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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Kennebec County, Maine|Kennebec]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''West Gardiner'''  
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===Brief History===
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Additional data on '''West Gardiner, Maine''' can be found in [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Gardiner,_Maine ''<u>WikiPedia: the Free Encyclopedia</u>''].
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===Cemeteries===
  
=== Brief History  ===
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===Church Records===
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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.<br><br>
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To see the churches in West Gardiner, visit [https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?includeIsParent=true&primaryText=West%20Gardiner,%20Kennebec,%20Maine,%20United%20States&reqParents=4273898&reqParentsLabel=Town&reqParentsType=376&searchTypeaheadInputText=Search%20Within:West%20Gardiner,%20Kennebec,%20Maine,%20United%20States&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places].<br><br>
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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 Gardiner:<br><br>
  
=== Historical Data  ===
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===City Directories===
  
=== Town Histories  ===
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===Land Records===
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The following are online land records for the town of Gardiner:
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*'''1835-1838''' {{RecordSearch|1881491|Maine Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications, 1835-1838}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — [[Maine Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]] - index and images
  
=== Vital Records  ===
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===Libraries and Historical Societies===
  
=== Probate Records  ===
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===Maps===
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The following are online maps of the town of Gardiner:
  
=== City Directories  ===
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===Newspapers===
  
=== Maps  ===
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===Probate Records===
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In Maine, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Gardiner:
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*'''1584-1999''' [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8994/ Maine, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1584-1999] at [https://www.ancestry.com/search/ Ancestry ($)] — index and images
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*'''1760-1979''' {{RecordSearch|2040534|Maine, County Probate Records, 1760-1979}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] - [[Maine, County Probate Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]] - images
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*'''1779-1915''' {{RecordSearch|1386085|Maine, Kennebec County Probate Estate Files, 1779-1915}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Maine, Kennebec County Probate Estates Files - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]], images
  
=== Cemeteries  ===
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===Town Histories===
  
=== Churches  ===
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===Town Records===
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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:
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<ul class="column-spacing-halfscreen" style="padding-right:5px;">
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    <li>Births</li>
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    <li>Marriages</li>
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    <li>Deaths</li>
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    <li>Burials</li>
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    <li>Cemetery records</li>
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    <li>Appointments</li>
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    <li>Earmarks</li>
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    <li>Estrays (stray animals)</li>
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    <li>Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)</li>
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    <li>Land records</li>
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    <li>Mortgages</li>
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    <li>Name changes</li>
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    <li>Care of the poor</li>
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    <li>School records</li>
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    <li>Surveys</li>
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    <li>Tax lists</li>
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    <li>Town meeting minutes</li>
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    <li>Voter registrations</li>
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    <li>Warning outs (of town)</li>
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</ul>
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|}
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The following are Gardiner town records available online:
  
=== Land Records  ===
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====Town Clerk====
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The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.<br><br>
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'''Town of West Gardiner Town Clerk'''<br>318 Spears Corner Rd<br>West Gardiner, ME 04345<br>Phone: (207) 724-3945<br>[http://www.maine.gov/local/town.php?t=West%20Gardiner West Gardiner Website]
  
=== Town Records ===
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===Vital Records===
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====Births====
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*'''1670-1921''' {{RecordSearch|1803978|Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Maine Vital Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index and images
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*'''1739-1900''' {{RecordSearch|1674856|Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Maine Births and Christenings - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index
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*'''1848-1875''' {{FHL|5368|title-id|disp=West Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine computer printout ; births or christenings, 1848-1875}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1850-1890''' {{FHL|47270|title-id|disp=Vital records, 1850-1890}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''to 1892''' {{FHL|168085|title-id|disp=Vital records of West Gardiner, Maine : to the year 1892}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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====Marriages====
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*'''1670-1921''' {{RecordSearch|1803978|Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Maine Vital Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index and images
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*'''1771-1907''' {{RecordSearch|1674915|Maine Marriages, 1771-1907}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Maine Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index
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*'''1850-1890''' {{FHL|47270|title-id|disp=Vital records, 1850-1890}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''to 1892''' {{FHL|168085|title-id|disp=Vital records of West Gardiner, Maine : to the year 1892}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
  
=== Libraries and Historical Societies  ===
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====Deaths====
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*'''1670-1921''' {{RecordSearch|1803978|Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Maine Vital Records - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index and images
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*'''1841-1910''' {{RecordSearch|1674914|Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Maine Deaths and Burials - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index
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*'''1850-1890''' {{FHL|47270|title-id|disp=Vital records, 1850-1890}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
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*'''1960-1996''' {{RecordSearch|2046945|Maine Death Index, 1960-1996}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Maine Death Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to use this collection]]; index
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*'''to 1892''' {{FHL|168085|title-id|disp=Vital records of West Gardiner, Maine : to the year 1892}} at FamilySearch Catalog — images
  
=== References ===
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===References===
  
 
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'''Adjacent towns: ''Kennebec Co.: '' [[Benton, Maine|Benton]] | [[China, Maine|China]] | [[Unity, Maine|Unity]] | [[Winslow, Maine|Winslow]] | ''Walso Co.: '' [[Freedom, Maine|Freedom]] | [[Palemo, Maine|Palemo]] | [[Unity, Maine|Unity]]'''  
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'''Adjacent towns: ''Kennebec Co.: '' [[Benton, Maine|Benton]] | [[China, Maine|China]] | [[Unity, Maine|Unity]] | [[Winslow, Maine|Winslow]] | ''Waldo Co.: '' [[Freedom, Maine|Freedom]] | [[Palermo, Maine|Palermo]] | [[Unity, Maine|Unity]]'''  
  
 
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[[Category:Kennebec_County,_Maine]] [[Category:Towns_in_Maine]]
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[[Category:Kennebec_County,_Maine]]

Latest revision as of 15:01, 24 March 2021

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Additional data on West Gardiner, 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 West Gardiner, 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 Gardiner:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

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

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Gardiner:

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 Gardiner:

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 Gardiner 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.

Town of West Gardiner Town Clerk
318 Spears Corner Rd
West Gardiner, ME 04345
Phone: (207) 724-3945
West Gardiner Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns: Kennebec Co.: Benton | China | Unity | Winslow | Waldo Co.: Freedom | Palermo | Unity