Maine, Knox County Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Knox, Maine, United States
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Location of Knox County, Maine
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Record Description
Record Type Cemetery
Collection years 1800-2007
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What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of images of records from several cemeteries in Knox County, Maine for the years 1800 to 2007. The collection currently includes cemeteries from the Town of Thomaston.

Cemeteries begin keeping records as soon as they are opened. The purchase of a burial plot is a land transaction and is recorded with a deed. Cemetery records are kept as a permanent record of who was buried and usually who purchased the burial plot. The information in these records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Maine, Knox County Cemetery Records, ca. 1800-2007.

Collection Content

Sample Image

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The key genealogical facts of these records may include the following:

  • Name of Cemetery
  • Location of grave(s) including Section and Lot number
  • Names of all individuals in burial plot
  • Date of death
  • Designation if grave is a veteran's grave
  • Designation whether plot is full or half

The key genealogical facts of these records may include the following:

  • Name of Cemetery
  • Location of grave(s) including Section and Lot number
  • Names of all individuals in burial plot
  • Date of death
  • Designation if grave is a veteran's grave
  • Designation whether plot is full or half

How Do I Search the Collection

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 "County" ⇒Select the appropriate "Select the record type, date range and volume" which takes you to the images.

What Do I Do Next?

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.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

Once you have located your ancestor’s card, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Burial records are often brief so it can be easy confuse individuals. Compare what information is given with what you already know about your ancestor to make sure it is the correct person.

Next, look at the pieces of information given in the burial record for new information. Add any new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.
  • Use the birth date along with relative’s names to find the family in census records.
  • Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church and land records.
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • 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.

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.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for an index. There are often indexes created by the court or local historical and genealogical societies.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.

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.

Collection Citation:

"Maine, Knox County Cemetery Records, ca. 1800-2007." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Thomaston City Offices.

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Maine, Knox County Cemetery Records, ca. 1800-2007.


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