Frenchboro, Hancock County, Maine Genealogy

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Modern town borders of Frenchboro in Hancock County, Maine, formerly Long Island Plantation and the extinct town of Islandport.


Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

Brief History[edit | edit source]

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

Frenchboro was first organized in 1840 as Long Island Plantation, also known as Lunt's Long Island Plantation, for election purposes from Long Island, Duck Island, Black Island, Placentia Island, Pond Island, Calf Island, Black Island, and Harbor Island. In 1857 it was incorporated as the town of Islandport; but that organization was surrendered in 1858 when it again became Long Island Plantation. Set off Calf Island and West Black Island to Swan's Island in 1901. In 1979 it incorporated as the town of Frenchboro.[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 Frenchboro, 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 Frenchboro:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

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

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Frenchboro:

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 Frenchboro:

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 Frenchboro 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 Frenchboro Town Clerk
1 Executive Drive
Frenchboro, ME 04635
Phone: (207)334-2931
Frenchboro Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Frenchboro, Hancock County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 15 June 2013).