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Ask a Genealogist: Looking for a cemetery in Conway, Massachusetts.

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Question:

I have a letter written in 1912 that states my ancestors were buried in an old Polish district cemetery in Conway, Massachusetts. Since my family was not Polish I confused why and where the cemetery is.

Answer:

In Conway, Massachusetts there is a part of town referred to as the Poland District. On East Guinea Road (in the Poland District) of Conway is a cemetery with two names.  One name is the Southwest Cemetery, and the other is the Poland District Cemetery.  I believe strongly this is the cemetery you seek.  NEHGS has two manuscripts for gravestone transcriptions for this cemetery: Call # MS70/CON/22, and MSS/SL/CON/20b.  You may also find some birth and death dates from these gravestones in the Vital Records of Conway, Massachusetts to the year 1850 (Boston, MA: NEHGS, 1943) under reference G.R. 6.
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