York Historical Records

The York Historical Records page represents a collaboration between Lynn Osgood, York’s current Town Clerk, and James Kences, Town Historian. Both of us believe that access to the town records should be available to everyone seeking the knowledge. Today’s technology allows us to share access to the earliest of the existing records housed at town hall.  


To contact James email jkences@yorkmaine.org

Index to York Town Records 1646-1726

York Town Records 1724-1842

York Town Records 1724-1842

Index to York Town Records 1724-1842

York Constable Book 2

1777 to 1790 Tax Book

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The below links are spreadsheets compiled by James Kences, Town Historian

Searchable Spreadsheets
York Selectboard 1652-1925
Colonial York Families
Colonial York Occupation and Social Status
Matrimonial Alliances 1724-1750
Matrimonial Alliances 1750-1775
Early York Wills
Colonial Mortality
Colonial York Probate
York Town Clerk 1652-1925

The below links are miscellaneous compilations by James Kences, Town Historian on subjects important to York History

Chronology of York History

Doctor John Swett Ledger 1746-1775

Doctor John Swett Ledger
Newspaper Essays
American Revolution Chronology image
Chronolgy of Maine History
History of First Parish Church
Four Centries of York History
English Coastal Exploration
Library Archive

First Parish Cemetery Registry 1890s Courant James Kences August 2023

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The maps below are intended to provide orientation to and complement the included volumes.

Alcocks Neck

Alcocks Neck

York Corner & Vicinity

York Corner and Vicinity

Lower Town

Lower Town

York Village & Vicinity

York Village and Vicinity

1794 Daniel Sewall Map

1794 Daniel Sewall Map

1857 Cadastral Map

1857 Cadastral Map

South Side and Raynes Neck

South Side and Raynes Neck

Family Cemetery Plots

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