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


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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


Description[edit | edit source]

The County was named for the Indian word meaning "mouth of the big river". The County has Bath as its seat and the County was created February 14, 1854. The County is located in the southwest area of the state.[1]

Sagadahoc County, Maine Record Dates[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[2]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1892 1892 1892 1854 1854 1854 1790
Statewide registration for births and deaths started in 1892. General compliance year unknown.

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

  • Town Clerks have birth, marriage and death records.
  • Clerk District Court has divorce records.
  • Clerk Superior Court has court records.
  • 1854 - Register of Probate has probate records from 1854.
  • 1854 - Register of Deeds has land records from 1854. [3]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1854 - Created 14 March 1854 from Lincoln County. [4]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

MaineCumberland CountyAndroscoggin CountyKennebec CountyLincoln CountySagadahoc CountyTopshamBowdoinRichmondPerkins TownshipLong IslandYarmouthPortlandCumberlandBowdoinhamWoolwichBathWest BathPhippsburgArrowsicGeorgetownBrunswickHarpswellChebeague IslandFreeportDurhamLisbonLewistonSabattusGreeneWalesLeedsMonmouthLichfieldWest GardinerGardinerFarmingdaleChelseaRandolphPittstonWhitefieldJeffersonAlnaDresdenWiscassetNewcastleEdgecombWestport IslandBoothbayBoothbay HarborSouthport
Modern town borders in Sagadahoc County, Maine. Towns with records are named in black. Unincorporated green places usually lack records.

Neighboring Counties

Cumberland | Androscoggin | Kennebec | Lincoln

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this census area:[5]

Cities
Towns
Villages
Census-designated places
Unorganized territories
Ghost towns


Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

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

Church[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Local histories are available for Sagadahoc 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[edit | edit source]

Sagadahoc CountyKennebec CountyLincoln CountyCumberland CountyAndroscoggin CountyME Sagadahoc.jpg
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military[edit | edit source]

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]
Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Sagadahoc 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 Sagadahoc County, Maine Genealogy:

- 3rd Regiment, Maine Infantry , Company A

Online Records

World War I[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Finding More Maine Newspapers[edit source]

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

Probate[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records

Taxation[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Sagadahoc County, Maine" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagadahoc_County,_Maine."
  2. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Sagadahoc County, Maine. Page 304-305 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 275.
  3. 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.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), 181. [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Sagadahoc County, Maine," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagadahoc_County,_Maine, accessed 24 July 2019.
  6. (For further details see Maine townships.)

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