Androscoggin County, Maine Genealogy

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Guide to Androscoggin County, Maine ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Androscoggin County, Maine
Map
Map of Maine highlighting Androscoggin County
Location in the state of Maine
Facts
Founded March 18, 1854
County Seat Auburn
Courthouse
Address Androscoggin County Courthouse
2 Turner St
Auburn, ME 04210
Phone: 207.753-2500
Website


Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for the Androscoggin tribe. The County has Auburn as its seat and the County was created March 18, 1854. The County is located in the south west area of the state.[1]

Androscoggin County, Maine Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1892 1851 1892 1854 1854 1854 1790
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1892. General compliance year unknown.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

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Androscoggin County Building - Auburn, Maine
2 Turner Street
Auburn, ME 04210
207-753-2500
Website

  • Clerk Superior Court has divorce and court records from 1854.
  • City Clerk has birth, marriage, divorce and burial records.
  • Register of Probate has probate records.
  • Register of Deeds has land records. [3]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1854 - Created 18 March 1854 from parts of Cumberland, Oxford, Kennebec and Lincoln counties.[3]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Cumberland | Oxford | Franklin | Kennebec | Sagadahoc
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Modern town borders in Androscoggin County, Maine.


Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this census area:[4]

Cities
Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places
Ghost towns


Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
MEGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
USGenWeb Archives FamilySearch Places
Tombstone Project
MEInterment
Billion Graves
See Maine Cemeteries for more information.

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 29,726
1870 35,866 20.7%
1880 45,042 25.6%
1890 48,968 8.7%
1900 54,242 10.8%
1910 59,822 10.3%
1920 65,796 10.0%
1930 71,214 8.2%
1940 76,679 7.7%
1950 83,594 9.0%
1960 86,312 3.3%
1970 91,279 5.8%
1980 99,657 9.2%
1990 105,259 5.6%
2000 103,793 −1.4%
2010 107,702 3.8%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

Church[edit | edit source]

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.

List of Churches and Church Parishes

Court[edit | edit source]


Directories[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

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.

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Androscoggin 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.

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]
Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Androscoggin County, Maine Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Androscoggin County, Maine Genealogy:

- 1st Regiment, Maine Infantry, Companies F, H and K.
- 1st Regiment, Maine Volunteer Infantry, Companies F, H and K.
- 5th Regiment, Maine Infantry, Companies E and K.

Online Records

World War I[edit | edit source]

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

  • 1785-1950 - 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.
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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.

Finding More Maine Newspapers[edit source]

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

Probate[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

Taxation[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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.

Birth[edit | edit source]

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Death[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Androscoggin Historical Society
2 Turner St., #8, (County Bldg)
Auburn, ME 04210
Phone: 207-784-0586 or 207-786-2129
Email: info@androhist.org
Website

Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
70 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, Maine 04240
Phone: 207-786-6342
Email: muskie@bates.edu
Website

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Androscoggin, Maine" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androscoggin_County,_Maine."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Androscoggin County, Maine. Page 304-305 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 275.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Androscoggin County, Maine page 304, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Wikipedia contributors, "Androscoggin_County, Maine," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Androscoggin_County,_Maine, accessed 27 February 2019.