- Harvard University Archives
The oldest and one of the largest institutional academic archives in the nation. Provides access to over 375 years of life at Harvard. From 17th and 18th century diaries and scientific observations to 21st century. Serves as the principal repository for the institutional records of the University and faculty archives, including papers and manuscripts. Documents the faculty, students and academic programs at the University, as well as Harvard’s central administration, its libraries, museums, research centers and affiliated organizations.
- Massachusetts Historical Society
Founded in 1791, is the oldest independent research library in the U.S. Provides an invaluable resource for American history, life, and culture. Its extraordinary collections tell the story of America through millions of rare and unique documents, artifacts, and irreplaceable national treasures.
- Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics (MA RVR)
Birth, marriage and death records for the state of Massachusetts from 1921 to present. Also a statewide index to divorces from 1952 to the present (records are located in the courts).
- Massachusetts State Archives
Vital records for Massachusetts from 1841, Massachusetts history from 1600s, land grants, divorces, estates, petitions, mercantile affairs, tax valuation lists, state census schedules, Plymouth Colony records, military records from 1643, naturalization records from 1885-1931, probate records from 1630s, deeds for property in Suffolk County from 1629-1800, passenger lists for Boston, African-American and Native American records
- Massachusetts State Library
City and town directories from 1789 covering most Massachusetts communities, tax valuation records since late 1600s, town reports since early 1800s, vital records since 1850, historical maps
- The National Archives at Boston
Serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Contains Census records, Naturalization records, Passenger Arrival Lists, Canadian Border Entry records, Customs records, Post-Civil War Tax records, Draft, Military Service, and Pension and Bounty Land Application files, Chinese Exclusion Act Case files, Freedmen’s Bureau and Records to African American Families, Dawes Commission Final Cards of the Five Civilized Tribes, and other historical resources.
- New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS)
The oldest genealogical society in the U.S., contains a substantial collection of published and manuscript works on New England, Quebec, Maritimes, and European genealogies, source material, and local histories. Includes New England probate, land, and vital records; Quebec church and notarial records; censuses; city directories; Bible records; diaries; and immigration records for most of the New England states and neighboring Canadian provinces. Houses over 2 million manuscripts.
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