I'm trying to locate records from Kennebec County Supreme Judicial CourtSession:Oct. 1837Volume & Page:9-169-7017Reference Code:94-74


My ancestor had 3 cases for debt in 1837. Are these records on microfilm or the internet? Is there some other way for me to see these records outside of Maine?

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Comment by Lucinda Bowker Brown on May 4, 2011 at 11:33am

I am not sure if your particular cases are microfilmed - but, I have been able to get court records for myself that were microfiled.

I am not aware of any online database with the actual court cases.

You can either call or email the Maine State Archives. Let them know that you can not make it to the archives, because you are outside of Maine. They are usually very helpful.

Best of luck,
Comment by Chris Dunham on May 4, 2011 at 2:01pm

Maine court records are being put online at FamilySearch, but nothing from Kennebec County yet. They seem to have started at the end of the alphabet (York, Washington, ...), so Kennebec County might be in the next batch.


As Lucinda says, you can contact the Maine State Archives and request a copy.

Comment by Kip on May 4, 2011 at 5:05pm
Thanks folks. I was able to get in contact with the Archives and I am getting the records sent to me in Florida. And it only costs $7.00. Amazing!
Comment by Lucinda Bowker Brown on May 5, 2011 at 7:55am

Great to hear, Kip! Chris - I am glad for the extra information! Familysearch.org has been doing such a great job getting free and searchable records onto their website! I have been transcribing for them for <almost> a year. I have only dealt with the Maine's BMD or Texas. I hope to transcribed some of the court documents!



Comment by Ed Coffin on May 7, 2011 at 4:50pm
Kennebec County Court records are probably found in bound volumes at the Kennebec County Courthouse.   My best recollection when I was last there was that they resided in a room just to the right of the entrance.  Unfortunately, they have had a re-model since I was there last.  If they have been moved from the building then State Archives would be the next place to hunt.


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