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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Massachusetts|Massachustts]] > [[Barnstable County, Massachusetts|Barnstable County]] > Dennis''  
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Massachusetts|Massachustts]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Barnstable County, Massachusetts|Barnstable County]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Dennis'' <br><br>{{MABarDenMap}}
  
== Town Hall  ==
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=== Town Hall  ===
  
== Quick Facts  ==
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=== Quick Facts  ===
  
==== Establishment and former town name(s)  ====
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{{Wikipedia|Dennis, Massachusetts}}
  
[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49562661 ''Historical data relating to counties, cities, and towns in Massachusetts''] (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997), [FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997].  
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=== Establishment and former town name(s)  ===
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North Dennis is same as Dennis.
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[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49562661 ''Historical data relating to counties, cities, and towns in Massachusetts''] (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997), {{FHL|677425|title-id|disp=FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997}}.  
  
 
'''19 June 1793:''' Incorporated as a town, from part of Yarmouth.  
 
'''19 June 1793:''' Incorporated as a town, from part of Yarmouth.  
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'''Archiac name:''' Nobscusset, Sesuet  
 
'''Archiac name:''' Nobscusset, Sesuet  
  
'''Section/Villages within the town:''' Dennisport, East Dennis, North Dennis, South Dennis, West Dennis  
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'''Section/Villages within the town:''' [[Dennis Port, Massachusetts|Dennis Port]], [[East Dennis, Massachusetts|East Dennis]], North Dennis, [[South Dennis, Massachusetts|South Dennis]], [[West Dennis, Massachusetts|West Dennis]]
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
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'''12 July 1945:'''
  
Wikipedia: {{wpd|Dennis, Massachusetts}}
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'''8 May 1947:''' Act of July 12, 1945, amended and bounds between Dennis and Harwich established.
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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=== Neighboring Towns ===
  
'''12 July 1945:'''
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[[Brewster, Massachusetts|Brewster]] | [[Harwich, Massachusetts|Harwich]] | [[Yarmouth, Massachusetts|Yarmouth]] | Cape Cod Bay to the north, Nantucket Sound to the south<br>
  
'''8 May 1947:''' Act of July 12, 1945, amended and bounds between Dennis and Harwich established.
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== Resources  ==
  
==== Neighboring Towns ====
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=== Biography ===
  
Dennis| Harwich | Yarmouth
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=== Cemeteries  ===
  
== Resources ==
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All locations in Dennis unless otherwise specifically listed.
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*Cemetery inscriptions of Dennis, Massachusetts {{FHL|676849|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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*B.N. Derick's cemetery records of Dennis, Ma. (part of Mayflower Descendant Legacy) {{FHL|839394|title-id|disp=FHL}}<br>If you visit the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]], "If you are using a computer in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, you may use this database by clicking here."
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==== Dennis Village (1794)  ====
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Old Bass River Rd., Rte 6A
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*Cemetery inscriptions, Dennis Union Church "Did not copy the newer part" {{FHL|423383|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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==== Gravesite of a child who died from smallpox  ====
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corner of Setucket and Airline Sts
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==== Hall Family (1696)  ====
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Whig St.
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*Cemetery inscriptions, Hall Cemetery {{FHL|423379|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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==== Howes Family (1650)  ====
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New Boston Rd
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*Cemetery inscriptions, Howes Cemetery {{FHL|583618|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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==== Indian ====
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Rte 6A, on shores of Scargo Lake (no markers)
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==== Oak Ridge (1970)  ====
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Rte 134
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==== Paddock Family (1707)  ====
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off Rte 6A
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*Cemetery inscriptions - Paddock Cemetery {{FHL|583591|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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*Paddock family genealogy {{FHL|290988|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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==== Quaker (1720)  ====
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Mayfair Rd
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=== Centennial celebrations, etc.  ===
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*The celebration of the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the founding of old Yarmouth, Mass.&nbsp;: including the present towns of Yarmouth and Dennis; September 1 and 3, 1889 {{FHL|76077|title-id|disp=FHL}}
  
==== Biography ====
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=== Census ===
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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==== State ====
  
'''Ancient Cemetery (18th Century)'''<br> behind Town Offices on Main St.<br> South Dennis
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===== 1855  =====
  
'''Baker Family Cemetery (1853)'''<br> near Swan River Rd<br> West Dennis  
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[[Massachusetts 1855 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)|''Massachusetts 1855 State Census'']] A free Internet index and images to the 1855 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1459985 FamilySearch Historical Records Search]. This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1855, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors. [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Hint: To find specific families in this town only, enter surname only and enter the name of this town, Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
  
'''Dennis Village Cemetery (1794)'''<br> Old Bass River Rd., Rte 6A
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===== 1865  =====
  
'''Gravesite of a child who died from smallpox'''<br> corner of Setucket and Airline Sts
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[[Massachusetts 1865 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)|''Massachusetts 1865 State Census'']] A free Internet index and images to the 1865 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1410399 FamilySearch Historical Records Search.] This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1865, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors. [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Hint: To find specific families in this town only, enter surname only and enter the name of this town, Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts.
  
