York County Databases
Towns In York County (Includes town-specific pages)
Official York County Government Site
Maine Counties Map (Present-day) and links to other Maine Counties
York County Newspapers
UNH Dimond Library Historic USGS Maps of Maine
Old Maps (1895 Maine Atlas on-line, plus old maps with family names for sale)
A Very Grave Matter [includes photos of headstones in York Village]
Maine State-wide Databases and Archives
About your York County, Maine Host
USGenWeb Lookup Policy and Copyright Notice
At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. The Maine USGenWeb Project is an extension of the KYGenWeb Project. The person responsible for York County is Tom Raynor. Please contact me if you have any questions or comments about the York County Pages.
Do you have any data you would like to share? Know of any web pages that would be of interest to other York researchers? Would you be willing to volunteer your time to do data entry? E-Mail me.
Does anyone know where I can find a map of York County, that would not violate any copyrights? Specifically, I'd like one with political boundaries (town lines), similar to the existing State Map.
Pam Rietsch has generously made available on-line a scanned-in copy of an 1895 Atlas. Furthermore, she has catalogued and made available data about each town listed in the atlas:
York County Only (Excerpt from above) (160K)
Old maps from the 1700s and 1800s are often available for many New England towns. These maps typically have all buildings identified, along with the owner's name in many cases. They can be of great use to genealogists, but of course you never know if that key piece of information you need is on there until you buy it.
Check with the local town hall or zoning office first. I've been told that they sometimes have old maps of their towns available for a nominal fee.
There are also two local companies I know of that offer old New England maps for sale.
These companies are not associated with or endorsed by the USGenWeb project, but they appear to be useful local resources, so I feel it is appropriate to include the following links to their web pages:
I am excited about hosting the York, Maine USGenWeb page. I am a genealogy hobbyist and a Systems Programmer with some experience with the 'web.
I don't personally have any databases of York-specific information, nor do I find as much time as I'd like to do research in York county. In other words, I am probably not the best one to send your queries about individuals to.
What I can offer is a way for you to find other researchers who do have your answers - our query database, lookup volunteers, and a surname registry.
- Tom Raynor
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