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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:'''<ref name="S1">Source 1.</ref>&nbsp;[[waltham.archives@nara.gov ]]
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'''E-mail:'''<ref name="S1">"The National Archives at Boston" in ''The National Archives'' at http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/index.html (accessed 30 November 2010).</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:waltham.archives@nara.gov waltham.archives@nara.gov]  
  
 
'''Address:'''<ref name="S1" />  
 
'''Address:'''<ref name="S1" />  
  
:Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center <br>380 Trapelo Road <br>Waltham, Massachusetts <br>02452-6399
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:Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center <br>  
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:380 Trapelo Road <br>Waltham, Massachusetts 02452-6399<br><br>
  
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="S1" />&nbsp;(781) 663-0130<br>
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'''Telephone:'''<ref name="S1" />&nbsp;(781) 663-0130<br>'''Fax:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;(781) 663-0154<br>  
  
'''Fax:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;(781) 663-0154<br>
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'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="S1" />&nbsp;Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.&nbsp; Open some Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.:<br>  
  
'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="S1" />&nbsp;Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.&nbsp; Open some Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.:<br>
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'''Map, directions, and public transportation:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;  
  
'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;{''Optional''} <br>
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*'''''For a map''''', [http://www.archives.gov/northeast/images/boston-map.pdf click here].
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*'''''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.
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*'''''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.
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*'''''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. <br>
  
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
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'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
  
*Repository Internet site ''{create a link for each bullet, and then give a line or two listing content so the reader will know if it is worthwhile to click on that link}.''<br>
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*[http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/index.html Northeast Region (Boston) Internet site] gives contact info, FAQs, featured documents, genealogical and historical research, holdings, guides, court records, new accessions, programs, and services.  
*Repository catalog online. <br>
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*[http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/public/genealogy.html For Genealogists and Family Historians] resources, how-to, workshops, military and civilian records.  
*Repository database. <br>
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*[http://aad.archives.gov/aad/ Access to Archival Databases (AAD)] a search engine into some of NARA's holdings of electronic records. Search by person, geographic areas, organizations, or dates.  
*other(s).<br>
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/ Archival Research Catalog (ARC)] the online catalog of over 63% of NARA's nationwide holdings. Searches by keywords, by location, organization, person, or topics, and for digitized images.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/ Archives Library Information Center (ALIC)] American history and government, archival administration, information management, and government documents for archivists, librarians, and the public.
  
 
=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
{''Please briefly '''describe the strengths and weaknesses''' of each collection for genealogists (about two or three sentences for smaller collections).<ref>Source 2.</ref> For example, explain the collection size, who (which ethnic, political, or religious groups) are covered, dates covered, jurisdictions covered, record types available, significant indexes, and any noteworthy record loss or gaps.<ref>Source 3.</ref>''}
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Serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Includes all federal [[United States Census|censuses]] to 1930 on databases or microfilms, [http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/public/court-records.html U.S. District, Circuit, and Court of Appeals] records of the 1st District, [http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/public/genealogy-resources.html#customs customs] and the Coast Guard in New England ports, Army Corp of Engineers for Boston and Providence, World War&nbsp;II labs at Harvard and MIT, and New England Naval shore establishments, War of 1812 privateers, Civil War Southern blockade records, original [http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/public/genealogy-resources.html#naturalization naturalizations and index] for six New England states 1790-1906, import and export trade, lighthouses, revenue cutters, [http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/public/strategies-ships.html vessels], seamen, crew lists, shipping, and wreck reports, east coast [http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/public/genealogy-resources.html#passenger passenger arrival lists],<ref>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|630522|item}} 977 A3sz) [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17738169 WorldCat entry].</ref> [http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/public/genealogy-resources.html#military War of 1812 service records, World War&nbsp;I expeditionary forces and draft registration] records, [http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/public/genealogy-resources.html#chinese Chinese immigration], [http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/public/genealogy-resources.html#freedmen Freedmen's Bureau] for African Americans, and [http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/public/genealogy-resources.html#dawes Dawes Commission] to the Five Civilized Tribes.<ref>"Genealogy: Resources Available to You" in ''The National Archives'' at http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/public/genealogy-resources.html (accessed 2 December 2010).</ref>  
  
 
=== Tips  ===
 
=== Tips  ===
  
{Optional}
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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  ===
 
=== Guides  ===
  
{''Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. ''}  
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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.
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*[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>
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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.  
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*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|630522|item|disp=FHL Book 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.
  
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
{''&nbsp;'''List''' (link to a Wiki article for) '''at least one or more other repositories''' that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.''}
 
  
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
  
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
  
*Alternate Repository ''{create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}''<br>
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*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]], Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service &amp; pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
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*[http://archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/researcher-info.html National Archives II], College Park, MD, Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, and Treasury all after 1900.
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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.
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*[http://www.jfklibrary.org/ John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum], Boston, administration biographies and papers, institutional holdings, Earnest Hemingway collection.
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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>'''''
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*[http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/ Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum], Hyde Park, NY, papers of the administration.
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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>
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'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
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*[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/ National&nbsp;Personnel Records Center], St. Louis, MO.,&nbsp;has millions of military personnel, health, medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services&nbsp;starting with World War I, and federal employee records.
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*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], Salt Lake City,&nbsp;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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*[[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>
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
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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.
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*[http://www.bpl.org/general/index.htm Boston Public Library], has government docs, newspapers, biographies, obituaries, Ancestry.
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*[http://www.bostonathenaeum.org/ Boston Athenaeum], a member library with newspapers, maps, photos, Civil War letters, diaries.
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*[http://www.mass.gov/courts/courtsandjudges/courts/suffsupcrimmain.html Suffolk County Courthouse], maintains criminal and probation records.<br>  
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*[http://www.probatecourtiannella.com/ Suffolk Probate and Family Court], wills, guardianship, divorce, adoptions, name changes.
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*[http://www.suffolkdeeds.com/ Suffolk County Registry of Deeds], preserves land records.
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*[http://www.bostonhistory.org/?s=info Bostonian Society], does historical records research, and structures preservation.<br>
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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>
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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.
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*[http://www.masshist.org/ Massachusetts Historical Society], has personal papers of families who lived in Massachusetts.<br>
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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.
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*[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://www.congregationallibrary.org/ Congregational Library], church and mission records, histories, sermons, 25,000 obituaries.
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp; [[Essex County, Massachusetts|Essex]], [[Middlesex County, Massachusetts|Middlesex]], and [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts|Norfolk]].
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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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*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[Connecticut]], [[Maine]], [[New Hampshire|New Hampshire]], [[New York|New York]], [[Rhode Island|Rhode Island]], [[Vermont]].
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.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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United States Gotoarrow.png New York Gotoarrow.png New York Archives and LibrariesGotoarrow.pngNational Archives Northeast Region (Boston)

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, College Park, MD, 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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