Proceedings of the New England Historic Genealogical Society at the Annual Meeting

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Page 48 - Willard, their associates and successors, are hereby made a corporation, by the name of the...
Page 23 - February, transmit to the secretary of the Commonwealth, certified copies of the records of the births, marriages, and deaths, •which have occurred therein during, the year ending on the last day of the preceding December. SECTION 6. The record of the town clerk relative to any birth, marriage, or death, shall be prima facie evidence, in legal proceedings, of the facts recorded.
Page 55 - Three for one year, three for two years, and three for three years, and members shall be eligible for reappointment.
Page 56 - The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Society and shall be in charge of the direction of its affairs, acting with the advice of the Board of Directors.
Page 59 - Committee may direct. ART. 7. — The Librarian shall be present in the Library, in person or by his assistant, at the regular hours, and at such other times as may be appointed for keeping it open ; and shall endeavor to render it useful to all who may resort to it. ART. 8 — Any...
Page 55 - Librarian, all of whom shall be elected by ballot at the Annual Meeting, and shall hold their respective offices for one year, and until others are duly chosen and installed.
Page 53 - Fellow shall be exempt from the annual payment if, at any time after his admission, he shall pay into the treasury Two hundred dollars in addition to his previous payments.
Page 58 - THE LIBRARIAN, AND OF THE LIBRARY. ART. 1. — The Librarian shall have charge of all the books, tracts, maps, manuscripts, and other property of the Society appropriate to a library ; and shall cause to be made and kept exact and perfect catalogues of each and all of them, doing whatever may be in his power, at all times, to preserve and increase the collections under his care.
Page 49 - ... by section two of chapter one hundred and fifty-two of the acts of the year one thousand eight hundred and forty-five, and by section one of chapter one hundred...
Page 22 - ... the great Boston, Chicago and Portland fires, no such building can be said with confidence to be fire proof. Some of our ancient towns have lost all their records by fire. And the same is true of many parishes. Indeed, the loss, from this cause alone, of town, church, and county records, is in the aggregate little short of appalling. Under these circumstances, it is almost criminal negligence to allow any book of record to exist only in a single copy. Its life theii hangs by a single thread.

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