Cemeteries

MOCA volunteers have gathered information on almost 7,000 cemeteries.  While work continues on gathering transcriptions [which are available to members on our Cemetery Transcriptions by County page], additional burial locations are discovered.

The ever-popular Find a Grave website holds partial records for almost 6,000 of these distributed throughout the sixteen Maine counties.  Find-a-Grave data is compiled by thousands of volunteers of varying abilities.  As such, MOCA cautions researchers to verify dates, biographies, family links, and other information found on the site with primary documentation or other verifiable sources.  Even better?  If you find an error, use the Find a Grave "edit" tab on the memorial page to submit a correction/suggestion to the volunteer who maintains the memorial.  S/he will review your suggestion and update the memorial accordingly, generally within a 30-day period.

Maine counties (cemetery counts are approximate):

 Androscoggin (228)  Oxford (458)
 Aroostook (257)  Penobscot (292)
 Cumberland (460)  Piscataquis (97)
 Franklin (173)  Sagadahoc (242)
 Hancock (583)  Somerset (253)
 Kennebec (312)  Waldo (238)
 Knox (226)  Washington (447)
 Lincoln (354)  York (1,286)

In this section, we share histories, stories, and little-known facts about a small handful of these.  So much more is yet to be discovered, and so the work of MOCA volunteers is expected to continue indefinitely.

Dedicated to the Preservation of Maine's Neglected Cemeteries since 1968.
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