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== Record Description  ==
 
  
The collection consists of a card file of veteran cemetery records located at the Maine State Archives. The cards are arranged by war then alphabetical by surname. The index cards may contain dates of birth, death and place of death and burial. The Index covers King Philip's War through World War I. The collection covers the years 1676 to 1918.
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
For a list of wars and an alphabetical list of names currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1985567/waypoints Browse].  
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The collection consists of a card file of veteran cemetery records located at the Maine State Archives. The cards are arranged by war then alphabetical by surname. The index cards may contain dates of birth, death and place of death and burial. The Index covers King Philip's War through World War I. The collection covers the years 1676 to 1918.  
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== Record Content  ==
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== Collection Contents ==
  
 
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*Source of information
 
*Source of information
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
 
To begin your search you will need to know the following:  
 
To begin your search you will need to know the following:  
  
 
*The person’s name.  
 
*The person’s name.  
*The approximate burial or death date.
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*Other identifying information such as the approximate burial date and place or death date
*The place of burial.
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==== Search the Collection ====
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'''To browse by image:'''<br>To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select "War or War Range"<br> ⇒Select "Surname Range" which takes you to the images.
  
To search the collection, <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select "War of War Range "&nbsp;<br> ⇒Select "Surname Range" which takes you to the images.  
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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:
  
Look at the images one by one 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:
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
*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.  
*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.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
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*Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church and land records.
 
*Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church and land records.
  
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
  
 
*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral records which often include the names and residences of other family members.  
 
*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.  
 
*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.  
 
*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.  
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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.
*If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, Now What? ==
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
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*Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.
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{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Maine, Cemetery Records|keywords|disp}} 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]]. }}
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Maine|Maine]]  
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*[[Maine, United States Genealogy|Maine]]  
 
*[[Maine Cemeteries|Maine Cemeteries]]
 
*[[Maine Cemeteries|Maine Cemeteries]]
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== How You Can Contribute ==
  
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=== Citation for This Collection ===
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Records collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.<br>
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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 | text= "Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing State Archives, Augusta.}}
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918" Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. State Archives, Augusta.}}<br><br>
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Maine, United States
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Location of Maine
Record Description
Record Type Veterans Cemetery
Collection years 1676-1918
Archive


What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of a card file of veteran cemetery records located at the Maine State Archives. The cards are arranged by war then alphabetical by surname. The index cards may contain dates of birth, death and place of death and burial. The Index covers King Philip's War through World War I. The collection covers the years 1676 to 1918.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918.

Collection Contents

The cards generally list the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Residence of deceased
  • Date and place of birth
  • Date and place of death
  • War in which veteran served
  • Cause of death
  • Date and place of burial
  • Next of kin
  • Date and place of enlistment
  • Branch of service, rank and unit of service
  • Discharge date and place
  • Cemetery record includes grave number, book number and page of record
  • Source of information

How Do I Search the Collection?

To begin your search you will need to know the following:

  • The person’s name.
  • Other identifying information such as the approximate burial date and place or death date

To browse by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select "War or War Range"
⇒Select "Surname Range" 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?

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.

Tips to Keep in Mind

  • 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.

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

How You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


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, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918" Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. State Archives, Augusta.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918.

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, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918.