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The collection consists of compiled genealogies and family histories for the years 1750 to 2002 from the collection of David Henderson acquired in Houlton, Maine.
This collection is considered a secondary source, but the information can lead you to other primary records. Compare the information in the records to what you already know to make sure that you have the correct family or individual. Add any new information to existing records about your family.
The key genealogical facts in the David Henderson Genealogy Collection may include the following information:
- Birth, marriage, death and burial dates
- Portraits of ancestors
- Deed records
- Death Records
- Marriage Records
- Census Records
- Birth Records
- Descendants and ancestor information
- Military information
- Family groupings
- Burial information
How to Use the Record
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- Name of your ancestor
- Other identifying information such as vital event dates, names of other family members and residence
Search the Collection
To search the collection:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "_____________"
⇒Select the appropriate "_____________"
⇒Select the appropriate "_____________" which takes you to the images.
Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
- There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
- You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
Using the Information
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:
- Use the names, dates, and places as the basis for family groups or to build a family pedigree.
- Use the dates along with places or residences to help you locate the family in other records such as census, church, and land records.
Tips to Keep in Mind
- Burial information may lead you to mortuary or funeral records, which could include names and addresses of family members. Be aware that many mortuary and funeral records did not survive the earthquake and fire in 1906.
- Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname.
- Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have been buried in the same cemetery or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
- If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, check for variant spellings of the surnames.
|Don't overlook FHL Keyword Maine, Aroostook items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article Maine Archives and Libraries. For additional information about this county see the wiki article Aroostook County, Maine.|
General Information About These Records
This is a private genealogical collection. It is considered a secondary source, but may lead you to primary sources. The records were gathered for personal reasons and are generally reliable.
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Citations for This Collection
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information; that is, cite your sources. This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
- "Maine, Aroostook County, David Henderson Genealogy Collection, 1750-2002." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing private collection, David Henderson, Houlton, Maine.
|The citation for an image will be available on each image once the collection is published.|
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