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From: Dale H Cook <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] Massachusetts Vital Records
Date: Mon, 10 Feb 2003 16:45:56 -0500
On Mon, 10 Feb 2003 15:08:53 EST writes:
> Before anyone buys any more CDs, may I suggest that you check out the
> following two web sites:
They are in effect the same site - Ray has a redirection page at the
latter address that sends you to rays-place.com.
I'm quite familiar with Ray's sites. The only complete tan book that he
has online is Montgomery. He does also have the Essex births.
Most of Ray's MA marriages are from Bailey. While a useful resource,
Ray's pages are in no way comparable to owning the entire series of tan
books (or even a few counties of interest) on CD. I do not consider
Bailey a suitable citation for publication or lineage society
applications, given the availability of the tan books and the literal
transcriptions in MD that are available on CD (or in print through
lending libraries such as NEHGS).
Dale H. Cook
USGenWeb Plymouth County MA Towns