Maine, Aroostook County, David Henderson Genealogy Collection (FamilySearch Historical Collection)
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 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 This 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.
What Can These Records Tell Me?
The key genealogical facts in the David Henderson Genealogy Collection may include:
- 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?
Before searching this collection, 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 the Images
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
- Select the Record Type
- Select the Family or Person to view the images.
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
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 the Person 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 the Person 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.
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
"Maine, Aroostook County, David Henderson Genealogy Collection, 1750-2002." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing private collection, David Henderson, Houlton, Maine.
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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