Maine State Vital Statistics Office
Records from 1892 - 1922 are located at:
For records before 1892, contact the county in question.
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Gifts to Give Family with Maine Marriage Records
There are many gifts available to for you to give family members. Some gifts have more sentimental value than others, of course. If, for instance, you desire to create a moving gift for an older relative, simply take a number of older family photos and put them into a beautiful wall display. Other gifts that you can put together for the holiday season include a beautiful display of your family's history in the form of a family tree. Using information from Maine marriage records and the internet, you can easily fill out the branches of your family tree and present your family a gift to commemorate their love.
How to Start
Let's say that a majority of your family hails from Maine. If this is the case, then you'll want to do most of your searching through Maine's Vital Records Department, of which most of the information you'll need is online. This type of information is considered to be public record and accessible to any member of the public. Now all of that information has been made available online making it even easier than ever to obtain the needed information.
First, you'll need to decide which family member to start with. Most often people choose themselves or their mother or father to begin with. Make sure you only pick one side to work with at a time or you may risk getting very confused. Once you have selected which side you're going to be tracing back, you can start your research. Use online tools provided by your chosen website to go further and further back into your family's history.
Once you've filled in your entire tree, which you may have done with the help of historical documents like Maine marriage records, it's time to display the tree as a gift to your family. Chances are pretty good that the display of your records will be pretty large, so how can you give something so large to your family? You can start by putting all of the information on a CD. Burning a disc with all of the information on it, including copies of birth records, death records, and Maine marriage records, gives the family not only a way to trace their past, but also proof of things that happened so many years ago.
What if you want to present a printed record? The easiest way to do so is to either have it made into a poster or into a book. There are a number of online sites that can help you to do either. If you have your records made into a book, then you'll have to place the images on the pages very carefully to avoid confusion. As a poster, a family tree tends to work beautifully, but make sure that you get a frame for it or else you'll risk destroying all of your hard work with tape or tacks. Family trees are a great gift to give family members, and they're actually very easy to put together as well.
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