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Our Research Center is visited by a wide variety of patrons. We have vast holdings for genealogists. We have historical records and early photographs for students looking for historical information. Students use our records to find early town maps and ancestral images. We have an amazing variety of files and folders. Our photograph collection covers years of Dixfield growth and change. Copies suitable for framing may be ordered of any of our prints through our Photograph Album. Come and visit. There is something here to amaze everyone.  

We have over 8,000 names in our database of people that were born, lived and/or died in Dixfield and Mexico, Maine, from the date of the first settlers.  If you are looking for information, e-mail Jane at and she will research and e-mail the information to you for FREE.

RESEARCH CENTER HOLDINGS - Here's a small sampling of our collection
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Stories of Dixfield
Story of the Toothpick Mill

Frank Stanley's Scrapbook
1873-1947
Masonic Lodge - King Hiram History
1926 History of Dixfield- Ada Smith
1959 History of Dixfield - Isabel Russell

Dixfield Cemetery Records
Dunn Cemetery

Eddy Cemetery
Eustis Cemetery
Greenwood Cemetery - not yet verified
Holman Cemetery
Riverside - Norcross Yard - not yet verified
Science Hill Cemetery
Severy Hill Cemetery

 
Vital Statistics Records
1805-1820 Probate Records
Some 1821-1879 Marriages

Isaac Wait's Dixfield Death Records
Bessie's Birthday Book
   

Dixfield Maps
Dixfield Town Map 1880 photo
Greater Dixfield Map 1880 photo
Oxford County Map 1880 photo
Dixfield Birdseye View 1896 photo (616 KB)
Dixfield Birdseye View 1896 (3.9 MB)

 

Diary Transcriptions
1859 diary of Henry W Park 1905 diary of Jane Trask
1860 Missionary Sea Journey to Africa 1915 diary of Jane Trask
1863 diary of Oscar Trask 1916 diary of Louise Trask
1865 diary of JL Park 1916 diary of Jane Trask
1883 diary of Oscar Trask 1917 diary of Bessie Trask
1885 diary of Oscar Trask 1918 diary of Bessie Trask
1892 diary of Louise Trask 1919 diary of Bessie Trask
1893 diary of Oscar Trask 1925 diary of Bessie Trask Horne
  1928 diary of Bessie Trask Horne
  1933 diary of Bessie Trask Horne
  1934 diary of Bessie Trask Horne
  1935 diary of Bessie Trask Horne
  1936 diary of Bessie Trask Horne
  1937 diary of Bessie Trask Horne

Early Dixfield Letters
Barnard and Root letters 1855-1863

Of course, there are many other resources in DHS’s Research Center that often prove useful to the researcher. A census record from the mid-19th century might tell you where your relatives lived and even their occupations. There are probate records and land deeds as well as obituaries and hundreds of photographs and scrapbook articles. Contact us or stop in for a visit to see if DHS’s Research Center has the resource you need!

 
Dixfield Historical Society
63 Main St., P.O. Box 182
Dixfield, ME 04224-0182

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