Franklin County, Maine Genealogy
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In March and April, 1996, a group of genealogists organized the Kentucky
Comprehensive Genealogy Database. The idea was to provide a single entry
point for all counties in Kentucky, where collected databases would be
stored. In addition, the databases would be indexed and cross-linked, so
that even if an individual were found in more than one county, they could
be located in the index.
At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to
coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents
of the web page. The Maine USGen Web Project is an extension of the KY
USGen Web Project. The person responsible for the Franklin County page
Est. - 1838 County Seat - Farmington
Franklin County was established 9 May 1838, with the following bounds:
The towns of New Sharon, Chesterville, Wilton, Temple and Farmington in
Kennebec County; the towns of Jay, Carthage, Weld, Berlin, Madrid, and
townships number six, letter E and D in Oxford County, thence extending
northerly from the northwest corner of township D on the line between townships
numbered three and four through the several ranges of townships to the
Canada line, so as to include three tiers of townships west of the west
line of the Bingham Purchase in Oxford County; and the towns of Industry,
New Vineyard, Strong, Avon, Phillips, Freeman, Salem, Kingfield, the townships
numbered four in the First range west of Kingfield, three and four in the
second range and the south half of township number four in the third range
of the Bingham Purchase in Somerset County. Franklin's county seat is Farmington.
Records before 1838 are found in Augusta, South Paris and Skowhegan, and
very early records are in Wiscasset (prior to 1799-1809).
MAINE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
"SANDY RIVER CHAPTER"
After nearly 3 years of construction
the Farmington Public Library has reopened.
The Chapter will meet at 10 AM
on the second Saturday of each
month in the new genealogy room. It's a
wonderful new space. Hours: Tues & Wed 10am to 8pm
Thr & Fri 10am to 5pm. Sat 10am to 1pm
Lots of space! Bring your friends!
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