These registers of vital records were submitted to the Secretary of State by the clerks of towns pursuant to "An act to amend chapter two hundred forty-four of the public laws of eighteen hundred sixty-four, relating to the registration of births, marriages and deaths." This was only in effect for one year, and not all towns complied. Other towns submitted copies of earlier records and continued doing this for many years.
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