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{{FamilySearch Collection
 
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|title=Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957
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== Collection Time Period  ==
 
 
 
The records in this collection are for the years 1636 to 1964
 
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
<gallery caption="Military Record Examples" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
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This Collection will include records from 1790 to 1966.<br>  
Image:Maine State Archive Collections (10-0716) (10-0842) Civil War Card Index DGS .jpg
 
Image:Maine State Archive Collections (10-0716) (10-0842) Draft Card DGS 4389591_4.jpg
 
Image:Maine State Archive Collections (10-0716) (10-0842) WWI DGS 4388558_6.jpg
 
Image:Maine State Archive Collections (10-0716) (10-0842) Enlistment List DGS 4655567_36.jpg
 
Image:Maine State Archive Collections (10-0716) (10-0842) Regiment Return DGS 4602822_25.jpg
 
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The collection includes the following various county records:  
 
The collection includes the following various county records:  
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Most of the records are military records and are handwritten on preprinted forms.  
 
Most of the records are military records and are handwritten on preprinted forms.  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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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].
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The records in this collection are for the years 1790 to 1966.&nbsp;
  
The records generally include the following information:
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
*Date of the event, transaction, or recording with the county
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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>
*Names of individual, witnesses, family members, sometimes neighbors
 
*Ages
 
*Relationships
 
*Residences
 
*Occupations
 
*Signature or mark
 
*Legal descriptions of land
 
*Amount of money exchanged as part of business transactions.
 
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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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.}}
  
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:&nbsp;
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[[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.]]
  
*The type of event.
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== Record Content  ==
*The place where the event occurred.
 
*The approximate date the event occurred.
 
*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the soldier, the deceased, or grantor and grantees.
 
  
Compare the information you find in the records to what you already know about your ancestors to determine which record is about your ancestor. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.  
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<gallery perrow="3" heights="120px" widths="160px" caption="Military Record Examples">
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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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</gallery>
  
Next, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. For example:  
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Civil War Cards of Maine include the following information:  
  
*Use the age to calculate a birth date.
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*Name, age, rank and company of soldier
*Use the names, ages and residence church and census records.
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*Whether service was in the infantry, cavalry, or heavy artillery
*Occupations listed can lead you to employment records or other types of records such as military records.
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*Birth place and current residence  
*The name of the officiator at a christening, marriage, or burial may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
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*Marital status
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom, this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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*Physical description
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born, married, or died in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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*Date of enlistment
*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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*Date and reason for leaving service
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*Record of previous service
  
Keep in mind:  
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Maine Draft Cards required the following information:  
  
*The information in the records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
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*Name, age and current residence
*Earlier records may not contain as much information.
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*Date and place of birth
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
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*Race, occupation and marital status
  
If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:  
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World War I Military Records include the following information:  
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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*Name and residence
*Search the indexes and records of individual counties nearby states.
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*Date and place of birth
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*Rank and military unit
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*Marital status
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*Date and place where soldier entered military service
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*Date and place where soldier left military service
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*Person to be notified in case of an emergency
  
== Record History  ==
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Enlistment Lists of Volunteers included the following information:
  
The Maine State Archives maintains the state and local records considered to be permanently valuable.
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*Name and age
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*Date of enlistment
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*Residence and occupation
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*Marital status
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*Additional remarks, comments
  
== Why this Record Was Created ==
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
The individual records were made to establish legal rights and to help track the population for health and taxation purposes. The state collection was created to insure that the records are retained and archived properly.  
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To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page,<br>⇒ Select the "State, County, Town" category<br>⇒ Select the "Record Category" category<br>⇒ Select the "Record Description" category which takes you to the images.  
  
=== Record Reliability  ===
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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.
  
The information is generally reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant. Some transcription errors may have occurred.
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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:
  
== Related Websites  ==
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*The type of event
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*The place where the event occurred
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*The approximate date the event occurred
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*The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the soldier, the deceased, or grantor and grantees
  
[http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/ Maine State Archives]
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'''Using the Information'''
  
[http://www.maine.gov/msl/ Maine State Library]&nbsp;
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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.  
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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The following examples show ways you can use the information:
  
[[Maine Archives and Libraries]]
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*Use the age to calculate a birth date.
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*Use the names, ages and residence church and census records.
  
[[Maine Births and Christenings (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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== Related Websites  ==
  
[[Maine Military Records]]  
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*[http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/ Maine State Archives]
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*[http://www.maine.gov/msl/ Maine State Library]&nbsp;
  
=== Contributions to This Article ===
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
  
{{Contributor invite}}
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*[[Maine State Archives]]
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*[[Maine Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Maine Court Records|Maine Court Records]]
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*[[Maine Land and Property|Maine Land and Property]]
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*[[Maine Military Records]]
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*[[Maine Naturalization and Citizenship|Maine Naturalization and Citizenship&nbsp;]]
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
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== Contributions to This Article ==
  
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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{{Contributor invite}}
  
A suggested format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections Create a link to the wiki article: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
  
==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:  ====
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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.
  
"Maine, State Archive Collections". index and images, ''FamilySearch'' ([https://www.familysearch.org https://www.familysearch.org]): accessed 28 April 2011. entry for Joheph Moutlon; citing Archive Collections, Maine, York County, Court Records, Court of General Sessions of the Peace, 1718-1717, vol. 178; Maine State Archives, Augusta, Maine.
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
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"Maine, State Archive Collections 1790-1966," images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18256-52033-18?cc=1877829&amp;wc=MMMW-7ZG:1106504665https&nbsp;: accessed 7 August 2012), Maine, State Archive Collections &gt; Maine, York County &gt; Court Records &gt; Court of General Sessions of the Peace vol. 07B 1718-1727 &gt; image 65 of 150, David Libby, 1723; citing court records, Maine State Archives, Augusta, Maine, United States.
  
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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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Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1790 to 1966.

The collection includes the following various county records:

  • Military 1775 to 1865
  • Naturalization and citizenship 1790 to 1913
  • Court 1636 to 1929
  • Land 1794 to 1964

Most of the records are military records and are handwritten on preprinted forms.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

The records in this collection are for the years 1790 to 1966. 

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.

"Maine,State Archive Collections,1790-1966." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing State Archives, Augusta.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

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 to Use the Record

To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page,
⇒ Select the "State, County, Town" category
⇒ Select the "Record Category" category
⇒ Select the "Record Description" category which takes you to the 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.

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 type of event
  • The place where the event occurred
  • The approximate date the event occurred
  • The name of the individual or individuals such as the names of the soldier, the deceased, or grantor and grantees

Using 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:

  • Use the age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use the names, ages and residence church and census records.

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.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Maine, State Archive Collections 1790-1966," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1-18256-52033-18?cc=1877829&wc=MMMW-7ZG:1106504665https : accessed 7 August 2012), Maine, State Archive Collections > Maine, York County > Court Records > Court of General Sessions of the Peace vol. 07B 1718-1727 > image 65 of 150, David Libby, 1723; citing court records, Maine State Archives, Augusta, Maine, United States.

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