Rockport, Knox County, Maine Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

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 Rockport, 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 Rockport:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

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

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Rockport:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

InMaine, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Rockport:

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 Rockport 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.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

Rockport Town Clerk
101 Main St.
Rockport, ME 04856
Telephone: (207) 236-9648 Fax: (207) 230-0112
E-mail: townclerk@town.rockport.me.us
Website

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Megunticook Plantation was organized from part of the Waldo Patent, also known as the Muscongus Patent.[1] And Camden Plantation, also spelled Cambden, existed prior to 1791 when it was used to form the new town of Cambden (later Camden).[2] Camden set off land a month later, and more again two years later to the town of Rockport, Knox County, Maine Genealogy.[3]

What is now Rockport was apparently formed in what was then Hancock County, Maine. Later in 1791 it was returned to Lincoln County. In 1827 it was set off to Waldo County, and in 1860 to Knox County, where it is today.[1]

Additional data on Rockport, Maine can be found in WikiPedia: the Free Encyclopedia.

Historical Data[edit | edit source]

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Reuel Robinson, History of Camden and Rockport, Maine (Camden, Maine : Camden Publishing Company, c1907). At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Film 1320824 Item 4; Book974.153 H2r.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Churches[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Camden, Knox County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 17 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. Legal History of Camden, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 17 September 2013).

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