Maine substitute birth, marriage, and death records online lists alternate places to look for BMDs including family bibles, census records, cemetery records, funeral home records, obituaries, probate records, military records, naturalization and citizenship records, and more.

 

If you haven’t been able to find an ancestor in Maine Birth, Marriage, and Death Records online, these are some great substitute birth, marriage, and death record options.

 

Family Bibles
  • Family bibles often include a front page where family names, birth dates, and birth places are recorded
Census Records
  • US Census records from 1850 forward contain the age and state or country of birth for each member of a household
  • Some census records give the month and year of birth
  • Some census records give the relationship to the head of the household
Cemetery Records
  • Cemetery headstones usually give the birth and death year and sometimes the complete birth and death dates
  • Some tombstones include the country of birth
Funeral Home Records
  • Funeral home records may contain copies of obituaries or notes, records about the date of death, details about the grave location, information about the funeral service, and information about surviving family, residences, and more
Obituaries
  • Obituaries usually include the birth date and place, marriage date, death date and place, and biographical information for the deceased as well as family names
Probate Records
  • Probate records may include the date of death, last will and testament listing family relations, an inventory of possessions, deeds, and more
Military Records
  • Military records may include the birth date and place
  • Pension records may include the birth date and place
  • Military records may include a physical description of the person and names of a parent
Naturalization & Citizenship Records
  • These may include the birth date and place
  • Name changes and aliases
  • Residence prior to arrival, residence after arrival, and much more

 

 

 

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County level Maine substitute birth, marriage, and death collections online

 

See also Maine Census Records online

See also Maine Military Records online

See also Maine Naturalization Records online

See also Maine Probate Records online

Androscoggin County – Cemeteries – Inscriptions from Forty-two Maine Cemeteries

Cumberland County – Cemeteries – Durham, Maine Area Cemeteries

Cumberland County – Cemeteries – Inscriptions from Forty-two Maine Cemeteries

Cumberland County – Divorce Records – Maine, Cumberland County, Superior Court Divorce Records, 1911-1947

Cumberland County – Divorce Records – Maine, Cumberland County, Supreme Judicial Court Records, 1798-1956

Franklin County – Cemeteries – Forty-five Cemeteries in Franklin County, Maine : Located in Avon, Farmington, Industry, Madrid, Phillips, Salem, Strong, & Carthage

Franklin County – Cemeteries – Franklin County Cemeteries Located on Maine Township Roadmaps : by Many

Franklin County – Cemeteries – Thirty Six Cemeteries of Franklin County, Maine

Hancock County – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscriptions : a Copy of All Gravestone Inscriptions Found in the Cemeteries of the Town of Brooksville, Me. Bearing Date of Death Prior to A.D. 1876

Hancock County – Divorce Records – Maine, Hancock County, Supreme Judicial Court Records, 1801-ca. 1931

Hancock County – Guardianship – Maine, Hancock County, Index to Guardianship, 1790-1909

Kennebec County – Cemeteries – Kennebec County Cemeteries Located on Maine Township Roadmaps

Kennebec County – Cemeteries – Maine Tombstones

Kennebec County – Divorce Records – Maine, Kennebec County, Supreme Judicial Court Records, 1799-1929

Knox County – Cemeteries – Appleton, Warren and Bristol, Maine Cemetery Records

Knox County – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of Rockland & Vicinity : Cemeteries in Waldo & Hancock Counties, Maine

Knox County – Cemeteries – Maine, Knox County, Cemetery Records, 1600-present

Lincoln County – Cemeteries – Appleton, Warren and Bristol, Maine Cemetery Records

Lincoln County – Cemeteries – Lincoln County Cemeteries Located on Maine Township Road Maps : by Many

Lincoln County – Cemeteries – Maine, Lincoln County, Bristol, Cemetery Records, 1700-2000

Lincoln County – Cemeteries – Miscellaneous Records of Lincoln County, Maine

Oxford County – Cemeteries – Inscriptions from Forty-two Maine Cemeteries

Oxford County – Cemeteries – Miscellaneous Cemeteries : Cemetery at Hurt’s Corner, Albany Township, Oxford County, Maine

Oxford County – Guardianship – Guardianship (and Adoption) Records 1810-1919, Maine

Penobscot County – Native Races – Maine, Penobscot County, Deed Records, 1861-1901 with Index, 1814-1909

Piscataquis County – Cemeteries – [Remote Cemeteries Near Bowdoin and Wellington, Maine]

Sagadahoc County – Cemeteries – [Remote Cemeteries Near Bowdoin and Wellington, Maine]

