Massachusetts State Archives and Libraries

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Massachusetts State Archives

The Massachusetts Archives provides an excellent library of genealogy records including: Vital Records: 1841-1910, Vital Records Pre 1841, Vital Records Post 1910, Passenger Lists, Census Schedules, Military Records, Military Records Adjutant General, The "Massachusetts Archives Collection (1630-1799)", Papers on Maine, Plymouth Colony Records, Records of State Institutions, Judicial Records, The Suffolk Files, Judicial Records Naturalizations, Judicial Records Divorces, Judicial Records Probate, Judicial Records Name Changes, Judicial Records Adoption, and more...

Massachusetts Archives
220 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, Massachusetts 02125

Phone: (617) 727-2816


State Library of Massachusetts

The State Library of Massachusetts has some resources useful to genealogists. Among their collections are: Histories of towns, cities, and counties, Probate records, Vital records series (to 1850), Historical Newspaper Collection, City/town directories and voting lists, Some tax and valuation lists, Published materials about Massachusetts colonists and Revolutionary & Civil War soldiers, regimental histories, Legislative biography files, New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) Register, Zimmer Index, and Some published family histories, among others...

State Library of Massachusetts
State House Room 341
Boston, Massachusetts 02133

Phone: (617) 727-2590


Selected LDS Family History Centers

The following family history centers in Massachusetts offer the most comprehensive genealogy resources, including census records, death records, family history records, obituaries, marriage records, vital records, court records, and various other public records.:

Boston Massachusetts
150 Brown Street
Weston, Massachusetts

(781) 235-2164

Foxboro Massachusetts
76 North Main Street
Foxboro, Massachusetts

(508) 543-0298


Lynnfield Massachusetts
400 Essex Street
Lynnfield, Massachusetts

(781) 334-5586

North Dartmouth Massachusetts
400 Cross Road
North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

(508) 994-8215

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