National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)

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*[[National Archives Northeast Region (New York)]] federal records from New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  
 
*[[National Archives Northeast Region (New York)]] federal records from New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  
 
*[http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/ Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum], Hyde Park, NY, papers of the administration.  
 
*[http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/ Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum], Hyde Park, NY, papers of the administration.  
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/404.html West Point U.S. Military Acadamy Archives], NY, administrative papers of acadamy offices and committees.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/404.html U.S. Military Acadamy Archives], West Point, NY, papers of acadamy offices and committees.
  
 
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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.  
 
*[[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.  
 
*[[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.  
 
*[[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.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.
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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.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.
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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.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.
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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.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.
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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.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.
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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://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.
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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.bpl.org/general/index.htm Boston Public Library], has government docs, newspapers, biographies, obituaries, Ancestry.  
 
*[http://www.bpl.org/general/index.htm Boston Public Library], has government docs, newspapers, biographies, obituaries, Ancestry.  
 
*[http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/ Boston Athenaeum], a member library with newspapers, maps, photos, Civil War letters, diaries.  
 
*[http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/ Boston Athenaeum], a member library with newspapers, maps, photos, Civil War letters, diaries.  
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*[http://www.bostonhistory.org/?s=info Bostonian Society], does historical records research, and structures preservation.<br>
 
*[http://www.bostonhistory.org/?s=info Bostonian Society], does historical records research, and structures preservation.<br>
 
*[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.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.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.
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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.  
 
*[http://www.masshist.org/ Massachusetts Historical Society], has personal papers of families who lived in Massachusetts.<br>
 
*[http://www.masshist.org/ Massachusetts Historical Society], has personal papers of families who lived in Massachusetts.<br>
*[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.
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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.  
*[http://lib.harvard.edu/libraries/listings_alpha.html Harvard University Libraries], history, Afro-American studies, and women's history libraries.
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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.congregationallibrary.org/ Congregational Library], church and mission records, histories, sermons, 25,000 obituaries.  
 
*[http://www.congregationallibrary.org/ Congregational Library], church and mission records, histories, sermons, 25,000 obituaries.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
*[http://www.massog.org/index.html Massachusetts Society of Genealogists], Ashland, is an educational organization.
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*[http://www.massog.org/index.html Massachusetts Society of Genealogists], Ashland, is an educational organization.  
 
*[http://www.americanantiquarian.org/ American Antiquarian Society], Worcester, collects history, genealogy, Bibles, maps, biography, newspapers, directories, Native Americans, women, canals, railroads, photos, manuscripts.  
 
*[http://www.americanantiquarian.org/ American Antiquarian Society], Worcester, collects history, genealogy, Bibles, maps, biography, newspapers, directories, Native Americans, women, canals, railroads, photos, manuscripts.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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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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).