Oxford County, Maine

Oxford County

Oxford County was founded on March 4, 1805 from parts of Cumberland County and York County (originally Oxford County, Massachusetts). This county was named for named for Oxford, Massachusetts..

The Oxford County Seat is situated in Paris and the county government website is http://www.oxfordcounty.org/

Locations adjacent to Oxford County happen to be Franklin County (northeast), Androscoggin County (east), Cumberland County (southeast), York County (south), Carroll County, New Hampshire  (southwest), Coos County, New Hampshire  (west).

Cities and towns found in Oxford County include Andover, Bethel, Brownfield, Buckfield, Byron, Canton, Denmark, Dixfield, Fryeburg, Gilead, Greenwood, Hanover, Hartford, Hebron, Hiram, Lincoln Plantation, Lovell, Magalloway Plantation, Mexico, Newry, Norway, Otisfield, Oxford, Paris, Peru, Porter, Roxbury, Rumford, Stoneham, Stow, Sumner, Sweden, Upton, Waterford, West Paris, Woodstock.

Oxford County has Federal Census Schedules to aid in exploring your family tree. Government Population Schedules can be found for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Oxford Co. Oxford Co. Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Oxford Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Oxford Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. You can find free online and printable census forms to aid with your research.

Oxford County Society and Family History Resources

A list of Oxford County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Oxford County Courthouse and Government Records

Genealogist typically overlook the significance of Oxford County court, probate, and land files as a resource of genealogical information and facts. Buried away in Maine courthouses and archives everywhere tend to be the dreams and frustrations of many Maine inhabitants. The odds are great that your chosen forefathers have left a in-depth document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Oxford County court records. Even if your ancestors is not discussed in a Court case, take into account all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

Remember to get in touch with the clerk's department to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics before visiting or seeking information because of sometimes changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records are readily available to interested parties, barring private issues. A lot of employees will guide persons in locating the resources, however it's up to the particular person to complete the researching.

The following specifics shows whatever birth, death, marriage, property, probate, and court records are usually in Oxford County. The years pointed out below are the first known records with this county.

  • Oxford County Courthouse, 26 Western Ave, South Paris, ME 04281
  • Phone: (207) 743-6359
  • Oxford 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.
    • Land Records: 1805
  • Oxford 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.
    • Probate Records: 1805
  • Oxford 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.
  • Maine Office of Vital Records has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Maine for current fees and application process. Birth, marriage, and death records are connected with central life events.

Oxford County Links

The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relating to Oxford County. Most of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is just a list that has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site above another. Feel free to present your own most popular Oxford County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

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