Helpful Hints

  • Prior to 1892, towns were not required to file records of birth, marriage and death. Some towns have records before 1892, but these are not a complete recording of events.
  • Unsure where the event took place? Begin by contacting the state, they maintain copies of records from every town in Maine.
  • Be sure to check family bibles, city directories, obituaries, old maps, old photographs, town history books and old newspapers for information.
  • State Archives keeps a list of professional genealogists who will provide research for a fee.