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== What is in This Collection? ==
 
== What is in This Collection? ==
 
This collection is an index of births and christenings for the years 1739 to 1900. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the [[International Genealogical Index (IGI) - FamilySearch Historical Records |International Genealogical Index]].
 
This collection is an index of births and christenings for the years 1739 to 1900. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the [[International Genealogical Index (IGI) - FamilySearch Historical Records |International Genealogical Index]].
 
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== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==  
 
== What Can These Records Tell Me? ==  
 
The following information may be found in these records:
 
The following information may be found in these records:
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*Parents' names
 
*Parents' names
 
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== Collection Content ==
 
== Collection Content ==
 
 
=== Coverage Table  ===
 
=== Coverage Table  ===
 
 
The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.<br>  
 
The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.<br>  
 
 
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== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 
== How Do I Search This Collection? ==
 
Before searching this collection,it is helpful to know:  
 
Before searching this collection,it is helpful to know:  
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*The name of the person  
 
*The name of the person  
 
*The approximate date of birth
 
*The approximate date of birth
 
 
=== Search the Index ===
 
=== Search the Index ===
 
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
 
=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
 
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]].
 
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? ==
 
== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
*Add any new information to your records
 
*Add any new information to your records
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*Use the information to find other records such as marriage, death, or census records
 
*Use the information to find other records such as marriage, death, or census records
 
*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname.  This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records
 
*Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname.  This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records
 
 
=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
 
=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
 
*Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.   
 
*Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.   
 
*Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
 
*Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
 
*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames], middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name
 
*Remember that sometimes individuals went by [http://usgenweb.org/research/nicknames.html nicknames], middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name
 
 
=== Research Helps ===
 
=== Research Helps ===
 
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Maine, United States Genealogy|Maine]].
 
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Maine, United States Genealogy|Maine]].

Latest revision as of 14:13, 4 May 2021

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This collection is a partial index of records for this locality. The collection was originally assembled for publication in April 2010. Since that time only a few records may have been added. As no additional records will be added, or any corrections made to the data, this is considered to be a "Legacy" collection.
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection is an index of births and christenings for the years 1739 to 1900. This index is not complete for any particular place, region or time period. This collection may include information previously published in the International Genealogical Index.

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]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth

  • Christening date
  • Place of christening
  • Parents' names

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

The coverage table shows the places and time periods of the original records in this collection. The table indicates how many records the collection has from each place. Most of the records in the collection are from the time periods listed in the table; however, the collection may have a few records from before or after the time period.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1739-1900 Marriages, 1771-1907 Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910
Androscoggin 44,273 32,805 3,137
Aroostook 11,223 7,757 478
Cumberland 134,888 100,909 11,862
Franklin 18,595 12,152 276
Hancock 40,660 19,488 2,000
Kennebec 74,357 46,197 321
Knox 18,093 17,595 1,785
Lincoln 38,638 27,558 1,705
Maine 252,373 136,105 133,772
Oxford 64,340 13,191 733
Penobscot 70,457 72,066 2,346
Piscataquis 19,305 11,282 563
Sagadahoc 54,392 10,392 437
Somerset 30,226 21,314 725
Waldo 22,135 23,401 1,452
Washington 12,864 8,248 489
York 34,063 37,048 10,798
Total 940,882 597,508 172,879

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection,it is helpful to know:

  • The place where the birth occurred
  • The name of the person
  • The approximate date of birth

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on 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]

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

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The original may contain information that was not recorded in the index
  • Use the information to find other records such as marriage, death, or census records
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname, unless the surname is a common surname. This list can help you identify possible relatives that can be verified by records

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

  • Try viewing any original indexes to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames, middles name, or an abbreviation of their given name

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

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

Known Issues[edit | edit source]

Click here for a list of known issues with this collection.

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:
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