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'''Address:'''<ref name="S1" />  
 
'''Address:'''<ref name="S1" />  
  
:Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center <br>
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:Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center <br>  
 
:380 Trapelo Road <br>Waltham, Massachusetts 02452-6399<br><br>
 
:380 Trapelo Road <br>Waltham, Massachusetts 02452-6399<br><br>
  
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="S1" />&nbsp;(781) 663-0130<br>'''Fax:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;(781) 663-0154<br>
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'''Telephone:'''<ref name="S1" />&nbsp;(781) 663-0130<br>'''Fax:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;(781) 663-0154<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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'''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>  
  
 
'''Map, directions, and public transportation:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;  
 
'''Map, directions, and public transportation:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;  
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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>
 
*'''''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>  
  
*[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.<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.  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/public/genealogy.html For Genealogists and Family Historians] resources, how-to, workshops, military and civilian records.  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/public/genealogy.html For Genealogists and Family Historians] resources, how-to, workshops, military and civilian records.  
*[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. <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.  
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/ Archival Research Catalog (ARC)] ARC is the online catalog of NARA's nationwide holdings, describing over 63% of their holdings. Searches by keywords, by location, organization, person, or topics, and for digitized images. <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.  
*[http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/ Archives Library Information Center (ALIC)] The Reference at Your Desk feature provides quick access to online resources on many diverse subjects.<br>
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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  ===
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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>
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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>  
 
*[http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/finding-aids/index.html Other Holdings, Guides and Selected Finding Aids] for the National Archives Northeast Region.  
 
*[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.
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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  ===
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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>  
  
 
*[[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.  
 
*[[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://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. 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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*[[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. <br>
 
*[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>  
  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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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*[[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.
 
*[[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>  
  
 
*[[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.  
 
*[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.  
*[http://www.mass.gov/courts/courtsandjudges/courts/suffsupcrimmain.html Suffolk County Courthouse], maintains criminal and probation records.<br>
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*[http://www.mass.gov/courts/courtsandjudges/courts/suffsupcrimmain.html Suffolk County Courthouse], maintains criminal and probation records.<br>  
 
*[http://www.probatecourtiannella.com/ Suffolk Probate and Family Court], wills, guardianship, divorce, adoptions, name changes.  
 
*[http://www.probatecourtiannella.com/ Suffolk Probate and Family Court], wills, guardianship, divorce, adoptions, name changes.  
 
*[http://www.suffolkdeeds.com/ Suffolk County Registry of Deeds], preserves land records.  
 
*[http://www.suffolkdeeds.com/ Suffolk County Registry of Deeds], preserves land records.  
*[http://www.bostonhistory.org/?s=info Bostonian Society], does historical records research, and structures preservation.<br>
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*[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>
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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.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.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>
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*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[http://lib.harvard.edu/libraries/listings_alpha.html Harvard University Libraries], history, Afro-American studies, and women's history libraries.  
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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 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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