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== What is in This Collection? ==
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This collection contains the grave card index of WWI soldiers from the Maine State Archives. Digital images of originals housed at the Maine State Archives in Augusta, Maine
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=== Image Visibility ===
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Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. Images in this collection are available for viewing if you are a registered FamilySearch user. You can register for a free FamilySearch account [https://familysearch.org/register/1 here].
  
== What is in This Collection? ==
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For additional information about image restrictions, please see the [[Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections]] page.
  
This collection contains probate estate files from the York County Courthouse in Alfred. The files are arranged by case number and date.
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===To Browse This Collection===
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? =
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This collection may contain this information:
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*Name, and rank of soldier
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*Current address
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*Date and place of birth
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*Enlistment date and place
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*Discharge date and branch of service
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*Date, location, and cause of death 
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*Burial date and cemetery location
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*Type of marker or stone
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*War record
  
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== Collection Content == 
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=== Coverage Table ===
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=== Coverage Map ===
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=== Digital Folder Number List ===  
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==What Can These Records Tell Me?==
 
  
Probate records include petitions, inventories, accounts, decrees and other court documents. They may include the following information:
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== How Do I Search This Collection? == 
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know the name of the soldier.  
  
*Name of the testator or deceased
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=== Search the Index ===  
*Names of the heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, and friends
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*Dates the documents were written and recorded (used to approximate event dates since a will was usually written near the time of death).
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Image:Maine, York County Probate Estate Files (12-0468) Administrator's Bond 7315211_15.jpg|Administrator's Bond
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Image:Maine, York County Probate Estate Files (12-0468) Claims Against the Estate  7315211_10.jpg|Claims Against the Estate
 
Image:Maine, York County Probate Estate Files (12-0468) Court Appointment 7315211_7.jpg|Court Appointment
 
Image:Maine, York County Probate Estate Files (12-0468) Decree 7315211_17.jpg|Decree
 
Image:Maine, York County Probate Estate Files (12-0468) Estate Inventory 7315211_41.jpg|Estate Inventory
 
Image:Maine, York County Probate Estate Files (12-0468) Order of Distribution 7315211_31.jpg|Order of Distribution
 
Image:Maine, York County Probate Estate Files (12-0468) Petition 7315211_23.jpg|Petition
 
Image:Maine, York County Probate Estate Files (12-0468) Warrant 7315211_21.jpg|Warrant
 
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
 
*The name of the deceased
 
*Other identifying information such as the place of residence and the approximate death or probate date
 
===View the Images===
 
View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|2094226|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':
 
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{{Tip | More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2094226 Maine, York County, Probate Estate Files, 1690-1917]. 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? ===
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/Catalog title number Title of catalog record]}} 
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?==
 
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 that can lead you to other records about your ancestors.
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
*Use probate records to identify heirs and relatives
 
*Use the document (such as the will) or the recording dates to approximate a death date
 
*Use the information in the probate record to substitute for civil birth and death records since the probates exist for an earlier time period
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the residence or place of birth of the deceased to locate census, church, and land records
 
*You may be able to use the probate record to learn about adoptions or guardianship of any minor children and dependents
 
*You may be able to use the probate record to learn about land transactions
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have died in the same county or nearby
 
*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
 
*The information in the records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the deceased or the testator
 
=== I Can't Find the Person 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 ==
 
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, York County, Probate Estate Files, 1690-1917." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : 14 June 2016. York County Courthouse, Alfred.
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/Catalog title number Title of catalog record].  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]].
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.
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 +
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 +
*Use the names, ages and residence to find church and census records
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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
 +
*Search for records of people in the county who shared a surname. These may have been the soldier's parents, uncles, or other relatives.
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for 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
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*Search the records of nearby localities
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=== Record Finder ===
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Consult the [[Maine Research Tips and Strategies]] and its Record Finder to search other records.
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 +
== Citing This Collection == 
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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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;Collection Citation: "Maine, State Archives, World War I (WWI) Grave Cards, 1914-1918" Database, or Images, or Database with images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : publication date. Custodian.
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Record Type World War I
Collection years 1914-1950
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains the grave card index of WWI soldiers from the Maine State Archives. Digital images of originals housed at the Maine State Archives in Augusta, Maine

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians. Images in this collection are available for viewing if you are a registered FamilySearch user. You can register for a free FamilySearch account here.

For additional information about image restrictions, please see the Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections page.

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

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

This collection may contain this information:

  • Name, and rank of soldier
  • Current address
  • Date and place of birth
  • Enlistment date and place
  • Discharge date and branch of service
  • Date, location, and cause of death
  • Burial date and cemetery location
  • Type of marker or stone
  • War record

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

Coverage Map[edit | edit source]

Digital Folder Number List[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 soldier.

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

You will be able to search this collection when it is published.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select first browse level
  2. Select next browse level
  3. Select final browse level 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]

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Use the names, ages and residence to find church and census records
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
  • Search for records of people in the county who shared a surname. These may have been the soldier's parents, uncles, or other relatives.

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

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for 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 records of nearby localities

Record Finder[edit | edit source]

Consult the Maine Research Tips and Strategies and its Record Finder to search other records.

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, State Archives, World War I (WWI) Grave Cards, 1914-1918" Database, or Images, or Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : publication date. Custodian.
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.

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