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Massachusetts Genealogy Guide
 
 
 
''[[United States]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Massachusetts'''<br>  
 
''[[United States]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Massachusetts'''<br>  
  
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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is divided into fourteen counties. It is there that most court and land records are found. The most of the other commonly used records will be at the town level. Use the guide below to link to the county you want:<br>  
 
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is divided into fourteen counties. It is there that most court and land records are found. The most of the other commonly used records will be at the town level. Use the guide below to link to the county you want:<br>  
<center>[[Barnstable County, Massachusetts|Barnstable (1685)]] - [[Berkshire County, Massachusetts|Berkshire (1761)]] - [[Bristol County, Massachusetts|Bristol (1685)]]<br>[[Dukes County, Massachusetts|Dukes (1683/1695)]] - [[Essex County, Massachusetts|Essex (1643)]] - [[Franklin County, Massachusetts|Franklin (1811)]]<br>[[Hampden County, Massachusetts|Hampden (1812)]] - [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire (1662)]] - [[Middlesex County, Massachusetts|Middlesex (1643)]]<br>[[Nantucket County, Massachusetts|Nantucket (1695)]] - [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts|Norfolk (1793)]] - [[Plymouth County Massachusetts genealogy|Plymouth (1685)]]<br>[[Suffolk County, Massachusetts|Suffolk (1643)]] - [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester (1731)]] </center><br>
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<center>[[Barnstable County, Massachusetts|Barnstable (1685)]] - [[Berkshire County, Massachusetts|Berkshire (1761)]] - [[Bristol County, Massachusetts|Bristol (1685)]]<br>[[Dukes County, Massachusetts|Dukes (1683/1695)]] - [[Essex County, Massachusetts|Essex (1643)]] - [[Franklin County, Massachusetts|Franklin (1811)]]<br>[[Hampden County, Massachusetts|Hampden (1812)]] - [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts|Hampshire (1662)]] - [[Middlesex County, Massachusetts|Middlesex (1643)]]<br>[[Nantucket County, Massachusetts|Nantucket (1695)]] - [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts|Norfolk (1793)]] - [[Plymouth County Massachusetts genealogy|Plymouth (1685)]]<br>[[Suffolk County, Massachusetts|Suffolk (1643)]] - [[Worcester County, Massachusetts|Worcester (1731)]] </center>
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Massachusetts was created from two colonies in 1691. So records before that time would be part of:<br>  
 
Massachusetts was created from two colonies in 1691. So records before that time would be part of:<br>  
<center>[[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony (1629)]] - [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony (1620)]] </center><br>
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<center>[[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony (1629)]] - [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony (1620)]] </center>
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Other extinct jurisdictions:<br>  
 
Other extinct jurisdictions:<br>  
  
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*[[Maine|Maine]], records for this region called the District of Maine with counties of its own will all be found under Maine. Only high court and legislative records will be found under their Massachusetts headings.<br>
 
*[[Maine|Maine]], records for this region called the District of Maine with counties of its own will all be found under Maine. Only high court and legislative records will be found under their Massachusetts headings.<br>
  
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Non-town names:<br>
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This is a list of archaic community, district, neighborhood section, and village names in Massachusetts that will not have a page on this wiki but are important to know their location.
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*[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/cis/cisuno/unoidx.htm Secretary of the Commonwealth's Archaic Names List].<br>
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=== Histories and Genealogies  ===
 
=== Histories and Genealogies  ===
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This is a lengthy and detailed list of books and articles relating to general topics for Massachusetts. The focus was on books published before 1995, so newer books are welcome additions to this list. The bibliography is divided into several topical groups plus a general section.<br>  
 
This is a lengthy and detailed list of books and articles relating to general topics for Massachusetts. The focus was on books published before 1995, so newer books are welcome additions to this list. The bibliography is divided into several topical groups plus a general section.<br>  
  
