National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)

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*[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/ National Personnel Records Center], St. Louis, MO., has millions of military personnel, health, medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services starting with World War I, and federal employee records.  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/ National Personnel Records Center], St. Louis, MO., has millions of military personnel, health, medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services starting with World War I, and federal employee records.  
*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.
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*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.  
*[[Allen County Public Library|Allen County Public Library]], Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, ethnic, and Canadians.  
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*[[Allen County Public Library|Allen County Public Library]], Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, ethnic, and Canadians.
  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
  
*[http://www.af.public.lib.ga.us/ Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System], Central Library has county and family histories, census, passenger lists, wills, land, military, directories, newspapers, Ancestry.com. Auburn Avenue Library has African American material.  
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*[[New England Historic Genealogical Society]], Boston, national in scope. Over 100 million name database, of vital records, genealogies, journals, over 200,000 books, 100,000 microfilms, and over 20 million manuscripts with emphasis on New England and New York since the 1600s.
*[http://sos.georgia.gov/archives/ Georgia Archives], Morrow, genealogies, county histories, newspapers, tax digests, private papers, church records, cemeteries, Bible records, a few municipal records, census, maps, land plats, photographs, Georgia Confederate service and pension records, colonial, headright, and bounty land grants, land lottery, and Georgia county records.  
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*[[New York Public Library]] Genealogy Division has an outstanding collection of American history at national, state and local levels; international genealogy and heraldry in Roman alphabets; Dorot Jewish collection; photos; New York censuses, directories, and vital records.
*[http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/cms/Kenan+Research+Center/185.html Atlanta History Center], Kenan Research Center, extensive Georgia family and county histories, Sons of the American Revolution library, holdings for North and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama genealogy.  
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*[http://www.cslib.org/handg.htm Connecticut State Library], Hartford,&nbsp;has the Barbour Collection, Bibles, census, church, Hale Collection newspaper marriages and deaths, cemeteries, probates,&nbsp;vital records, directories, land, local histories, military, naturalization, passenger arrivals, and e-mail questions.
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gaaahgs/ Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society], Atlanta, members, meetings, newsletter, surname queries, links.  
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*[http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/ Maine State Archives], Augusta,&nbsp;has vital records, land, office records, military, judicial, legislative records, and a list of professional genealogists.
*[http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsg/ Jewish Genealogical Soc. of Georgia], Atlanta, family histories, immigration, East Europe, Georgia, North America.  
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*[http://www.sos.nh.gov/archives/genealogy.html New Hampshire State Archives], Concord,&nbsp;has records of probate, land, petitions, state papers, military, census, name changes, photos, naturalizations, voters, warnings out, town records and inventories, prisoners, marriage intentions, paupers, maps, and court records.
*[http://www.prairiebluff.com/resources/fhc-atl.htm Atlanta Area Family History Centers], can order microfilms from Salt Lake City for a small fee.  
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*[http://www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org/index.php New York Genealogical and Biographical Society], New York City,&nbsp;has censuses, city directories, church, cemetery, Bible, land, probates, genealogy, local history, and manuscripts.
*[http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/county/health/ Fulton County Health Department], births since 1896, deaths since 1887.  
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*[http://www.rihs.org/ Rhode Island Historical Society], Providence,&nbsp;includes local, military, economic, social, church,&nbsp;political histories, newspapers, genealogy, women’s history, and business records.
*[http://home.fultoncourt.org/ Fulton County Clerk of the Probate Court], marriages and probates since 1854.  
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*[http://vermonthistory.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=27&Itemid=55 Vermont Historical Society Library], Barre, houses town histories, an index to&nbsp;vital records to 1870, cemeteries, letters, diaries, ledgers, early maps, photographs, and&nbsp;printed genealogies.
*[http://www.fcclk.org/ Fulton County Clerk of the Superior Court], court records, land records, and divorces since 1854.  
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*[http://www.bpl.org/general/index.htm Boston Public Library], has government docs, newspapers, biographies, obituaries, Ancestry.
*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp; [[Campbell County, Georgia|Campbell]], [[Carroll County, Georgia|Carroll]], [[Cherokee County, Georgia|Cherokee]], [[Clayton County, Georgia|Clayton]], [[Cobb County, Georgia|Cobb]], [[Coweta County, Georgia|Coweta]], [[DeKalb County, Georgia|DeKalb]], [[Fayette County, Georgia|Fayette]], [[Forsyth County, Georgia|Forsyth]], [[Fulton County, Georgia|Fulton]], [[Gwinnett County, Georgia|Gwinnett]], [[Henry County, Georgia|Henry]], and [[Spalding County, Georgia|Spalding]].  
