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East Bridgewater, Massachusetts Vital Records
Births, Deaths, & Marriages 
1633 - 1849

Order item B524

    The book's full text of 208 pages has been converted to PDF images which are not searchable.  However, the text is large and names are easily located. Priced at $14.95 plus $3.99 shipping & handling charge.  (Add $1.00 S&H for each additional disc ordered.)

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     The records of births listed in this book include all entries to be found in the books of record kept by the town clerks; in the church records; in the cemetery inscriptions; and in private records found in family Bibles, histories, etc. These records are printed in a condensed form in which every essential particular has been preserved. All duplication of the town clerk's record has been eliminated, but differences in entry and other explanatory matter appear in brackets. Parentheses are used when they occur in the original record; also to show the difference in the spelling of a name in the same entry and to indicate the maiden name of a wife.

     When places other than East Bridgewater and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy. Marriages and intentions of marriage are printed under the names of both parties. Double dating is used in the months of January, February and March, prior to 1752, whenever it appears in the original and also whenever from the sequence of entry in the original the date may be easily determined. In all records the original spelling of names is followed and in the alphabetical arrangement the various forms should be examined, as items about the same family may be found under different spellings. All church records have been included.


     The town of East Bridgewater, Plymouth County, was established on June 14, 1823, from a part of Bridgewater.  
     February 23, 1838, bounds between East Bridgewater and Bridgewater were established.
     March 20, 1846, bounds between East Bridgewater and Bridgewater were established and a part of each town was annexed to the other town.
     April 11, 1857, a part of Halifax was annexed and bounds were established.
     March 4, 1875, a part was included in the new town of South Abington (Whitman).
     April 24, 1875, a part was annexed to Brockton.
     The date of the establishment of East Bridgewater is subsequent to the date of the earliest census in which population appears.  This is due, probably, to the fact that the territory in question was well defined and recognized in census enumerations prior to the date of its for incorporation as a district or town. 

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