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*Richard Le Baron Bowen, "The 1690 Tax Revolt of Plymouth Colony Towns" in the ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 112 [1958]: 4-14.<br>Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=202 AmericanAncestors] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7030049 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|127567|item|disp=FHL book 974 B2ne v. 112}}.<br>  
 
*Richard Le Baron Bowen, "The 1690 Tax Revolt of Plymouth Colony Towns" in the ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 112 [1958]: 4-14.<br>Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=202 AmericanAncestors] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7030049 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|127567|item|disp=FHL book 974 B2ne v. 112}}.<br>  
 
*George Ernest Bowman, ''The Mayflower Compact and its Signers, with facsimiles and a list of the Mayflower Passengers, 1620-1920'' (Boston, 1920), 19 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/mayflowercompact00bow Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1266851 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
*George Ernest Bowman, ''The Mayflower Compact and its Signers, with facsimiles and a list of the Mayflower Passengers, 1620-1920'' (Boston, 1920), 19 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/mayflowercompact00bow Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1266851 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*George Ernest Bowman, "The Bowman Files," research into the Mayflower descendants for five or more generations.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/xxx WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|248225|item|disp=FHL fiche 6331448-6331471 (232 fiche)}}.<br>Derivative works from this collection:<br>
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**Susan E. Roser, ''Mayflower Marriages from the files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants'' (Baltimore, 1990), xi, 415 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48109 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/21902512 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|574032|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 V2r}}.<br>
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**Susan E. Roser, ''Mayflower Births &amp; Deaths from the files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants'' (Baltimore, 1992), 2v.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3718 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25622435 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|529630|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 V2ra}}.<br>
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**Susan E. Roser, ''Mayflower Deeds &amp; Probates from the files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants'' (Baltimore, 1994), xvii, 659 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3223 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/31219647 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|706795|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 R2r}}.<br>
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**Susan E. Roser, ''Mayflower Increasings'' (Baltimore, 1989, 2nd ed., 1995), xvi, 158 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48108 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32969849 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|747047|item|disp=FHL book 974.482 D2r}}.<br>
 
*Alden Bradford, ''History of Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1822-1829), 3v.<br>Digital versions at Internet Archive ([http://archive.org/details/historymassachu04bradgoog v. 1], [http://archive.org/details/historymassachu00bradgoog v. 2], and [http://archive.org/details/historyofmassach03brad v. 3]), Google Books ([http://books.google.com/books?id=ng2MBREtYT8C v. 2]), [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001261866 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11165825 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
*Alden Bradford, ''History of Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1822-1829), 3v.<br>Digital versions at Internet Archive ([http://archive.org/details/historymassachu04bradgoog v. 1], [http://archive.org/details/historymassachu00bradgoog v. 2], and [http://archive.org/details/historyofmassach03brad v. 3]), Google Books ([http://books.google.com/books?id=ng2MBREtYT8C v. 2]), [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001261866 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11165825 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
*Alden Bradford, ''History of Massachusetts, for two hundred years: from the year 1620 to 1820'' (Boston, 1835), xii, 480 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/60723980 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/379111 FHL film 1463287].<br>  
 
*Alden Bradford, ''History of Massachusetts, for two hundred years: from the year 1620 to 1820'' (Boston, 1835), xii, 480 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/60723980 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/379111 FHL film 1463287].<br>  
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*David Bushnell, "The Treatment of the Indians in Plymouth Colony" in ''New England Quarterly'', 26 [1953]: 193-218 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://www.jstor.org/stable/362450 Jstor] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1759778 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
*David Bushnell, "The Treatment of the Indians in Plymouth Colony" in ''New England Quarterly'', 26 [1953]: 193-218 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://www.jstor.org/stable/362450 Jstor] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1759778 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
*Harry Alonzo Cushing, ''History of the Transition from provincial to Commonwealth Government in Massachusetts'' (New York, 1896), vi, 281 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyoftransit00cush Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=DntDAQAAIAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/60713130 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
*Harry Alonzo Cushing, ''History of the Transition from provincial to Commonwealth Government in Massachusetts'' (New York, 1896), vi, 281 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyoftransit00cush Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=DntDAQAAIAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/60713130 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Daughters of the American Revolution, Massachusetts, Genealogical Records Collection, {{FHL|591610|item|disp=FHL film 859313 (first of 39)}}, filmed complete in 1971, but series has continued. This important collection includes transcripts of many Bible, cemetery, church, obituary, and other records of individuals born about 1700–1900. This collection is being indexed nationally by the headquarters. To search the [http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search/?Tab_ID=6 DAR Genealogical Research System] for the GRC content, click on Massachusetts and conduct your search. For more information on this index, see the [http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search_grc/?action=overview overview] of the national index and/or the [http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search_grc/?action=booklist&st=MA list of volumes included].<br>
 