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*[http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/ Boston Athenaeum], a member library with newspapers, maps, photos, Civil War letters, diaries.  
*[http://www.georgiahistory.com/ Georgia Historical Society], Savannah, 4 million manuscripts, photos, papers, military, diaries, plantation records.  
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*[http://www.mass.gov/courts/courtsandjudges/courts/suffsupcrimmain.html Suffolk County Courthouse], maintains criminal and probation records.<br>
*[http://www.gagensociety.org/ Georgia Genealogical Society], Rome, events, meetings, membership, publications and index, and research tools.  
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*[http://www.probatecourtiannella.com/ Suffolk Probate and Family Court], wills, guardianship, divorce, adoptions, name changes.  
*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[Tennessee Archives and Libraries|Tennessee]], [[North Carolina Archives and Libraries|North Carolina]], [[South Carolina Archives and Libraries|South Carolina]], [[Florida Archives and Libraries|Florida]], [[Alabama Archives and Libraries|Alabama]].  
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*[http://www.suffolkdeeds.com/ Suffolk County Registry of Deeds], preserves land records.
*[http://www.archives.gov/southwest/ National Archives Southwest Region (Ft. Worth)], censuses, military records, passenger lists, Dawes Commission Indian records, 84,000 cubic feet of documents, photos, and maps, slavery, oil, and space program.  
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*[http://www.bostonhistory.org/?s=info Bostonian Society], does historical records research, and structures preservation.<br>
*[http://www.archives.gov/central-plains/ National Archives Central Plains Region (Kansas City)], MO., censuses, military service, pension, and bounty-land&nbsp;applications, bankruptcy and court records, 35,000 cubic feet of documents, photos, and maps.  
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*[http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=afagencylanding&L=4&L0=Home&L1=Research+%26+Technology&L2=Oversight+Agencies&L3=The+State+Library+of+Massachusetts&sid=Eoaf Massachusetts State Library] holds government documents, town, county and state histories.<br>
*[http://www.archives.gov/great-lakes/archives/genealogy.html National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago)], censuses, military pension and bounty-land applications, bankruptcy and court records, naturalization indexes, Indian censuses of MI, MN, WI, soldier home files.  
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*[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcgen/genidx.htm Massachusetts Archives], vital records, passenger lists, census, military, Maine, Plymouth Colony, court, natuaralizations, divorces, probate, name changes, and state institutions.
*[[United States National Archives Regional Branches|National Archives—Regional Branches]] in other&nbsp;regions.  
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*[http://www.masshist.org/ Massachusetts Historical Society], has personal papers of families who lived in Massachusetts.<br>
*[[Allen County Public Library|Allen County Public Library]] (Indiana) has a premier genealogical periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, American Indians, African Americans, Canadians.  
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*[http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=eohhs2terminal&L=4&L0=Home&L1=Consumer&L2=Basic+Needs&L3=Vital+Records&sid=Eeohhs2&b=terminalcontent&f=dph_vital_records_c_genealogical&csid=Eeohhs2 Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics], keeps births, marriages, and deaths.
*[[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]], Independence, MO, national censuses/indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and extensive newspaper clippings.  
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*[http://lib.harvard.edu/libraries/listings_alpha.html Harvard University Libraries], history, Afro-American studies, and women's history libraries.
*[http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/clayton Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research], Houston TX, newspapers, American Civil War, Biography and Genealogy Master Index, Black Studies, Ancestry.com, HeritageQuestOnline, Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.
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*[http://www.congregationallibrary.org/ Congregational Library], church and mission records, histories, sermons, 25,000 obituaries.  
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*[http://www.pittsfieldlibrary.org/index.html Berkshire Athenaeum] Cooke Collection church and cemetery records, newspaper notices, ministers' records, BMDs from New England and New York, genealogy databases.  
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*[http://www.massog.org/index.html Massachusetts Society of Genealogists], Ashland, is an educational organization.
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*[http://www.americanantiquarian.org/ American Antiquarian Society], Worcester, collects history, genealogy, Bibles, maps, biography, newspapers, directories, Native Americans, women, canals, railroads, photos, manuscripts.  
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*[http://www.pem.org/library/ Peabody Essex Museum Library], Salem, collects published MA vital records to 1850, city directories, Essex County probate records 1638-1914, court records, and ship logbooks.  
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*[http://www.springfieldmuseums.org/the_museums/ct_valley_history/ Connecticut Valley Historical Museum] local archives, French Canadian, Irish, African American.
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*[http://library.mysticseaport.org/home.cfm Mystic Seaport Museum], Mystic, Connecticut, has steamship photos, logbooks, and crew lists.
  
