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Brownville, Piscataquis County, Maine Genealogy

Brief History

Brownville was first settled in 1795 and for a time it was known as Number 5 R8 Plantation. Residents paid state taxes as a plantation from 1821 to 1823. They were incorporated as a town in 1824.[1]

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

Cemeteries

Church Records

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 Brownville, 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 Brownville:

City Directories

Land Records

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

Libraries and Historical Societies

Maps

The following are online maps of the town of Brownville:

Newspapers

Probate Records

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

Town Histories

Town Records

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 Brownville town records available online:

Town Clerk

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

Brownsville Town Clerk
586 Main Road
Brownville, ME 04414
Telephone: (207)965-2561 Fax: (207)965-8768
E-mail:kathy@brownville.org
Website

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

References

  1. Maine Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects, Work Projects Administration, Counties, Cities, Towns, and Plantations of Maine: a Handbook of Incorporations, Dissolutions, and Boundary Changes (Portland, Maine: The Survey, 1940), 69 (digital p. 78). A digital version is available via a link in the FamilySearch Catalog.

Adjacent towns: Piscataquis Co.: Blanchard | Guilford | Monson | Parkman | Willimantic | Kingsbury Plantation