"After searching town records for their own relatives, Jay and DeLene Holbrook, realized that the majority of towns in Massachusetts had little to no knowledge of the condition or even the location of their vital records collections. To catalog and preserve the state’s rich history, the Holbrooks traveled town by town through Massachusetts in a 30 year effort to meticulously compile a complete collection. They often found themselves in town vaults organizing and inventorying untidy stacks of records, sometimes making copies of them on-site when the town clerk would not allow the records to be removed from the building. In some instances, it took years of return trips to get permission to access the records, and in the case of the state’s largest cities, weeks and months to duplicate the records. To date, this amazing couple has visited 315 of the state’s 351 towns and cities to film their holdings of vital and town records.
I selected "Leominster" from the dropdown menu, and the first image in the collection for Lreominster appeared. There are 1140 pages for "Leominster Births, Marriages and Deaths." Here is the first image:
The first image with actual information is Image 2, which starts the alphabetical index list of the handwritten town records with the letter B:
Browsing forward to image 180, there is the first image of the actual handwritten town records starting in 1768:
Browsing forward again, image 590 shows the first image of the yearly vital records register starting in 1846 until 1900. This apparently was all in one register book:
The last image, number 1140, is the last page of the vital records register for 1900: