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.
Many Massachusetts city directories are included at: http://resources.rootsweb.com/~rootslink/cgi-bin/search.cgi?category=10
Distant Cousin includes many free excellent searchable online directories: http://www.distantcousin.com/States/MA.html
Ancestry.com has a large collection of Massachusetts city directories for many cities and years (from the New England Historic Genealogical Society): http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8779&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0