Eastham History Online Digitized Books
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Digital Books on Eastham History | Eastham Annual Town Reports, 1896- | Eastham Historical Society & Schoolhouse Museum's Margaret Bready Genealogical Collection | Eastham Historical Commission Property Surveys | Eastham Postcards & Photographs | Eastham's Vital Records (Ancient Records)
Eastham's Vital Records & Ancient Records [Eastham Town Clerk]
Civil War Records
Digital Books on Eastham History
Most of these e-Books are hosted by the Internet Archive, a global internet library with backup files in locations around the world dedicated to offering permanent electronic access to historical collections as a means of cultural preservation.
Eastham Annual Town Reports
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Margaret Bready Genealogy Collection [Eastham Historical Society Archives]
Margaret Bready was born Margaret Ethel Pearl on February 17, 1908 at home at Spring Street, Brockton, MA. Not much is known of her childhood or young adulthood. On July 14th, 1939 she was married in Taneytown, Caroll, Maryland by the Rev. Guy Bready, a relative of the groom, to Richard Hugh Bready, becoming his second wife. Richard Bready was the son of Rev. Russell Herbert and Mary Elizabeth (Richards) Bready.
Margaret and Richard had no children together. They moved in 1986 to Eastham, Massachusetts on Cape Cod. Margaret was 78 at the time. She spent the better part of the rest of her life compiling copious notes on genealogies of families associated with Eastham. Her accomplishment included family names of almost every letter of the alphabet, all handwritten by her personally. She died in Eastham on June 11, 1995 at the age of 87. This prolific "detective" of genealogy is the Eastham Historical Society's main source for helping those who visit searching out their family ancestry
Margaret Bready Genealogy Collection Volumes 1-20:
Historic Property Surveys [Eastham Historical Commission]
2005 Eastham Historic Properties Survey
1995 Eastham Historic Properties Survey
1995 Eastham Historic Properties Survey (Cemeteries)
1995 Historic Properties in the Town of Eastham Volume 1
Digitization was funded through Eastham Community Preservation funds and through the courtesy of the Boston Pubic Library in its role as Library for the Commonwealth. This collection is hosted on the Library's web-site and is hosted and made accessible by the Digital Commonwealth and the Internet Archive.
Continued digitization is part of an ongoing collaboration between the Eastham Pubic Library, Eastham Historical Society, Eastham Town Clerk and Eastham Historical Commission. Other groups are encouraged to contribute to these efforts.
These resources are available in free digital format through the efforts and support of the following:
Eastham Historical Society Archivists: Bobbie Cornish, Eileen Seaboldt, Terri Rae Smith, Bonnie Cormier
The Eastham Historical Society, Archive and Schoolhouse Museum
Eastham Historical Commission
Sue Fischer, Eastham Town Clerk
Robert Carlson, Eastham Cemetery Commission
The Eastham Board of Library Trustees
Tom Blake, Digital Projects Manager, Boston Public Library (and his team)
Eileen Chandler, Member Services Librarian CLAMS