Aroostook County, Maine Genealogy Guide2016-06-26T23:06:30+00:00

Aroostook County, Maine Genealogy Guide

Aroostook County, Maine (Map It) was created on March 16, 1839 from parts of Penobscot County, and Washington County. This county was named for a Native American word meaning beautiful river. Learn More About State of Maine History

Aroostook County is bordered by Washington County (southeast), Penobscot County (south), Piscataquis County (south), Somerset County (southwest).

Aroostook County Cities and Towns include Allagash, Amity, Ashland, Bancroft, Benedicta, Blaine, Bridgewater, Caribou, Castle Hill, Caswell, Chapman, Crystal, DickeyAroostook County#cite note-4, Dyer Brook, Eagle Lake, Easton, Fort Fairfield, Fort Kent, Frenchville, Grand Isle, Hamlin, Hammond, Haynesville, Hersey, Hodgdon, Houlton, Island Falls, Limestone, Linneus, Littleton, Ludlow, Macwahoc Plantation, Madawaska, Mapleton, Mars Hill, Masardis, Merrill, Monticello, Moro Plantation, Nashville Plantation, New Canada, New Limerick, New Sweden, Oakfield, Orient, Oxbow, Perham, Portage Lake, Presque Isle, Reed Plantation, St. Agatha, St. Francis, Saint John Plantation, Sherman, Silver Ridge Township, Smyrna, Stockholm, Van Buren, Wade, Wallagrass, Washburn, Weeksboro, Westfield, Westmanland, Weston, Winterville Plantation, Woodland.

Aroostook County, Maine Courthouse Records

Aroostook County, Maine Courthouse
Aroostook County, ME Courthouse

The Aroostook County Courthouse is located in Houlton, 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 Aroostook 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.

  • Aroostook County Registry of Deeds has Land Records:1839. 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.
  • Aroostook County Clerk of Probate Court has Probate Records:1839;  Previous deeds dealing with Washington County land from 1808, now in Aroostook, are located here as well.. 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.
  • Aroostook 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

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