MGS Special Publication #38
Compiled By: Marlene A. Groves, CG Pages: 512 ISBN: 0-89725-439-2 Original Publication Year: 2001 Every Name Index: 31,041 entries
Non-Member Price: $59 Member Price: $45
About The Book: Thomaston’s records are quite old, with many records of birth as early as the mid-1700s, although settlement of the town did not occur until a bit later. The earliest family records often contain a great deal of information about the parents, showing when and where they were born and married and often when they came to the area. Delayed records of birth have been included as well. Many deaths of family members are recorded in the family registers, with some after the year 1892. The earliest record of marriage intentions in Thomaston is dated May 9, 1777, and until 1841 these were recorded in the books of town records. Intermingled with the records of town meetings are marriage intentions, marriage records, family births, sheep and cattle marks, some warnings out and even deeds for church pews. Marlene has extracted these vital records from the town meeting records. This book will make a fine companion to the Vital Records of Rockland, Maine and the Vital Records of South Thomaston, Maine, especially so since the records in this book pertain to families which later resided in either Rockland or South Thomaston, following the 1848 separation date.