Vital Records of Hamilton, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849

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Essex Institute, 1908 - Hamilton (Mass.) - 112 pages
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Page 3 - All of the records are condensed in print as much as is consistent with intelligibility, accuracy, and completeness of information. 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...
Page 3 - All duplication of the town clerk's 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 show the difference in the spelling of a name in the same entry and to indicate the maiden name of a wife. When places other than Wenham and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.
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 returns made to the Salem Quarterly Court ; in the cemetery inscriptions ; and in private records found in family Bibles, etc.
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 5 - ABBREVIATIONS a. — age. abt. — about. b. — born. bef. — before. bet. — between. bp. — baptized. bur. — buried. c. R. 1. — church record, First Church.
Page 5 - Cemetery. h. — husband ; hour. inf. — infant. int. — intention of marriage. jr.
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