Register of Probate: Catherine H. Moore
Judge of Probate: William Avantaggio
The Register of Probate is responsible for the day to day
operation of the Court and maintaining of records as required by the
Maine revised statutes. Court is in session each Wednesday of the
month with the Judge of Probate presiding.
Records in the Lincoln County Probate Court begin in 1760. On file
in the Probate Court is the original will of General Henry Knox,
Secretary of War for President George Washington.
Work done in the Probate Court consist of admitting wills to
probate, appointment of personal representative, appointment of
guardians and conservators, name changes, adoptions, marriage
waivers and genealogy research. Since genealogy research has become
such an important part of people's lives, requests are received from
all over the country. An added service provided by the Lincoln
County Probate Court is the processing of United States passports.