Four generations of RICHARDSONs 1917

Four generations of RICHARDSONs 1917
William Richardson, Alice Josephine Richardson Dakin, Robert Worthington Richardson, Harry Bogart Richardson

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hunting & Finding GGGGG'grandparents in the Mass Vital Records

The Massachusetts vital records have recently been released on  This is the wonderful work of  Jay and DeLene Holbrook who spent over thirty years collecting Massachusetts vital dating records from 1620 through 1988.  The records cover 315 of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts.

Such a a gift to the genealogy community, such a labor of  love by the Holbrooks.  As you can tell these records are the actual originals not the transcriptions.  These are the records I would never be able to see if I went looking for them.  Many are too fragile.

I went searching last night.  Above is the announcement of my GGGGG'grandparents intent to marry, Simon Dakin (Daykin) of Concord and Huldah Worcester (Wooster) of Newbury.  Here is a close up of their posting in the Newbury Town Records.

and here is the list of publishments of intention to marry:

I also found another one of my  GGGGG'grandparents marriage:

Jabez Vaughan Jr and Lois Soule (Soul) who married in Middleborough MA on 25 August 1763.

So, I must say my first attempt at searching the new vital records for Massachusetts was successful.  May I continue to find my family.