Otisfield, Oxford County, Maine Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Otisfield, also known as Otis Field, was organized as a plantation in 1787; incorporated as a town in 1798. Phillips Gore, also known as Shepherds Gore, was annexed in 1803; nearly all of Harrison was set off in 1805; part of Phillips Gore was set off to the Town of Oxford and part of Thompson Pond Plantation was annexed in 1830; land for a large part of Naples was set off in 1834; part of the Town of Poland was annexed in 1858; and the Otisfield Gore was annexed in 1933.[1] [2]

County boundary change: Otisfield left Cumberland County, and joined Oxford County in 1978.

Additional data on Otisfield, 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 Otisfield, 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 Otisfield:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

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

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Otisfield:

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 Otisfield:

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 Otisfield 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 Otisfield Town Clerk
403 State Route 121
Otisfield, ME 04270
Phone (207)539-2664
Email:clerkofotisfield@myfairpoint.net
Otisfield Otisfild Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Otisfield, Oxford County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 7 November 2013).
  2. Otisfield, Maine in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 7 November 2013).

Adjacent towns: Oxford Co.: Byron | Newry | Roxbury | Rumford | North-Oxford-Unorganized