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== What is in This Collection? ==
 
== What is in This Collection? ==
 
 
This collection is an index of deaths and burials for the years 1841 to 1910 taken from the following sources. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.:
 
This collection is an index of deaths and burials for the years 1841 to 1910 taken from the following sources. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.:
 
 
*Indexed church records  
 
*Indexed church records  
 
*Civil registrations  
 
*Civil registrations  
 
 
 
Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of family history information.
 
Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of family history information.
  
 
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 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]].
 
 
 
=== Image Visibility ===  
 
=== Image Visibility ===  
 
 
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{{Image Visibility}}
 
 
== 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:
  
 
'''Deaths and Burials'''
 
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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 approximate date of death or burial
 
*The approximate date of death or burial
 
*The place where the death occurred
 
*The place where the death occurred
 
 
=== Search the Index ===
 
=== Search the Index ===
 
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'''Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection'''
 
'''Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection'''
 
 
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:  
 
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:  
 
 
*[[IGI]]  
 
*[[IGI]]  
 
*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]  
 
*[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]  
 
*[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
 
*[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
 
 
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number FamilySearch Catalog].
 
If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog&catSearchType=film_number FamilySearch Catalog].
 
 
=== 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? ==
 
 
When you have located your ancestor’s death 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. Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s death 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. Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.  
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
 
=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
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*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual  
 
*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 died or been buried in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify
 
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have died or been buried in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify
 
 
=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
 
=== I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now? ===
 
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names  
 
*Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for nicknames and abbreviated names  
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*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur
 
*Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur
 
*Search the [https://familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlc/ FamilySearch Catalog] to see if other records for this place are available
 
*Search the [https://familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlc/ FamilySearch Catalog] to see if other records for this place are available
 
 
=== 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]].
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* [[Maine Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
* [[Maine Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
 
* [[Step-by-Step Maine Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
 
* [[Step-by-Step Maine Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
 
 
== Citing This Collection ==
 
== 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.
 
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 is an index of deaths and burials for the years 1841 to 1910 taken from the following sources. The year range represents most of the records. A few records may be earlier or later.:

  • Indexed church records
  • Civil registrations

Church records and civil registration were official sources and are some of the most reliable sources of family history information.

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:

Deaths and Burials

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Death date and place
  • Age
  • Date of birth
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
  • Burial date and place
  • Names of parents
  • Marital status

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 name of the deceased
  • The approximate date of death or burial
  • The place where the death occurred

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

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the FamilySearch Catalog.

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 death 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. Print or download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed.

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

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find birth records
  • Use the death date or age along with the place of death to find the family in census records
  • Use the residence and names of the parents (if the deceased is a child) to locate church and land records
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment records or military record
  • The name of the informant may be a relative. This can be helpful in identifying your ancestor
  • The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery 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 died or been buried in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify

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
  • Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur
  • Search the FamilySearch Catalog to see if other records for this place are available

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.