Vital Records of Salisbury, Massachusetts: To the End of the Year 1849 (Google eBook)

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Topsfield historical Society, 1915 - Registers of births, etc - 636 pages
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A great reference tool for novice genealogists and professionals.
When one reads the names of families, a flow of the social connections
penetrates an appreciation for the social order of the day
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It gives names and dates--nice little clues and connections.
It is a nice reference book for bibliophiles and history buffs.
 

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Page 3 - Double dating is used in the months of January, February and March, prior to 1752, whenever it appears in the original, and also, whenever from the sequence of entry in the original the date may be easily determined. In all records the original spelling of names is followed, and in the alphabetical arrangement the various forms should be examined, as items about the same family may be found under different spellings.
Page 3 - EXPLANATIONS The following records of births, marriages and deaths include all entries to be found in the books of record kept by the town clerks; in the church records; in the...
Page 3 - Oxford, and consequently publishment was made elsewhere. The double date is used in the months of January, February and March prior to 1752 only when it so appears in the original, and instances of the modern form after 1725 are not uncommon.
Page 3 - These records are printed in a condensed form in which every essential particular has been preserved. All duplication of the town clerks' record has been eliminated, but differences in entry and other explanatory matter appear in brackets. Parentheses are used when they occur in the original record; also to indicate the maiden name of a married woman.
Page 5 - Co. county. or. f. court files, Essex Co. Quarterly Court. ст. R. court records, Essex Co. Quarterly Court. d. daughter; day; died. Dea. deacon.
Page 6 - Cemetery. h, husband ; hour. inf. infant. int. intention of marriage. jr.
Page 403 - Nathaniel [the Deacon] received her." The following declarations are not without interest. " Ye sd John B declared before marriage that he took ye sd Hannah naked and had clothed her & that he took her then in his own clothes separate from any interest of her former husbands.
Page 437 - ... received her." The following declarations are not without interest. " Ye sd John B declared before marriage that he took ye sd Hannah naked and had clothed her & that he took her then in his own clothes separate from any interest of her former husbands." Again a groom declares : " And he takes her as naked and destitute, not having nor in no ways holding any part of her former husband's estate whatever.
Page 300 - D., of Newton [NH int.], and Fanny Tilton, Nov. 20, 1831.* Hanah, and Moses Clough, Nov.
Page 4 - May 27, 1668, part of Salisbury was set off as the town of Amesbury.

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