Waldo County Town Reports

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Waldo County Town Reports

Waldo County was formed in 1827 from lands in Hancock and Lincoln counties.  In 1860, land was set off to create Knox County.  Today the county has a total area of 853 square miles, of which 14% is water (lakes and rivers).

In 1630, England granted a grant of land called the Muscongus Patent to enable trading with the local Indian populations.  When the Indian Wars started in 1675, trading stopped and the patent lay dormant until 1719.  By then the patent had descended to Thomas Leverett who was then the president of Harvard College.  He formed a group of ten Massachusetts men called the Lincolnshire Proprietors and lay claim to the land.  They hired General Samuel Waldo (1696-1759) as their land agent for the area. He acquired a controlling interest in 1729, at which time it became known as the Waldo Patent.  Waldo, a Boston merchant and land speculator, also served as a brigadier-general during King George’s War (1744-1748), one of the Indian Wars in America.

Waldo County was formed in 1827 from lands in Hancock and Lincoln counties.  In 1860, land was set off to create Knox County.  Today the county has a total area of 853 square miles, of which 14% is water (lakes and rivers).

Waldo County
Waldo County

Waldo County contains the city of Belfast and 25 towns.  Over the years, Belfast and each of the towns has published annual town reports, many of which include listings of births, marriages, or deaths within the prior year.  Volunteers at the Belfast Free Library have extracted information from these vital records, which are now available on this website.

Note:  Many town records are recorded for a municipal year or fiscal year, which may be different from the calendar year.  For example, the 1936 Annual Report for Jackson is actually for the municipal year ending on 15 February 1937.  Thus, while most of the data is for the calendar year 1936, entries in January and early February are for the year 1937.  So please check each volume to determine the dates included.

Search by Surname

The alphabetical links below provide every-name indexes to these records.

A B C D-E F-G
H I-J-K L M N-O
P-Q R S T-U-V W-X-Y-Z

The towns of Monroe, Swanville, and Waldo did not include any vital record information in their annual reports, so they are not included in this index.

Browse by Town

Click the links below to open the vital records data page for each of the following towns in Waldo county.

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