GenMassachusetts-L ArchivesArchiver > GenMassachusetts > 2000-03 > 0953852835
Subject: Re: [GM-L] Confusion
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 18:07:15 -0500
At 05:08 PM 3/23/2000 -0500, jbuczek wrote:
>Now..... what would William (aka Wm.) F. Galvin know. The official names
>are "....borough"; however the unofficial official names are "....boro".
>Many organizations and mosts towns people use "boro", as do businesses. It
>was as of a result of writing so many checks for taxes (real estate/auto),
>water & sewer bills and other checks along with envelopes to the Town/City
>that we shortened it to "boro". Try writing Marlborough fast three times,
>now write Marlboro fast three times which of the two can you read.
That may be true but if you are looking for public records you have to be
aware of where and how the public records are kept. In genealogy we deal in
colloquialisms as clues, we must deal with records under there official names.
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