Vinalhaven, Knox County, Maine Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

A brief historical sketch of the town of Vinalhaven from its earliest Settlement. Prepared by order of the Town, on the occasion of its One Hundredth Anniversary, 1889.

Additional data on Vinalhaven, 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 Vinalhaven, 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 Vinalhaven:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

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

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Vinalhaven Public Library
P.O. Box 384
6 Carver Street
Vinalhaven, ME 04863
Telephone: (207)863-4401
E-mail: vpl@vhaven.lib.me.us
Website

Vinalhaven Historical Society
41 High Street
Vinalhaven, ME 04863
Telephone: (207)863-4410
E-mail: vhhissoc@myfairpoint.net
Website

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of Vinalhaven: Maine Historical Maps
Maine Genealogy Maine Historical Maps

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 Vinalhaven:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Go to Archive.org to find published materials for this town.

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 Vinalhaven 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.

Vinalhaven Town Clerk
19 Washington School Road
Vinalhaven, ME 04863
Telephone: (207)863-4471 or 863-4343 Fax: (207)863-4393
E-mail: dyork@townofvinalhaven.org
Website

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

The town of South Vinalhaven kept annual town reports. These reports often contained birth, marriage, and death information. Below is a list of years when South Vinalhaven kept town reports. (NOTE: Occasionally, these town reports missed vital statistic information from the end of the year. If you don't find your ancestor's vital information, check the following year's town report to see if your ancestor's information was recorded later.)

Vinalhaven, Maine Vital Records Requests
Town Clerk's Office

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Vinalhaven Genealogy (in Knox County, Maine) is a list of websites pertaining to genealogy and family history for Vinalhaven, Maine.
Maine Resource Guide: Vinalhaven, Knox County, Maine is a list of websites and information pertaining to genealogy and family history for Vinalhaven, Maine.


Adjacent towns: Knox Co.: Hope | Union | Washington | Waldo Co.: Liberty | Montville | Searsmont