Amherst, Hancock County, Maine Genealogy

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Modern town borders of Amherst in Hancock County, Maine.


Brief History[edit | edit source]

Additional data on Amherst, Maine can be found in WikiPedia: the Free Encyclopedia.

Amherst, also known as Mariaville North, was first organized from Township Number 26 Middle Division, Bingham's Penobscot Purchase (T26 MD BPP) as Number 26 MD BPP Plantation in 1822; incorporated as the Town of Amherst in 1831.[1]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in Maine were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about Maine denominations, view the Maine Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in Amherst, visit FamilySearch Places.

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of Amherst:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of Amherst:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Amherst:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Maine, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of Amherst:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Maine, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are Amherst town records available online:

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Town of Amherst Municipal Clerk
638 Airline Road
Aurora, ME 04408
Phone: (207)584-5725
email:amherstmaine@gmail.com.
Amherst Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Amherst, Hancock County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 17 November 2013).

Adjacent towns: Hancock Co.: Aurora | Great Pond | Mariaville | Osborn | Township 32 MD BPP | Penobscot Co.: Bradley | Clifton