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Yorkshire County, Maine Genealogy

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''{{breadcrumb| link1=[[United StatesGenealogy|United States]] | link2=[[Image:Gotoarrow.pngMaine Genealogy|Maine]] | link3=| link4=| link5=[[Yorkshire County, Maine Genealogy|Yorkshire County]]}} '''Yorkshire County''', Massachusetts (now Maine) was the new name given to the former [[Cornwall County, New York]] in 1692 at the time it was last transferred from [[Image:Gotoarrow.pngNew York Genealogy|New York]] to the [[Dominion of New England]] and then to [[Yorkshire_County,_MaineMassachusetts Genealogy Guide|Yorkshire CountyMassachusetts]].<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cornwall County, Province of New York" in '' Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornwall_County,_Province_of_New_York (accessed 28 June 2012).</ref> <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "York County, Massachusetts" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_County,_Massachusetts (accessed 28 June 2012).</ref>
'''Yorkshire County''', Massachusetts (now Maine) was the new name given to the former [[Cornwall County, New York]] in 1692 at the time it was last transferred from [[New York|New York]] to the [[Dominion of New England]] and then to [[Massachusetts Genealogy|Massachusetts]].<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cornwall County, Province of New York" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornwall_County,_Province_of_New_York (accessed 28 June 2012).</ref> <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "York County, Massachusetts" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_County,_Massachusetts (accessed 28 June 2012).</ref>  The lands of Yorkshire County lay between the {{wpd|Kennebec River}} and the {{wpd|St. Croix River}} and stretched from the Atlantic Ocean on the southeast to the border of [[Quebec Genealogy|Quebec]] on the northwest side. Eventually the land of the old Yorkshire County became the greater part of the present-day state of [[Maine Genealogy|Maine]] when it was separated from [[Massachusetts GenealogyGuide|Massachusetts]] in 1820. Also, the name of Yorkshire was eventually shortened to [[York County, MaineGenealogy|York County]].
For information about residents of '''Yorkshire County''' after 1692 (now in Maine), try searching records of:
:*[[York County, Maine]]
:*county records of the present-day Maine county which now includes the former Yorkshire County land where an ancestor lived after 1692.
::The present-day Maine counties which partially included former '''Yorkshire County''' land are: [[Aroostook County, MaineGenealogy|Aroostook]] | [[Hancock County, MaineGenealogy|Hancock]] | [[Kennebec County, MaineGenealogy|Kennebec]] | [[Knox County, MaineGenealogy|Knox]] | [[Lincoln County, MaineGenealogy|Lincoln]] | [[Penobscot County, MaineGenealogy|Penobscot]] | [[Piscataquis County, MaineGenealogy|Piscataquis]] | [[Sagadahoc County, MaineGenealogy|Sagadahoc]] | [[Somerset County, MaineGenealogy|Somerset]] | [[Waldo County, MaineGenealogy|Waldo]] | [[Washington County, MaineGenealogy|Washington]]
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