Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Maine Vital Records and the Maine CDC Genealogy Research Card

Maine has recently made some changes to the availability of their vital records. Vital records are records related to the birth, marriage and death (BMD) of a person. Maine has recently restricted all BMD vital records less than 100 years old.

You must be the person on the record, parents of the person or a direct descendant to receive a certified copy of a BMD record. Luckily, Genealogy Researchers who posses a Maine Genealogy Research Card, issued by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control can receive un-certified copies of all BMD records.

The records can be procured through different locations based on the time frame.

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services Office of Vital Records; located in Augusta has all BMD records from 1923 to present. They also have Divorce records from 1892 to present.

The Maine State Archives, also located in Augusta have all BMD records from 1892-1922.

Records for all dates may also be located at the local level as another option for procuring the records.

I posses a Maine CDC Genealogy Research Card and I would be happy to locate those BMD & D records for you in Maine.

For more information see my section on ordering Maine records.

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