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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Waldo County'''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine Genealogy|Maine]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Waldo County'''
  
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Guide to '''Waldo County, Maine ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
  
[[Image:Me-waldo.png|right|300px|Me-waldo.png]]  
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{{Click|Image:ME_ORP.png|Maine Online Genealogy Records}}{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Waldo County
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| county_map = Me-waldo.png
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| state = Maine
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| founded year = 1827
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| founded date = February 7
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| seat = [[Belfast, Maine|Belfast]]
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| building image =
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| building address = Waldo County Courthouse<br> 73 Church Street<br>Belfast, ME 04915-1705<br>Phone: 207.338.3282<br>[http://www.waldocountyme.gov/ '''Waldo County Website'''] }}
  
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
 
=== County Courthouse  ===
  
[http://www.waldocountyme.gov/ Waldo County&nbsp;Courthouse]<br>73 Church Street<br>Belfast, ME 04915-1705<br>Phone: 207.338.3282&nbsp;<br><br>County Clerk has marriage records 1828-1887, divorce and court records from 1828. <br>City or Town Clerks have birth, marriage, death and burial records. <br>Probate Court has probate records. <br>Register of Deeds has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Waldo County, Maine page 305, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
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*''County Clerk'' has marriage records 1828-1887, divorce and court records from 1828. <br>
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*''City or Town Clerks'' have birth, marriage, death and burial records. <br>
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*''Probate Court'' has probate records. <br>
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*''Register of Deeds'' has land records. <ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Waldo County, Maine page 305, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
Created 7 February 1827 from parts of [[Hancock County, Maine|Hancock]] and [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln]] counties. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>  
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'''1827''' - Created 7 February 1827 from parts of [[Hancock County, Maine Genealogy|Hancock]] and [[Lincoln County, Maine Genealogy|Lincoln]] counties. <ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*One part set off to create [[Knox County, Maine|Knox]] County 1 April 1860. <ref name="HBG">[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
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*'''1860''' - One part set off to create [[Knox County, Maine Genealogy|Knox]] County 1 April 1860. <ref>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092referer=brief_results ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].</ref>
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
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=== Places / Localities  ===
 
=== Places / Localities  ===
  
[[Image:{{MEWaldoCoTownsMap}}]]'''City''' &nbsp; • [[Belfast, Maine|Belfast]]<br><br>
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{{MEWaldoCoTownsMap}}'''Towns'''  
  
'''Towns'''
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*Belmont  
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*[[Belfast, Maine|Belfast]] (City)
*Brooks  
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*[[Belmont, Maine|Belmont]]
*Burnham  
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*[[Brooks, Maine|Brooks]]
*Frankfort  
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*[[Burnham, Maine|Burnham]]
*Freedom  
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*[[Frankfort, Maine|Frankfort]]
*Islesboro  
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*[[Freedom, Maine|Freedom]]
*Jackson  
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*[[Islesboro, Maine|Islesboro]]
*Knox
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*[[Jackson, Maine|Jackson]]
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*[[Knox, Maine|Knox]]
  
 
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*Liberty  
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*[[Liberty, Maine|Liberty]]
*Lincolnville  
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*[[Lincolnville, Maine|Lincolnville]]
*Monroe  
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*[[Monroe, Maine|Monroe]]
*Montville  
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*[[Montville, Maine|Montville]]
*Morrill  
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*[[Morrill, Maine|Morrill]]
*Northport  
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*[[Northport, Maine|Northport]]
*Palermo  
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*[[Palermo, Maine|Palermo]]
*Prospect  
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*[[Prospect, Maine|Prospect]]
*Searsmont
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*[[Searsmont, Maine|Searsmont]]
  
 
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*[[Searsport, Maine|Searsport]]
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*[[Stockton Springs, Maine|Stockton Springs]]
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*[[Swanville, Maine|Swanville]]
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*[[Thorndike, Maine|Thorndike]]
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*[[Troy, Maine|Troy]]
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*[[Unity, Maine|Unity]]
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*[[Waldo, Maine|Waldo]]
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*[[Winterport, Maine|Winterport]]
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'''Extinct town:'''<ref>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.</ref> &nbsp;{{AutoLink|North Anson, Maine|North Anson}}<ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 117. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>
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'''Communities'''
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*Searsport  
 
*Searsport  
*Stockton Springs
 
*Swanville
 
*Thorndike
 
*Troy
 
 
*Unity  
 
*Unity  
*Waldo
 
 
*Winterport
 
*Winterport
  
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'''Village'''
  
'''Communities''' &nbsp; • Searsport &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; • Unity &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; • Winterport
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*East Thorndike
  
'''Village''' &nbsp; • East Thorndike
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'''Neighboring Counties'''  
  
'''Extinct towns''' &nbsp; • North Anson<ref>Michael J. Leclerc, ''Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research'', 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 117. {{WorldCat|779626228|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1967587|item|disp=FHL Book 974 D27g 2012}}.</ref>
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[[Hancock County, Maine Genealogy|Hancock]] | [[Kennebec County, Maine Genealogy|Kennebec]] | [[Knox County, Maine Genealogy|Knox]] | [[Lincoln County, Maine Genealogy|Lincoln]] | [[Penobscot County, Maine Genealogy|Penobscot]] | [[Somerset County, Maine Genealogy|Somerset]]  
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
 
