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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: I was puzzled that death records in Boston in the 18th century did not always have causes of death. 


Answer: In the 18th century the cause of death is not always recorded.  This is true for not just Boston but other surrounding towns.  If the person died from an accident, small pox or was murdered I see the mentioned.  Also occasionally the cause of death of small children are indicated.

Posted by David Lambert at 08/17/2012 09:22:42 PM | 

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