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Revision as of 19:49, 9 July 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png Sagadahoc County

Guide to Sagadahoc County Maine genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records
Sagadahoc County, Maine
Map
Map of Maine highlighting Sagadahoc County
Location in the state of Maine
Facts
Founded March 14, 1854
County Seat Bath
Courthouse
Address Sagadahoc County Courthouse
PO Box 246
Bath, ME 04530-0246
Phone: 207.443.8200
Sagadahoc County Website

Contents

County Courthouse

Town Clerks have birth, marriage and death records.
Clerk District Court has divorce records.
Clerk Superior Court has court records.
Register of Probate has probate records from 1854.
Register of Deeds has land records from 1854. [1]

History

Parent County

Created 14 March 1854 from Lincoln County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

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Modern town borders in Sagadahoc County, Maine. Towns with records are named in black. Unincorporated green places usually lack records.

Towns

Extinct Town 

Unorganized Territory

Communities

  • Richmond
  • Topsham

Village:

  • Iceboro

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. For general information about Maine denominations, view the Maine Church Records wiki page.

Court

Gazetteers

Land

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Maine Land and Property for additional information about early Maine land grants. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse and where records are currently housed.

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Probate records for Washington County, Maine can be found at https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1930294

Taxation

Maine tax records complement land records and can be used to supplement the years between censuses. There may be gaps of several years in the records.

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sagadahoc County, Maine page 305, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.