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Massachusetts Deaths - FamilySearch Historical Records/Known Issues


Note

NOTE: Most missing records are available on microfilm. To view films, see Where do I find a family history center?.

Known Issues

Question 1

Question 1: Some records are missing. Where can the records be viewed?
Answer 1: See answers below for information about known missing records and respective film numbers, if available, or alternate online location:

  • Many images were inadvertently skipped when placed online. The list of known omitted films is below. Click the link in the Note column to open a new window to see the images.
Film DGS Note
960171 4219407 Deaths v. 93-95 1855
960175 4219411 Deaths v. 129-131 1859
960180 4220470 Deaths v. 156 1862
960203 4221418 Deaths v. 258 1873
960212 4221427 Deaths v. 292 1877
960231 4223255 Deaths v. 373 1886
960243 4224893 Deaths v. 409 1890
961506 4224898 Deaths v. 427 1892
961509 4225004 Deaths v. 436 1893
961510 4225005 Deaths v. 437 1893
961514 4225009 Deaths v. 447 1894
1843726 4289811 Deaths v. 39 1849

Question 2

Question 2: Some indexed records have event place or date errors. How can I determine the correct information?
Answer 2: View the document to verify the correct information. The event place and date can also be checked by searching the Catalog using the film number included in the record detail page. See Finding microfilm numbers in the catalog (55632). A list of known problems below provides correct indexing information:

  • Indexed records with an Event Place: Provincetown, Massachusetts, Event Date: 1853, and GS Film Number: 960169 should have an Event Place: Falmouth, Massachusetts.
  • Indexed records with an Event Place: Seitnate, Massachusetts were misspelled and should have an Event Place: Scituate, Massachusetts.

Question 3

Question 3: The record detail page is linked to the wrong image. How can I find the correct image?
Answer 3: From the record detail page, use either the Event Date, Event Place, or the Reference ID information, or a combination of any of the search criteria, to find the correct image by clicking the right or left scroll arrow.