Systematic registration of births, deaths and marriages on a statewide basis began in Maine in 1892.
Ordering Birth, Death, Marriage, and Divorce Certificates
Certified copies of birth, death, or marriage records from 1892 to the present are available from the Office of Vital Records or from the city or town where the event took place. Divorce records from 1892 through the present may be obtained from the Office of Vital Records.
Microfilm copies of birth, marriage, and death records from 1892-1936 are also available for viewing by patrons in the State Archives research room.
How to order certified copies from the Office of Vital Records
To order from a municipality, check the town/city website or the municipal office.
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