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Marriage records or marriage licenses are the legal record of a wedding and its subsequent union. A marriage record contain the original unmarried names of both parties, their place of residence, the date, and also the county and state the marriage occurred in. This is why often marriage records are vital to almost all researchers as they not only provide information but also help unlock the path to other searches with information that is crucial and not easily obtainable Most notably, the brides maiden name. In Maine, marriages occurring before 1923 will be available in the Maine State Archives, which offers official and unofficial copies. For official copies of marriages after 1923, the state agency in charge is the Maine Office of Vital Statistics. If you need to find out more about your family history or genealogy, marriage records are sometimes the most easily accessible and most reliable way to trace your ancestry through multiple generations. For quick, often free marriage records you can search online will reveal many records of possible value to your quest. Using the maiden name and possible background information about the bride's family is often essential to expanding your family tree.

 
State of Maine Resources & Statistics
Separator Line

Population:
1,456,316

 
Under 18:
279,467

 
Over 65:
194,986

 
Employed:
844,635

 
Land in Square Miles:
30,861.55

 
Acres of Farms:
1,768,369

 
Births:
14,112

 
Deaths:
12,868

 
Infant Deaths:
73

 
 
Murder:
31

 
Forcible Rape:
375

 
Robbery:
333

 
Assault:
808

 
Total Violent Crime:
1,547

 
Burglary:
6,522

 
Larceny \ Theft:
24,587

 
Motor Vehicle Theft:
1,176

 
Total Property Crime:
32,285