We changed our privacy policy. Read more.
7

I think the occupation written is: Painter (House) Although not capitalized, there are two entries for Keeps house in the following few rows that you can use to compare the "ouse" ending to the word.


7

I believe that this refers to the Intention. At that time, the couple wishing to be married would file an intention to be married. This would be published in the home town of both sets of parents and in the town the couple lived in. If there was no objection from the community after a given period, they could then get married. Engaged couples are required ...


6

You can find the images for the marriage register on FamilySearch. Log in to FamilySearch and select Search > Catalog. Select "Search by Place" and type Massachusetts. Select "United States, Massachusetts" from the dropdown menu and click the Search button. In the search results, scroll down to "United States, Massachusetts - Vital records (n)" ...


6

The information in the index makes it straightforward to find the original birth record, if you know of what it is an index. In this case, it is quite self-explanatory, this is an index of centrally-archived births in the state of Massachusetts between 1916 and 1920. You know that the birth was in the town of Worcester, archived in volume 178, page 92, of ...


5

Where have you searched so far, and how did you attempt to search? You've talked to some relatives (cousins?) but you haven't said if you or they are working exclusively online, or whether any of you have access to local resources. Have you checked for clues in your own family records? Is there a family Bible? Sources of Genealogical Information is a ...


5

I'm consolidating my comments to the original question as a self-answer, to show the progress I made since I wrote the question, and to demonstrate the search techniques I've used so far. The 1930 Census record is still NOT FOUND, so I welcome other answers and suggestions, even if I eventually self-accept this answer. The article Sources of Genealogical ...


5

I'll answer the question from the question title first -- if a single source gives you two dates, yes, you need to record both of them, along with any other identifying information that tells you where the two dates came from. You'll need to analyze both and explain why they aren't the same when you write your proof statement, which is the last element of ...


4

I suspect this refers to his degree – Master of Arts (Artium Magister), now more commonly abbreviated as M.A. In the vital records you found this entry in, there is another John Rogers (d.1782), a Reverend (and apparently the father of your John Rogers), who also has A.M. after his name. I could not find an image of the headstone for John Rogers d. 1827 – ...


4

For other researchers who merely want to do research on William Story and his descendants and are not as particular about having the physical book, a related book by a different author has been digitized and is available for short-term loan at the Internet Archive. That book is Descendants of William Story and Sarah Foster of Ipswich, Essex County, ...


4

The description of the book at the website of Genealogical Publishing Company (genealogical.com) says : The Descendants of William Story of Ipswich, Massachusetts Robert L. Pratt, M.D. Format: Hardcover Pages: 540 pp. Published: 2000 Price: $43.20 Item #: GWFH237 Send orders to: 3 Piping Rock Circle, Saratoga ...


3

The "Int." refers to an "Intention to Marry", a declaration made before marriage that a couple intends to wed. As Jack explains in his answer, such "Intentions" were made public (in smaller communities often by being read out loud in church) several weeks before the wedding so that any problems (such as one person already having a spouse) could be uncovered....


3

Many online collections of Roman Catholic records do not include "recent" records. A better way to proceed might be to try to identify the parish and contact them for help, since you are looking for a specific person and record. Google search using terms: catholic diocese plymouth massachusetts Results include a number of relevant parish websites Diocese ...


3

As you may know, what you are looking at are the Town Reports for the town of Plymouth. Almost every town in New England publishes a town report every spring for Town Meeting(usually March). Many towns have done so for nearly 400 years. The older town reports tend to include all sorts of useful information, like every birth, death, and marriage (along with ...


3

In the comments on the post Have you searched and searched for the marriage without finding it? by Arlene on Arlene Eakle's Genealogy Blog, a comment posted on February 14, 2012 at 6:05 pm by annamadori says: I helped process and index many of the marriage records for Fredericksburg, Virginia. We were amazed at the time that the number of marriages ...


2

A birth record simply might not exist. Not everyone registered their children's birth with he town clerk, even though that was the law. I'd recommend broadening the question. Instead of looking for a "birth record," frame it as looking for "date of birth, place of birth and parents" with understanding that these facts can come from any number of ...


2

I think some stones were lost when a large tree toppled down several years ago. I'm not sure of the exact date but it was in this century (21st). The tree was felled by a severe down draft that caused it to splinter and topple which destroyed several graves stones. I suspect the stones of an ancestral uncle and his family were among those destroyed as I had ...


2

My go-to source for that time period in Massachusetts is Samuel Freeman's manual for town clerks, which goes by the absurdly long title, The Town Officer: Or, The Power and Duty of Selectmen, Town Clerks, Town Treasurers, Overseers of the Poor, Assessors, Constables, Collectors of taxes, Surveyors of Highways, Surveyors of Lumber, Fence Viewers, Field ...


2

This volume appears to be a state copy of information originally held in town registers. If you haven't done so already, place this image in context by browsing the pages around it. The controls on the left-hand side of the viewer allow you to look at thumbnails of all the pages on this film. Click on the dots to browse multiple images. The first image ...


2

From the original images, the nationality looks like 'Swedis' (probably 'Swedish', obviously). For the surname, the best fit appears to be "Nystrom", although I'd like to see more examples of the letter "t" in the same hand (examples of the combinations "Ny-" and "om" would also be nice, obviously, but when we're transcribing we have to work with what's in ...


2

You don't say where you found this record, but a common way to find this information is via Ancestry's database U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007. Ancestry's About the Database information, which can be found below the search box on the main page to search the database, contains information about what can be found in the records ...


1

Vital records in Massachusetts are created and held at the town level. Unlike many other states where records are privatized for decades after the events, the records are mostly open to the public (there are some restrictions for births of adoptees and marriages of children born to unwed parents). The FamilySearch Wiki's Massachusetts Genealogy Guide: Vital ...


1

Case 1: NEHGS/AmericanAncestors.org: AmericanAncestors.org (NEHGS)'s database Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1841-1910 is available to browse as well as search. Choose the Browse box at the right-hand side of the page, and enter 588 in the box for Volume and 115 in the box for Page and hit the Browse button. First let's take a look at the citation to see ...


1

I do not know the format for the records from 1947. Earlier marriages are recorded in register books. Marriages up to 1920 are online (you can view 1916-1920 at AmericanAncestors.org). As a test case, I chose a marriage that was early enough that I could look at the image at FamilySearch. The register snippet below is taken from Film 2315512, DGS ...


1

It appears to be similar to the system for marriages in the UK, where there are generally 3 or 4 names, from 2 couples, on each page in the volume. I found an image of a page from the Index to Marriages in Massachusetts 1916-1920. This gives the year, together with the volume and page numbers for a series of individuals. I tried searching for several of ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible