New England Facts

New England Facts

Connecticut • Town clerks began recording vital records in 1650. • Military census exists for 1917. • Probate, court and cemetery records are located at the Connecticut State Library. Maine • The Maine Old Cemetery Association is indexing cemetery transcripts. • Probate records relating to wills, adoptions and guardianships...


Connecticut

Town clerks began recording vital records in 1650.

Military census exists for 1917.

Probate, court and cemetery records are located at the Connecticut State Library.

Maine

The Maine Old Cemetery Association is indexing cemetery transcripts.

Probate records relating to wills, adoptions and guardianships exist on the county level.

Only five towns (Biddeford, Kittery, Kennebunkport, York and Wells) have vital records from the 17th century.

Massachusetts

Early vital records (pre-1850) have been published for most towns.

The earliest Massachusetts newspaper was published in 1704.

The city of Boston neglected to record birth records from 1800 to 1849.

New Hampshire

County system first established in 1769.

Frontier conditions existed into the 19th century with a highly mobile population.

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