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Peru, Oxford County, Maine Genealogy

Brief History

Additional data on Peru, 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 Peru, 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 Peru:

City Directories

Land Records

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

Libraries and Historical Societies

Maps

The following are online maps of the town of Peru:

Newspapers

Probate Records

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

Town Histories

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

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 Peru 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.

Peru Town Clerk
26 Main Street
Peru, Maine 04290
Phone: (207)562-4627
Email:townperu@roadrunner.com

Vital Records

No Vital Statistics in the one Annual town record on the Internet Archive.org web site

Births

Marriages

Deaths

References

Adjacent towns: Oxford Co.: Byron | Newry | Roxbury | Rumford | North-Oxford-Unorganized