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OTISFIELD MAINE VITAL STATISTICS

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

BIRTHS DEATHS MARRIAGES MISCELLANEOUS
 Other Maine Births Other Maine Deaths

Maine State Archives Database 1960-1996

Maine State Archives
Database 1892-1966

William Spurr's Otisfield, ME Vital Records to 1892
Marriages A-Z

Wm.Spurr's History of Otisfield, Maine Compiled Vitals
Book 1, 1803-1889
  1700-1799 York County Wills
    1800-1825  
    1826-1850  
    1851-1875  
    1876-1899 Lewiston Weekly Journal Deaths:  1873-1883
1900-1909 1900-1909 1900-1909 Miscellaneous 1900-1909
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1930-1939 1930-1939 1930-1939  
1940-1949 1940-1949 1940-1949  
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  2000-2009  12 Dec 03 2000-2009  

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