You can search through Maine marriage records between the years 1923 and the present day by filling out a request form and sending it to:
Maine Dept. of Human Services
Office of Data Research and Vital Statistics
11 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
Phone: (207) 287-3181
You’ll need to provide the full name of the bride and groom and some other information and include a $10 fee for a simple copy of the certificate or $15 for a certified copy of the certificate. Some of the information you receive might be erroneous because of the vast amount of data that must be searched and the fact that human error might be involved in the recording process. Maine is one of the original colonial American states and they’ve kept marital records from 1705 until 1891. These older records aren’t standardized and therefore might offer sparse amount of information, but can be found in certain archival management offices. By the 19th and 20th centuries the state government began keeping more standardized records so the information can be relied upon more than earlier records.
Another method to search for both current and archival Maine marital records is to use an Internet search service. These services have become very popular since the advent of the Internet and especially with so much information to record. Powerful databases and search engines can cut through vast amounts of records in moments and deliver a report to you that will be much more accurate and timely than going through the state. Many legal professionals and genealogy experts use these services on a constant basis and keep monthly memberships, but you can also secure their services on a one-time basis if you prefer. For a reasonable fee you can submit a small amount of information and the service will do all the work for you and send you a thorough report on what they found. It’s easy and takes all the time consuming and tedious searching away from the state and you. If a copy of the Maine marriage records you requested isn’t found you pay nothing. There are many reasons why you might need an accurate copy of a marriage record, including genealogy research. But, you may also need one for legal purposes such as proving you’re married for a background search, claiming property that’s rightfully yours and for immigration purposes. Whatever the reason why you need to search through Maine marriage records, consider using an online Internet search service to do the search for you. For more information about Internet search sites and how they can help you with a vital statistics search, click on the button.