1. When places other than Reading and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.
2. In all records the original spelling is followed.
3. The various spellings of a name should be examined, as items about the same family or individual might be found under different spellings.
4. Marriages and intentions of marriages are printed under the name of both parties. When a marriage appears without the intention recorded, it is designated with an asterisk.
5. Additional information which does not appear in the original text of an item, i.e., any explanation, query, inference, or difference shown in other entries of the record, is bracketed.

a age; aged m month
abt about Md married
b born MR Middlesex court record
bp baptized prob probably
ch child s son
d daughter; died; day sr senior
Dea deacon TC from town copy
dec deceased Unm unmarried
dup duplicate entry w wife
h husband; hours wid widow
inf infant widr widower
int intention of marriage y year
jr junior

CR1 Congregational Church, North Reading
CR2 Congregational Church, Reading
CR3 Baptist Church, North Reading

GR1 Laurel Hill Cemetery, Reading
GR2 Park Street Cemetery, North Reading
GR3 Riverside Cemetery, North Reading
GR4 Chestnut Street Cemetery, North Reading
WGR Wakefield grave record

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