Directories of heads of households have been published for major cities in Massachusetts. The Family History Library, for example, has copies of Boston, Massachusetts, city directories for:
|1789-1860|| Family History Library fiches 6043615-73 |
|1861-1935||Family History Library films 1376557—|
|1905, 1909, 1941, 1951||Family History Library book Q 974.461 E4p; on four FHL films|
Directories of several other Massachusetts cities and towns are also at the Family History Library.
Look under "census" for directories at: http://www.family-history-links.com/USA/Massachusetts/
Many Massachusetts city directories are included at: http://resources.rootsweb.com/~rootslink/cgi-bin/search.cgi?category=10