Maine, Aroostook County, David Henderson Genealogy Collection (FamilySearch Historical Collection)
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing this Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
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.
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.
What Can this Collection Tell Me?
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 Do I Search the Collection?
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
- The name of your ancestor
- The place where your ancestor lived
- The approximate dates of birth, marriage or death
- The names of family members and where they lived
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒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.
What Do I Do Next?
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.
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
- 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.
- 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.
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?
- Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.
- Look for another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
- Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
- 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 that may be your ancestor.
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Citing this Collection
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
- "Maine, Aroostook County, David Henderson Genealogy Collection, 1750-2002." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citingprivate collection, David Henderson, Houlton, Maine.
|The image citation will be available once the collection is published.|
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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