"While researching the death of my 5th gr-grandfather Charles West who died in Southbridge, Massachusetts in 1842, I came across a commentary (you might even call it a "rant") by the Town Clerk at the bottom of the register page. I know from your blog that you do a lot of research in Massachusetts, so I thought you might find these comments of interest. It appears that the prior town clerk was less than fastidious in his work and the current clerk had his work cut out for him.
The record on Family Search for Charles West's death is here: https://familysearch.org/pal:/
I guess I'll have a little more perspective the next time I'm frustrated when I cannot find a birth, marriage or death record! (Though, to be honest, I'll be no less frustrated!)"