*John Demos, ''A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony'' (New York, 1970), xvi, 201 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/57858 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (several other editions); Not at FHL.<br>  
 
*John Demos, ''A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony'' (New York, 1970), xvi, 201 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/57858 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (several other editions); Not at FHL.<br>  
 
*Charles Henry James Douglas, ''The Financial History of Massachusetts, from the organization of the Massachusetts Bay Company to the American Revolution'' (New York, 1892; 2nd ed., 1897), 148 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/n4financialhisto01doug Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=cDdEAAAAYAAJ Google Books] (both 1892 ed.).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29083612 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
*Charles Henry James Douglas, ''The Financial History of Massachusetts, from the organization of the Massachusetts Bay Company to the American Revolution'' (New York, 1892; 2nd ed., 1897), 148 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/n4financialhisto01doug Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=cDdEAAAAYAAJ Google Books] (both 1892 ed.).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29083612 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Allan W. Forbes, "Apprenticeship in Massachusetts, its early importance and later neglect" in ''Worcester Historical Society Publications'', New Ser., 2 [1936-1943]: 5-25.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1812569 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
*Allan W. Forbes, "Apprenticeship in Massachusetts, its early importance and later neglect" in ''Worcester Historical Society Publications'', New Ser., 2 [1936-1943]: 5-25.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1812569 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
*George E. Gay, comp., ''Origin and Organization of the Normal Schools in Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1900), 130 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/31548377 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
*George E. Gay, comp., ''Origin and Organization of the Normal Schools in Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1900), 130 pp.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/31548377 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*William Prescott Greenlaw, ''The Greenlaw Index of the New England Historic Genealogical Society'' (Boston, 1979), 2v.<br>This is an index to many local histories and genealogies published between 1900 and about 1940.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5765667 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|159544|item|disp=FHL book 974 D22g}}.<br>
 
*David D. Hall, ed., ''The Antinomian Controversy, 1636-1638: a documentary history'' (Middletown, Conn., 1968; Durham, N.C., 2nd ed., 1990), xxi, 453 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/645332213 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
*David D. Hall, ed., ''The Antinomian Controversy, 1636-1638: a documentary history'' (Middletown, Conn., 1968; Durham, N.C., 2nd ed., 1990), xxi, 453 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/645332213 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
*Frederick F. Harling, "The Indians of Eastern Massachusetts 1620-1645" in ''Historical Journal of Western Massachusetts'', 1 [1972]: 28-36.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2419230 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
*Frederick F. Harling, "The Indians of Eastern Massachusetts 1620-1645" in ''Historical Journal of Western Massachusetts'', 1 [1972]: 28-36.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2419230 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Bettye Hobbs Pruitt, ed., ''The Massachusetts Tax Valuation List of 1771'' (Boston, 1978; rep. Camden, Me., 1998), 924 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4907655 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] / [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/38736296 reprint]; {{FHL|322384|item|disp=FHL book Q974.4 R4m}} / {{FHL|817238|item|disp=reprint}}.<br>  
 
*Bettye Hobbs Pruitt, ed., ''The Massachusetts Tax Valuation List of 1771'' (Boston, 1978; rep. Camden, Me., 1998), 924 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4907655 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] / [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/38736296 reprint]; {{FHL|322384|item|disp=FHL book Q974.4 R4m}} / {{FHL|817238|item|disp=reprint}}.<br>  
 
