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

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New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the Robert Henry Eddy Memorial Rooms, at the charge of the Eddy Town-Record Fund, 1918 - Registers of births, etc - 211 pages
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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 2 - 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 - ... 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 5 - ... 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 are used to show variations in the spelling of a name in the same entry, to indicate the maiden name of a wife, to enclose an imperfect portion of the original text, and to separate clauses in the original text. ABBREVIATIONS a.
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 married or unmarried woman, ?ra.
Page 4 - Conway 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 4 - ... 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.
Page 6 - Cemetery h. hours ; husband inf. infant int. publishment of intention of marriage Jr. junior Lt. Lieutenant m. marriage ; married ; month min. minutes PRI private record, from an Allen family Bible, now in the possession of Mrs.
Page 6 - Brookline, now in her possession. It contains material some of which is not now obtainable elsewhere, and includes church records, doctors' records, diaries, and Bible records bp.
Page 40 - Delegate from Shirley in the First and Second Sessions of the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts,

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