SOMERSET COUNTY

BOOKS AND OTHER RESOURCES FOUND AT THE BANGOR PUBLIC LIBRARY ON SOMERSET COUNTY HISTORY AND GENEALOGY
(in the Local History Department unless otherwise stated)
 

Directories

Biographical review, volume XXIX: containing life sketches of leading citizens of Somerset, Piscataquis, Hancock, Washington, and Aroostook Counties, Maine. Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Co., 1898. 920.B52bre

Chadbourne, Ava Harriet, Maine place names and the peopling of its towns: Kennebec and Somerset Counties. County edition. Portland, Me., Bond Wheelwright [1957] 974.108.C344mk

General

Hanson, J. W. (John Wesley), 1823-1901. History of the old towns, Norridgewock and Canaan, comprising Norridgewock, Canaan, Starks, Skowhegan, and Bloomfield, from their early settlement to the year 1849; including a sketch of the Abnakis Indians. By J. W. Hanson. Boston, The author, 1849. Vault 974.12.N7.1

Atlas of Somerset County, Maine / compiled, drawn, and published from official plans and actual surveys by George N. Colby & Co., assisted by H.E. Halfpenny [et al.] Houlton, Me., 1883. 912.7412.C672

Cummings, Mildred H., South Solon: the story of a Meeting House / Drawings by Philip Bornarth. Skowhegan, Me.: South Solon Historical Society, 1959. 974.17.S6.3

Somerset County in the world war, by Florence Waugh Danforth. [Lewiston, Me., Journal print shop and bindery, 1920?] 940.3741.D211s

Maps

The Old maps of southern Somerset County, Maine in 1883. Fryeburg, Me.: Saco Valley Printing, c1989. 912.7412.O44o

Microfilm

United States. Census Office. 11th census, 1890, Schedules enumerating Union veterans and widows of Union veterans of the Civil War : Maine. [microform], Washington: National Archives, 1948 F973.7441.A3 part 1 and part 2

Also available are censuses on microfilm:

State of Maine Census for 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1920

The indexes for these censuses are located in the Microfilm Room for easy reference:

United States. Census Office1st census, 1790 Title Heads of families at the first census of the United States taken in the year 1790: MaineWashington, Govt. Print Off., 1908 929.1741.U58

Maine 1800 territorial census index, Salt Lake City, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, 1979 929.3741.J137m 1800

Maine 1810 census index Publisher Bountiful, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, c1976 929.3741.J137m 1810

Maine 1820 census index Publisher Bountiful, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, c1976 929.3741.J137m 1820

Maine 1830 census index Publisher Bountiful, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, c1977 929.3741.J137m 1830

Maine 1840 census index Publisher Bountiful, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, c1978 929.3741.J137m 1840

Maine 1850 census index Publisher Bountiful, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems, c1978 929.3741.J137m 1850

Bangor Newspaper Index Located at the back of the Local History Department: Index of names, places, businesses, schools, and death, birth or marriage records. Articles are referenced to the specific day and page of a newspaper.

Websites for Somerset Genealogy Research

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