*George A. Rawlyk, ''Nova Scotia's Massachusetts: a study of Massachusetts-Nova Scotia relations 1630 to 1784'' (Montreal, 1973), xviii, 298 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/858368 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
*George A. Rawlyk, ''Nova Scotia's Massachusetts: a study of Massachusetts-Nova Scotia relations 1630 to 1784'' (Montreal, 1973), xviii, 298 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/858368 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Fremont Rider, ed., ''American Genealogical-Biographical Index'' (Middletown, Conn., 1952-2000), 206v.+<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3599 Ancestry] ($)<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/27441669 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|193375|item|disp=FHL book 973 D22am}}.<br>Fremont Rider, ed., 'Key Title Index to the American Genealogical-Biographical Index''(Middletown, Conn., 199?), 36 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/42661754 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|655803|item|disp=FHL book 973 D22am index}} (different version).<br>''
 
*Maurice Robbins, "Indians of the Old Colony: their relation with and their contributions to the settlement of the area" in ''Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society'', 17 [1955-1956]: 59-74.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1756815 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
*Maurice Robbins, "Indians of the Old Colony: their relation with and their contributions to the settlement of the area" in ''Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society'', 17 [1955-1956]: 59-74.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1756815 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
*Frances James Rose-Troup, ''The Massachusetts Bay Company and its Predecessors'' (New York, 1930), xi, 176 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1954742 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|185719|item|disp=FHL film 1321018 Item 3}}.<br>  
 
*Frances James Rose-Troup, ''The Massachusetts Bay Company and its Predecessors'' (New York, 1930), xi, 176 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1954742 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|185719|item|disp=FHL film 1321018 Item 3}}.<br>  
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The original record still is found with the clerk of the town or city. All these records back to the earliest settlement of a town can always be viewed at the [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleclk/clkidx.htm town or city clerk’s office]. Most all town and city vital records have been microfilmed by the Family History Library and microfiched by the Holbrook Research Institute of Oxford, Mass. [now Archive Publishing of Provo, Utah]. This tends to be the most complete record of the event. Since 1841, there should be a second copy with the state and sometimes has abbreviated information from the original. This second copy is the most widely available source for researchers. It has been preserved by the same two vendors listed above and can be found on online in a variety of places and forms as listed below.<br>  
 
The original record still is found with the clerk of the town or city. All these records back to the earliest settlement of a town can always be viewed at the [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ele/eleclk/clkidx.htm town or city clerk’s office]. Most all town and city vital records have been microfilmed by the Family History Library and microfiched by the Holbrook Research Institute of Oxford, Mass. [now Archive Publishing of Provo, Utah]. This tends to be the most complete record of the event. Since 1841, there should be a second copy with the state and sometimes has abbreviated information from the original. This second copy is the most widely available source for researchers. It has been preserved by the same two vendors listed above and can be found on online in a variety of places and forms as listed below.<br>  
  
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7853 Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850]<br>[extracted from FHL films of original records, not complete, but extensive]  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7853 Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850]<br>[extracted from FHL films of original records, not complete, but extensive]  
 
*Frederic W. Bailey, [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2091 Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800] [church records only]<br>
 
*Frederic W. Bailey, [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2091 Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800] [church records only]<br>
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'''fold3.com ($)'''
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*[http://www.fold3.com/title_89/massachusetts_printed_vital_records/ Massachusetts Printed Vital Records], search collection or browse by town and page
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*[http://www.fold3.com/title_90/massachusetts_vital_record_transcripts/ Massachusetts Vital Record Transcripts], manuscript versions of the printed books for 178 towns
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*[http://www.fold3.com/title_91/massachusetts_vital_records/ Massachusetts Vital Records], being a portion of the Holbrook Collection
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*[http://www.fold3.com/title_751/massachusetts_vital_records_boston/ Boston Vital Records, 1630-1895], from Holbrook Collection
  
