Maine, J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Maine, J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1999
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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.
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 records may contain any of the following;
- Name of deceased
- Birth date
- Birth place
- Death date
- Death place
- 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.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
View the Images[edit | edit source]
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page
- Select Surname Range to view the images
|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at 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.|
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]
- 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.
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
"Maine, J. Gary Nichols Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1999." Database and images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 8 November 2016. Maine State Library, Augusta.
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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