Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Maine, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Cemetery
Collection years 1780-1980
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What is in This Collection?

These records include transcripts of headstones from various Maine cemeteries for the years 1780-1980. They also include series 1 and 2.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information may be found in these records:

Cemetery

  • Name of deceased
  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Death date
  • Death place
  • Age
  • Military service
  • Name and location of cemetery
  • Names of others buried in the same lot and their relationships, birth dates, death dates and ages
  • Organization that created the record

Collection Content

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How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the deceased
  • Other identifying information such as birth or death dates

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select Surname Range 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?

Once you have located your ancestor’s burial record, 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. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • 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

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries

Record Finder

Consult the Maine Research Tips and Strategies and its Record Finder to search other records


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, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Maine State Library, Augusta.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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