Chilmark, MA Vital Records to 1850
Published by:
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Boston, MA 1904

EXPLANATIONS

1. WREN places other th2n Chilmark and Massachusetts are named in the original records1 they are given in the printed copy.

2. In all records the original spelling is followed.

3. The various spellings of a name should be examined, as items about the same family or individual might be found under different spellings.

4. Marriages and intentions of marriages are printed under the names of both parties, but the full information concerning each party is given only in the entry under his or her name. When both the marriage and intention of marriage are recorded, only the marriage record is printed; and where a marriage appears without the intention recorded, it is designated with an asterisk.

5. Additional information which does not appear in the original text of an item, i.e., any explanation, query, inference, or difference shown in other entries of the record, is bracketed. Parentheses are used only when they occur in the original text, or to separate clauses found there -- such as the birth-place of parents, in late marriage records.

ABBREVIATIONS

a -- age

abi. -- about

b. -- born

ch. -- child

chn. -- children

Co. -- county

d. --daughter; died; day

Dea. -- deacon dup. Ä duplicate entry G.R. gravestone record

h. -- husband hrs. Ä hours inf Ä infant

int. -- publishment of intention of marriage

Jr. -- junior m. Ä married; month prob. Ä probably rec. recorded

S. -- son

Sr. -- senior

w. -- wife; week

wid. -- widow

widr. -- widower

y. -- year

1st -- first

2d. -- second

3d. -- third


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