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This report is extracted from the 1000 Section (Confirmed Newspaper Indexes) of the 1979-1980 Edition of LATHROP REPORT ON NEWSPAPER INDEXES: An illustrated guide to published and unpublished newspaper indexes in the United States and Canada.   Either a compiler, publisher or repository had confirmed the existance of this index and supplied information for the report. See the INTRODUCTION for the methodology used in compiling the LATHROP REPORT.

REPORT NO:  1003C Previous Report (1003B)  |  Next Report (1005A)
INDEX NAME:  Index of Obituaries in Massachusetts Centinel and Columbian Centinel, 1784-1840
  • COLUMBIAN CENTINEL Boston MA 1790-1840
COMPILER:  Compiled under the supervision of the American Antiquarian Society with indexing and typing performed by WPA workers.
185 Salisbury St
Worcester MA 01609
AVAILABILITY:  Copies of the index are available from G.K. Hall & Co. (70 Lincoln St, Boston MA 02111). Write for prices. The index and copies of the newspaper are available for public research at the American Antiquarian Society and the Boston Public Library.
SCOPE OF INDEX:  This index ia a record of the obituary notices in two Boston newspapers. The editors of the paper made a particular effort to cull all obituaries from all newspapers received from various parts of the country. As a result, they obtained fair national and uniquely good regional coverage.
FORMAT OF INDEX:  There are twelve original typed and bound volumes. In the five volume published edition from G.K. Hall & Co. there are 5,097 pages. Personal names are arranged alphabetically. Each entry includes age at death, place of death and sometimes other information. The citation includes newspaper name, month, day and year.
SIZE OF INDEX:  About 120,000 obituaries listed.
SAMPLE ILLUSTRATION:  A sample page from the "A" section .
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