Records Management

Town of Bar Harbor Municipal Records include birth, marriage, and death records for Bar Harbor (formerly Town of Eden) residents and if the event took place in Bar Harbor.


Records from present date back to the late 1790. Records prior to 1892 are not a complete listing.
  • A fee of $5 per record searched.
  • If record is found, $10 fee includes a photocopy labeled "NOT FOR LEGAL PURPOSES".
  • A $15 fee for a certified copy.
  • Make check payable to Town of Bar Harbor.
Include all known information with the written request such as name, dates, and location. Fees must be paid in advance. Please mail requests to the town clerk or call for an appointment.

Additional Resources

  • Jesup Memorial Library
    34 Mt. Desert Street
    Bar Harbor, ME 04609
  • Bar Harbor Historical Society
    31 Ledgelawn Avenue
    Bar Harbor, ME 04609
  • Maine State Archives- Record from 1892-1922 for each town in the State of Maine.
    84 State House Station, Cultural Building
    Augusta, ME 04333-0084
    Ph: 207-287-5795
  • Office of Vital Statistics- Records from 1923 to present for each town in the State of Maine.
    #11 SHS
    244 Water St.
    Augusta, ME 04333-0011
    Ph: 888-664-9491
  • Maine State Historical Society
    Library Research Center
    485 Congress Street
    Portland, ME 04101
  • National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution- Exclusive cemetery indexes, data from graves of Revolutionary War soldiers, and more.
    Ph: 202-879-3229
  • New England Historic Genealogy Society, Boston. Nation's oldest society.
    Ph: 617-536-5740
  • National Archives - Military records, old census records, ships' passenger lists, etc.
  • RootsWeb
  • Local History and Genealogy Reading Room
  • FamilySearch