National Archives Northeast Region (Boston)

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*[http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/holdings/ Guide to Archival Holdings at NARA's Northeast Region, Waltham (Boston)] Record group level descriptions of archival holdings including agency administrative history.  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/holdings/ Guide to Archival Holdings at NARA's Northeast Region, Waltham (Boston)] Record group level descriptions of archival holdings including agency administrative history.  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/ ''Federal Records Guide''] Search NARA's holdings of federal records at a very high level, to identify which record groups may have material about your research topics. [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/index-alpha/ Alphabetical index] to the ''Federal Records Guide''. [http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/tools/record-group-clusters.html Record Groups by topic clusters] in the ''Federal Records Guide''.<br>
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/ ''Federal Records Guide''] Search NARA's holdings of federal records at a very high level, to identify which record groups may have material about your research topics. [http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/index-alpha/ Alphabetical index] to the ''Federal Records Guide''. [http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/tools/record-group-clusters.html Record Groups by topic clusters] in the ''Federal Records Guide''.<br>
*[http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/finding-aids/index.html Other Holdings, Guides and Selected Finding Aids] for the National Archives Northeast Region.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/finding-aids/index.html Other Holdings, Guides and Selected Finding Aids] for the National Archives Northeast Region.  
 
*Loretto Dennis Szucs, and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, ''The Archives: A Guide to the National Archives Field Branches'' (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1988) ({{FHL|630522|item}} 977 A3sz) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17738169 WorldCat entry]. Describes each field branch collection, microfilms, services and activities. Each of 150 record groups of the archives is also described.
 
*Loretto Dennis Szucs, and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, ''The Archives: A Guide to the National Archives Field Branches'' (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1988) ({{FHL|630522|item}} 977 A3sz) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17738169 WorldCat entry]. Describes each field branch collection, microfilms, services and activities. Each of 150 record groups of the archives is also described.
  
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*[http://www.archives.gov/northeast/pittsfield/ Federal Records Center], Pittsfield, for genealogical, local, and national historical records including Canadian Border Crossings.  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/northeast/pittsfield/ Federal Records Center], Pittsfield, for genealogical, local, and national historical records including Canadian Border Crossings.  
 
*[http://www.jfklibrary.org/ John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum], Boston, administration biographies and papers, institutional holdings, Earnest Hemingway collection.  
 
*[http://www.jfklibrary.org/ John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum], Boston, administration biographies and papers, institutional holdings, Earnest Hemingway collection.  
*[[National Archives Northeast Region (New York)]] federal records from New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  
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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. Including census, naturalization, passenger arrivals, Canadian border crossings, customs, draft, military service, military pension and bounty land, Chinese Exclusion Act cases, Freedmen's Bureau, Indians, and vital records. '''''Closing soon.<br>'''''
 
*[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 U.S. Military Acadamy Archives], West Point, NY, 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. <br>
  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>

Revision as of 15:45, 6 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 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 Northeast 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

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
  • National Archives II  Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, and Treasury all after 1900.
  • Federal Records Center, Pittsfield, for genealogical, local, and national historical records including Canadian Border Crossings.
  • John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, administration biographies and papers, institutional holdings, Earnest Hemingway collection.
  • National Archives Northeast Region (New York) federal records from New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Including census, naturalization, passenger arrivals, Canadian border crossings, customs, draft, military service, military pension and bounty land, Chinese Exclusion Act cases, Freedmen's Bureau, Indians, and vital records. Closing soon.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY, papers of the administration.
  • U.S. Military Acadamy Archives, West Point, NY, papers of acadamy offices and committees.

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).
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