Does anyone know if Vital Records are available from the Town Clerk in Rumford? I tried once before and was unsuccessful. I have gotten Vital Records from Bethel, Paris and Caribou. Another member of this board kindly got be some records from Newry (Thanks Mary!). I understand there are new rules in place that one has to 'prove' descent to get vital records now.
The 'hundred year' rule makes sense and I believe that's what it is in New Hampshire. I just had a town clerk in Maine request 'proof of descent' for a record more than 200 years old! She said the new law was effective effective July 12, 2010. There is a Family History Center nearby. They usually don't have the microfilm on site, but can get it upon request.