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== Collection Time Period  ==
 
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This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:  
 
This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:  
* Family Records  
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* Church Records  
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*Family Records  
* Civil Registration  
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*Church Records  
This index is not complete for any particular place or region.
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*Civil Registration
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This index is not complete for any particular place or region.  
  
 
=== Record Content  ===
 
=== Record Content  ===
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*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
 
*Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials
  
== Coverage Table<br> ==
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== Coverage Table<br> ==
  
 
This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.  
 
This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.  
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Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.  
 
Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.  
  
As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.<br><br>  
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As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.<br><br>
  
 
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! align="center" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(240, 240, 240);" scope="col" | '''Locality'''  
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! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Locality'''  
! align="center" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(240, 240, 240);" scope="col" | '''Births and Christenings, 1650-1995'''  
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! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Births and Christenings, 1650-1995'''  
! align="center" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(240, 240, 240);" scope="col" | '''Marriages, 1666-1970'''  
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! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Marriages, 1666-1970'''  
! align="center" style="background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% rgb(240, 240, 240);" scope="col" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1877-1992'''
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! style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" scope="col" align="center" | '''Deaths and Burials, 1877-1992'''
 
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| Allegany
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| Allegany  
| 0
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| 0  
| 7,055
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| 7,055  
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
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|-
| Anne Arundel
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| Anne Arundel  
| 15,054
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| 15,054  
| 14,418
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| 14,418  
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
|-
| Baltimore
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| Baltimore  
| 44,117
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| 44,117  
| 139,129
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| 139,129  
 
| 8,031
 
| 8,031
 
|-
 
|-
| Baltimore (Independent City)
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| Baltimore (Independent City)  
| 9,203
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| 9,203  
| 3,102
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| 3,102  
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
|-
| Calvert
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| Calvert  
| 594
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| 594  
| 0
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| 0  
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
|-
| Caroline
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| Caroline  
| 124
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| 124  
| 4,553
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| 4,553  
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
|-
| Carroll
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| Carroll  
| 6,599
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| 6,599  
| 5,171
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| 5,171  
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
|-
| Cecil
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| Cecil  
| 2,651
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| 2,651  
| 2,447
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| 2,447  
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
|-
| Charles
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| Charles  
| 2,777
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| 2,777  
| 799
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| 799  
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
|-
| Dorchester
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| Dorchester  
| 2,747
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| 2,747  
| 12,051
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| 12,051  
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
|-
| Frederick
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| Frederick  
| 44,259
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| 44,259  
| 15,138
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| 15,138  
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
|-
| Harford
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| Harford  
| 2,226
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| 2,226  
| 16,583
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| 16,583  
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
|-
| Howard
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| Howard  
| 317
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| 317  
| 444
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| 444  
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
|-
| Kent
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| Kent  
| 3,015
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| 3,015  
| 971
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| 971  
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
|-
| Maryland
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| Maryland  
| 21,261
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| 21,261  
| 233
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| 233  
 
| 3,655
 
| 3,655
 
|-
 
|-
| Montgomery
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| Montgomery  
| 2,322
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| 2,322  
| 221
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| 221  
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
|-
| Prince George\'s
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| Prince George\'s  
| 5,491
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| 5,491  
| 7,250
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| 7,250  
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
|-
| Queen Anne\'s
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| Queen Anne\'s  
| 1,095
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| 1,095  
| 968
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| 968  
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
|-
| Somerset
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| Somerset  
| 7,347
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| 7,347  
| 4,235
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| 4,235  
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
|-
| St. Mary\'s
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| St. Mary\'s  
| 5,560
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| 5,560  
| 11,927
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| 11,927  
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
|-
| Talbot
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| Talbot  
| 2,659
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| 2,659  
| 1,757
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| 1,757  
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
|-
| Washington
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| Washington  
| 26,718
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| 26,718  
| 5,275
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| 5,275  
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
|-
| Worcester
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| Worcester  
| 152
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| 152  
| 0
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| 0  
 
| 0
 
| 0
 
|-
 
|-
| Total
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| Total  
| 206,288
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| 206,288  
| 253,727
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| 253,727  
 
| 11,686
 
| 11,686
 
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In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.  
 
