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From: Toby & Jim Hurley <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] An elementary question !!
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2003 06:24:23 -0700
> anyone else want to comment on why we often find the same
> births and/or marriages in the vital records in both Eastham
> and Orleans, or Eastham and Berwick or Kittery Maine,
> just for example ? or why we find birth and marriage dates
> in vital records that predate the founding of the town that
> holds those records ...
When a new town is formed from another, USUALLY all the records for the
new town are brought from the old one to the new one, thus the finding
of records that predate the new one. However, sometimes that doesn't
happen and you'll find records in both places. Thus, you should always
check both when doing research.
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