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Palmyra, Somerset County, Maine Genealogy

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Brief History

Additional data on Palmyra, 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 Palmyra, 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 Palmyra:

City Directories

Land Records

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

Libraries and Historical Societies

Maps

The following are online maps of the town of Palmyra:

Newspapers

Probate Records

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

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 Palmyra 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.

Palmyra Town Clerk
Palmyra Town Office
768 Main Street
Palmyra, ME 04965
Phone: (207)938-4871

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

References

Adjacent towns: Somerset Co.: Embden | Madison | New Portland | Solon | Starks | Franklin Co.: Industry | New Vineyard