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The Online Genealogist: A burial in Saugus, Massachusetts in 1855.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question: The Massachusetts Vital Records show the death ofElizabeth Heart in Saugus in 1855. Does an index of burials in theSaugus exist?  Where is she buried?

Answer:  In the Massachusetts State records in the 1850'sthe did not list cemeteries by name the cemetery on the statecopy.  However the clerk's record in Saugus should say thecemetery.  I wrote the book A Guide to MassachusettsCemeteries, in 1855 there would have been only two cemeteriesfor Saugus.

The Old First Parish Cemetery (aka) Center Cemetery (est. 1741)located on Main Street in Monument Square.  NEHGS has amanuscript of some of the inscriptions in our Archives -[CallNumber - MS70/SAU/10].

Riverside Cemetery (est. 1844), 164 Winter Street.  Thiscemetery would no doubt be the likely location.  They can bereached by telephone at 781-231-4170.

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