Tracing Sebago Families

Finding information about the families of the early settlers in Sebago is tricky. Towns kept spotty records in those days; it wasn't until 1864 that the state legislature directed town clerks to collect birth, death and marriage information, and many towns ignored the requirement until it was stiffened in 1892. Furthermore, the earliest town records were lost in a fire at the town hall in the mid nineteenth century. Check our cemetery listings for the best information on the first two generations of Sebago residents.

The records we do have are presented below as text documents. We are working on making them into a searchable database. Please check back.

By law, Maine birth records less than 75 years old, marriage records less than 50 years old, death records less than 25 years old and fetal deaths less than 50 years old are considered to be private.

See our Resources page for links to other sources of information.

Census of 1860

The Census records the head of each household in the town, along with his family and any laborers living with them. The age of each resident is recorded, along with the occupation of all adults. They are listed geographically.

Births 1844-1901

This listing of births is complied from various sources and is now searchable. Births were often not registered during this period, and the list does not include all births in the town.

Marriages 1872-1910

In most cases, the marriage records show the names and ages of bride and groom, the towns they reside in, the names of each of their parents, and the date and location of the ceremony. They are arranged alphabetically by the name of the groom.

Register of the marriage of Daniel Hill and Polly Lakin
Filing to marry, 1799