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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Created 25 Jun 1789 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;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;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>  
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Created 25 Jun 1789 from [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln]] County. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 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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==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*Part taken off for [[Aroostook County, Maine|Aroostook]] County 16 March 1839. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;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>
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*Part taken off for [[Aroostook County, Maine|Aroostook]] County 16 March 1839. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 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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=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
  
==== Biography ====
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==== Biography ====
  
 
*{{FHL|267700|item|disp=Biographical review : this volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of York County, Maine}}  
 
*{{FHL|267700|item|disp=Biographical review : this volume contains biographical sketches of leading citizens of York County, Maine}}  
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==== Church Records  ====
 
==== Church Records  ====
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{{ME Church Intro}}
  
 
*{{FHL|75558|item|disp=Copy of record of persons baptized, marriages solemnized, and funerals attended by the late Isaac Lord, Jr., of the Maine conference Methodist Episcopal Chirch [i.e. Church] from 1827 to 1884; also data regarding the Lord and Curtis families [1778-1924]}}  
 
*{{FHL|75558|item|disp=Copy of record of persons baptized, marriages solemnized, and funerals attended by the late Isaac Lord, Jr., of the Maine conference Methodist Episcopal Chirch [i.e. Church] from 1827 to 1884; also data regarding the Lord and Curtis families [1778-1924]}}  
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*{{FHL|1918461|item|disp=Maine, York County, Supreme Judical Court, equity records, 1913-1918}}
 
*{{FHL|1918461|item|disp=Maine, York County, Supreme Judical Court, equity records, 1913-1918}}
  
==== Peroidicals ====
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==== Peroidicals ====
  
 
*{{FHL|506617|item|disp=York County Genealogical Society journal}}  
 
*{{FHL|506617|item|disp=York County Genealogical Society journal}}  
 
*{{FHL|552804|item|disp=York County Genealogical Society newsletter}}
 
*{{FHL|552804|item|disp=York County Genealogical Society newsletter}}
  
==== Genealogy ====
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==== Genealogy ====
  
 
*{{FHL|484960|item|disp=Joseph Carlile of York, Maine (York and Lincoln County descendants) and the antiquity of the Carlyle name}}  
 
*{{FHL|484960|item|disp=Joseph Carlile of York, Maine (York and Lincoln County descendants) and the antiquity of the Carlyle name}}  
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{ME History Intro}}
  
 
*{{FHL|570219|item|disp=Among the Isles of Shoals}}  
 
*{{FHL|570219|item|disp=Among the Isles of Shoals}}  
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==== Land and Property  ====
 
==== Land and Property  ====
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{{ME Land Intro}}
  
 
*{{FHL|1273684|item|disp=York County, Maine land ownership map, 1856}}  
 
*{{FHL|1273684|item|disp=York County, Maine land ownership map, 1856}}  
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*{{FHL|1273684|item|disp=York County, Maine land ownership map, 1856}}
 
*{{FHL|1273684|item|disp=York County, Maine land ownership map, 1856}}
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[[Image:Meyork.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military Records  ====
 
==== Military Records  ====
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*{{FHL|639847|item|disp=Capt. Johnson Moulton's Company, the first to leave the District of Maine in the Revolution}}
 
*{{FHL|639847|item|disp=Capt. Johnson Moulton's Company, the first to leave the District of Maine in the Revolution}}
  
==== Geographical ====
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==== Geographical ====
  
 
*{{FHL|2111791|item|disp=Maine place names : and the peopling of it's towns : York}}
 
*{{FHL|2111791|item|disp=Maine place names : and the peopling of it's towns : York}}
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[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=64&ci=23471 Portsmouth,NH newspapers] from the early 1900's covering local news that included residents from York County communities.  
 
[http://www.newspaperarchive.com/ Newspaperarchive.com] ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=64&ci=23471 Portsmouth,NH newspapers] from the early 1900's covering local news that included residents from York County communities.  
  
==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
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{{ME Newspaper abstracts|York}}
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship ====
  
 
*{{FHL|1320773|item|disp=Naturalization records (York County, Maine), 1904-1955}}
 
*{{FHL|1320773|item|disp=Naturalization records (York County, Maine), 1904-1955}}
  
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==== Obituaries - Indexes ====
  
 
*{{{FHL|330368|item|disp=Index to death notices, Jenks's Portland Gazette, 1798-1806}}
 
*{{{FHL|330368|item|disp=Index to death notices, Jenks's Portland Gazette, 1798-1806}}
  
 
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{{ME Probate Intro|York}}
  
 
*{{FHL|1043918|item|disp=Estate files, ca. 1690-1917}}  
 
*{{FHL|1043918|item|disp=Estate files, ca. 1690-1917}}  
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{{ME Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
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{{ME Vital Intro}}
  
 
*{{FHL|955969|item|disp=Maine, 1743-1891 Indexes}}  
 
*{{FHL|955969|item|disp=Maine, 1743-1891 Indexes}}  

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United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png York County

Guide to York County Maine genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records


York County, Maine
Map
Map of Maine highlighting York County
Location in the state of Maine
Facts
Founded June 25, 1789
County Seat Alfred
Courthouse
Address York County Courthouse
45 Kennebank Road;
Alfred, ME 04002
Phone: 207.324.1571
York County Website


County Courthouse

Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records.
Clerk Court has divorce and court records.
Register of Probate has death and probate records from 1637.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1636. [1]

History

  • History of York County, Maine. With illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers (1880) By W. Woodford Clayton.  ebook at Internet Archive

Parent County

Created 25 Jun 1789 from Lincoln County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Towns

Extinct Town:  Isles of Shoals

Communities

  • Berwick
  • Cape Neddick
  • Kennebunk
  • Kennebunkport
  • Kittery
  • Kittery Point
  • Lake Arrowhead
  • North Berwick
  • Sanford
  • South Eliot
  • South Sanford
  • Springvale
  • West Kennebunk
  • York Harbor

Villages

  • Bald Head
  • Cape Porpoise
  • York Cliffs

Neighboring Counties

Maine:  Cumberland | Oxford | New Hampshire:  Carroll | Rockingham | Strafford

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Census

Church Records

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.

Court Records

Peroidicals

Genealogy

Local Histories

Local histories are available for York County, Maine Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Maine Local Histories.

Land and Property

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 additional information about early Maine land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Maps

Meyork.jpg

Military Records

Geographical

Newspapers

Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Portsmouth,NH newspapers from the early 1900's covering local news that included residents from York County communities.

Finding More Maine Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as York County, Maine Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Naturalization and Citizenship

Obituaries - Indexes

Probate Records

Taxation

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.

Vital Records

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.



Gazetteers

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), York 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
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