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== What is in This Collection? ==
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This collection contains the grave card index of World War I soldiers from the Maine State Archives from 1914 through 1950. Digital images of originals housed at the Maine State Archives in Augusta, Maine.
  
== What is in This Collection? ==
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'''World War I Grave Cards'''
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*Abbott, Arbor M - Clark, Lawrence.: DGS 5651262
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*Clark, Manley L - Fortine, Joseph F. DGS  5651263
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*Foshee, Thomas Arnold - Keegan, John: DGS  5651264
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*Keegan, Joseph - Morrison, Cecil Leroy: DGS 5651265
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*Morrissette, Joseph G - Sinclair, Arnold, DGS 5651266
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*Sisk, Percy D - Worster, Pitt H.  DGS 5651267
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*Worster, Raymond - White, Alfred C.: DGS  5651268
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=== Image Visibility ===
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{{Image Visibility}}
  
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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== 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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*Next of Kin
  
===To Browse This Collection===
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== Collection Content == 
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=== Sample Images ===
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<gallery widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
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Image:Maine, State Archives, World War I (WWI) Grave Cards, 1914-1950 DGS005651262 Image4.jpeg|Grave Card- Army
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Image:Maine, State Archives, World War I (WWI) Grave Cards, 1914-1950 DGS005651262 Image20.jpeg|Grave Card- USNRF
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Image:Maine, State Archives, World War I (WWI) Grave Cards, 1914-1950 DGS005651265 Image10.jpeg|Grave Card- Army
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Image:Maine, State Archives, World War I (WWI) Grave Cards, 1914-1950 DGS005651266 Image 38.jpeg|Grave Card- Navy
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</gallery>
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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.
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=== Search the Index ===
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{{Search Collection Link
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{{HR 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? ===  
|CID=CID2094226
 
|title=Maine, York County, Probate Estate Files, 1690-1917
 
|location=Maine
 
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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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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]].  
  
*Name of the testator or deceased
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
*Names of the heirs, such as spouse, children, other relatives, and friends
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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.  
*Name of the executor, administrator, or guardian
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*Names of witnesses
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===  
*Residence of the testator
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*Use the names, ages and residence to find church and census records
*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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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
== Collection Content ==
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*Search for records of people in the county who shared a surname. These may have been the soldier's parents, uncles, or other relatives.  
=== Sample Images ===
 
<gallery perrow="4" heights="120px" widths="160px" caption="Maine, York County Probate Estate Files">
 
Image:Maine, York County Probate Estate Files (12-0468) Administrator's Bond 7315211_15.jpg|Administrator's Bond
 
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
 
</gallery>
 
  
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
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*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names
*The name of the deceased
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*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
*Other identifying information such as the place of residence and the approximate death or probate date
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*Search the records of nearby localities
===View the Images===
 
View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|2094226|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':
 
#Select the '''Document Type''' to view the images.
 
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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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=== Research Helps ===
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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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Maine, United States Genealogy|Maine]].
==What Do I Do Next?==
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* [[US Military Basic Search Strategies]]
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.
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* [[Beginning United States World War I Research]]
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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* [[GuidedResearch:Maine|Maine Guided Research]]
*Use probate records to identify heirs and relatives
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* [[Maine Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
*Use the document (such as the will) or the recording dates to approximate a death date
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* [[Step-by-Step Maine Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
*Use the information in the probate record to substitute for civil birth and death records since the probates exist for an earlier time period
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* [[Beginning Research in United States Military Records]]
*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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== 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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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains the grave card index of World War I soldiers from the Maine State Archives from 1914 through 1950. Digital images of originals housed at the Maine State Archives in Augusta, Maine.

World War I Grave Cards

  • Abbott, Arbor M - Clark, Lawrence.: DGS 5651262
  • Clark, Manley L - Fortine, Joseph F. DGS  5651263
  • Foshee, Thomas Arnold - Keegan, John: DGS  5651264
  • Keegan, Joseph - Morrison, Cecil Leroy: DGS 5651265
  • Morrissette, Joseph G - Sinclair, Arnold, DGS 5651266
  • Sisk, Percy D - Worster, Pitt H. DGS 5651267
  • Worster, Raymond - White, Alfred C.: DGS  5651268

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.

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

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

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.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]

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