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Towns in the Delayed Vital Records Microfilm

In response to a request from the State in the 1920's, about 20% of the towns in Maine turned in copies of their pre-1892 birth, marriage and death records to what was then the Department of Health. After the Maine State Archives was created in the 1960's, these were turned over to the Archives. These vital records are filed by the last name, and then year by year: births, marriages and deaths. Many of the birth, marriage and death records from these towns were still never recorded. Also, the information on these records is usually less complete than found on more modern records. For example marriages and deaths rarely listed parents' names or the parties' places of birth. The towns turning in copies of their early records were:

  • Albany
  • Albion
  • Alfred
  • Atkinson
  • Bar Harbor
  • Bath
  • Berwick
  • Biddeford
  • Boothbay
  • Bradley
  • Brighton
  • Brooks
  • Calais
  • Camden
  • Centerville
  • China
  • Danville
  • Dayton
  • Detroit
  • Dexter
  • Durham
  • Eliot
  • Fairfield
  • Farmington
  • Freedom
  • Gardiner
  • Gilead
  • Gorham
  • Gouldsboro
  • Hallowell
  • Hanover
  • Hebron
  • Hollis
  • Industry
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Jonesboro
  • Kenduskeag
  • Knox
  • Lebanon
  • Leeds
  • Limington
  • Madawaska
  • Mexico
  • Milbridge
  • Monroe
  • Monticello
  • Montville
  • Moscow
  • New Gloucester
  • New Sharon
  • New Sweden
  • North Berwick
  • Parkman
  • Pejepscot
  • Pittsfield
  • Pittston
  • Poland
  • Portland
  • Prentiss
  • Presque Isle
  • Rangeley
  • Raymond
  • Richmond
  • Rockland
  • Rumford
  • Sanford
  • Shapleigh
  • Stockton
  • Sweden
  • Turner
  • Waldo
  • Waldoboro
  • Waterford
  • Wellington
  • Williamsburg
  • Wiscasset
  • York