Genealogical Research

The State of Maine standardized the manner in which vital records were kept in municipalities in 1892. The City of Westbrook thus has consistent records dating back to that year. However, Clerks in office prior to 1892 generally kept their own style of vital records, though they were not recorded in a standardized manner. Thus, the City of Westbrook has various vital records dating back to the 1700s.


As genealogical research is time consuming, it is not always possible to find a record while a customer waits. We recommend that you contact us at 207-591-8131 or send an email with any genealogical requests so that we may conduct a thorough review of our records.

Please note that professional genealogists will be required to provide a Maine CDC Researcher Card in order to obtain vital records.

Alternative Sources

If we are unable to locate the requested record, please consult the following list of alternative resources:

  • Maine State Archives: The Maine State Archives contains a collection of records and items of historical significance to the State of Maine.
  • Town of Falmouth: The City of Westbrook used to be part of the Town of Falmouth until it separated in 1814.
  • Walker Memorial Library: The Library's Local History Room contains various records such as school yearbooks which may assist you in your research.
  • Westbrook Historical Society: The Westbrook Historical Society maintains various community records of historical value such as newspaper clippings, obituaries and cemetery records.