Maine, Tombstone Inscriptions, Surname Index - FamilySearch Historical Records

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Maine, 
United States
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Location of Maine
Record Description
Record Type Tombstone Inscriptions
Collection years 1620-2014
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites


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

Extract from cemetery tombstones of various cemeteries in Maine organized alphabetically on 3X5 cards.

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]

  • Name of deceased
  • Maiden name of a female
  • Date of birth
  • Date of death
  • Name of cemetery
  • Names of other family members on same lot

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[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 your ancestor
  • The place of burial
  • The approximate date of death

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

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


=== View the Images === (Not for collections with a fakey browse/DFNL)

You will be able to view the images in this collection when it is published.

View the Images (Only for Fakey Browse Collections with a DFNL page)[edit | edit source]

To view images in this collection:

  1. Look at the [DFNL URL Link Text] article to determine the folder/film number for the images you want to see
  2. Go to the Browse Page
  3. Select the Film number to view the images

Add this template below after “Search the Index” or “View the Images” headers:

Longer coding is used when the link is to a catalog record that lists references to multiple catalog records:

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. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. 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 book, page and jacket number to find the actual burial record at the cemetery
  • 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
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
  • 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
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct

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 another index. Local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties
  • Try alternative search methods such as only filling in the surname search box (or the given name search box) on the landing page leaving the other box empty and then click on search. This should return a list of everyone with that particular name. You could then browse the list for individuals that may be your ancestor

Record Finder[edit | edit source]

Consult the Maine Research Tips and Strategies and its Record Finder to find 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
Collection Name Database, or Images, or Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : publication date. Custodian.
Record Citation:
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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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