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Searching for records in a town now underwater in the Quabbin Reservoir in Massachusetts.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:  I am looking to search vital records when I visit NEHGS next week on Enfield, Massachusetts.  I know this town is now underwater due to the Quabbin Reservoir, I hope the vital records were preserved from the 1700s and early 1800s.


Answer:  The records were preserved and you can search them at NEHGS. I would suggest you look at the eighty-four microfiche at the Microtext Library at NEHGS using call number F74.E5/M37/1984 for Enfield, Massachusetts Vital Records.  This collection consists of microfiche # 1-3: Births, Marriages, Intentions, Deaths 1783-1849; microfiches # 4-6: Births, Marriages, Deaths 1844-1854; microfiches # 7-9: Births, Marriages, Deaths 1859-1890; microfiches # 10-11: Marriage Intentions 1849-1890; microfiches # 12-28: Birth Index 1770-1938; microfiches # 29-45: Marriage Intentions 1816-1905; microfiches # 46-62: Marriage Index 1816-1937; microfiches # 63-79: Death Index 1802-1938; microfiche # 80: Index to Burials 1921-1930; microfiche #  81 Births, Marriage, Deaths 1891-1892; microfiches # 82-84: Births 1829-1938.

Posted by David Lambert at 09/08/2011 11:50:01 PM | 

I am currently teaching a class and part of the curriculum involves this subject matter. Do you have any other posts I can look at regarding this?
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