Bath is a city in Sagadahoc County, Maine, in the United States. The population was 8,514 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Sagadahoc County. Bath is a port of entry with a good harbor formed by the Kennebec River estuary. The city is popular with tourists, many drawn by its 19th-century architecture. It is home to the Bath Iron Works and Heritage Days Festival, held annually on the Fourth of July weekend.
Due to the fires that plagued many early New England towns, most of Bath's vital records prior to 1892 have been recreated from family and church records and are incomplete. Vital records can be found in the City Clerk's office, 55 Front Street, Bath.
Land and probate records can be found in the Sagadahoc County Courthouse, which has copies of some information from Lincoln county, where Bath was located until the creation of Sagadahoc County in 1854. The court house is at 752 High Street in Bath.
The best all-around genealogical resource in the area is the Sagadahoc History and Genealogy room of the Patten Free Library in Bath. They store maps, city directories, local genealogies, and resources for towns throughout Sagadahoc county. The library is at 33 Summer Street in Bath.
The article Municipal Documents of the City of Bath, Maine includes information on Bath's annual reports and other municipal documents that are available online.