Maine, State Archives, World War I (WWI) Grave Cards - FamilySearch Historical Records
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Maine, State Archives, World War I (WWI) Grave Cards, 1914-1950
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|Maine State Archives, Augusta, Maine|
- 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
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
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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]
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
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I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
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Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Maine.
- US Military Basic Search Strategies
- Beginning United States World War I Research
- Maine Guided Research
- Research Tips and Strategies
- Step-by-Step Research
- Beginning Research in United States Military Records
Related Family History Holdings[edit | edit source]
- Soldiers Index by Town; Draft Registration Index
- Deaths of World War II veterans of Maine
- Cemetery index of veterans
Related FamilySearch Historical Record Collections[edit | edit source]
- United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940
- United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
- United States, World War I American Expeditionary Forces Deaths, 1917-1919
- United States, Enlisted and Officer Muster Rolls and Rosters, 1916-1939
Related Digital Books[edit | edit source]
- Roster of Maine in the military service of the United States and allies in the World War, 1917-1919. 2vols
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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