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Charlemont, Massachusetts Vital Records
Births, Deaths, & Marriages 
To the end of 1849

Transcribed from the microfilmed pages of the original books.

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1. The fact that a birth, marriage, or death is recorded in Charlemont does not prove that it occurred in this town ; but when places other than Charlemont and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.

2. In all items from town records the original spelling is followed, and no attempt is made to correct errors appearing in the records.

3. The various spellings of a name should be examined, as items about the same family or individual may be found under different spellings.

4. A baptism is not printed, if it occurs within one year after the recorded date of birth of a child of the same name and parents or if it is clear that the child baptized is identical with the child of the birth record ; but variations found in the baptismal record are added to the birth record.

5. The birth of a married woman is recorded under her maiden name, if it is known. But if the maiden name cannot be determined, the entry appears under the husband's name, with a dash enclosed in brackets, i.e.', [   ], to signify that the maiden name is unknown. If it is not known whether the surname is that of a married or unmarried woman, ?m, is placed in brackets after the Christian name.

6. Marriages and intentions of marriage are printed under the names of both parties. When both the marriage and intention of marriage are recorded, only the marriage record is printed; and where a marriage appears without the intention being recorded, it is designated with an asterisk.

7. Additional information which does not appear in the original text of an item, i.e., any explanation, query, inference, or difference shown in other entries of the record, is bracketed. Parentheses are used to show variations in the spelling of a name in the same entry, to indicate the maiden name of a wife, to enclose an imperfect portion of the original text, and to separate clauses in the original text.

     THE TOWN OF CHARLEMONT, Franklin County, was established June 21, 1765, from the new plantation called Charlemont. February 4, 1774, three thousand acres of land were annexed to Charlemont.  April 14, 1779, a part was included in the new town of Buckland.  February 14, 1785, a part was included in the new town of Heath.  March 19, 1793, certain common lands lying between Charlemont and North River were annexed.  April 2, 1838, a part of the common lands called Zoar was annexed.

     Population 1n 1915: 977.

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