Vital Records of Greenfield, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 (Google eBook)

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New England historic genealogical society,at the charge of the Eddy town-record fund., 1915 - Registers of births, etc - 299 pages
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Page 2 - SOCIETY, November 6, 1901, as follows: Voted: That the sum of $20,000, from the bequest of the late Robert Henry Eddy, be set aside as a special fund to be called the Eddy Town-Record Fund, for the sole purpose of publishing the Vital Records of the towns of Massachusetts, and that the Council be authorized and instructed to make such arrangements as may be necessary for such publication.
Page 4 - Ashfield is named, the initial letter only is used, except in unusual phrases. 2. In all items from town records the original spelling is followed, and no attempt is made to correct errors appearing in the records. 3. A baptism is not printed, if it occurs within one year after the recorded date of birth of a child of the same name and parents or if it is clear that the child baptized is identical with the child of the birth record; but variations found in the baptismal record are added to the birth...
Page 5 - Christian name. 6. Marriages and intentions of marriage are printed under the names of both parties. When both the marriage and intention of marriage are recorded, only the marriage record is printed ; and where a marriage appears without the intention being recorded, it is designated with an asterisk. 7. Additional information which does not appear in the original text of an item, ie, any explanation, query, inference, or difference shown in other entries of the record, is bracketed. Parentheses...
Page 4 - ... about the same family or individual may be found under different spellings. 4. A baptism is not printed, if it occurs within one year after the recorded date of birth, although any variations found in the baptismal record are added to the birth record. But a baptism is printed, if it occurs more than one year after the recorded date of birth of a child of the same name and parents, no attempt being made to decide whether the child baptized is identical with the child of the birth record or is...
Page 4 - The birth of a married woman is recorded under her maiden name, if it is known. But if the maiden name cannot be determined, the entry appears under the husband's name, with a dash enclosed in brackets, ie, [ ], to signify that the maiden name is unknown. If it is not known whether the surname is that of a marrjed or unmarried woman, ? m.
Page 4 - ... enclosed in brackets. 3. The various spellings of a name should be examined as items about the same family or individual may be found under different spellings. 4. The birth of a married woman is recorded under her maiden name when it is known, but if the maiden name is unknown the entry appears under the husband's name with a dash enclosed in brackets, ie, [ ] to signify that the maiden name is not known.
Page 7 - Cemetery h. husband hrs. hours inf. infant int. publishment of intention of marriage Jr. junior m. married ; month min. minutes PRI private record, from the Foster family Bible, now in the possession of Miss Mary Drew of Kingston PR2.
Page 4 - If it is not known whether the surname is that of a married or unmarried woman, ? m. is placed in brackets after the Christian name. 6. Marriages and intentions of marriage are printed under the names of both parties. When both the marriage and intention of marriage are recorded, only the marriage record is printed; and where a marriage appears without the intention being recorded, it is designated with an asterisk.
Page 6 - Church Co. county d. daughter ; day ; died Dea. deacon dec'd deceased dup. duplicate entry Eld. Elder Ens. Ensign GRI gravestone record, North Burying Ground GR2.
Page 4 - Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy. 2. In all items from town records the original spelling is followed, and no attempt is made to correct errors appearing...

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