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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Maine, United States Genealogy|Maine]] ''
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|title=Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918
 
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.maine.gov/dvem/bvs/cemeteries.htm Maine Bureau of Veteran's Services]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.maineveteranscemeterycaribou.org/ Northern Maine Veteran's Cemetery Corporation] 
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.mevetscemetery.org/ Veteran's Memorial Cemetery Association] 
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/maine.htm Maine Cemetery Transcriptions]
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== Record Description  ==
 
  
This Collection will include records from 1676 to 1918.<br>
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== 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.  
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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.  
  
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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===To Browse this Collection===
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918" Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing State Archives, Augusta.}}
 
 
 
[[Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
  
== Record Content ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Image ===
  
 
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Image:Maine Veterans Cemetery Records (11-1483) DGS 5246536 59.jpg|Cemetery Record
 
Image:Maine Veterans Cemetery Records (11-1483) DGS 5246536 59.jpg|Cemetery Record
 
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==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
  
 
The cards generally list the following information:  
 
The cards generally list the following information:  
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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:  
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*The person’s name.
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*Other identifying information such as the approximate burial date and place or death date
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1985567 Collection Page]:'''<br> Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches.
  
*The person’s name.  
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'''View images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1985567/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<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.
*The approximate burial or death date.  
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*The place of burial.
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1985567 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.}}
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==What Do I Do Next?==
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒ Select the War of War Range <br> ⇒ Select the 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 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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*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.
  
==== Using the Information  ====
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
  
 
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 birth date along with relative’s names to find the family in census 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.
 
*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.  
 
*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.
 
  
== Related Websites  ==
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
  
*[http://www.maine.gov/dvem/bvs/cemeteries.htm Maine Bureau of Veteran's Services]
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.  
*[http://www.maineveteranscemeterycaribou.org/ Northern Maine Veteran's Cemetery Corporation]
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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.  
*[http://www.mevetscemetery.org/ Veteran's Memorial Cemetery Association]
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.<br><br>
*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/maine.htm Maine Cemetery Transcriptions]
 
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== Citing this Collection ==
  
*[[Maine|Maine]]
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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.
*[[Maine Cemeteries|Maine Cemeteries]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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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 2017. State Archives, Augusta.}}<br><br>
  
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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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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
 
 
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“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata &gt; San Ponciano &gt; Matrimonios 1884-1886 &gt; image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.
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Maine, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Veterans Cemetery
Collection years 1676-1918
FamilySearch Resources
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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.

To Browse this Collection

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

Collection Content

Sample Image

What Can this Collection 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 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

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
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.

What Do I Do Next?

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.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

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.
  • 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, 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

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 2017. State Archives, Augusta.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918.


Image Citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found 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.

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