Maine’s WPA Cemetery Plans Are Now Online

Emily Schroeder, the genealogy specialist at Maine State Library, has published an article in her blog that describes a new resource for anyone with Maine ancestry. (Hey! That’s me!) Many Maine cemeteries have plans originally created courtesy of the Works Progress Administration, which reside at the Maine State Archives. Thanks to that staff and the folks who work on Digital Maine, all 543 of those images may now be seen at the touch of a button or two!

You can read more in Emily Schroeder’s blog at: http://bit.ly/2qkyNy8.

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Am I missing something? These plans are just blank plots.

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Rollie Littlewood June 1, 2017 at 7:04 am

Seeing the maps seems to be a two-step process, which works in Firefox. Look for the Download button after you get the first screen. Then wait. and wait. Be patient, the map will come.

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I’ve tried Firefox and IE and I don’t see anything but blank plots either.

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From what I can see, these are cemetery maps that show the plot numbers. The plots of veterans are marked with a code indicating the war in which they served. Unless I’m missing something, there are no names provided for the veterans. This would be helpful if you know your ancestor is buried in a certain plot in a certain cemetery? Is there more?

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