 
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Revision as of 16:41, 2 December 2010

National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)
National Archives Northeast Region (Boston) in Waltham, Mass.

Contents

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  waltham.archives@nara.gov

Address:[1]

Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center
380 Trapelo Road
Waltham, Massachusetts 02452-6399

Telephone:[1] (781) 663-0130
Fax:  (781) 663-0154

Hours and holidays:[1] Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Open some Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.:

Map, directions, and public transportation:[1]  

  • For a map, click here.
  • By car from Boston: Take Massachusetts Turnpike west to Route 128/I-95, Exit 15. Take Route 128/I-95 north to Trapelo Road, Exit 28A - Belmont. Follow Trapelo Road for 2.8 miles. The facility is on the right. For an alternate route, take Storrow Drive, Boston, to Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, to Belmont Street, Watertown. Continue on Belmont Street to Trapelo Road. The facility is on the left.
  • By car from the west: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Route 128/I-95. Go north on Route 128/I-95 to Trapelo Road, Exit 28A - Belmont. Follow Trapelo Road for 2.8 miles. Archives is on the right.
  • By public transportation: From the Park Street station, take the MBTA bus to Harvard Square. From Harvard Square, take the MBTA bus to Waverly Square in Belmont (bus runs every 15 minutes). Walk or take a taxi 1.5 miles west on Trapelo Road to the facility.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

Serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Includes all federal censuses to 1930 on databases or microfilms, U.S. District, Circuit, and Court of Appeals records of the 1st District, customs and the Coast Guard in New England ports, Army Corp of Engineers for Boston and Providence, World War II labs at Harvard and MIT, and New England Naval shore establishments, War of 1812 privateers, Civil War Southern blockade records, original naturalizations and index for six New England states 1790-1906, import and export trade, lighthouses, revenue cutters, vessels, seamen, crew lists, shipping, and wreck reports, east coast passenger arrival lists, [2] War of 1812 service records, World War I expeditionary forces and draft registration records, Chinese immigration, Freedmen's Bureau for African Americans, and Dawes Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes.[3]

Tips

Over 68% of the Regional Archives' records are currently described in ARC at the series level. If you do not find the records you are seeking, please contact the Southeast Region staff.

Guides

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the National Archives Northeast Region (Boston), a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

Similar Collections

  • National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis, MO., has millions of military personnel, health, medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services starting with World War I, and federal employee records.
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.
  • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, ethnic, and Canadians.

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "The National Archives at Boston" in The National Archives at http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/index.html (accessed 30 November 2010).
  2. Loretto Dennis Szucs, and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, The Archives: A Guide to the National Archives Field Branches (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1988), 14-16. (FHL Collection 977 A3sz) WorldCat entry.
  3. "Genealogy: Resources Available to You" in The National Archives at http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/public/genealogy-resources.html (accessed 2 December 2010).