Smithfield, Somerset County, Maine Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Additional data on Smithfield, 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 Smithfield, 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 Smithfield:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

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

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Smithfield:

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 Smithfield:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Go to Archive.org to find published materials for this town.

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 Smithfield 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.

Smithfield Town Clerk
926 Village Road
Smithfield, ME 04978
Phone: (207 )362-4772
Email: townoffice@smithfieldmaine.us
Smithfield Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

The Smithfield Town Clerk’s office charges $4.00 per name or event search for vital records. Specific questions should be directed to the Town Clerk’s Office at (207) 362-4772. Prior to 1892, towns were not required to file records of birth, marriage and death. Some towns have records before 1892, but these are not a complete recording of events. You may contact the State of Maine Office of Vital Records. They maintain copies of records from every town and city in Maine. You can reach that office at (207) 287-3184.

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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