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Kittery, York County, Maine Genealogy

Brief History

The Town of Kittery includes Maine's portion of the Isles of Shoals six miles offshore in the Gulf of Maine.[1]

Additional data on Kittery, Maine can be found in WikiPedia: the Free Encyclopedia.

Cemeteries

Church Records

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 Kittery, 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 Kittery:

City Directories

Land Records

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

Libraries and Historical Societies

Maps

The following are online maps of the town of Kittery:

Newspapers

Probate Records

In Maine, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Kittery:

Town Histories

Town Records

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 Kittery town records available online:

Town Clerk

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Town of Kittery Town Clerk
200 Rogers Road
Kittery, ME 03904
Phone: (207) 439-0452 Ext. 328
Email:mplace@kitteryme.org
Kittery Website

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

References

  1. Appledore Island in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 20 May 2013).

Adjacent towns: York Co.: Lebanon | Newfield | Sanford | Shapleigh | Carroll Co.: Wakefield | Strafford Co.: Milton