Addison, Washington County, Maine Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The town of Addison was given permission to incorporate by the General Court of Massachusetts on February 14, 1797. The settlers chose the name in honor of the British writer Joseph Addison. Shipbuilding and quarrying were the major industries. There were 83 vessels built between 1800 and 1900 and four major granite quarries in operation. Additional data on Addison, 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 Addison, 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 Addison:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

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

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Addison:

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 Addison:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

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 Addison 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 Addison Town Clerk
334 Water St.
Addison, ME 04606
Phone: (207)483-4678
Email:townofaddison@mgemaine.com
Addison Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Some record loss due to the Great Addison Point village fire in 1938. [1]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia; Addison, Maine. Accessed 6/24/2016

Adjacent towns: Washington Co.: Beals | Columbia | Columbia Falls | Harrington | Jonesboro | Jonesport | the Atlantic Ocean