Bristol, Lincoln County, Maine Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Bristol was once known as Pemaquid is located in Lincoln County, Maine. Originally this was just a territory known as Wawenock, which an indian named by the Abenaki Indians and means "People of the Bay". The English established this area as a trading post in the early 1600s. To view a more detailed history go to "The friends of Colonial Pemaquid".

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

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 Bristol, 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 Bristol:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Genealogies[edit | edit source]

The Blaisdell Family National Association: This association represents the descendants of Ralf Bleasdale who landed in Pemaquid in 1635.

Land Records[edit | edit source]

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

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Bristol:

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 Bristol:

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 Bristol 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.

Bristol Town Clerk
1268 Bristol Road, PO Box 339
Bristol, ME 04539 Telephone: (207) 563-5270 Fax: (207) 563-6103
Email:info@bristolmaine.org
Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Adjacent towns: Lincoln Co.: Bremen | Damariscotta | Newcastle | South Bristol | the Atlantic Ocean | Louds Island | Monhegan Island