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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 Gouldsboro, Maine (#79)

$40.00 each

MGS Special Publication #79 (Vital Records of Gouldsboro, Maine)

Compiled By: Wilfred A Côté
Pages: 320
ISBN: 978-0-9965698-7-3 
Original Publication Year: 2017
Every Name Index: 9,486 entries

Non-Member Price: $39
Member Price: $29

About The Book:
Gouldsboro is the eastern-most town in Hancock County. It occupies most of the Gouldsboro Peninsula and forms part of the eastern border of Frenchman Bay. The earliest permanent settlers of Gouldsboro arrived in 1762. They were part of the eastward migration from communities in southwestern Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts that opened eastern coastal lands in the County of Lincoln in what would later become Hancock and Washington counties in the District of Maine.

The town now known as Gouldsboro was incorporated on February 16, 1789, as Goldsboro, the name being corrected in the original document from Goldsborough in all but one instance. The spelling is an obvious error despite earlier correspondence between inhabitants and the government in Massachusetts in which the name is correctly spelled Gouldsborough. The town was named in honor of Robert Gould, a Boston merchant and township grantee who was instrumental in inducing settlers to establish themselves within the town. Town records show that the town was consistently called Gouldsborough from the beginning. The name was not changed to Gouldsboro until 1887. The town occupied the entire Gouldsboro Peninsula until 1895 when the Town of Winter Harbor was set off.3


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