Waldo County, Maine Genealogy

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=== Places / Localities  ===
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{{MEWaldoCoTownsMap}}'''City''' &nbsp; • [[Belfast, Maine|Belfast]]<br><br>
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*[[Belfast, Maine|Belfast]] (City)
*[[Belmont, Maine|Belmont]]
*[[Brooks, Maine|Brooks]]
*[[Burnham, Maine|Burnham]]
*[[Frankfort, Maine|Frankfort]]
*[[Freedom, Maine|Freedom]]
*[[Islesboro, Maine|Islesboro]]
*[[Jackson, Maine|Jackson]]
*[[Knox, Maine|Knox]]
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*[[Liberty, Maine|Liberty]]
*[[Lincolnville, Maine|Lincolnville]]
*[[Monroe, Maine|Monroe]]
*[[Montville, Maine|Montville]]
*[[Morrill, Maine|Morrill]]
*[[Northport, Maine|Northport]]
*[[Palermo, Maine|Palermo]]
*[[Prospect, Maine|Prospect]]
*[[Searsmont, Maine|Searsmont]]
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*[[Searsport, Maine|Searsport]]
*Stockton Springs  
*[[Stockton Springs, Maine|Stockton Springs]]
*[[Swanville, Maine|Swanville]]
*[[Thorndike, Maine|Thorndike]]
*[[Troy, Maine|Troy]]
*[[Unity, Maine|Unity]]
*[[Waldo, Maine|Waldo]]
*[[Winterport, Maine|Winterport]]

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United States Gotoarrow.png Maine Gotoarrow.png Waldo County

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

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Online Records

Waldo County, Maine
Map of Maine highlighting Waldo County
Location in the state of Maine
Founded February 7, 1827
County Seat Belfast
Address Waldo County Courthouse
73 Church Street
Belfast, ME 04915-1705
Phone: 207.338.3282
Waldo County Website


County Courthouse

County Clerk has marriage records 1828-1887, divorce and court records from 1828.
City or Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records.
Probate Court has probate records.
Register of Deeds has land records. [1]


Parent County

Created 7 February 1827 from parts of Hancock and Lincoln counties. [1]

Boundary Changes

  • One part set off to create Knox County 1 April 1860. [1]

Record Loss

Places / Localities

MaineWaldo CountyPenobscot CountyHancock CountyKnox CountyLincoln CountyKennebec CountySomerset CountyEagle IslandHurricane Isle (now part of Vinalhaven)Muscle Ridge Shoals TownshipLouds Island (aka Muscongus Isle Plantation)BurnhamTroyUnityThorndikeJacksonMonroeWinterportFrankfortProspectStockton SpringsSearsportSwanvilleBelfastWaldoBrooksKnoxFreedomMontvillePalermoLibertySearsmontMorrillBelmontLincolnvilleNorthportIslesboroStoningtonIsle au HautDeer IsleSedgwickBrooksvilleCastineBlue HillPenobscotVerona IslandOrlandBucksportDedhamEddingtonHoldenOrringtonBrewerVeazieBangorHampdenHermonCarmelNewburghDixmontEtnaPlymouthNewportPalmyraDetroitPittsfieldHartlandCanaanCornvilleSkowheganFairfieldClintonUnity TownshipBentonWatervilleWinslowAlbionChinaVassalboroAugustaWindsorSomervilleHibberts GoreWhitefieldJeffersonWaldoboroNobleboroAlnaNewcastleDamariscottaBremenBristolSouth BristolEdgecombWiscassetWashingtonUnionAppletonHopeCamdenRockportWarrenRocklandThomastonOwls HeadSouth ThomastonFriendshipCushingSaint GeorgeNorth HavenVinalhaven
Modern town borders in Waldo County, Maine. Towns with records are named in black. Unincorporated green places usually lack records.


Extinct town:[2]  North Anson[3]

Communities   • Searsport          • Unity          • Winterport

Village   • East Thorndike

Neighboring Counties

Hancock | Kennebec | Knox | Lincoln | Penobscot | Somerset







Local Histories






Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Waldo County, Maine page 305, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. Before an extinct town was discontinued, it created official town records of interest to genealogists. For preservation these records were usually turned over to a nearby functioning town in the same county.
  3. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 117. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.