Sagadahoc County – Cemeteries – Maine Tombstones

Sagadahoc County – Cemeteries – Sagadahoc County Cemeteries on Township Road Maps

Waldo County – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of Rockland & Vicinity : Cemeteries in Waldo & Hancock Counties, Maine

Waldo County – Cemeteries – East Palermo, Maine Cemetery

Waldo County – Cemeteries – Maine Tombstones

Waldo County – Cemeteries – Waldo County Cemeteries Located on Maine Township Road Maps : by Many

Waldo County – Funeral Homes – Maine, Waldo County, Combs Funeral Home Records, 1885-1967

Washington County – Cemeteries – Maine, Washington County, Cemetery Records, from 1800

Washington County – Cemeteries – Maine, Washington County, Meddybemps, Cemetery Records

Washington County – Newspapers – Maine, Washington County, Deaths from Calais Advertiser, from 1800

Washington County – Newspapers – Vital Records, Union Machias, 1860-1900

Washington County – Vital Records – Newspapers – Maine, Washington County, Deaths from Calais Advertiser, from 1800

Washington County – Vital Records – Newspapers – Margaret Colton’s Collection of Records

Washington County – Vital Records – Newspapers – Vital Records, Union Machias, 1860-1900

York County – Cemeteries – Kennebunkport, Maine Cemeteries

York County – Cemeteries – York County Cemeteries

York County – Cemeteries – York County Graveyards

 

 

 

City level Maine substitute birth, marriage, and death collections online

 

See also Maine Census Records online

See also Maine Military Records online

See also Maine Naturalization Records online

See also Maine Probate Records online

 

Albany – Cemeteries – Vital Records, 1794-1944

Alfred – Cemeteries – Maine Tombstones

Anson – Cemeteries – Heald (or Dinsmore) Cemetery : Read October 1985

Appleton – Cemeteries – Pine Grove Cemetery : Appleton, Maine

Appleton – Obituaries – Appleton Register, 1972 : Containing History, Directory of Organizations, Business Directory, Lists of Residents and Date of Birth, List of Deaths and Memorials

Atkinson – Cemeteries – Vital Records 1819-1901; Cemetery Records

Auburn – Cemeteries – Oak Hill Cemetery, Auburn, Androscoggin County, Maine

Auburn – Cemeteries – The Necrology of St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, 1870-1976

Bangor – Cemeteries – Burials in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Maine : Copied from Undertaker’s Records 1901-1961

Bangor – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions Hancock and Lincoln Counties

Bangor – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions of Maine

Bangor – Cemeteries – East Bangor Cemetery, East Bangor, Maine, Penobscot County

Bangor – Cemeteries – History of Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Maine

Bangor – Merchant Marine – Maine, Penobscot County, Bangor, Seamens’ Records, 1915-1922

Bath – Merchant Marine – Maine and New Hampshire, Seamen’s Records : Ports of Bath and Portsmouth, 1804-1934

Bath – Merchant Marine – Maine, Bath, Seamen’s Proofs of Citizenship : COLLECTION RECORD, 1833-1868

Belfast – Merchant Marine – Maine, Waldo County, Belfast, Crew Lists, 1817-1899

Belgrade – Cemeteries – Records of Belgrade, Maine, Ca. 1796-1883

Berwick – Cemeteries – Burial Inscriptions and Other Data of Burials in Berwick, York County, Maine, to the Year 1922

Biddeford – Obituaries – Obituaries : a Collection from the Biddeford and Saco Journal

Blue Hill – Cemeteries – The Old Cemetery, 1794 : an Account of the Founders of Blue Hill, Maine, and Their “Burial Yards,” Including a New Catalog of the Inscriptions & Epitaphs on the Headstones in The Old Cemetery of 1794 Together with Some New Observations on Its 1767 Vanished Predecessor and a Roster of 25 Veterans of the American Revolution, 7 of Whom Are Buried in The Old Cemetery

Bluehill – Cemeteries – Bluehill, Maine

Bluehill – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions Hancock and Lincoln Counties

Boothbay – Cemeteries – Cemeteries of Boothbay, Me. & Boothbay Harbor, Me. from 1770-1939

Boothbay Harbor – Cemeteries – Cemeteries of Boothbay, Me. & Boothbay Harbor, Me. from 1770-1939

Bowdoinham – Cemeteries – Death Records of Bowdoinham, Maine

Bristol – Cemeteries – Inscriptions, Old Fort Pemaquid Cemetery in the Town of Bristol, Maine, Lincoln County, Johns Bay

