Barber, John Warner. 1841. Historical Collections, being a General Collection of Interesting Facts, Traditions, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, &tc., Relating to the History and Antiquities of Every Town in Massachusetts with General Descriptions. Worcester, Massachusetts: Dorr, Howland & Co. Barnstable County is covered in pages 32-60.
Forbes, Harriette Merrifield. 1927. Gravestones of Early New England and the Men who Made Them, 1653-1800. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 141pp. This is the first scholarly publication on gravestones and gravestone symbolism and everyone's inspiration to pursue studies of colonial New England gravestones.
George, Diana Hume, and Malcolm A. Nelson. 1983. Epitaph and Icon: a Field Guide to the Old Burying Grounds of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. Orleans, Massachusetts: Parnassus Imprints, 128pp. An essential reference for the student of Cape Cod cemeteries and gravestones.
Ludwig, Allan I. 1966. Graven images: New England Stonecarving and its Symbols, 1650-1815. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 482pp. This publication initiated my interest in gravestones several years after its release. The single most useful source of information on gravestone iconography and New England carving styles in the context of the Puritan religion.
Mather, Cotton. 1712. A Voice, from the Place of Silence, or, Seasonable Thoughts upon Mortality: a Sermon Occasioned by the Raging of a Mortal Sickness in the Colony of Connecticut, and the Many Deaths of our Brethren there. (Delivered at Boston – lecture 24.d.11.m.1711, 12 [February 24, 1711/12]. Boston: T. Grimm(?), 56pp. An important Cotton Mather sermon on epidemic dying in the Colony of Connecticut, using the metaphor of melting snow to discuss "the lively thoughts of death," and "the sinful children of men."
Mayflower Society of Mayflower Descendants. 1933. Vital Records of the Town of Truro, Massachusetts to the End of the Year 1849. Boston: Mayflower Society of Mayflower Descendants, 480pp. Vital records are published for Yarmouth, Brewster, etc.
Pratt, Rev. Enoch. 1844. A Comprehensive History, Ecclesiastical and Civil, of Eastham, Wellfleet and Orleans, County of Barnstable, Mass. From 1644 to 1844. Yarmouth: W.S. Fisher and Co., c. 180pp. For research.
Smith, Jr., Leonard H. 1980. Vital Records of Southeastern Massachusetts. Volume I. Eastham and Orleans. (published serially in the Mayflower Descendant (a quarterly magazine of Pilgrim genealogy and history) 1901-1935). Clearwater, Florida: by the author. Additional Smith publications provide records other Cape Cod towns.