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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This collection will include records from 1917 to 1919.
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The collection includes card indexers to draft registrations in Maine during World War I acquired from the Maine State Archives. The index includes name, age, place and date of birth, marital status, residence, nationality, race, occupation, local board, relatives’ names and residence. The collection includes records from 1917 to 1919.  
 
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The collection includes card indexers to draft registrations in Maine during World War I acquired from the Maine State Archives. The index includes name, age, place and date of birth, marital status, residence, nationality, race, occupation, local board, relatives’ names and residence.  
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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[[Maine, World War I Draft Registration Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Historical_Record_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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[[Maine, World War I Draft Registration Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Historical_Record_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
  
 
== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
  
'''Key genealogical facts found in most draft registrations may include:'''
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Image:Maine, World War I Draft Registration Index (12-1362) DGS 4389467 13.jpg|World War I Draft Registration Card
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*Name  
 
*Name  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
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To begin your search it is helpful to know
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*The name of your ancestor
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*Some other identifying information such as birth date or residence
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==== Search the Collection ====
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To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at
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[http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
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==== Using the Information ====
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:
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*Use the residence to search for the soldier’s family in census, church, and land records.
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*Use the information on the card to obtain the full military record.
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==== Tips to Keep in Mind ====
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*Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may also have served in World War II.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination.
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*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.
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==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor?  ====
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*Look for variant spellings of the names.
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*Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals with the same family number.
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==

Latest revision as of 15:57, 30 July 2013

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Record Description

The collection includes card indexers to draft registrations in Maine during World War I acquired from the Maine State Archives. The index includes name, age, place and date of birth, marital status, residence, nationality, race, occupation, local board, relatives’ names and residence. The collection includes records from 1917 to 1919.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.

Maine World War I Records. Maine State Archives, Augusta.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

These records generally contain the following information:
  • Name
  • Place and date of birth
  • Marital Status
  • Residence
  • Nationality and race
  • Occupation
  • Relatives’ names

How to Use the Record

To begin your search it is helpful to know

  • The name of your ancestor
  • Some other identifying information such as birth date or residence

Search the Collection

To search the collection fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them 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.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

Using the Information

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:

  • Use the residence to search for the soldier’s family in census, church, and land records.
  • Use the information on the card to obtain the full military record.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may also have served in World War II.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • You may need to compare the information of more than one family or person to make this determination.
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names.
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals with the same family number.

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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata, Buenos Aires.


 

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