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Maine Resource Guide: Kennebec County, Maine

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Incorporated · Boundary Changes · Shire Town · Cities · Towns · Townships · Adjacent Counties · Cemeteries · Land Records · Naturalization Records · Maps · Message Boards and Mailing Lists · Military Records · Newspapers · Probate Records · General Resources · Bibliography

Incorporated

1799 from parts of Lincoln County and Cumberland County


Boundary Changes

Towns were lost to form Somerset County in 1809, Waldo County in 1827, Franklin County in 1838, and Androscoggin County in 1854


Shire Town

Augusta, since 1799


Cities

Augusta, Gardiner, Hallowell, Waterville


Towns

Albion, Belgrade, Benton, Chelsea, China, Clinton, Farmingdale, Fayette, Litchfield, Manchester, Monmouth, Mount Vernon, Oakland, Pittston, Randolph, Readfield, Rome, Sidney, Vassalboro, Vienna, Wayne, West Gardiner, Windsor, Winslow, Winthrop


Townships

Unity Township


Adjacent Counties

Androscoggin County, Franklin County, Lincoln County, Sagadahoc County, Somerset County, Waldo County


Cemeteries

A Few Cemeteries in Maine

Find A Grave: Kennebec County, Maine

Interment.net: Cemeteries of Kennebec County, Maine


Land Records

Kennebec County Registry of Deeds


Naturalization Records

Maine County Naturalization Records, 1800-1990


Maps

Map of Kennebec County, 1856

Map of Kennebec County, Maine (1885)

Map of Kennebec County, Maine (1894)


Message Boards and Mailing Lists

Maine Genealogy Network Forum: Kennebec County

Ancestry.com Message Board: Kennebec County

RootsWeb Mailing List: Kennebec County


Military Records

Kennebec County Civil War Enlistments, 1861

Kennebec County Civil War Enlistments, 1862-65

Additional Kennebec County Civil War Enlistments


Newspapers

Historic American Newspapers Directory: Kennebec County


Probate Records

Kennebec County Probate Estates Files, 1779-1915

Maine County Probate Records, 1760-1979

Maine Probate Search


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Kennebec, Maine

Official Website: Kennebec County

Linkpendium: Kennebec County

Kennebec Historical Society

MEGenWeb Archives: Kennebec County


Bibliography

Frost, John Eldridge , comp., Maine Probate Abstracts (Camden, Me. : Picton Press, 1991)

Halfpenny, H. E, Atlas of Kennebec County, Maine: compiled and drawn from official plans and actual surveys (Philadelphia, Pa.: Caldwell & Halfpenny, 1879)

Jones, Rufus Matthew, The Society of Friends in Kennebec County, Maine (New York: H.W. Blake & Co., 1892)

Kingsbury, Henry D., and Simeon L. Deyo, eds., Illustrated history of Kennebec County, Maine, 1625-1799-1892 (New York, N. Y.: H.W. Blake & Co., 1892)

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