Friday, September 09, 2005
If you're doing investigative research and not having any luck trying to locate an individual's birth, marriage, death, or divorce records--there may be a reason for that. COMAR section 10.03.01.07 specifies that these records can only be obtained by someone who "has a direct and tangible interest in the content of the record." As such, these records are not available online. Interestingly, though, a number of companies purport to be able to provide you these records for a fee. Given the above regulation, I don't understand how that could be permissible.