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points of interest for researches and vistors
Daniel Putnam House
Middlesex County USGenWeb Page
Massachusetts USGenWeb Page
Massachusetts Archives Research Room
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Massachusetts Historical Society
Middlesex County Cemetery Guide
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currently available for adoption. If you would be willing to spend a little
free time updating this page with records relating to North Reading history
and genealogy, please email malewis AT calcentral DOT com, Middlesex County Coordinator.
registered vital records beginning in 1639. Pre-1841 vital records
reside at the local level with the respective city and town clerks. Only
one set of records exists at the municipal level.
collection of vital records in Massachusetts began in 1841. A new law
required every city and town clerk to submit annual copies of all vital
records to a central state office in Boston. Thus, two sets of records, at
the local and at the state level, exist for almost every birth, marriage,
and death since 1841. The
Massachusetts Archives "holds the registration books of
births, marriages, and deaths for all Massachusetts cities and towns"
for 1841-1910. Later records are transferred to the Massachusetts Archives
at 5-year intervals.
- After 1910
Vital records after 1910 remain in municipal clerks' offices or at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Registry of Vital Records and Statistics.
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Middlesex County Massachusetts
Registrar of Probate
P.O. Box 410480
Cambridge, MA 02141