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Vital Records of ThomastonOur Vital Records series includes data from early town records as transcribed from images of original documents. Births, Deaths, and Marriages are just some of the records that have been transcribed as part of this collection. Also included in some books are early church records, warnings out, cattle marks, town meeting information and disputes between neighbors.  There is a wealth of information in town vital records and we're extremely proud to be able to share this information with the masses.
As with the Maine Families series, Vital Records books are transcribed by volunteers willing to share their time and passion for Maine genealogical research with others.


Click Here for a list of the most common surnames found in our Vital Records collection.

A complete listing of Vital Records publications is available below in our online store, and in the MGS Booklist

Interested In Transcribing for MGS?

Marlene Groves, a prolific submitter to our Vital Records series has written a Guide for Transcribers of Maine Vital Records for anyone interested in supporting this project.

Vital Records of Stetson, Maine #92

92stetson
$28.00 each

MGS Special Publication #92

Compiled by: Julie Shepardson Brownie

Pages: viii and 244 softcover

ISBN: 978-1-949083-08-8

Every Name Index: 9,150 entries

Non Member Price: $28

Member Price: $20

February 2022

About the Book: Stetson Maine is located in the southwest corner of Penobscot County, bordering Exeter, Newport, Etna, Carmel, and Levant.

In 1800 white settlers began to appear, Robert Patten is given credit for being the first. The earliest settlers included Isaac and Elizabeth (Sweet) Clark, Jeremiah and Mary Ann (Coburn) Goodwin, James and Clarissa (Wiggin) Rogers, and Thorndike/Thorndick and Sally (Cole) Allen.  The population in 1830 was 114. But within 10 years the population grew to 616!

This book includes 3 books of records available on microfilm, and 6 others that were never microfilmed. It includes Births, Marriages, and Deaths ca 1800 to 1939, except for some years that do not appear to survive.

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