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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Maine|Maine]] > Oxford County'' [[Image:Me-oxford.png|thumb|right|300px|showing location of Oxford County]]  
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''[[United States|United States]] > [[Maine|Maine]] > Oxford County'' [[Image:Me-oxford.png|thumb|right|300px]]  
  
== [http://oxfordcounty.org/ County Courthouse] ==
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26 Western Avenue<br>South Paris, Maine 04281
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== History  ==
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<br>O[http://oxfordcounty.org/ xford County Courthouse]<br>&nbsp;26 Western Ave PO Box 179<br> South Paris, ME 04281<br> Phone:. 207.743.6359&nbsp;<br><br>Town Clerks have birth, marriage and death records.<br> Clerk Courts has marriage records1877-1897, divorce and court records from 1930, probate and land records from 1805. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oxford 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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=== History  ===
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Created 4 March 1805 from [[Cumberland County, Maine|Cumberland]] and [[York County, Maine|York]] counties. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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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Created 4 March 1805 from [[Cumberland County, Maine|Cumberland]] and [[York County, Maine|York]] counties. <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  ====
  
 
*2 counties were created over the years:  
 
*2 counties were created over the years:  
**[[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;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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**[[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;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 County, Maine|Androscoggin]] County 18 March 1854. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&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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**[[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;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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==== Record Loss ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
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==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
  
[[Androscoggin County, Maine|Androscoggin ]]| [[Cumberland County, Maine|Cumberland ]]| [[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin ]]| [[York County, Maine|York ]]| '''New Hampshire''' counties: [[Carroll County, New Hampshire|Carroll ]]| [[Coos County, New Hampshire|Coos ]]| [[Compton County, Quebec|Compton County]], Quebec  
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[[Androscoggin County, Maine|Androscoggin]] | [[Cumberland County, Maine|Cumberland]] | [[Franklin County, Maine|Franklin]] | [[York County, Maine|York]] | '''New Hampshire''' counties: [[Carroll County, New Hampshire|Carroll]] | [[Coos County, New Hampshire|Coos]] | [[Compton County, Quebec|Compton County]], Quebec  
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
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Hatcher, Patricia Law. "My Ancestor Isn't In the Census: The 9,603 Missing Oxford County Residents In 1810," ''Maine Genealogist'', May 1998, 65-68. Available at&nbsp;{{FHL|690910|title-id|disp=FHL}}&nbsp; Article includes a chart of the towns missing from the census.
  
 
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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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==== Probate  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Oxford Maine Family History Center]]
  
 
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~meoxford/ The Oxford County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~meoxford/ The Oxford County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/oxford/oxfiles.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Oxford County  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/oxford/oxfiles.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Oxford County  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/me/oxford/oxfiles.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Oxford County (backup site)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/me/oxford/oxfiles.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Oxford County (backup site)  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=183093&subject_disp=Maine%2C+Oxford&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library catalog for Oxford County
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*{{FHL|Maine%2C+Oxford|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Oxford County  
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*[http://oxfordcounty.blogspot.com/ Oxford County Genealogy Notebook]
  
 
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Revision as of 21:54, 21 November 2012

United States > Maine > Oxford County
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Oxford County Courthouse
 26 Western Ave PO Box 179
South Paris, ME 04281
Phone:. 207.743.6359 

Town Clerks have birth, marriage and death records.
Clerk Courts has marriage records1877-1897, divorce and court records from 1930, probate and land records from 1805. [1]

History

Parent County

Created 4 March 1805 from Cumberland and York counties. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Towns
  • Andover
  • Bethel
  • Brownfield
  • Buckfield
  • Byron
  • Canton
  • Denmark
  • Dixfield
  • Fryeburg
  • Gilead
  • Greenwood
  • Hanover
  • Hartford
  • Hebron
  • Hiram
  • Lovell
  • Mexico
  • Newry
  • Norway
  • Otisfield
  • Oxford
  • Paris
  • Peru
  • Porter
  • Roxbury
  • Rumford
  • Stoneham
  • Stow
  • Sumner
  • Sweden
  • Upton
  • Waterford
  • West Paris
  • Woodstock
Plantations
  • Lincoln
  • Magalloway
Unorganized territories
  • Milton
  • North Oxford
  • South Oxford
Communities
  • Dixfield
  • Fryeburg
  • Mexico
  • Norway
  • Oxford
  • Rumford
  • South Paris
Villages
  • Dickvale
  • North Waterford
  • Waterford Flat

Neighboring Counties

Androscoggin | Cumberland | Franklin | York | New Hampshire counties: Carroll | Coos | Compton County, Quebec

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Hatcher, Patricia Law. "My Ancestor Isn't In the Census: The 9,603 Missing Oxford County Residents In 1810," Maine Genealogist, May 1998, 65-68. Available at FHL  Article includes a chart of the towns missing from the census.

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.




Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Oxford County, Maine page 305, 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
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