MGS Special Publication #67
Edited By: John F. Battick, Ph.D. and Nancy Klimavicz Battick, M.A.
3 Volume set Vol I – Dover (876 pages) Vol II – Foxcroft (768 pages) Vol III – Every Name Index (324 pages) with 61,300 entries
ISBN: 0-89725-901-7 Original Publication Year: 2010
Non-Member Price: $249 Member Price: $195
About The Set: John and Nancy Battick have transcribed a wealth of data from the records of Dover-Foxcroft from the time of each town’s individual incorporation to a short period after the towns were merged together. The towns were each settled early, Dover in 1799 (incorporated in 1822) and Foxcroft in 1806 (incorporated in 1812) and the towns were merged together in 1822. Fortunately for genealogists, each town kept numerous records with none lost or missing although the condition of the original volumes varies greatly. Along with the usual births, deaths and marriages, the Batticks have discovered pew deeds, ear marks of settlers, with original images incorporated into the text.
There was an influx of immigrants from Canada, Scandinavia, Lithuania and other areas in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries adding to considerable confusion in the recording of foreign-sounding names.
Many folks were recorded in the records for these towns who never actually settled there so it is conceivable many researchers will find an ancestor who was born or married in either of these towns. Well worth having on your bookshelf!