 
'''Free online versions'''  
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1463156 Deaths, 1841-1915]<br>[index and records from 1910(?) to 1915 ONLY]<br>  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1463156 Deaths, 1841-1915]<br>[index and records from 1910(?) to 1915 ONLY]<br>  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1928860 Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920]<br>[ACTUALLY, only 1916 to 1920, browsable by volume and page only]<br>
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1928860 Massachusetts State Vital Records, 1841-1920]<br>[ACTUALLY, only 1916 to 1920, browsable by volume and page only]<br>
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[http://www.fold3.com/ '''fold3.com ($)''']
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This site has the [http://www.fold3.com/title_92/massachusetts_vital_records_index_18411895/ statewide vital records index, 1841-1895] that is searchable, but also browsable in its original form: separate birth, marriage, and death with separate indexes for each five-year period.
 
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This is the history of the court system. It is broken up into historical periods and then a discussion of special courts, records, legal definitions, and bibliography. Realize that except for the upper courts, all records and actions were on the county level. To find detailed information regarding a particular county's courts, see that county page from the [[Massachusetts Genealogy Guide#Counties|links provided above]].  
 
This is the history of the court system. It is broken up into historical periods and then a discussion of special courts, records, legal definitions, and bibliography. Realize that except for the upper courts, all records and actions were on the county level. To find detailed information regarding a particular county's courts, see that county page from the [[Massachusetts Genealogy Guide#Counties|links provided above]].  
  
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=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
  
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With the first permanent settlement at Plymouth, militias were formed to protect the early settlers. The most famous is the Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts Bay established in 1637. This guide is an overview, war-by-war, of histories and published records for those who served. There were other skirmishes of a lesser degree not listed here. To learn about the myriad involvements, consult the wikipedia entry for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Wars United States Wars].
 
 
[THIS SECTION IS A WORK IN PROGRESS]  
 
  
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| <center>[[#mil01|General Bibliography]]</center>
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| <center>[[#mil02|Colonial Wars<br>(pre-1754)]]</center>
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| <center>[[#mil04|Loyalist Resources]]</center>
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| <center>[[#mil05|Revolutionary War<br>(1776-1783)]]</center>
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| <center>[[#mil06|Shays' Rebellion<br>(1786-1787)]]</center>
 
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| <center>[[#mil07|War of 1812<br>(1812-1815)]]</center>
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| <center>[[#mil08|American Civil War<br>(1861-1865)]]</center>
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| <center>[[#mil09|Spanish-American War<br>(1898)]]</center>
 
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| [[#imm01|Passenger Lists]]  
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| <center>[[#mil10|World War I<br>(1914-1918)]]</center>
| [[#imm02|Naturalization Records]]
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| <center>[[#mil11|World War II<br>(1941-1945)]]</center>
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| <center>[[#mil12|Korean Conflict<br>(1950-1953)]]</center>
 
