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Bourne, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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Town of Bourne in Barnstable County, Massachusetts.


Town Hall[edit | edit source]

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

24 Perry Avenue
Buzzard's Bay, MA 02532
Phone: 508-759-0600 x 505
Fax: 508-759-7980
Email: wchapman@townofbourne.com
Website

Quick Facts[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Bourne, Massachusetts

Named for Jonathan Bourne Sr.

Establishment and former town name(s)[edit | edit source]

Historical data relating to counties, cities, and towns in Massachusetts (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997), WorldCat 49562661FHL Collection book 974.4 H2h 1997.


1640: Settled.

2 April 1884: Made a town, State 1884, c 127.

Archiac name:

Cataumet, Monument Village, North Sandwich, West Sandwich

Section/Villages within the town: Bournedale, Buzzards Bay, Cataumet, Gray Gables, Head of the Bay, Mashnee Island, Monument Beach, North Pocasset, Pocasset, Sacconeesett, Sagamore, Sagamore Beach, Sagamore Highlands, South Pocasset, Wenammet Neck (also called Wing's Neck).

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Towns[edit | edit source]

Falmouth | Sandwich | Plymouth County Towns: Plymouth | Wareham

Resources[edit | edit source]

Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

  • Jonathan Bourne Public Library
    19 Sandwich Rd
    Bourne, MA 02532-3698
    (508) 759-0644
    Note: Has Ancestry Library Edition (in library only)
    Biography Resource Center: African Americans, accessible from anywhere. Provided by MBLC.
    Massachusetts History Online, accessible from anywhere. Provided by MBLC.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

15 known cemeteries - go to its own page for detailed information.

Census[edit | edit source]

State[edit | edit source]

1855[edit | edit source]

Massachusetts 1855 State Census A free Internet index and images to the 1855 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Historical Records Search. This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1855, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.

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1865[edit | edit source]

Massachusetts 1865 State Census A free Internet index and images to the 1865 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Historical Records Search. This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1865, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors.

go to Hint: To find specific families in this town only, enter surname only and enter the name of this town, Bourne, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

  • Bourne (Massachusetts) city directories FHL Collection
    1903 with Falmouth
    1908 with Falmouth and Sandwich
    1926 with Barnstable, Falmouth, Sandwich and Mashpee
    1929 Barnstable, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro, Wellfleet, Yarmouth

History[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

  1. USGS GNIS FID 616366
  2. Google
  3. Hometown Locator

Minorities[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Officials and employees[edit | edit source]

  • Annual report of the town officers of the town of Bourne FHL Collection

Town Records[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

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Societies, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]