Massachusetts Vital Record
Transcripts to 1850

The Transcripts include titles for 179 towns (192 books) that  fit on 2300 fiches. 
 

 

 

Massachusetts Towns

Massachusetts Counties

Barnstable

Berkshire

Bristol

Dukes

Essex

 

Abington 1691-1849 ... Acton 1734-1849 ... Alford 1759-1849 ... Amesbury 1685-1849 ... Andover 1647-1849 ... Arlington 1754-1849 ... Ashburnham 1752-1849 ... Ashfield 1740-1849 ... Athol 1737-1849 ... Attleborough 1692-1849

Barre 1718-1849 ... Becket 1753-1849 ... Bedford 1693-1849 ... Bellingham 1698-1849 ... Beverly 1650-1849 ... Billerica 1627-1849 ... Bolton 1728-1849 ... Boxborough 1767-1849 ... Boxford 1666-1854... Bradford 1669-1849 ... Bridgewater 1608-1849 ... Brimfield 1696-1849 ... Brockton 1795-1849 ... Brookfield 1696-1849 ... Brookline 1655-1849 ... Buckland 1841-1849 ... Burlington 1752-1849

Cambridge 1635-1849 ... Carlisle 1732-1849 ... Carver 1748-1849 ... Charlemont 1719-1849 ... Charlton 1741-1849 ... Chelmsford 1645-1849 ... Chelsea 1655-1849 ... Chester 1762-1849 ... Chilmark 1673-1849 ... Cohasset 1737-1849 ... Colrain 1740-1849 ... Conway 1750-1849

Dalton 1772-1849 ... Dana 1801-1849 ... Danvers 1652-1849 ... Dartmouth 1650-1849 ... Deerfield 1676-1849 ... Douglas 1724-1849 ... Dover 1753-1849 ... Dracut 1687-1849 ... Dudley 1725-1849 ... Dunstable 1679-1849 ... Duxbury 1644-1849

East Bridgewater 1769-1849 ... Edgartown 1656-1849 ... Essex 1708-1849 ... Foxborough 1720-1849 ... Framingham 1687-1849

Gardner 1737-1849 ... Georgetown 1779-1849 ... Gill 1719-1849 ... Gloucester 1641-1849 ... Grafton 1693-1849 ... Granville 1735-1849 ... Great Barrington 1741-1849 ... Greenfield 1709-1849 ... Groton 1648-1849

Hamilton 1750-1849 ... Hanson 1779-1849 ... Hardwick 1670-1849 ... Harvard 1723-1849 ... Haverhill 1641-1849 ... Heath 1737-1849 ... Hinsdale 1784-1849 ... Holden 1739-1849 ... Holliston 1720-1849 ... Hopkinton 1705-1849 ... Hubbardston 1746-1849 ... Hull 1630-1849

Ipswich 1664-1849

Kingston 1683-1849

Lawrence 1847-1849 ... Lee 1738-1849 ... Leicester 1716-1849 ... Leominster 1717-1849 ... Lexington 1675-1849 ... Lincoln 1732-1849 ... Lowell 1640-1849 ... Lynn 1635-1849 ... Lynnfield 1763-1849

Malden 1677-1849 ... Manchester 1661-1849 ... Mansfield 1730-1849 ... Marblehead 1654-1849 ... Marlboro 1652-1849 ... Medfield 1651-1849 ... Medford 1673-1849 ... Medway 1712-1849 ... Mendon 1663-1849 ... Methuen 1714-1849 ... Middlefield 1758-1849 ... Middleton 1703-1849 ... Milford 1732-1849 ... Millbury 1761-1849 ... Montague 1737-1849 ... Montgomery 1698-1849

Nantucket 1662-1849 ... Natick 1718-1849 ... New Ashford 1755-1849 ... New Bedford 1650-1849 ... New Braintree 1729-1849 ... Newbury 1635-1849 ... Newburyport 1740-1849 ... Newton 1621-1849 ... Northbridge 1748-1849 ... Norton 1688-1849

Oakham 1739-1849 ... Otis 1764-1849 ... Oxford 1713-1849

Palmer 1727-1849 ... Pelham 1709-1849 ... Pembroke 1692-1849 ... Peru 1742-1849 ... Petersham 1739-1849 ... Phillipston 1762-1849 ... Plympton 1679-1849 ... Princeton 1742-1849

Reading 1640-1849 ... Richmond 1750-1849 ... Rochester 1667-1849 ... Rockport 1840-1849 ... Rowley 1639-1849 ... Roxbury 1630-1849 ... Royalston 1745-1849 ... Rutland 1719-1849

Salem 1635-1849 ... Salisbury 1637-1849 ... Saugus 1807-1849 ... Scituate 1639-1849 ... Sharon 1727-1849 ... Shelburne 1739-1849 ... Sherborn 1678-1849 ... Shirley 1729-1849 ... Shrewsbury 1701-1849 ... Southboro 1718-1849 ... Spencer 1744-1849 ... Stoneham 1689-1849 ... Stow 1692-1849 ... Sturbridge 1722-1849 ... Sudbury 1639-1849 ... Sutton 1710-1849

Taunton 1638-1849 ... Templeton 1738-1849 ... Tewksbury 1710-1849 ... Tisbury 1666-1849 ... Topsfield 1645-1849 ... Tyngsborough 1746-1849 ... Tyringham 1717-1849

Upton 1729-1849 ... Uxbridge 1711-1849

Wakefield 1760-1849 ... Walpole 1721-1849 ... Waltham 1706-1849 ... Warren 1723-1849 ... Washington 1767-1849 ... Wayland 1688-1849 ... Wenham 1678-1849 ... Westborough 1694-1849 ... West Boylston 1752-1849 ... West Bridgewater 1762-1849 ... Westford 1701-1849 ... Westminster 1738-1849 ... West Newbury 1804-1849...Westport 1719-1849 ... West Springfield 1762-1849 ... West Stockbridge 1760-1849 ... Weymouth 1633-1849 ... Williamstown 1757-1849 ... Winchendon 1749-1849 ... Windsor 1765-1849 ... Worthington 1756-1849 ... Wrentham 1668-1849.


These newly discovered, hand-written Transcripts, stored at the Massachusetts State Archives, are in excellent condition--a benefit, no doubt, of being unknown and unused for so many years. In fact, the binder's original wrapper still covers the book for Ashfield!

The most important merit of the Transcripts, however, is their existence--especially in the many towns where fires followed the transcribing. For instance, towns such as Buckland, Duxbury, and Windsor have no vital record manuscripts before 1850 except for the Transcripts. In other towns, isolated volumes copied into the Transcripts have since disappeared.

Beginning with entries for the earliest colonists and continuing to records of residents in 1850, most of the Transcripts present vital data in its original form--whether by family, by date, by alphabet, or in the same two-page format found in the registers of 1843-1850.

Nearly 10" wide and 12" tall, the Transcript volumes vary in thickness from 1/2 inch to 10 inches. Good paper quality and legible handwriting provide the sharp contrast needed for an excellent film product.

   
     
     
       
       
 
     
     

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