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Dorchester Town Documents (1636-1870)

The Town of Dorchester was one of the first towns established in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, being established in 1630.  Among its claims to fame, it was the home of the first town meeting in 1633 and was the first town to have a free public elementary school, the Mather School.  In 1870 it was annexed to Boston.

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Annual Reports

Annual Reports often went by different names.  Earlier years were discussions of expenditures, while later years also had narrative.

Tax Lists

Vital Records