The Easton Town Clerk’s Office does not charge for genealogy searches but because there is only one clerk in the office, you may be required to make an appointment. Email has become a very effective way of requesting information. You may email the Town Clerk at townclerk@easton.sweet-egg.linkswebhosting.com. Specific questions regarding office policy for genealogy research in Easton should be directed to the Town Clerk’s Office at (207) 488-6652.

Helpful hints

  • Prior to 1892, towns were not required to file records of birth, marriage, and death. Some towns have records from before 1892, but these are not a complete recording of events.
  • Unsure where the event took place? Begin by contacting the State of Maine Office of Vital Records. They maintain copies of records from every town and city in Maine. You can reach that office at (207) 287-3184.
  • Be sure to check family Bibles, city directories, obituaries, old maps, old photographs, town history books, and old newspapers for information.
  • State Archives keeps a list of professional genealogists who will provide research for a fee.

Helpful Websites

Genealogy Research

Town of Easton Municipal Records

Birth, marriage, and death records are available for Easton residents if the event took place in Easton (example – a child born at home, or death occurring in Easton). Records before 1892 are not a complete listing. If you need a certified copy of a record, you will need to fill out an application and show proper photo identification, as well as proof of lineage.

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. In order to inspect these documents, or to obtain copies, an individual must prove that they are permitted by law to do so. The fee for the first copy of a certified record is $15. Any additional certified copies of the same record are $6 each. Make checks payable to the Town of Easton.

The Town Office hours are:

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays – 8 AM to 4:30 PM

Tuesdays – 8 AM to 6 PM

Fridays – 8 AM to 3 PM

List of Agencies & Organizations for Genealogy Research