Please read carefully before filling out birth announcement form

The Portland Press Herald will publish birth announcements submitted by parents.

We will publish complete names of parents and LIVING grandparents, great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents. First and last names must be used. Example: Mr. and Mrs. John Smith; John Smith and Jane Doe.

We will not publish the announcement if towns are not listed for parents. The newspaper will not publish the names of deceased grandparents, great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents.

We will not publish the name of the father or paternal grandparents in cases where the mother and father/domestic partner are not married and/or have different last names unless both mother and father/domestic partner have signed our birth announcement form.

Download the birth announcement form.


Completed forms can be mailed to Community News, Birth Announcements, Portland Press Herald, P.O. Box 1460, Portland, ME. 04104

For more information, please call 791-6300