'''Hall Family Cemetery (1696)'''<br> Whig St.
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=== Church History and Records  ===
  
'''Howes Family Cemetery (1650)'''<br> New Boston Rd
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==== Congregational  ====
  
'''Indian Cemetery'''<br> Rte 6A, on shores of Scargo Lake (no markers)
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*Second Congregational Church<br>Church records, 1728-1810 {{FHL|291814|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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*North Congregational Church<br>Church records, 1814-1850 {{FHL|291903|title-id|disp=FHL}}
  
'''Oak Ridge Cemetery (1970)'''<br> Rte 134
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==== Methodist  ====
  
'''Paddock Family Cemetery (1707)'''<br> off Rte 6A
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**Wesleyan Methodist Church (now United Church of Christ)<br>Church records, 1848-1925 {{FHL|291427|title-id|disp=FHL}}
  
'''Quaker Cemetery (1720)'''<br> Mayfair Rd
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=== Directories  ===
  
'''Quivet Cemetery (1823)'''<br> South St. East Dennis
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*City Directories (Title in catalog in error) {{FHL|910694|subject-id|disp=FHL}}
  
'''South Dennis Congregational Church Cemetery (1796)'''<br> Old Main St. and Old Bass River Rd South Dennis
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=== Genealogy  ===
  
'''Swan Lake Cemetery (1847)'''<br> Depot St. Dennisport
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Town Records
  
'''West Dennis Cemetery (1823)'''<br> Fisk and Pond Sts
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*Paddock Family Genealogy {{FHL|290988|title-id|disp=FHL}}
  
'''Wixon Family Cemetery aka Smallpox Cemetery (1849)'''<br> east of Summer St Dennisport
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=== History  ===
  
'''Werden-Worden-Homer Cemetery (1639)'''<br> off Rte 6A
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*History of old Yarmouth: comprising the present towns of Yarmouth and Dennis from the settlement to the division in 1794 with the history of both towns to these times {{FHL|68189|title-id|disp=FHL}}
  
==== Church History and Records ====
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=== Land and Property ===
  
==== History  ====
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*Deeds, 1836-1852 {{FHL|291354|title-id|disp=FHL}}
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Maps  ===
  
 
#[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:618252 USGS GNIS FID 618252]  
 
#[http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:618252 USGS GNIS FID 618252]  
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#[http://massachusetts.hometownlocator.com/maps/bigmap,n,dennis,fid,618252.cfm Hometown Locator]
 
#[http://massachusetts.hometownlocator.com/maps/bigmap,n,dennis,fid,618252.cfm Hometown Locator]
  
==== Minorities ====
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=== Military History and Records  ===
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Town Records 1794-1865
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=== Newspapers ===
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=== Town Records  ===
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*Dennis source records: transcription of records of the town of Dennis, Massachusetts {{FHL|1392685|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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*Town records, 1722-1813 {{FHL|290765|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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*Town records, 1794-1836: Contains town finance records. {{FHL|291397|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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*Town records, 1794-1865: Contains death records, intentions and returns of marriage, warrants, militia rolls, and records of taxation, finance, voting, and town meetings. {{FHL|292264|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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=== Vital Records  ===
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Town Records 1794-1865
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*Vital records, 1794-1847 {{FHL|290299|title-id|disp=FHL}}
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*Vital records (1793-1900) {{FHL|652619|title-id|disp=FHL}}<br> Includes surname indexes in each volume.<br>Contents: v. 1. Dennis town records (1794-1820); Births &amp; deaths, parts 1 and 2 (1710-1855); Births &amp; deaths - early, parts 1 &amp; 2 (1700s to date) <br>v. 2. Dennis marriage returns [some intentions in back] 1810-1847); Marriage records (1814-1855); Marriage intentions [also marriages] (1835-1858); Intentions of marriage (1860-1887); Births, marriages, deaths (1855-1862) <br>v. 3. Birth records - book 2 (1862- 1891); Marriage records - book 2 (1863-1890); Death records - book 2 (1863-1890).
  
==== Newspapers ====
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==== Indexes ====
  
==== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ====
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*Index to vital records of Dennis, Mass. and Yarmouth, Mass. "An index to the vital records of Dennis, Mass. to approximately 1815 and Yarmouth, Mass. to approximately 1760, as published 1899-1934 in the Mayflwoer Descendant, Vols. 1-34. (Index shows Volume and page in the Mayflower Descendant.)" {{FHL|593230|title-id|disp=FHL}}
  
==== Websites ====
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=== Voting Registers  ===
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] Town Records 1794-1865
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== Societies, Libraries and Museums ==
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== Websites  ==
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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{{reflist}}
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{{MABar towns}}
  
[[Category:Barnstable_County,_Massachusetts]]
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[[Category:Barnstable_County,_Massachusetts]] [[Category:Towns_in_Massachusetts]]

Revision as of 20:40, 6 November 2012

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Town Hall

Quick Facts

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Dennis, Massachusetts

Establishment and former town name(s)

North Dennis is same as Dennis.

