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A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries Paperback – March 1, 2002


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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: New England Historic Genealogical Society (March 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0880821345
  • ISBN-13: 978-0880821346
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,688,763 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

David Allen Lambert is the Library Manager of the NEHGS Microtext and Technology Library, and Reference Librarian for NEHGS. David has published several articles in the Register, the New Hampshire Genealogical Record, Rhode Island Roots, Genealogical Computing, NEXUS, and is a regular columnist in New England Ancestors magazine. His genealogical expertise includes New England and Atlantic Canadian records, military records, and Native American and African Amerindian genealogical research in New England.

David is the also the author of a book Images of America: Stoughton, Massachusetts.


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David has published articles in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register; the New Hampshire Genealogical Record; Rhode Island Roots; The Mayflower Descendant; and New England Ancestors magazine. He has published a best-selling book on cemeteries in Massachusetts, entitled A Guide to Cemeteries in Massachusetts and a photographic history of his hometown, Images of Stoughton, Massachusetts.

David's genealogical expertise includes specialties in New England and Atlantic Canadian research, military records, and Native American and African American genealogical research. David has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including the PBS-TV show History Detectives. He is the host of a local public access television talk show, devoted to capturing the stories of the U.S. Military veterans of the town of Stoughton, Massachusetts. He is currently authoring a book on the vital, church, and cemetery records of Stoughton from 1726 to 1900.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ellen N. Mcgrath on May 10, 2012
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Many times I use this book when I am on the hunt to local cemeteries. It is an excellent reference book for one who photographs or researches Massachusetts cemeteries. The information garnered about each cemetery is taken from each town's vital record books and other sources. It would be wonderful if the author writes more books like this about other New England cemeteries!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dep on December 22, 2013
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This is a book that aptly describes what I think are all the cemeteries in Massachusets, town by town. They are listed in alphabetical order with the address of the cemetery. If there are any books on the gravestone transcriptions of that particular cemetery, the author and title of the book is listed. The author has also listed the date the graveyard was consecrated, or the earliest burial or tombstone. This is one very well researched book which takes lots of time and energy. Growing up near the border of Massachusetts, I have been to some of the graveyards mentioned in the book. Having information such as this when I was traipsing through an old graveyard would have made it a lot easier for me. When I bought the book, though, I didn't realize it would include all the cemeteries of the state. A very well done guide just packed with information.
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