [http://kennebeccounty.org/ County Courthouse]  ==
 
== [http://kennebeccounty.org/ County Courthouse]  ==
  
County Government Center<br>125 State Street <br>Augusta, Maine 04330
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&nbsp;<br>[http://govsites.org/sites.cfm/maine_kennebec%20county.html Kennebec County Courthouse]<br>95 State Street<br>Augusta, ME 04330-5611<br>Phone: 207.622.0971<br><br>Register of Deeds has land records from 1799.<br>Probate Court has probate records from 1799.<br>Town Clerks have birth, marriage and death records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kennebec County, Maine page 304, {{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 20 February 1799 from Lincoln County  
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Created 20 February 1799 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;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  ====
  
 
*Four partitions:  
 
*Four partitions:  
**Somerset 1 March 1809  
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**[[Somerset County, Maine|Somerset]] County 1 March 1809 <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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>
**Waldo 7 February 1827  
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**[[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]] County 7 February 1827 <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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>
**Franklin 220 March 1838  
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**[[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin]] County 20 March 1838 <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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>
**Androscoggin 18 March 1854
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**[[Androscoggin County, Maine|Androscoggin]] County 18 March 1854<ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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>
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
*'''Cities''': Augusta . Gardiner . Hallowell . Waterville  
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===== Cities  =====
*'''Towns''': Albion . Belgrade . Benton . Chelsea . China . Clinton . Farmingdale . Fayette . Litchfield . Manchester . Monmouth . Mount Vernon . Oakland . Pittston . Randolph . Readfield . Rome . Sidney . Vassalboro . Vienna . Wayne . West Gardiner . Windsor . Winslow . Winthrop  
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*'''Unorganized territory''': Unity  
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{| width="60%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
*'''Communities''': Clinton . Farmingdale . Oakland . Winthrop  
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*'''Villages''': Libby Hill . South China
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*Augusta  
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*Gardiner
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*Hallowell
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*Waterville
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===== Towns  =====
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*[[Albion, Maine|Albion]]
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*Belgrade  
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*Benton  
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*Chelsea  
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*China  
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*Clinton  
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*Farmingdale  
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*Fayette  
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*Litchfield
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*Manchester  
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*Monmouth  
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*Mount Vernon  
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*Oakland  
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*Pittston  
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*Randolph  
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*Readfield  
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*Rome
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*Sidney  
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*Vassalboro  
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*Vienna  
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*Wayne  
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*West Gardiner  
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*Windsor  
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*Winslow  
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*Winthrop
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===== Unorganized territory =====
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*Unity
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*Clinton  
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*Farmingdale
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*Oakland
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*Winthrop
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*Libby Hill
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*South China
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/ Maine Newspaper Archive]. Indexes Free; Digital Page Images $ ([http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ GenealogyBank] $) Twenty-two early Maine 18th and 19th century newspapers, 1785-1898 online. Indexes (free); digital images ($). These newspapers are from Augusta, Bangor, Belfast, Brunswick, Castine, Eastport, Falmouth, Hallowell, Kennebunk, Portland, Saco and Wiscasset.
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Tip: early Maine newspapers routinely reported on news, obituaries, births, marriages etc. from around the state. Be sure to search the indexes for all Maine newspapers to find your target ancestor.
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[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/Augusta/ Augusta, Kennebec County, Newspaper Archive]:
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[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/Augusta/Age/ Age]. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1832-1861. at [http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ GenealogyBank]. $<br>[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/Augusta/Herald_of_Liberty/ Herald of Liberty]. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1810-1815. at [http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ GenealogyBank]. $<br>[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/Augusta/Kennebec_Gazette/ Kennebec Gazette]. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1810-1815. at [http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ GenealogyBank]. $<br>
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[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/Hallowell/ Hallowell,&nbsp;Kennebec County, Newspaper Archive]:
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[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/Hallowell/American_Advocate/ American Advocate]. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1809-1835. at [http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ GenealogyBank]. $<br>[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/Hallowell/Hallowell_Gazette/ Hallowell Gazette]. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1814-1827. at [http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ GenealogyBank]. $<br>[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/newspapers/explore/USA/Maine/Hallowell/Maine_Cultivator_and_Hallowell_Gazette/ Maine Cultivator and Hallowell Gazette]. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1839-1870. at [http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/ GenealogyBank]. $
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family history Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Augusta Maine Family History Center]]
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*[[Waterville Maine Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mekenneb/ The Kennebec County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mekenneb/ The Kennebec County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/kennebec/kenfiles.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Kennebec County  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/kennebec/kenfiles.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Kennebec County  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=183014&subject_disp=Maine%2C+Kennebec&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for Kennebec County
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/me/kennebec/kenfiles.html The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Kennebec County (backup site)
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*{{FHL|Maine%2C+Kennebec|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Kennebec County
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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County Courthouse

 
Kennebec County Courthouse
95 State Street
Augusta, ME 04330-5611
Phone: 207.622.0971

Register of Deeds has land records from 1799.
Probate Court has probate records from 1799.
Town Clerks have birth, marriage and death records. [1]

History

Parent County

Created 20 February 1799 from Lincoln County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities
  • Augusta
  • Gardiner
  • Hallowell
  • Waterville
Towns
  • Albion
  • Belgrade
  • Benton
  • Chelsea
  • China
  • Clinton
  • Farmingdale
  • Fayette
  • Litchfield
  • Manchester
  • Monmouth
  • Mount Vernon
  • Oakland
  • Pittston
  • Randolph
  • Readfield
  • Rome
  • Sidney
  • Vassalboro
  • Vienna
  • Wayne
  • West Gardiner
  • Windsor
  • Winslow
  • Winthrop
Unorganized territory
  • Unity
Communities
  • Clinton
  • Farmingdale
  • Oakland
  • Winthrop
Villages
  • Libby Hill
  • South China

Neighboring Counties

Androscoggin | Franklin | Lincoln | Sagadahoc | Somerset | Waldo

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Maine Newspaper Archive. Indexes Free; Digital Page Images $ (GenealogyBank $) Twenty-two early Maine 18th and 19th century newspapers, 1785-1898 online. Indexes (free); digital images ($). These newspapers are from Augusta, Bangor, Belfast, Brunswick, Castine, Eastport, Falmouth, Hallowell, Kennebunk, Portland, Saco and Wiscasset.


Tip: early Maine newspapers routinely reported on news, obituaries, births, marriages etc. from around the state. Be sure to search the indexes for all Maine newspapers to find your target ancestor.


Augusta, Kennebec County, Newspaper Archive:

Age. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1832-1861. at GenealogyBank. $
Herald of Liberty. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1810-1815. at GenealogyBank. $
Kennebec Gazette. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1810-1815. at GenealogyBank. $

Hallowell, Kennebec County, Newspaper Archive:

American Advocate. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1809-1835. at GenealogyBank. $
Hallowell Gazette. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1814-1827. at GenealogyBank. $
Maine Cultivator and Hallowell Gazette. Indexes Free, Digital Pages $. 1839-1870. at GenealogyBank. $

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family history Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Kennebec County, Maine page 304, 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 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 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "HBG" defined multiple times with different content
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