Waldo County, Maine Genealogy Guide

Waldo County, Maine (Map It) was created on February 7, 1827 from parts of Hancock County, Kennebec County and Lincoln County. This county was named in honor of Samuel Waldo, Maine landowner and a colonial soldier in the 1745 siege of Louisbourg.Learn More About State of Maine History

Waldo County is bordered by Penobscot County (northeast), Hancock County (east), Knox County (south), Lincoln County (southwest), Kennebec County (west), Somerset County (northwest).

Waldo County Cities and Towns include Belfast, Belmont, Brooks, Burnham, Frankfort, Freedom, Islesboro, Jackson, Knox, Liberty, Lincolnville, Monroe, Montville, Morrill, Northport, Palermo, Prospect, Searsmont, Searsport, Stockton Springs, Swanville, Thorndike, Troy, Unity, Waldo, Winterport.

Waldo County, Maine Courthouse Records

Waldo County, Maine Courthouse
Waldo County, ME Courthouse

The Waldo County Courthouse is located in Belfast, Maine. Learn More About State of Maine Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Waldo county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Waldo County Registry of Deeds has Land Records:1789; Includes Hancock deeds covering Waldo land before county formation.. The County Registry of Deeds is the place where all transactions of a Real Property nature are recorded so that the public is made aware of their existence. Deeds, mortgages, tax liens, water liens, declaration of homestead and many other kinds of documents regarding the title and ownership of real estate are noted permanently in official records.
  • Waldo County Clerk of Probate Court has Probate Records:1827. The County Clerk of Probate Court has has had several relating definitions over the years: the Widows and Orphans Court; the Poor Court; and the Court of Protection. All of these terms fit the description of the Probate Court.The Probate Court carries out the following procedures: Adoptions, Guardianship of Minors, Guardianships, Conservatorships, Change of Names, Estates, Trusts and Beginning Sept. 18, 1999 - Support of Enforcement.
  • Waldo County Town Clerks has copies of vital records (birth, marriage, divorce and death records). Clerks respond to inquiries regarding vital records, since most have indexes available. Some of the Clerks records have been transfered to the Maine State Archives

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