Thursday, August 4, 2016

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 325: Birth Record of Deborah Tracy (1731-after 1800)

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the birth record for Deborah Tracy (1731-after 1800), daughter of John and Mary (Hawkins) Tracy of Providence, Rhode Island:

The birth record is near the bottom of the page:

The transcription of Deborah's birth record is:

"1-92  [TRACEY] Deborah, [of John and Mary,] Feb. 20, 1730-1."

The source citation for this record is:

"Rhode Island, Vital Records Extracts, 1636-1899," indexed database and digital image, (, "Volume 2 - Providence County Births, Marriages and Deaths Records," page 251 (image 281 of 440), Providence, Deborah Tracey birth entry.

The record above is from the published book that is in the digital book collection.  The numbers (e.g., 1-92) refer to the pages in the original Providence town record volume, so 1-92 is Volume 1, page 92.  I have not found those yet, but I'm pretty sure that they are on FHL microfilm. 

 The same information is in several other indexes and compiled genealogies.

This record is a Derivative Source (since the Original Source is the handwritten town record book), with Primary Information and Direct Evidence for the birth of Deborah Tracy to her parents.

Deborah Tracy (1731-after 1800) married Simon Wade (1731-after 1800) in about 1763, and they are my fifth great-grandparents.  I descend through their son, Simon Wade (1767-1857).


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