Otisfield ME Vital Records

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Last Updated 12 Dec 2003    

Before 1892, records of births, marriages, and deaths were kept by the towns and cities of Maine. Some municipalities kept good records, some kept no records, and some kept adequate records only to have them lost to fire, flood, or storage in private homes. The information on these municipal records is in most cases sparser than found on more modern records. Marriages and deaths, for example, rarely listed parents' names or the parties' places of birth.
    Systematic registration of births, deaths, and marriages on a state-wide level began in Maine in the year 1892. Microfilm copies of these records can be found in the Search Room. They are arranged by last name alphabetically, then year-by-year by that surname. The Archives also has the originals of these records for those who need certified copies. The cost is $10.00 per certified copy or $6.00 for an  uncertified copy. Click here for more info about genealogy from the Maine State Government .
    When writing to the archives for a record from this time period, please include as much information as possible, such as parents' names if you have them. The fee assessed includes searching a five-year period for the requested record. THE FEE IS Non- REFUNDABLE WHETHER THE RECORD IS FOUND OR NOT.
    Copies of records of birth, marriage, and death from the year 1923 to the present can be obtained from the Office of Vital Statistics,State House Station #11, Augusta, ME 04333-0011. Their fee is $10.00 for a certified copy or $6.00 for an uncertified copy. This includes a five-year search for the requested record. The fee is non-refundable whether the record is found or not. It is important to provide as much information as possible when writing in with a request. For example, with birth records,it is extremely helpful to include the father's name. Microfilm copies of birth, marriage, and death records from 1922-1955 are available for viewing by patrons in the Search Room.  Here is a list of films numbers and which records they pertain to at the Archives in Augusta, Maine. Return to Otisfield Index Page

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