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|title=Maine, J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1999
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| title = Maine, J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1999
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| record_type = Cemetery Cards
 
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| start_year = 1780
 
| end_year = 1999
 
| end_year = 1999
| FS_URL_01 = [[Maine, United States Genealogy|Maine]]
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| FS_URL_01 = [[GuidedResearch:Maine|Maine Guided Research]]
| FS_URL_02 = [[Maine Cemeteries]]  
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Maine Research Tips and Strategies#Maine Record Finder|Maine Record Finder]]
| FS_URL_03 = [[United States Cemeteries]]
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Maine Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Step-by-Step Maine Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Maine, United States Genealogy|Maine]]
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| FS_URL_06 = [[Maine Cemeteries]]
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| FS_URL_08 = [[Sexton Records]]
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| FS_URL_09 = [[Cemeteries]]
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| FS_URL_10 = [[United States, Tombstone and Sexton Records]]
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.maine.gov/msl/services/genealogy/index.shtml Maine State Library Genealogy Page]
 
| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.maine.gov/msl/services/genealogy/index.shtml Maine State Library Genealogy Page]
| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.moca-me.org/ Maine Old Cemetery Association Home Page]  
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.moca-me.org/ Maine Old Cemetery Association Home Page $]  
| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.moca-me.org/locations Maine Old Cemetery Association Locations: Finding Old Maine Cemeteries]  
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| RW_URL_03 = [https://www.findagrave.com/  Find A Grave]
| RW_URL_04 = [http://www.moca-me.org/cemetery-descriptions-histories Maine Old Cemetery Association Cemeteries Descriptions & Histories]  
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://www.interment.net/us/me/ Maine Cemetery Records]
| RW_URL_05 = [http://www.interment.net/us/me/ Maine Cemetery Records]  
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| RW_URL_05 = [https://www.moca-me.org/ Maine Old Cemetery Association]
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| RW_URL_06 = [https://maineroots.org/ Maine Genealogical Society]
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| custodian = [https://www.maine.gov/msl/ Maine State Library, Augusta, Maine]
 
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== What is in This Collection? ==
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These records include transcripts of tombstones from various Maine cemeteries for the years 1780-1999. The original records are located at the Maine State Library in Augusta.
  
== What is in the Collection? ==
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These records include transcripts of tombstones from various Maine cemeteries for the years 1780-1999. The original records are located at the Maine State Library in Augusta.
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=== Image Visibility ===
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{{Image Visibility}}
  
===To Browse this Collection===  
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=== To Browse This Collection ===  
  
 
{{Collection_Browse_Link
 
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== Collection Content ==
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==
=== Sample Image ===
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The following information may be found in these records:
 
 
<gallery widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
 
Image:Maine, J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection (13-0887) Cemetery Card DGS Maine, J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection (13-0887)_103.jpg|Cemetery Card
 
</gallery>
 
 
 
== What Can this Collection Tell Me? ==
 
 
 
The records may contain any of the following;
 
  
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'''Cemetery'''
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Name of deceased  
 
*Birth date  
 
*Birth date  
*Birth place
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*Birthplace
 
*Death date  
 
*Death date  
 
*Death place  
 
*Death place  
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*Names of others buried in the same lot and their relationships, birth dates, death dates and ages
 
*Names of others buried in the same lot and their relationships, birth dates, death dates and ages
  
== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Image ===
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<gallery widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
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Image:Maine, J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection (13-0887) Cemetery Card DGS Maine, J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection (13-0887)_103.jpg|1955 Cemetery Card
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</gallery>
  
To begin your search it is helpful to know:
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
*Name of the deceased  
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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*The name of the deceased  
 
*Other identifying information such as birth or death dates
 
*Other identifying information such as birth or death dates
 
=== Search the Index ===
 
=== Search the Index ===
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|2242146|Browse Page|access=browse}}'''
  
===View the Images ===
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# Select '''Surname Range''' to view the images
View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|CID|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':<br>
 
#Select the '''Surname Range''' which takes you to the images.
 
 
 
Look at the images one by one. 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 wiki article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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{{HR Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/960965 J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection, Surname Index Project]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2242146 Maine, J. Gary Nichols Cemetery collection, ca. 1780-1999]. 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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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log |research log]].
  
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
Once you have located your ancestor’s burial record, 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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Once you have located your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. 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.
 
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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.
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*Add any new information to your records
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*Use the birth date or year to search for birth records
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*Use the birth date along with relative’s names to find the family in census records
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*Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church and land records
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*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral records which often include the names and residences of other family members
  
=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
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=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames
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*Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries
  
*Use the birth date or year to search for birth records.
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=== Research Helps ===
*Use the birth date along with relative’s names to find the family in census records.  
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Maine, United States Genealogy|Maine]].
*Use the locality and relative’s names to locate church and land records.
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* [[Cemeteries]]
*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
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* [[Sexton Records]]
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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* [[GuidedResearch:Maine|Maine Guided Research]]
*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.
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* [[Maine Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
*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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* [[Step-by-Step Maine Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
  
=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
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=== Related Family History Library Holdings ===
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/960965 J. Gary Nichols cemetery collection, surname index project]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/4092295 Maine, tombstone inscriptions, surname index, 1620-2014]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/293368 Maine State Archives. Cemetery index of veterans]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/398238 Katherine W. Trickey, editor. MOCA cemetery inscription project (MIP) : series one]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/384672 Katherine W. Trickey, editor. Maine Old Cemetery Association cemetery inscription project : series two]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/384699 Katherine W. Trickey, editor. Maine Old Cemetery Association cemetery inscription project : series three]
  
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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=== Related FamilySearch Historical Record Collections ===
*Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries.
 
  
 
== Citing This Collection ==
 
== 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.
 
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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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Maine, 
United States
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Location of Maine
Record Description
Record Type Cemetery Cards
Collection years 1780-1999
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Maine State Library, Augusta, Maine


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

These records include transcripts of tombstones from various Maine cemeteries for the years 1780-1999. The original records are located at the Maine State Library in Augusta.


Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images. For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Maine, J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1999.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Cemetery

  • Name of deceased
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Death date
  • Death place
  • Age
  • Military service
  • Name and location of cemetery
  • Names of others buried in the same lot and their relationships, birth dates, death dates and ages

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Image[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of the deceased
  • Other identifying information such as birth or death dates

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select Surname Range to view the images


How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

Once you have located your ancestor’s burial record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. 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?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • 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

I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby cemeteries

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Maine.

Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]

Related FamilySearch Historical Record Collections[edit | edit source]

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.