Brooklin – Cemeteries – Brooklin, Maine : All Vital Statistics Recorded on Town Books Prior A.D. 1860

Brooksville – Cemeteries – Brooksville, Maine : All Vital Statistics Recorded in This Town Prior to the Year 1827

Brooksville – Cemeteries – Hancock County Records, Maine

Brownville – Minorities – The Swedish Community of Brownville, Maine

Brunswick – Cemeteries – Pine Grove Cemetery, Bath Road, Brunswick, Maine

Buxton – Cemeteries – Records from York and Oxford Counties, Maine

Calais – Cemeteries – Inscriptions of Stones : Red Beach Cemetery, Calais, Maine

Castine – Merchant Marine – Maine, Hancock County, Castine, Crew Lists, 1812-1912

Charlotte – Cemeteries – Maine, Washington County, Charlotte, Cemetery Records

China – Cemeteries – China, Kennebec County, Maine Cemetery Records

China – Cemeteries – Maine, Kennebec County Cemeteries, China Village

Clifton – Cemeteries – Carmel, Maine, and Miscellaneous Records

Corinna – Cemeteries – Corinna (Maine) Record Book, at FS

Cornish – Cemeteries – The Cornish (Maine) Record Book

Damariscotta – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions Hancock and Lincoln Counties

Deer Isle – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions, Deer Isle, Maine

Dover – Cemeteries – Records of Dover, Me. Cemeteries

Dover-Foxcroft – Cemeteries – Dover-Foxcroft Cemeteries

Durham – Cemeteries – Durham, Maine Area Cemeteries

East Baldwin – Cemeteries – Cemeteries in East Baldwin, Maine

Eastport – Merchant Marine – Maine, Washington County, Eastport, Crew Lists, 1886-1930

Eddington – Cemeteries – Town and Vital Records 1802-1922

Edgecomb – Cemeteries – Edgecomb, Maine, Records

Eliot – Cemeteries – Cemetery at Eliot, Maine

Eliot – Cemeteries – Private Cemetery Near Eliot, Maine

Eliot – Cemeteries – Private Cemetery of the Farmer Family at Eliot, Maine

Eliot – Cemeteries – The Eliot (Maine) Record Book

Ellsworth – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions of Maine

Ellsworth – Cemeteries – Maine, Hancock County, Ellesworth, Sundae Robbins Collection, Cemeteries, 1800-2003

Fairfield – Cemeteries – Records of Fairfield, Waldoboro and Starks, Maine

Fairfield – Funeral Homes – Records of the Lawry Funeral Home, Fairfield, Maine

Falmouth – Cemeteries – Portland, Maine Cemetery Inscriptions

Farmington – Cemeteries – Maine Tombstones

Farmington – Newspapers – Farmington, Maine, Births Prior to 1850

Flagstaff – Cemeteries – Cemetery Stones Copied from Eastern Cemetery, Portland, Maine; Western Cemetery, Portland, Maine; Flagstaff Cemetery, Flagstaff, Maine

Flagstaff – Cemeteries – Portland and Flagstaff, Maine Cemetery Records

Frankfort – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions of Maine

Freeport – Cemeteries – Names from North Freeport, Maine, Route 125, Unnamed Cemetery, 1983

Fryeburg – Cemeteries – Fryeburg, Maine : Chandler Yard and Pike’s Hill Burying Ground

Gorham – Cemeteries – Gorham, West Hollis and Groveville, Maine, Cemetery Records

Gray – Cemeteries – Early Vital Records Copied from the Gray Town Records, 1778-1891

Greene – Cemeteries – Records from Kennebec and Sagadahoc Counties : Cemetery Inscriptions and Family Records

Greenwood – Cemeteries – Greenwood, Maine, Gravestone Records

Groveville – Cemeteries – Gorham, West Hollis and Groveville, Maine, Cemetery Records

Guilford – Cemeteries – Maine Tombstones

Hallowell – Funeral Homes – Funeral Home Records, 1886-1912, at FS

Harrington – Cemeteries – Harrington, Maine, Birth Records and Inscriptions from Cemeteries

Hope – Cemeteries – Hillcrest Cemetery, Westbuxton, York County, Maine

Hope – Cemeteries – Hope Cemetery, Hope, Knox County, Maine

Houlton – Cemeteries – Maine, Aroostook County, Houlton, Winn Boutilier Family and Cemetery Collection

Jonesport – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions of Maine

Ketchum – Cemeteries – Gravestones Inscriptions, Riley Plantation, Maine

Kittery – Cemeteries – Cemetery of the First Parish Congregational Church, Kittery, Maine

