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Truro, Massachusetts Vital Records
Births, Deaths, & Marriages 
From 1701 to the end of 1849

Scanned, re-typed, & re-formatted from the pages of the original book.

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The book is 260 pages, NOT indexed, names listed chronologically, soft cover with a plastic comb binding, and available for $39.98 + $3.99 shipping & handling charge (Add $1.00 S&H for each additional volume ordered).

        The Vital Records of the Town of Truro, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849, are found in seven different volumes of the original town records. The "Register" is the large folio for recording births, marriages and deaths which was issued to all cities and towns by the state in 1844. 

        The records of births, marriages, and deaths 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. 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.

        The pages in this book contain a literal copy of every record of a Birth, Intention (or Publishment) of Marriage, Marriage and Death, to the end of the year 1849, found in these volumes. 


        The Town of Truro, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, lies between Provincetown, in whose harbor "The Mayflower Compact" was signed, and the present town of Wellfleet, which was a part of the town of Eastham until 1763. Truro was incorporated 27 July 1709 (New Style), and in 1714 the bounds between that town and Provincetown were established. In 1813, in 1829 and again in 1836 parts of Truro were annexed to Provincetown. 

Town Clerks of Truro to 1925, with the Dates of Their Election:
John Snow, 1 August 1709. 
Thomas Paine, 13 March 1709/10. 
John Snow, 5 March 1715/16. 
Thomas Paine, 11 March 1722/3. 
John Snow, 23 March 1724. 
Thomas Paine, 8 March 1725/6. 
Moses Paine, 4 March 1744/5. 
Barnabas Paine, 4 March 1765. 
David Paine, 30 May 1768. 
Silvanus Snow, 1 March 1785. 
Benjamin Allen Upham, 3 March 1788. 
Levi Stevens, 6 March 1797. 
Anthony Snow, 4 March 1799. 
Lewis Lombard, 6 May, 1816. 
Barnabas Paine, 2 March 1835. 
Samuel C. Paine, 29 August 1849. 
John B. Dyer, 2 February, 1880 to 21 February, 1925.

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