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Town Directories and Poll Tax Records for Blackstone, Massachusetts.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: Does NEHGS have a town directory for Blackstone, Massachusetts for any of the years between 1880 and 1900?

 

Answer: The only town directory we have for Blackstone is from 1928 on microfiche [NEHGS Call # F74/B21/D86/Microfiche].  Blackstone like many other small towns did not have formal directories, and are usually combined with other communities.  I would suggest however checking for a subsitute I use quite often.  The poll tax or voters lists usually found in local public libraries fill in the blanks for census and the lack of published directories.  My reference call on your behalf to the Blackstone Library confirmed they do have Poll Tax and voter lists for this era.  You can reach them online at:  http://www.blackstonepubliclibrary.org/blackstone/


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