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Modern town borders of Ashland in Aroostook County, Maine.

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Ashland was incorporated as a town from Township 11 R5 WELS in 1862. The name was changed to Dalton, Maine in 1869, but changed back again in 1876.[1]

Buchanan Plantation was created for election purposes from Township 12 R5 WELS in 1860.[2] Sheridan Plantation was organized from Township 12 R5 WELS in 1873, 1878, 1896, and 1900. In 1901 it was annexed to Ashland, Maine.[3]

Additional data on Ashland, 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 Ashland, 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 Ashland:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

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

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Ashland:

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 Ashland:

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 Ashland 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.

Ashland Town Clerk
17 Bridgham Street
Ashland, ME 04732
Telephone: (207)435-2311 Fax: (207)435-2005
E-mail:townoffice@townofashland.org
Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Ashland, Aroostook County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 15 September 2013).
  2. Maine Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, Counties, Cities, Towns, and Plantations of Maine: a Handbook of Incorporations, Dissolutions, and Boundary Changes (Portland, Maine: The Survey, 1940), 69 (digital p. 78). A digital version is available via a link in the FamilySearch Catalog.
  3. Maine Historical Records Survey Project, 103 (digital p. 112).