York County, Maine Genealogy Guide2016-06-26T23:19:04+00:00

York County, Maine Genealogy Guide

York County, Maine (Map It) was created on November 20, 1652 from the southern part of the District of Maine (originally Yorkshire County, Massachusetts , renamed York County in 1668). This county was named in honor of James, Duke of York, later King James II of England. Learn More About State of Maine History

York County is bordered by Oxford County, Cumberland County (northeast), Rockingham County, New Hampshire  (southwest), Strafford County, New Hampshire  (west), Carroll County, New Hampshire  (northwest).

York County Cities and Towns include Acton, Alfred, Arundel, Berwick, Biddeford, Buxton, Cornish, Dayton, Eliot, Hollis, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Lebanon, Limerick, Limington, Lyman, Newfield, North Berwick, Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, Parsonsfield, Saco, Sanford, Shapleigh, South Berwick, Waterboro, Wells, York.

York County, Maine Courthouse Records

York County, Maine Courthouse
York County, ME Courthouse

The York County Courthouse is located in Alfred, 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 York 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.

  • York County Registry of Deeds has Land Records:1642. 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.
  • York County Clerk of Probate Court has Probate Records:1689. 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.
  • York 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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York County, Maine Vital Records

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