The new regulations governing access to Maine vital records went into effect on Monday:
Individuals who may access vital records less than 100 years old include:
- The person named on the record;
- The person's spouse or registered domestic partner;
- The parent(s) named on the record;
- Descendants of the person named on the record;
- Registrant's legal custodian, guardian, or conservator or respective authorized representative (includes attorney, physician, or funeral director); and
- Genealogists who have a Maine CDC issued researcher identification card.
And how does one obtain a "Maine CDC issued researcher identification card"? That isn't clear from the website, but the FAQs will tell you what hoops you'll need to jump through to order certified records less than a century old.