Directories of heads of households have been published for major cities in Massachusetts.
Resources for Massachusetts Directories
Libraries and Archives
- Fold3.com ($) has 116 years of Boston City Directories spanning 1789-1926 available online.
- Ancestry.com ($) has Massachusetts directories available online in its U.S. City Directories collection.
The Family History Library
The Family History Library 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
- Distant Cousin includes many free excellent searchable online directories.
- Ancestry.com has a large collection of Massachusetts city directories for many cities and years (from the New England Historic Genealogical Society)
- Massachusetts Genealogy City Directories
- US City Directories This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.