Kittery – Cemeteries – Portsmouth Cemetery Records

Kittery – Cemeteries – Records

Kittery – Cemeteries – The Kittery (Maine) Record Book

Lamoine – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of Hancock County, Maine

Larone – Cemeteries – Lots and Burials

Leeds – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscriptions from Cemeteries in the Town of Leeds, Androscoggin County, Maine

Leeds – Cemeteries – More Gravestone Inscriptions from Cemeteries in the Town of Leeds, Androscoggin County, Maine

Lewiston – Cemeteries – Early Lewiston Cemetery Records, Ca. 1770-1900

Lewiston – Newspapers – Marriage and Death Notices from the Lewiston Falls Journal, May 1854-December 1861

Lisbon – Cemeteries – Lisbon, Maine Vital Records

Livermore – Cemeteries – # 1976 – Who Were Parents of Marena (Rice) Weld : of Claremont, New Hampshire ?

Livermore – Land and Property – Vital and Town Records, 1797-1910

Machias – Merchant Marine – Maine, Washington County, Machias, Crew Lists, 1815-1860

Madrid – Cemeteries – Carmel, Maine, and Miscellaneous Records

Milbridge – Cemeteries – Evergreen Cemetery Inscriptions at Millbridge, Maine

Milo – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscriptions from the Oldest One-fourth of Evergreen Cemetery in the Town of Milo, Piscataquis County, Maine

Minot – Cemeteries – Vital Records, 1795-1888 (Minot, Maine)

Moose River – Cemeteries – Early Vital Records, Tombstone Inscriptions of Holden Cemetery of Moose River, Maine

Mount Desert – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions of Maine

Mount Desert Island – Merchant Marine – Maine, Hancock County, Frenchman’s Bay, Crew Lists, 1896-1915

New Sweden – Cemeteries – Vital Records, 1873-1954

Newcastle – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions Hancock and Lincoln Counties

Newcastle – Cemeteries – Family Records of Rockland, Bangor and Newcastle, Maine

Newry – Cemeteries – Newry Gravestone Records

North Cutler – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions, North Cutler, Maine

North Newport – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions of Maine

North Searsport – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions of Maine

North Yarmouth – Cemeteries – Vital Records of North Yarmouth, Maine, to the Year 1850

Orland – Cemeteries – Cemetery Records of Rockland & Vicinity : Cemeteries in Waldo & Hancock Counties, Maine

Palermo – Cemeteries – # 1984 – A Lineage Summary & Batchelder Cemetery Inscriptions from Maine

Pembroke – Cemeteries – Maine, Washington County, Pembroke, Cemetery Records

Penobscot – Cemeteries – Carmel, Maine, and Miscellaneous Records

Penobscot – Cemeteries – Copy of All Gravestone Inscriptions Found in the Town of Maine, Bearing Date of Death Prior to A.D. 1876

Penobscot – Cemeteries – Vital Statistics Copied from Town Records, Maine, 1787, Date of Incorporation, to 1875

Peru – Bible Records – Town and Vital Records, Ca. 1801-1894

Phippsburg – Cemeteries – Maine Tombstones

Portland – Cemeteries – Cemetery Stones Copied from Eastern Cemetery, Portland, Maine; Western Cemetery, Portland, Maine; Flagstaff Cemetery, Flagstaff, Maine

Portland – Cemeteries – Portland and Flagstaff, Maine Cemetery Records

Portland – Cemeteries – Portland, Maine Cemetery Inscriptions

Portland – Cemeteries – Records of Deaths, V. 4-10, 1800-1910; Index to Deaths, V. 1-3, 1720-1910

Portland – Merchant Marine – Maine, Cumberland County, Portland, Seamen’s Records, 1887-1940

Princeton – Cemeteries – Maine, Washington County, Princeton, Cemetery Records

Riley Plantation – Cemeteries – Gravestones Inscriptions, Riley Plantation, Maine

Robbinston – Cemeteries – Maine, Washington County, Robbinston, Cemetery Records

Rockland – Cemeteries – Maine, Rockland Cemetery Records, 1984-1993

Rockland – Merchant Marine – Maine, Knox County, Rockland, Crew Lists, 1930-1947

Rockland – Merchant Marine – Maine, Knox County, Rockland, Seamen’s Records, 1877-1923

