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May 14, 2013

Probate records available at library, thanks to 2 donors


After a formal proposal was made and permissions granted, there was still the ever-present reality of operating within the budgetary constraints of the archives. It took two exceedingly generous donations to manifest these valuable records. Heartfelt thanks go to James Baker and Bill Plante for their extreme generosity and vision in providing the funds to purchase this information, making it available to researchers of the Newburyport Archival Center. Both Baker and Plante have been inspired and thoughtful supporters of the archives through the years.

The recently purchased probates extend our previous collection from 1808 to 1863. The archival center has indices for 1638 to 1881 and records from 1671 to 1863.

Jessica Gill is the archivist at the Newburyport Public Library.

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