Washington County is known for its rugged coastline and beautiful scenery, but it is also a place with a long history and a proud heritage. Visit the events and locations highlighted to the right or join and explore the resources of the Washington County Historical & Genealogical Society.

The Washington County Historical and Genealogical Society is a group dedicated to historical preservation and genealogical research in Washington County, Maine. By working together historical societies, genealogists, and researchers can pool their limited resources, collaborate on larger scale projects, and promote each other's work.

Read this attached book: A Story of the Washington County Unorganized Territories, prepared by John Dudley for Washington County Council of Governments March 2017.

Members will receive a quarterly newsletter Weirs & Woods, which features free queries, information and the exchange of genealogical material, in addition to news from the affiliating Washington County historical societies.

Membership in the WCHGS is open to anyone interested in learning more about their family genealogy and/or the history of Washington County and neighboring Charlotte County, New Brunswick.

Officers include: President, Betsy Fitzgerald of Bucks Harbor; Vice President, Celeste Sherman of Machiasport; Secretary, Valdine Atwood of Machias, and Treasurer, Carole Sprague of Marshfield.

Dues for individual members are $10 per year, payable to WCHGS and sent to Carole Sprague, 301 Ridge Road, Marshfield, ME 04654.

Historical societies can affiliate themselves with WCHGS by donating to the Society. All members who wish to receive a copy of Weirs & Woods are encouraged to email Celeste Sherman (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or visit this page for the most recent copy.

Regular meetings of WCHGS will be on a quarterly basis. ‘Extra meetings’ could be held during the year at the approval of the membership.

Betsy Fitzgerald (President): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Celeste Sherman (Vice President): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Valdine Atwood (Secretary): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Carole Sprague (Treasurer): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

List of Washington County Historical Societies


Disclaimer

Washington County endeavors to provide accurate and up-to-date information on this website for your convenience. Please be aware that use of this information is at your own risk as there is always the possibility of inadvertent errors in detail or outdated information. Washington County will not be liable in any way in connection with your use of this site. Nothing herein is intended to be legal advice of any kind.

Official documents can be obtained by contacting the appropriate county office.