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| FS_URL_04 = [[Maine Court Records|Maine Court Records]]
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Maine Land and Property|Maine Land and Property]]
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| FS_URL_07 = [[Maine Naturalization and Citizenship|Maine Naturalization and Citizenship&nbsp;]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/research/cwunits.html Maine State Archives Maine Civil War Units]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/research/officerpic.html Maine State Archives Civil War Officers and Others Misc. Photographs]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/research/cwcorrespondence.html Maine State Archives Civil War Correspondence] 
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== Record Description  ==
 
  
The collection includes various county records, most are military records. The collection is located at the Maine State Archives. The records cover the years 1790 to 1966.
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1877829/waypoints Browse]. <br>
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The collection includes various county records, most are military records. The collection is located at the Maine State Archives. The records cover the years 1718-1957.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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===To Browse 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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{{Collection citation | text= "Maine,State Archive Collections,1790-1966."  Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing State Archives, Augusta.}}
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Images ===
  
[[Maine State Archive Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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<gallery caption="Military Record Examples" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
 
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Image:Maine State Archive Collections (10-0716) (10-0842) Civil War Card Index DGS .jpg|Civil War Card
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Image:Maine State Archive Collections (10-0716) (10-0842) Draft Card DGS 4389591_4.jpg|Draft Card
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Image:Maine State Archive Collections (10-0716) (10-0842) WWI DGS 4388558_6.jpg|WWI Draft Card
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Image:Maine State Archive Collections (10-0716) (10-0842) Enlistment List DGS 4655567_36.jpg|Enlistment List
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Image:Maine State Archive Collections (10-0716) (10-0842) Regiment Return DGS 4602822_25.jpg|Regiment Return
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{{Coverage Table Feedback}}
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=== Coverage Table ===
  
 
The Coverage Table shows the record types and time periods covered. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.<br>  
 
The Coverage Table shows the record types and time periods covered. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.<br>  
  
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==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
 
 
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== Record Content  ==
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'''Civil War Cards of Maine''' include the following information:  
 
 
<gallery caption="Military Record Examples" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
 
Image:Maine State Archive Collections (10-0716) (10-0842) Civil War Card Index DGS .jpg|Civil War Card
 
Image:Maine State Archive Collections (10-0716) (10-0842) Draft Card DGS 4389591_4.jpg|Draft Card
 
Image:Maine State Archive Collections (10-0716) (10-0842) WWI DGS 4388558_6.jpg|WWI Draft Card
 
Image:Maine State Archive Collections (10-0716) (10-0842) Enlistment List DGS 4655567_36.jpg|Enlistment List
 
Image:Maine State Archive Collections (10-0716) (10-0842) Regiment Return DGS 4602822_25.jpg|Regiment Return
 
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Civil War Cards of Maine include the following information:  
 
  
 
*Name, age, rank and company of soldier  
 
*Name, age, rank and company of soldier  
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*Record of previous service
 
*Record of previous service
  
Maine Draft Cards required the following information:  
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'''Maine Draft Cards''' required the following information:  
  
 
*Name, age and current residence  
 
*Name, age and current residence  
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*Race, occupation and marital status
 
*Race, occupation and marital status
  
World War I Military Records include the following information:  
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'''World War I Military Records''' include the following information:  
  
 
*Name and residence  
 
*Name and residence  
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*Person to be notified in case of an emergency
 
*Person to be notified in case of an emergency
  
Enlistment Lists of Volunteers included the following information:  
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'''Enlistment Lists of Volunteers''' included the following information:  
  
 
*Name and age  
 
*Name and age  
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*Additional remarks, comments
 
*Additional remarks, comments
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
 
The records in this collection are arranged by type of record and then by date. To begin searching these records you need to know the following:  
 
The records in this collection are arranged by type of record and then by date. To begin searching these records you need to know the following:  
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*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the soldier, the deceased, or grantor and grantees
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*Identifying information such as the date and place of the event
  
*The type of event
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=== Search the Index ===
*The place where the event occurred
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{{Search Collection Link
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*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the soldier, the deceased, or grantor and grantees
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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===View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|1877829|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':<br>
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#Select the '''State, County, Town'''<br>
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#Select the '''Record Category'''<br>
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#Select the '''Record Description''' which takes you to the images.
  
