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Registries Of Deeds
Historically: Maine/ownership derives from a few original land grants directly or indirectly from the King of England. Below is a chronology of Maine's counties. Records prior to 1658 for the most part are archived in the Suffolk County Courthouse in Boston, Massachusetts. Although titles are rarely searched back that far, it is necessary from time to time and has happened in the recent past as recent court cases have demonstrated. For more information, please visit http://www/state.me.us/sos/arc/archives/land1.htm.