Vital Records of Bedford, Massachuseets,to the Year 1850 (Google eBook)

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New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy town-record fund, 1903 - Registers of births, etc - 142 pages
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Page 4 - When both the marriage and intention of marriage are recorded, only the marriage record is printed ; and where a marriage appears without the intention recorded, it is designated with an asterisk. 5. 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...
Page 2 - That the sum of $20000 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. And the treasurer is hereby instructed to honor such drafts as shall be authorized...
Page 4 - Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy. 2. In all records the original spelling is followed. 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. Marriages are printed under the names of both parties. When a marriage appears without the intention recorded, it is designated with an asterisk.
Page 2 - 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. And the treasurer is hereby instructed to honor such drafts as shall be authorized by the Council for this purpose. Committee on Publications. CB TlLLINGHAST, FRANCIS EVERETT BLAKE, CHARLES KNOWLES BOLTON, DON GLEASON HILL, EDMUND DANA BARBOUR.
Page 4 - Differences in duplicates, and explanatory or other matter which seemed necessary or desirable, appear in brackets. Marriages and intentions of marriage are printed under the names of both parties, but the full information concerning each person is given only under his or her name. An asterisk after a marriage indicates that the intention...
Page 5 - Jr. junior m. married ; month prob. probably rec. recorded s. son Sr. senior w. wife ; week -wid. widow widr. widower y. year ist.
Page 5 - ... 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 only when they occur in the original text, or to separate clauses found there such as the birth-place of parents, in late marriage records.
Page 5 - Cemetery h. husband hrs. hours inf. infant Jr. junior m. married ; month min. minutes MR Middlesex County record, East Cambridge PRI private record, from family Bible owned by William Thorndike Patten, of Lowell pR2.
Page 5 - ... entries of the record, is bracketed. Parentheses are used only when they occur in the original text, or to separate clauses found there such as the birth-place of parents, in late marriage records. ABBREVIATIONS. a. age abt. about b. born ch. child chn. children Co. county d. daughter ; died ; day Dea. deacon dup. duplicate entry GR gravestone record h.
Page 141 - ... member of the faculty of Yale College and also a resident member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society from 1914 until his death, t New Haven, Conn.

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