Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918 .
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|Maine, United States|
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|Location of Maine|
|Record Type||Veterans Cemetery|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This 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 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.
To Browse This Collection
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
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 This Collection?
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The person’s name
- Other identifying information such as the approximate burial date and place or death date
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at Maine, veterans cemetery records, 1676-1898. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see 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 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. 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
- 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
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, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. State Archives, Augusta.
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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