Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries – Second Edition; by David Allen Lambert; paperback; 363 pp; 5.5x8; 2009; ISBN 9780880822220; Item # NE02
David Lambert’s guide to the cemeteries of Massachusetts is an invaluable tool for those of us with Massachusetts’s ancestry. The book is a complete listing of all cemeteries and burial grounds found within the Commonwealth. This second edition corrects and updates the first edition published in 2002. Cemeteries not known in 2002 have also been added to the book.
This guide is a town-by-town list of all known sites. The Header information for each town is detailed, giving the name of the town, year it was incorporated, the name of parent town or towns, as well as the address and phone number for the town or city hall, and of the cemetery department, if any.
Cemetery or Burial Ground Information
Massachusetts cemeteries are named in alphabetical order, with their alternate names (if any), followed by the year of consecration or first burial or date on the oldest stone. The location of the cemetery is given, as well as the address and phone number of the cemetery record repository (if applicable). In some cases, a church parish or synagogue may hold the records. Mr. Lambert gives the phone numbers of their record offices where available.
Published Books and ArticlesIncluded with the cemetery information listed above is a listing of pertinent published books or article that contain cemetery transcriptions of gravestones in the cemetery.