Historical data relating to counties, cities, and towns in Massachusetts (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997), FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997.

19 June 1793: Incorporated as a town, from part of Yarmouth.

Archiac name: Nobscusset, Sesuet

Section/Villages within the town: Dennis Port, East Dennis, North Dennis, South Dennis, West Dennis

Boundary Changes

12 July 1945:

8 May 1947: Act of July 12, 1945, amended and bounds between Dennis and Harwich established.

Neighboring Towns

Brewster | Harwich | Yarmouth | Cape Cod Bay to the north, Nantucket Sound to the south

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

All locations in Dennis unless otherwise specifically listed.

  • Cemetery inscriptions of Dennis, Massachusetts FHL
  • B.N. Derick's cemetery records of Dennis, Ma. (part of Mayflower Descendant Legacy) FHL
    If you visit the Family History Library, "If you are using a computer in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, you may use this database by clicking here."

Dennis Village (1794)

Old Bass River Rd., Rte 6A

  • Cemetery inscriptions, Dennis Union Church "Did not copy the newer part" FHL

Gravesite of a child who died from smallpox

corner of Setucket and Airline Sts

Hall Family (1696)

Whig St.

  • Cemetery inscriptions, Hall Cemetery FHL

Howes Family (1650)

New Boston Rd

  • Cemetery inscriptions, Howes Cemetery FHL

Indian

Rte 6A, on shores of Scargo Lake (no markers)

Oak Ridge (1970)

Rte 134

Paddock Family (1707)

off Rte 6A

  • Cemetery inscriptions - Paddock Cemetery FHL
  • Paddock family genealogy FHL

Quaker (1720)

Mayfair Rd

Centennial celebrations, etc.

  • The celebration of the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the founding of old Yarmouth, Mass. : including the present towns of Yarmouth and Dennis; September 1 and 3, 1889 FHL

Census

State

1855

Massachusetts 1855 State Census A free Internet index and images to the 1855 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Historical Records Search. This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1855, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors. go to Hint: To find specific families in this town only, enter surname only and enter the name of this town, Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

1865

Massachusetts 1865 State Census A free Internet index and images to the 1865 Massachusetts State Census can be viewed on the FamilySearch Historical Records Search. This index includes every name listed on the census and is linked to an image including information about each person’s residence and age in 1865, birthplace, occupation, other family members, and neighbors. go to Hint: To find specific families in this town only, enter surname only and enter the name of this town, Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts.

Church History and Records

Congregational

  • Second Congregational Church
    Church records, 1728-1810 FHL
  • North Congregational Church
    Church records, 1814-1850 FHL

Methodist

    • Wesleyan Methodist Church (now United Church of Christ)
      Church records, 1848-1925 FHL

Directories

  • City Directories (Title in catalog in error) FHL

Genealogy

go to Town Records

  • Paddock Family Genealogy FHL

History

  • History of old Yarmouth: comprising the present towns of Yarmouth and Dennis from the settlement to the division in 1794 with the history of both towns to these times FHL

Land and Property

  • Deeds, 1836-1852 FHL

Maps

  1. USGS GNIS FID 618252
  2. Google
  3. Hometown Locator

Military History and Records

go to Town Records 1794-1865

Newspapers

Town Records

  • Dennis source records: transcription of records of the town of Dennis, Massachusetts FHL
  • Town records, 1722-1813 FHL
  • Town records, 1794-1836: Contains town finance records. FHL
  • Town records, 1794-1865: Contains death records, intentions and returns of marriage, warrants, militia rolls, and records of taxation, finance, voting, and town meetings. FHL

Vital Records

go to Town Records 1794-1865

  • Vital records, 1794-1847 FHL
  • Vital records (1793-1900) FHL
    Includes surname indexes in each volume.
    Contents: v. 1. Dennis town records (1794-1820); Births & deaths, parts 1 and 2 (1710-1855); Births & deaths - early, parts 1 & 2 (1700s to date)
    v. 2. Dennis marriage returns [some intentions in back] 1810-1847); Marriage records (1814-1855); Marriage intentions [also marriages] (1835-1858); Intentions of marriage (1860-1887); Births, marriages, deaths (1855-1862)
    v. 3. Birth records - book 2 (1862- 1891); Marriage records - book 2 (1863-1890); Death records - book 2 (1863-1890).

Indexes

  • Index to vital records of Dennis, Mass. and Yarmouth, Mass. "An index to the vital records of Dennis, Mass. to approximately 1815 and Yarmouth, Mass. to approximately 1760, as published 1899-1934 in the Mayflwoer Descendant, Vols. 1-34. (Index shows Volume and page in the Mayflower Descendant.)" FHL

Voting Registers

go to Town Records 1794-1865

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Websites

References