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Camden, Maine

Home of the Windjammers


Camden was incorporated on the 17th of February, 1791 and divided into Rockport and Camden on the 25th of August, 1891.


It is situated on the coast at the intersection of Highways #1, #105, and #52.
Among it's features are Megunticook Lake, Megunticook Mountain, Mount Battie, Bald Mt. and Hosmer's Pond.
Its most historic feature is the Curtis Island Light at the mouth of Camden Harbor.



  • For photocopies of local Birth, Marriage and Death records contact the Camden Town Clerk's Office ,
    click on 'Town Departments" 3rd down on the column on the left,
    and then "Vital Records and Genealogy" 4th one down on the green pop up panel. (not the center white panel).
    There are new restrictions on who may obtain copies of records spelled out on this site.

  • Birth, marriage and death records for Camden residents date back to 1794. However, records before 1892 are not a complete listing.
    Please direct mail requests to: Town Clerk’s Office, Town of Camden, PO Box 1207, Camden, Maine 04843.
    Direct email requests to:
    When requesting genealogy information, please include all known information : names, dates, and location.

    For Cyndi's List Information on   Maine State Records   and click on
    'Maine State Database'

    For information on Probate Records contact the Probate Court.
    Request a photocopy of the 'Petition for Distribution or Administration' or 'Account of Administration' ,
    (whichever is available), for the deceased individual. (Addresses for each county below)
    To view and purchase probate documents online, visit

    For 1636-1760:
    York County Probate Court, 45 Kennebunk Road, Alfred, ME 04002,
    Phone: (207) 324-1577   Fax: (207) 324-0163 Email Us
    Office Hours: Mon - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm Eastern.

    For 1761-1860:
    Lincoln County Probate Court, 32 High Street, PO Box 249, Wiscasset, ME 04578,
    Phone: (207) 882-7392   Fax: (207) 882-4324,
    Office Hours: 8:00-4:00 Eastern

    For 1860-present:
    Knox County Probate Court, 62 Union St., Rockland, ME 04841
    Phone: (207) 594-0427,   Fax: (207) 594-0863,
    Office Hours: 8:00-4:00 Eastern.

  • For information on Deeds of Land to the Registrar of Deeds. Request a photocopy of the record for that individual.
  • For 1636-1760:
    York County Registrar of Deeds, 45 Kennebunk Road, Alfred, ME 04002-0399
    Phone: (207) 324-1576      Fax: (207) 324-2886      
    Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00-4:00 Eastern

  • For 1761-1860:
    Lincoln County Courthouse (Click on 'Registrar of Deeds' in the center panel) 32 High Street, Wiscasset, ME 04578
    Phone (207) 882-7431     Fax: (207) 882-4061
    Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00-4:00 Eastern time.
    $1.00 per page in house, $0.50 per page website charge account customers.
  • For 1860-present:
    Knox County Registrar of Deeds, Knox CountyCourthouse, Debra L. Anderson, 62 Union Street Rockland, ME 04841
    Phone: (207) 594-0411      Fax: (207) 594-0422
    Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00-4:00 Eastern
  • The Camden Area History Center has been renamed the Walsh History Center,    Heather Bilodeau, Director,
    and has been relocated to quarters at the Camden Public Library.
    It is located on the 2nd Floor, 55 Main Street, Camden, ME 04843 and is open Tue. through Sat., 12:00 to 4:00.
    The History Center e-mail is Phone: (207) 236-3440      Fax: (207) 236-6673

       Volunteers With Books   

    To request a lookup from any of the references, click on the address of the owner and ask them politey. Please make your requests as specific as possible.




    'Camden-Rockport Births, Marriages and Deaths to 1892'

    1985, I. Maresh and J. Watts

    Marlene Groves

    'Courier Gazette Vital Records'

    Charles Candage

    Camden Census Records 1800-1880


      Walsh History Center  

    Rockland, Belfast and Camden, Maine Directory 1882 No. 3.


    Walsh History Center

    'Camden City Directories' 1931,
    1937, 1939, 1940, & 1942 through 1985.

    Specify town, year & surname

    George F. Bacon
    Lists residents and businesses alphabetically and by street"

     Walsh History Center   

    Knox County Directory, 1927

    Specify town & surname

     Walsh History Center   

    'History of Camden and Rockport'
    (no surname index)

    1907,Ruel Robinson

    Walsh History Center

    Manning's Rockland, Camden, Rockport, and Thomaston Directory 1947

    H. A. Manning Company

    Walsh History Center

    History of Camden, Maine
    Vol #1 1907-1930, Vol #2 1931-1950
    (no surname index)

    John R. Williams

    Mischele Carleton

    'The YOUNG Family Workbook Mid 1600's to 1991', a Lincolnville/Camden Family, Indexed

    Young, Maresh & Watts

    The Walsh History Center   

  • Sue Watts, USGenWeb Co-ordinator for Camden
  • Camden Town Office
  • Camden Map
  • Camden Cemeteries
  • Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce
  • Camden Chamber of Commerce
  • Return to Knox County Genealogy Page

    Sena Spear Havasy
    KnoxGenWeb Co-ordinator

    The Camden site was last revised May 2015

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