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New Braintree, Massachusetts Vital Records
Births, Deaths, & Marriages 
to the end of 1849

Order item B494


    The book's full text of 160 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 volume ordered).

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      The records of births, marriages and deaths 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 many private records found in family Bibles. These records are printed in a condensed form in which every essential particular has been preserved. All duplication of the town clerks' 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 indicate the maiden name of a wife.

      When places other than New Braintree 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. 


     The town of New Braintree, Worcester County, was established as the District of New Braintree, January 31, 1751, from the common land called New Braintree and a part of the Town of Hardwick.

August 23, 1775, the District was made a Town by general act.

June 10, 1791, bounds between New Braintree and Brookfield were established, and a part of each town was annexed to the other town.

March 8, 1792, bounds between New Braintree and Brookfield were established, and a part of each town was annexed to the other town.

June 10, 1814, a part of New Braintree was annexed to Hardwick.

The town's population has varied only slightly between 1765 and 1900; from 594 to 500.  The highest population during that time was recorded in the 1810 federal census: 912.

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