Question: I am searching for various residents of Whitman, Massachusetts in vital records from the 1870's. When I search in the Mass. Vital Records on your website I can not even locate Whitman during that decade. What am I doing incorrect?
Answer: The town of South Abington was incorporated on March 4, 1875 from parts of Abington and East Bridgewater, Mass. During half of the 1870's and until 1886 the community now known as Whitman was simply called South Abington. The vital records from 1875 to 1886 can be located by selecting the town South Abington, and for post 1886 to 1915 use Whitman in your searches.