[[Hancock County, Maine|Hancock]] | [[Kennebec County, Maine|Kennebec]] | [[Knox County, Maine|Knox]] | [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln]] | [[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] | [[Somerset County, Maine|Somerset]]
 
  
 
=== Resources  ===
 
=== Resources  ===
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*'''1676-1918''' - {{RecordSearch|1985567|Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1780-1999''' - {{RecordSearch|2242146|Maine, J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1999}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=23&GScnty=1224&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|417216|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=23&CScnty=1224 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~meandrhs/census/resources/waldo/ USGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Waldo+Maine&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Maine&county=Waldo&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/waldo/mewaldo.htm USGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/maine/waldo.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.interment.net/us/me/waldo.htm ME Interment]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Maine Cemeteries|Maine Cemeteries]] for more information.
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==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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{{ME Church Intro}}
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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*'''1718-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1877829|Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
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*'''1837 - 1965''' - {{RecordSearch|2303027|Maine & Massachusetts Case Files of Deceased and Deserted Seamen 1837-1965}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - images
  
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
 
==== Gazetteers  ====
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
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{{ME Land Intro}}
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*'''1718-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1877829|Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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{{ME History Intro}}
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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[[Image:Mewaldo.jpg]]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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*'''1676 - 1918''' - {{RecordSearch|1985567|Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1718 - 1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1877829|Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== Revolutionary War =====
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*'''1835 - 1838''' - {{RecordSearch|1881491|Maine Revolutionary War Bounty Land Applications 1835-1838}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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===== Civil War  =====
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{{VAciv}}
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:- [[4th Regiment, Maine Infantry|4th Regiment, Maine Infantry&nbsp;]]
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===== World War I =====
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*'''1917 - 1919''' - {{RecordSearch|1807269|Maine, World War I Draft Registration Index, 1917-1919}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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==== Naturalization ====
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*'''1718-1957''' - {{RecordSearch|1877829|Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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{{ME Newspaper abstracts|Waldo}}
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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{{ME Probate Intro|Waldo}}
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1584 – 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8994 Maine Wills and Probate Records 1584-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com Ancestry.com] — images and index $
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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{{ME Tax Intro}}
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
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{{ME Vital Intro}}
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*'''1670 - 1921''' - {{RecordSearch|1803978|Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
 
=== Societies and Libraries  ===
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
=== Web Sites  ===
 
=== Web Sites  ===
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mewaldo/index.htm The Waldo County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [[MEGenWeb|The MEGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
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*[http://theusgenweb.org/me/waldo/index.htm The Waldo County MEGenWeb Project], an member of [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~megenweb// The MEGenWeb Project], an affiliate of [http://www.usgenweb.org/ The USGenWeb Project].  
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/waldo/mewaldo.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Waldo County  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/waldo/mewaldo.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Waldo County.
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/waldo/mewaldo.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Waldo County (backup site)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/me/waldo/mewaldo.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Waldo County (backup site).
*{{FHL|Maine%2C+Waldo|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library catalog for Waldo County
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results?count=20&query=%2Bsubject%3AMaine%2C%20%2Bsubject%3AWaldo FamilySearch.org] FamilySearch Catalog for Waldo County.
  
 
=== References  ===
 
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Guide to Waldo County, Maine ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.


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Waldo County, Maine
Map
Map of Maine highlighting Waldo County
Location in the state of Maine
Facts
Founded February 7, 1827
County Seat Belfast
Courthouse
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]

History

Parent County

1827 - Created 7 February 1827 from parts of Hancock and Lincoln counties. [2]

Boundary Changes

  • 1860 - One part set off to create Knox County 1 April 1860. [3]

Record Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Places / Localities

Towns

Extinct town:[4]  North Anson[5]

Communities

  • Searsport
  • Unity
  • Winterport

Village

  • East Thorndike

Neighboring Counties

Hancock | Kennebec | Knox | Lincoln | Penobscot | Somerset

Resources

Cemeteries

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
USGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
USGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
ME Interment
Billion Graves
See Maine Cemeteries for more information.

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

Emigration and Immigration

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

Local histories are available for Waldo County, Maine Genealogy. County histories may include biographies, church, school and government history, and military information. For more information about local histories, see the wiki page section Maine Local Histories.

Maps

Mewaldo.jpg

Military

Revolutionary War
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Waldo County, Maine Genealogy served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Waldo County, Maine Genealogy:

- 4th Regiment, Maine Infantry 
World War I

Naturalization

Newspapers

Finding More Maine Newspapers

Additional newspapers abstracts can sometimes be found using search phrases such as Waldo County, Maine Genealogy newspapers in online catalogs like:

Probate

Online Probate Records

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

In Maine, vital records are kept by town clerks or selectmen. Although some towns have existed since the 1650s, most vital records date from about 1700. The vital statistics are often arranged by family. For more information, see the Wiki page for the town and the Wiki page, Maine Vital Records.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Web Sites

References

  1. 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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  4. 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.
  5. 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.