I'm trying to find  adoption papers for Abby R. Burgess of Monroe, Maine. She is listed in the 1900 Census as the adotped daughter of William K and Jennie  Burgess.  I bellieve her biological parents are William and Mary Smith of Brownville, Maine, relatives of mine.  Both biological parents died and left five children.

How does one go about finding Maine adoption papers for 1900?

Thank you,


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Comment by Barbara Foster on December 8, 2014 at 2:53pm

I had some like that in my own family.  I went to the clerk of court who help me look up the records.  I don't know at what time they became sealed, but I don't think it is the same now.  Hope that helps.  Good luck.  


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