Massachusetts Printed Vital Records record example

Massachusetts Printed Vital Records

Records: 77,917 · Complete: 100%

Transcribed vital events recorded from town and church records, cemeteries, and private sources; arranged by birth, marriage, and death, and alphabetically by family surname within each section. Each town is published in a separate volume. These are not indexes, but actual records relied upon by historians, genealogists, and lineage societies for decades as an appropriate resource for documenting family and community histories in Massachusetts.

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"Massachusetts Vital Records Index Pre-1850" database with images Fold3 ( accessed January 23, 2022)

Publication Title
Massachusetts Printed Vital Records
Total Records
77,917 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
Archive Publishing logoArchive Publishing
Published on Fold3
28 Aug 2008
Last Updated
12 Dec 2008
Births, marriages, and deaths retrieved from various pre-1850 sources are published in these classic volumes known as the "Tan Books" for many Massachusetts' cities and towns.