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Oxford, Oxford County, Maine Genealogy

Brief History

First settled in 1794, Oxford was set off and incorporated on February 27, 1829. It later annexed land from Otisfield in 1830, and Paris in 1838.
Additional data on Oxford, 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 Oxford, 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 Oxford:

City Directories

Land Records

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

Libraries and Historical Societies

Maps

The following are online maps of the town of Oxford:

Newspapers

Probate Records

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

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 Oxford 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 Oxford Town Clerk
85 Pleasant Street
Oxford, ME 04270
Phone: (207) 539-4431
Oxford Website

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

References

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