Death Records and Death Certificates in Maine

Maine Death Records

The population of Maine was recorded 1,344,212 on July 1, 2019, a 1.19% increase since the 2010 United States Census. The racial composition of Maine’s population as of 2016 was 94.8% White, 1.2% Black or African American, 0.6% American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.1% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 0.2% Some other race, and 2% Two or more races.

This page is created to provide genealogists and researchers an ultimate guide to the state of Maine death records. Use the links and the tips below for Maine death records, certificates, online tools and databases. Additional information on how to obtain Maine death certificates is available below.

How to Find a Death Record in Maine

Maine death records search

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Maine death records, Maine death certificates, Maine death notices, Maine death indexes, and other related Maine genealogy records.

Maine death records free

Below are some of the most comprehensive resource for death records in Maine.

Maine Death Index

Maine death records database

Links to Maine death and burial indexes and databases are as below:

Maine social security death index

The Social Security Death Index contains information on millions of deceased individuals in Maine with social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Try the links below to search the index:

Public Death Record Maine

In addition to the indexes and databases above, there are some other resources that gives to almost the same or might even more information about a deceased individual. Here are some to check out:

Maine Death Certificates

How to get a death certificate in Maine

By the eighteenth century, over 200 towns were recording the vital events of birth, marriage, and death. They continued reasonably well until Maine became a separate state in 1820. Following statehood, records were not consistently kept at first, but most towns do have good records of marriage intentions and births. After 1864, state legislation required that town clerks forward births, deaths, and marriages to the secretary of state, though there was not total compliance. By 1892, the State Board of Vital Statistics was established and mandatory recording became a reality. In addition to records available at the town clerk’s office, vital records are now divided between the following repositories. For birth, marriage and death records from 1923, write:

Maine Department of Human Services
Office of Vital Records
State House Station 11
Augusta, ME 04333-0011

For earlier records, write:

Maine State Archives
LMA Building
State House Station 84
Augusta, ME 04333

Maine death certificates online

Use the links below to get death certificates and vital records in Maine.

Maine Death Notices

Check local newspapers and local online news websites which frequently publish notices. Use the link below for more information on Maine news agencies.

Maine counties for death record research

  • Androscoggin County
  • Aroostook County
  • Cumberland County
  • Franklin County
  • Hancock County
  • Kennebec County
  • Knox County
  • Lincoln County
  • Oxford County
  • Penobscot County
  • Piscataquis County
  • Sagadahoc County
  • Somerset County
  • Waldo County
  • Washington County
  • York County