Somerset County, Maine Genealogy Guide

Somerset County, Maine (Map It) was created on March 1, 1809 from part of Kennebec County (originally Somerset County, Massachusetts). This county was named for the county of Somerset in England. Learn More About State of Maine History

Somerset County is bordered by Aroostook County, Penobscot County (east), Piscataquis County (east), Waldo County (southeast), Kennebec County (south), Franklin County (southwest).

Somerset County Cities and Towns include Anson & North Anson, Athens, Bingham, Brighton, Cambridge, Caratunk, Dennistown, Embden, Harmony, Hartland, Highland Plantation, Jackman, Moose River, Moscow, New Portland, Palmyra, Pleasant Ridge Plantation, Ripley, St. Albans, Starks, The Forks, West Forks, Fairfield, Madison, Mercer, Norridgewock, Smithfield, Solon, Canaan, Cornville, Detroit, Pittsfield, Skowhegan.

Somerset County, Maine Courthouse Records

Somerset County, Maine Courthouse
Somerset County, ME Courthouse

The Somerset County Courthouse is located in Skowhegan, Maine. Learn More About State of Maine Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Somerset county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Somerset County Registry of Deeds has Land Records:1804 . The County Registry of Deeds is the place where all transactions of a Real Property nature are recorded so that the public is made aware of their existence. Deeds, mortgages, tax liens, water liens, declaration of homestead and many other kinds of documents regarding the title and ownership of real estate are noted permanently in official records.
  • Somerset County Clerk of Probate Court has Probate Records:1830. The County Clerk of Probate Court has has had several relating definitions over the years: the Widows and Orphans Court; the Poor Court; and the Court of Protection. All of these terms fit the description of the Probate Court.The Probate Court carries out the following procedures: Adoptions, Guardianship of Minors, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Change of Names, Estates, Trusts and Beginning Sept. 18, 1999 - Support of Enforcement.
  • Somerset County Town Clerks has copies of vital records (birth, marriage, divorce and death records). Clerks respond to inquiries regarding vital records, since most have indexes available. Some of the Clerks records have been transfered to the Maine State Archives

Somerset County, Maine Census Records

Somerset County, Maine Vital Records

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