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Maine Land Office
Records of the Maine Land OfficeThe following selected list summarizes the principle series contained in the records of the Maine Land Office.
Deeds and Related Materials, 1749-1949
Field Notes, 1803-1890
The field notes give information about boundary lines, forest growth, topography, distances, and related information about the areas surveyed. They frequently contain information about hardships or unusual occurrances encountered during the survey.
The maps prepared by the Massachusetts and Maine Land Offices, or accumulated by those agencies and the Maine Forestry Department represent various surveys and lottings of boundary lines undertaken since the Eighteenth Century. From time to time, the Maine Legislature authorized funds for the copying of early maps of Maine held by Massachusetts for the benefit of the Land Office. Other maps included in this series were prepared by various private concerns and acquired by the Forestry Department. A comprehensive index to the maps is arranged by the various counties of the State; and thereunder by town, township or plantation.
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