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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 Boothbay and Southport, Maine (#80)

$50.00 each

MGS Special Publication #80
(Vital Records of Boothbay and Southport, Maine)

Compiled By: Marlene A. Groves
Pages: 864
ISBN: 978-0-9965698-8-0
Original Publication Year: 2018
Every Name Index: 30,512 entries

Non-Member Price: $50
Member Price: $40

About The Book: The town of Boothbay is located on the coast of Maine in Lincoln County and is approximately 57 miles northeast of Portland by automobile. Early settlements were destroyed twice during the King Philip’s War and King William’s War and not permanently established again until around 1729. The town of Boothbay was incorporated 3 Nov. 1764 as the 17th town in Maine. On 12 Feb. 1842 part of Boothbay was set off to form the town of Townsend as the 355th town in Maine. The name of the town of Townsend was changed to Southport on 12 June 1850. On 16 Feb. 1889 another portion of Boothbay was set off and incorporated as Boothbay Harbor and the 452nd town in Maine. Boothbay’s population rose from 997 according to the 1790 federal census to a high point of 3,575 in 1880 and dropping to 1,718 residents in 1890. This would have been just after Boothbay Harbor was set off as a separate town. When the town of Southport was set off from Boothbay in 1842, Southport’s census in 1850 showed a  population of 543. The population of Southport peaked at the time of the next census in 1860 with 709 residents.  


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