Rumford – Bible Records – Town and Vital Records, Ca. 1801-1894

Sabattus – Cemeteries – New Hampshire Cemetery Inscriptions

Saco – Cemeteries – Laurel Hill Cemetery Inscriptions, Fourth Installment

Sangerville – Cemeteries – Some Littlefields Buried at Sangerville, Maine

Sargentville – Cemeteries – Carmel, Maine, and Miscellaneous Records

Sedgwick – Cemeteries – Sedgwick, Hancock County, Maine Vital Records Volumes 1-2, Cemetery & Valuation Records

Sedgwick – Cemeteries – Sedgwick, Maine : All Vital Statistics Recorded in This Town Prior to the Year 1800

Skowhegan – Cemeteries – Lots and Burials

Skowhegan – Cemeteries – Lots and Burials

Skowhegan – Cemeteries – Malbon’s Mills Cemetery

Skowhegan – Cemeteries – Pooler Cemetery, East Skowhegan, List of Burials

South Berwick – Cemeteries – Emery Family Cemetery Records

South Berwick – Cemeteries – Oldfields Cemetery, South Berwick, Maine

South Hiram – Cemeteries – Records from York and Oxford Counties, Maine

Stonington – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions, Deer Isle, Maine

Sullivan – Cemeteries – Hancock County Records, Maine

Surry – Cemeteries – Surry, Maine : Vital Statistics Recorded on Town Records Prior to the Year 1814

Thomaston – Cemeteries – Maine, Knox County Cemetery Records : COLLECTION RECORD, Ca. 1800-2007

Thomaston – Cemeteries – Maine, Knox County Cemetery Records : COLLECTION RECORD, Ca. 1800-2007

Thomaston – Cemeteries – Maine, Knox County Cemetery Records, Ca. 1800-2007

Thomaston – Cemeteries – Maine, Knox County Cemetery Records, Ca. 1800-2007

Togus – Cemeteries – Maine, Kennebec County, Togus National Cemetery Records : COLLECTION RECORD

Togus – Cemeteries – Togus National Cemetery Records

Trenton – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions of Maine

Union – Cemeteries – Maine, Knox County, Town of Union, Cemetery Records, 1986-2008

Waldoboro – Cemeteries – Broad Bay (Waldoboro, Maine) Historical Research and Documents

Waldoboro – Cemeteries – Complete Copy of Old Record Books from 1714 of the Town of Waldoborough to 1892

Waldoboro – Cemeteries – Records of Fairfield, Waldoboro and Starks, Maine

Waldoboro – Cemeteries – Waldoboro, Maine, Vital Records, 1773 to March 1835

Waldoboro – Merchant Marine – Maine, Lincoln County, Waldoboro, Crew Lists, 1886-1917

Waterboro Center – Cemeteries – Gravestone Inscriptions, Waterboro Center, Maine

Waterville – Cemeteries – Grave Stone Inscriptions from Pine Grove Cemetery, Waterville, Maine

Wayne – Cemeteries – Beech Hill Cemetery, Wayne, Maine, at FS

Wells – Cemeteries – Inscriptions from Forty-two Maine Cemeteries

Wesley – Cemeteries – Records of Burials in Wesley Cemetery, Wesley, Maine, Washington County

West Buxton – Cemeteries – Hillcrest Cemetery, Westbuxton, York County, Maine

West Hollis – Cemeteries – Gorham, West Hollis and Groveville, Maine, Cemetery Records

West Winterport – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions Hancock and Lincoln Counties

Westbrook – Cemeteries – Record of Burials, 1802-1992

Westbrook – Cemeteries – Record of Burials, 1914-1992

Westbrook – Cemeteries – Record of Burials, Ca. 1836-1992

Westbrook – Cemeteries – Saccarappa Cemetery, Westbrook, Maine : All Dates and Names Readable in 1962

Westbrook – Obituaries – Westbrook Scrapbook Collection of the Walker Memorial Library, at FS

Westport – Cemeteries – Records of Westport, Maine

Westport – Cemeteries – Westport Island, Maine Cemeteries

Windsor – Cemeteries – Records from Kennebec and Sagadahoc Counties : Cemetery Inscriptions and Family Records

Winterport – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions of Maine

Winthrop – Cemeteries – Cemetery Inscriptions of Winthrop, Me.

Wiscasset – Merchant Marine – Maine, Lincoln County, Wiscasset, Crew Lists, 1873-1941

York – Cemeteries – Frost Garrisons Cemetery, York Village, Maine

York – Cemeteries – Portsmouth Cemetery Records

York – Cemeteries – Tombstone Inscriptions of Maine, Massachusetts, & Rhode Island

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