To search the collection, <br> ⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page,<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "State, County, Town" category<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Category" category<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Description" category which takes you to the images.  
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1877829 Maine, State Archive collections]. Some catalog records link to multiple digital image records. In this case, click on a digital image record to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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==What Do I Do Next?==
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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Look at each image. Again you will need to compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.
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Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person 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.
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*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.
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:  
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*Use the age to calculate a birth date.  
 
*Use the age to calculate a birth date.  
 
*Use the names, ages and residence church and census records.
 
*Use the names, ages and residence church and census records.
 
==== Tips to Keep in Mind  ====
 
 
 
*Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been in the same area.  
 
*Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been in the same area.  
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  
==== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ====
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
  
 
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names.  
 
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for 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.  
 
*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 records of nearby localities.  
 
*Search the records of nearby localities.  
*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 with the same family number.  
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*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 with the same family number.
*There is also the possibility that a family was missed in the census.
 
 
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
 
 
*[http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/ Maine State Archives]
 
*[http://www.maine.gov/msl/ Maine State Library]&nbsp;
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*{{FHL|Maine, Military Records|keywords|disp}}
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*{{FHL|Maine, Court Records|keywords|disp}}
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*{{FHL|Maine, Naturalization and Citizenship|keywords|disp}}
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*{{FHL|Maine, Land and Property|keywords|disp}}
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For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Maine Archives and Libraries]].}}
  
*[[Maine State Archives]]
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== Citing This Collection ==
*[[Maine Archives and Libraries]]
 
*[[Maine Court Records|Maine Court Records]]
 
*[[Maine Land and Property|Maine Land and Property]]
 
*[[Maine Military Records]]
 
*[[Maine Naturalization and Citizenship|Maine Naturalization and Citizenship&nbsp;]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article ==
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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.
  
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{{Collection_citation | text="Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957." Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. State Archives, Augusta.
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''[[#top|Top of Page]]'''
  
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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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 State Archives
Collection years 1718-1957
FamilySearch Resources
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What is in the Collection?

The collection includes various county records, most are military records. The collection is located at the Maine State Archives. The records cover the years 1718-1957.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957.

Collection Content

Sample Images

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the record types and time periods covered. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Record Type Years Covered
Military 1775-1865
Card index and images to soldiers by town 1917-1919
Naturalization and citizenship 1790-1913
Court 1636-1929
Land 1794-1964

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Civil War Cards of Maine include the following information:

  • Name, age, rank and company of soldier
  • Whether service was in the infantry, cavalry, or heavy artillery
  • Birth place and current residence
  • Marital status
  • Physical description
  • Date of enlistment
  • Date and reason for leaving service
  • Record of previous service

Maine Draft Cards required the following information:

  • Name, age and current residence
  • Date and place of birth
  • Race, occupation and marital status

World War I Military Records include the following information:

  • Name and residence
  • Date and place of birth
  • Rank and military unit
  • Marital status
  • Date and place where soldier entered military service
  • Date and place where soldier left military service
  • Person to be notified in case of an emergency

Enlistment Lists of Volunteers included the following information:

  • Name and age
  • Date of enlistment
  • Residence and occupation
  • Marital status
  • Additional remarks, comments

How Do I Search the Collection?

The records in this collection are arranged by type of record and then by date. To begin searching these records you need to know the following:

  • The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the soldier, the deceased, or grantor and grantees
  • Identifying information such as the date and place of the event

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 the State, County, Town
  2. Select the Record Category
  3. Select the Record Description which takes you to the images.

What Do I Do Next?

Look at each image. Again you will need to compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor.

Be aware that with either search you may need to compare the information about more than one person 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.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors. The following examples show ways you can use the information:

  • Use the age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use the names, ages and residence church and census records.
  • Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been in the same area.
  • 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, What Now?

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for 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 records of nearby localities.
  • 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 with the same family number.

For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article Maine Archives and Libraries.}}

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, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. State Archives, Augusta.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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