BIBLIOGRAPHY OF MASSACHUSETTS
VITAL RECORDS 1620-1905

Oxford, Massachusetts: Holbrook Research Institute, 8th ed., 2000
LC 00-135929, ISBN 0-87623-413-9
325-frame, single-image format at 42X reduction
925 pages on 3 microfiches, $6
Jay Mack Holbrook

 
 

Massachusetts Towns

Massachusetts Counties

Barnstable

Berkshire

Bristol

Dukes

Essex

 
This eighth edition (2000) of the Bibliography of Massachusetts Vital Records 1620-1905 annotates over 400 microfiche collections of primary-source documents that provide vital and other public records for over 300 towns. Filming will continue until the completion of the project, with periodic updates of the Bibliography. Additionally, the Bibliography catalogues 194 towns (290 microfiches) included in the old printed series of Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.

 

BOSTON BEGINNINGS 1630-1699
Oxford, Massachusetts: Holbrook Research Institute, 1980
LC 79-65952, ISBN 0-931248-05-1
320 pages on 1 microfiche, $6
Jay Mack Holbrook

Looking for someone who lived in Boston for a while before 1700? Perhaps someone who left no record of birth, marriage, or death. This book may pinpoint him--or her. Over 16,000 listings, arranged alphabetically, associate names with records of church, estate, indenture, land, allegiance, occupation, petition, residence and taxes.


GUIDE TO MICROFICHE INDEXES OF
MASSACHUSETTS BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS 1841-1895

Oxford, Massachusetts: Holbrook Research Institute, 1989
LC 89-83921, ISBN 0-87623-099-0
Paper, 24 pages, $5
Jay Mack Holbrook

Unsure of how to tackle the task of finding an elusive, post-1840 Massachusetts resident? With a choice of 350 towns, where do you start? We suggest our microfiche edition of the state-wide, 1841-1895 indexes located at the Massachusetts State Archives. For every name listed, the indexes gives the date and place of the birth, marriage, or death. With this information, you can consult town records for complete dates and the names of parents or spouse. To determine which index fiches contain the names you need, buy this GUIDE now.

Birth Index 1841-1895, 54 volumes on 417 fiches
Death Index 1841-1895, 39 volumes on 310 fiches
Marriage Index 1841-1895, 42 volumes on 327 fiches


Massachusetts Town & Vital Records 1620-1910 by Jay Mack Holbrook. Oxford, Massachusetts: Holbrook Research Institute, 2002. ISBN 0-87623-418-X. CD format with titles announced as issued.
 


Massachusetts Vital Record Transcripts to 1850 by Jay Mack Holbrook. Oxford, Massachusetts: Holbrook Research Institute, 1994-2000. LC 94-75008, ISBN 0-87623-158-X. 30-frame, double-image format at 24X reduction.  Includes 179 town collections on 2300 microfiches.
 


Massachusetts Vital Records 1620-1910  by Jay Mack Holbrook.  Oxford, Massachusetts: Holbrook Research Institute, 1982-2002, LC  82-81851, ISBN 0-931248-23-X.  30-frame, double-image format at 25X & 30X reduction. Includes over 275 town and city collections on over 20,000 microfiches.
 


THE MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT 1620-1937:
PILGRIM GENEALOGY & HISTORY

By George Ernest Bowman
Boston: The Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1899-1937
Re-published in Microfiche Format:
Oxford, Massachusetts: Microform Books, 1994
LC 93-79840, ISBN 0-87623-192-X
325-frame, single-image format at 42X reduction
34 volumes, + new topical index, on 35 microfiches, $99.

For vital records of southeastern Massachusetts, including Plymouth Colony and Cape Cod--most not included in the old series to 1850, we offer on microfiches those printed in the first 34 volumes of the Mayflower Descendant.

Additionally, you will find in the Mayflower Descendant cemetery and church records for towns in the Plymouth vicinity and Cape Cod; as well as wills, probates, and estate inventories for many who died in that area--regardless of which ship they sailed to America.

Further, the Mayflower Descendant contains autographs, Bible records, depositions, diaries, indentures, and lists of Plymouth people in 1623 & 1627, along with many other documents; e.g., marriage records from the archives of Amsterdam and Leyden, Holland.

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TOPICAL INDEX TO MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT 1620-1937:
NEW SAILS FOR AN OLD SHIP

Oxford, Massachusetts: Holbrook Research Institute, 1994
LC 93-79840, ISBN 0-87623-192-X
325-frame, single-image format at 42X reduction
157 pages on 1 microfiche, $6
Jay Mack Holbrook

This index arranges names and documents topically, with references to every volume and page where they appear. In fact, the index cites under every family name in the Mayflower Descendant (MD), all associated articles. To name just a few, the index locates: nineteen articles about the Brewster family, five about Francis Cooke, six about Isaac Allerton, and twenty about the William White family.

Additionally, this fiche identifies, in one place, all Mayflower passengers, along with each one's age in 1620 and at death. An essay and accompanying tables give an overview of selected passengers, together with the documents that illuminate them. With these tables, you can separate the Leiden passengers from the London passengers. Also, you can learn the names of the eighteen married couples, the ten married men sailing without their wives, the twenty-three single men, the sixteen servants--and the families who brought them, the three pregnant women, and the seven passengers who returned to England.


SOUTHBRIDGE MASSACHUSETTS VITAL
 RECORDS TO 1850

Oxford, Massachusetts: Holbrook Research Institute, 1981
LC 80-83873, ISBN 0-931248-09-4
333 pages on 1 microfiche, $6
Jay Mack Holbrook

This fully-documented volume is a new addition to the printed series of Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850. Taken from the original town records, the book alphabetizes births, marriages, and deaths--and usually identify parents or spouse, marriage age and occupation, or death age and cause.


WEBSTER MASSACHUSETTS VITAL
RECORDS TO 1850

Oxford, Massachusetts: Holbrook Research Institute, 1980
LC 78-060365, ISBN 0-931248-08-6
333 pages on 1 microfiche, $6
Jay Mack Holbrook

This fully-documented volume is a new addition to the printed series of Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850. Taken from the original town records, the book alphabetizes births, marriages, and deaths--and usually identify parents or spouse, marriage age and occupation, or death age and cause.

   
     
     
       
       
 
     
     

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