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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 Cards
Collection years 1914-1950
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


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]

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Maine, State Archives, World War I (WWI) Grave Cards, 1914-1918.

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
  • Next of Kin

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[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]

Search by name by visiting 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


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, 1914-1950." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 9 August 2018. Maine State Archives, Augusta.
Record Citation:
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