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== Collection Time Period  ==
 
 
This index covers events from 1739 through 1900.
 
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:
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This index is an electronic index for the years 1739 to 1900.  
 
 
*Family Records
 
*Church Records
 
*Civil Registration
 
 
 
This index is not complete for any particular place or region.  
 
  
=== Record Content  ===
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It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.
  
The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:
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=== Coverage Table  ===
  
*Name of the child
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The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. 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>
*Gender
 
*Names of the parents
 
*Birth date
 
*Birthplace
 
*Christening date (if the source is a church record)
 
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
 
  
== Coverage Table  ==
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This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.
 
 
 
Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.
 
 
 
As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.<br>
 
 
 
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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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>
  
Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.  
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{{Collection citation| text = Genealogical Society of Utah. Maine, Births and Christenings. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.}}
  
In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.  
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[[Maine Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
  
=== Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection ===
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== Record Content and Use ==
  
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
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For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article [[Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
  
*[[IGI]]  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Maine Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
 
*[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
 
  
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number Family History Library Catalog].
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== Related Websites ==
 
 
== Record History  ==
 
 
 
For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This is an index of some births and christenings throughout Maine. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.
 
 
 
=== Why This Record Was Created  ===
 
 
 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.
 
 
 
=== Record Reliability  ===
 
 
 
Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Maine.
 
 
 
== Related Web Sites ==
 
  
 
*[http://www.mainegenealogy.net/ Genealogy of Maine]  
 
*[http://www.mainegenealogy.net/ Genealogy of Maine]  
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
[[Maine State Archive Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Maine State Archive Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
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*[[Maine|Maine]]
 
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*[[Maine Church Records|Maine Church Records]]  
[[Maine Vital Records|Maine Vital Records]]  
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*[[Maine Vital Records|Maine Vital Records]]
  
 
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
 
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
  
 
{{Contributor invite}}  
 
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== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
 
 
<!--bibdescbegin-->"Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900," database, ''FamilySearch'' ([http://familysearch.org http://familysearch.org]/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records. <!--bibdescend-->
 
  
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
When you copy information from a record, you should also 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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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.  
 
 
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki article: ''[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/How_to_Cite_FamilySearch_Collections How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]''.
 
 
 
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record  ====
 
  
"Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900." Index, ''FamilySearch'' ([http://familysearch.org http://familysearch.org]/): accessed March 11, 2011. entry for Mary Ann Johnson,;born 28 December 1831; citing Birth Records, FHL film 10562; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled 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|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;  
  
 
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Record Description

This index is an electronic index for the years 1739 to 1900.

It is not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records. This index is not complete for any particular place or region. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index or Vital Records Index collections.

Coverage Table

The Coverage Table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. 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.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1739-1900 Marriages, 1771-1907 Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910
Androscoggin 44,273 32,805 3,137
Aroostook 11,223 7,757 478
Cumberland 134,888 100,909 11,862
Franklin 18,595 12,152 276
Hancock 40,660 19,488 2,000
Kennebec 74,357 46,197 321
Knox 18,093 17,595 1,785
Lincoln 38,638 27,558 1,705
Maine 252,373 136,105 133,772
Oxford 64,340 13,191 733
Penobscot 70,457 72,066 2,346
Piscataquis 19,305 11,282 563
Sagadahoc 54,392 10,392 437
Somerset 30,226 21,314 725
Waldo 22,135 23,401 1,452
Washington 12,864 8,248 489
York 34,063 37,048 10,798
Total 940,882 597,508 172,879

Citation for 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.

Genealogical Society of Utah. Maine, Births and Christenings. Index based on data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content and Use

For details about the contents of these records and help using them see the wiki article Births and Christenings Vital Record Index Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections