Moose River, Somerset County, Maine Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Moose River, earlier was called Holdentown or Holden Plantation,[1] but in 1852 was first formally organized as a mega-plantation from:

Maine's mega-plantations were disbanded in 1859 and split into their constituent parts such as the now much smaller Moose River Plantation. From this land (T4 R2) many townships and plantations have since been organized and abolished in 1893, 1895, and 1903. The modern, smaller version of Moose River was incorporated as a town in 1957.[5]

Additional data on Moose River, 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 Moose River, 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 Moose River:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of Moose River:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Moose River:

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 Moose River:

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 Moose River 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.

Moose River Town Clerk
705 Main Street
Moose River, ME 04945
Phone: (207) 668-4019

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. George Jones Varney, A Gazetteer of the State of Maine (Boston: B.B. Russell, 1881), 374. Digial copy at Google Books.
  2. Jackman, Somerset County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 6 October 2013).
  3. Dennistown, Somerset County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 6 October 2013).
  4. Legal History of Sandy Bay Town, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 6 October 2013).
  5. Moose River, Somerset County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 16 June 2013).

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