In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.  
  
Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:
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Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:  
  
[[IGI]]
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[[IGI]]  
  
[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]
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[[IGI Batch Number Descriptions]]  
  
[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]
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[[IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America]]  
  
 
== Record History  ==
 
== Record History  ==
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== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
 
== Sources of Information for This Collection  ==
  
<!--bibdescbegin--><span>"Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch ([http://familysearch.org http://familysearch.org]/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records. </span><br>
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<!--bibdescbegin-->"Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch ([http://familysearch.org http://familysearch.org]/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records. <br>
 
 
<span>"Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch ([http://familysearch.org http://familysearch.org]/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.</span><br>
 
 
 
<span>"Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910," database, FamilySearch ([http://familysearch.org http://familysearch.org]/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records. </span><br>  
 
  
Each entry in this index has a source listed. The index may be a compilation of records from a variety of sources, including the following: <br>  
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"Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch ([http://familysearch.org http://familysearch.org]/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.<br>
  
*Family Records <br>
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"Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910," database, FamilySearch ([http://familysearch.org http://familysearch.org]/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records. <!--bibdescend-->
*Church Records <br>
 
*Civil Registration<!--bibdescend-->
 
  
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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*Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915. digital images, From FamilySearch Internet ([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]: January 20,2011). Death of Nettie O Hawks, 6 March 1859, Heath, Massachusetts, film number 960175.
 
*Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915. digital images, From FamilySearch Internet ([http://www.familysearch.org www.familysearch.org]: January 20,2011). Death of Nettie O Hawks, 6 March 1859, Heath, Massachusetts, film number 960175.
  
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Revision as of 21:31, 4 March 2011

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, and Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910.
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Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1639 through 1918.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of the bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Name of the spouse (if married)
  • Death or burial date
  • Death or burial place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.

Locality Births and Christenings, 1650-1995 Marriages, 1666-1970 Deaths and Burials, 1877-1992
Allegany 0 7,055 0
Anne Arundel 15,054 14,418 0
Baltimore 44,117 139,129 8,031
Baltimore (Independent City) 9,203 3,102 0
Calvert 594 0 0
Caroline 124 4,553 0
Carroll 6,599 5,171 0
Cecil 2,651 2,447 0
Charles 2,777 799 0
Dorchester 2,747 12,051 0
Frederick 44,259 15,138 0
Harford 2,226 16,583 0
Howard 317 444 0
Kent 3,015 971 0
Maryland 21,261 233 3,655
Montgomery 2,322 221 0
Prince George\'s 5,491 7,250 0
Queen Anne\'s 1,095 968 0
Somerset 7,347 4,235 0
St. Mary\'s 5,560 11,927 0
Talbot 2,659 1,757 0
Washington 26,718 5,275 0
Worcester 152 0 0
Total 206,288 253,727 11,686

How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

IGI

IGI Batch Number Descriptions

IGI Batch Numbers for the British Isles and North America

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of the births, marriages, and deaths throughout Massachusetts. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Massachusetts.

Related Web Sites

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Related Wiki Articles

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Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Sources of Information for This Collection

"Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

"Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

"Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

  • Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915. digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: January 20,2011). Birth of Mary Anne Ogden, 11 April 1863, Webster,
  • Massachusetts. film number 1428035. Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910. digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: January 20,2011). Marriage of Danial J. Thomas to Emma Somens, 1 March 1881, film number 1888085.
  • Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915. digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: January 20,2011). Death of Nettie O Hawks, 6 March 1859, Heath, Massachusetts, film number 960175.







Massachusetts Springfield Vital Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)