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Vital Records of ThomastonOur Vital Records series includes data from early town records as transcribed from images of original documents. Births, Deaths, and Marriages are just some of the records that have been transcribed as part of this collection. Also included in some books are early church records, warnings out, cattle marks, town meeting information and disputes between neighbors.  There is a wealth of information in town vital records and we're extremely proud to be able to share this information with the masses.
As with the Maine Families series, Vital Records books are transcribed by volunteers willing to share their time and passion for Maine genealogical research with others.

Click Here for a list of the most common surnames found in our Vital Records collection.

A complete listing of Vital Records publications is available below in our online store, and in the MGS Booklist

Interested In Transcribing for MGS?

Marlene Groves, a prolific submitter to our Vital Records series has written a Guide for Transcribers of Maine Vital Records for anyone interested in supporting this project.

Funeral Records of the Burpee Funeral Home of Rockland, Maine 1882-1903 #93

$30.00 each

MGS Special Publication #93

Compiled by: Marlene A. Groves

Edited by: Cindy Perkins Beane

Pages: xii + 423

ISBN: 978-1-949083-11-8

Every Name Index: 15,660

Non Member Price: $30

Member Price: $25

Available June 2022

About the Book: This new publication contains information relating to the deaths of thousands of individuals in the Rockland area, in most cases including the name of the deceased, the date of death, his or her age, the cause of death, the person ordering the funeral, and the place of burial. The records were extracted from the original volumes 1-44 of funeral records for the Burpee Funeral Home between the years 1882 and 1903. While the records primarily relate to persons living in and around Rockland, some records indicate that the deceased person was brought to Rockland for burial either by train or steamer from the place where he or she died, or later transported to another town for burial.


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