Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1990 is a free collection at FamilySearch with an index of tombstone transcripts from various Maine cemeteries. Some additional family members’ names which were not transcribed are in the images.

 

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What Can I Learn from Maine Tombstone Records?

 

These cemetery records may include:

  • Name of cemetery
  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Last residence of the deceased
  • Names of family members
  • Birth and death information for others named on the card
  • Location of the grave(s) including Section and Lot number

 

 

How Can Cemetery Records Help Me Find Other Records?

 

With information from these records you can:

  • Use the birth date or year to search for birth records
  • Use the birth date along with your relative’s names to find the family in census records
  • Use the locality and relative’s name to locate church and land records
  • 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 with the same surname. This is especially helpful for rural areas or unusual surnames
  • 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 with a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct

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