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There are many types of records to help researchers with a better understanding of their immigrant's arrival to the United States. Presented here are the two main groups: passenger lists and naturalization records. Other records would include passports, border crossings, and special collections. Each section has a specific bibliography and a general list is found from the links above.  
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<center>'''General Bibliography'''</center>
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*Ellery Bicknell Crane, "The Early Militia System of Massachusetts" in ''Proceedings of the Worcester Society of Antiquity'', 1888: 105-127.<br>No digital version found.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12787147 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Charles Winslow Hall, ed., ''Regiments and Armories of Massachusetts; an historical narration of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, with portraits and biographies of officers past and present'' (Boston, 1899-1901), 2v.<br>Digital versions at Internet Archive ([http://archive.org/details/regimentsarmorie01hall v. 1] and [http://archive.org/details/regimentsarmorie02hall v. 2]) and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=31407 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1864936 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, "The American Militia and the Origin of Conscription: A Reassessment" in ''[http://mises.org/periodical.aspx?Id=3 Journal of Libertarian Studies]'', 15 [2001]: [http://mises.org/journals/jls/15_4/15_4_2.pdf 29-77].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52935158 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*James C. Neagles, ''U.S. Military Records, A Guide to Federal and State Sources, Colonial America to the Present'' (Salt Lake City, 1994), xiv, 441 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29843585 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|704356|item|disp=FHL book 973 M23nu}}.<br>
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*Jack Sheldon Radabaugh, "The Military System of Colonial Massachusetts, 1690-1740," Ph.D. Dissertation, Univ. Southern California, 1965, ix, 598 leaves.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2870976 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*George Alfred Raikes, ''The History of the Honourable Artillery Company'' (London, 1878), 2v. (For Mass., see 1: 324-365, 453-459; 2: 436-473).<br>Digital versions at [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001048093 Hathi Trust] and Google Books ([http://books.google.com/books?id=dKNCAAAAYAAJ v. 1] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=j_OgAAAAMAAJ v.2]).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2315875 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Oliver Ayer Roberts, ''History of the Military Company of Massachusetts, now called the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 1637-1888'' (Boston, 1895-1901), 4v.<br>Digital versions at Internet Archive ([http://archive.org/details/historyofmilitary01robe v. 1], [http://archive.org/details/historyofmilitar02robe v. 2], [http://archive.org/details/historyofmilitar03robe v. 3], and [http://archive.org/details/historyofmilitar04robe v.4]), Google Books ([http://books.google.com/books?id=CWUUAAAAYAAJ v. 1], [http://books.google.com/books?id=VS24OKpV-9gC v. 2], [http://books.google.com/books?id=9jIMAQAAMAAJ v. 3], and [http://books.google.com/books?id=YJZ-OOL9P5cC v. 4]), and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3100 Ancestry] ($) (v. 4 only).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12257590 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1861054|item|disp=FHL digital link}}.<br>
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*Christine K. Schaefer, ''The Great War: a guide to the service Records of all the World’s Fighting Men and Volunteers'' (Baltimore, 1998), xiv, 189 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/38894632 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|719514|item|disp=FHL book 940.41 Sch13g}}.<br>
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*Zachariah Gardner Whitman, ''The History of the Massachusetts Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company from its formation in 1637 ... to the present time'' (Boston, 1820; 2nd ed., 1842), iv, 463 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyofancient00whit Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=hv6mN5Mtt38C Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30136590 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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<center>'''Colonial Wars (pre-1754)'''</center>
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'''Records:''' [Note: Published records drawn from the originals in the [[#mac|Massachusetts Archives Collection]]]
  
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*George M. Bodge, ''Soldiers in King Philip's War; being a critical account of that war, with a concise history of the Indian wars of New England from 1620-1677, official lists of the soldiers of Massachusetts colony serving in Philip's war, and sketches of the principal officers, copies of ancient documents and records relating to the war, also lists of the Narragansett grantees of the United colonies, Massachusetts, Plymouth and Connecticut'' (Leominster, Mass., 2nd ed., 1896; rep. Baltimore, 1967+), xiii, 502 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/soldiersinkingph00inbodg Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=ULATAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2096504 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|511503|item|disp=FHL book 974 M2b}}.<br>
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*Carole Doreski, ed., ''Massachusetts Officers and Soldiers in the Seventeenth-century Conflicts'' (Boston, 1982), xxvii, 260 pp.<br>Introduction online at [http://www.americanancestors.org/massachusetts-officers-and-soldiers-seventeenth-century/ AmericanAncestors.org].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8785749 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|84216|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 M24d or film 1320664 Item 8}}.<br>
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*Mary E. Donahue, ed., ''Massachusetts Officers and Soldiers, 1702-1722: Queen Anne's War to Dummer's War'' (Boston, 1980), xxviii, 197 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7069252 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|11969|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 M2d}}.<br>
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*Myron O. Stachiw, ed., ''Massachusetts Officers and Soldiers, 1723-1743: Dummer's War to the War of Jenkins' Ear'' (Boston, 1979), xxvii, 282 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5918294 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|11973|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 M2s}}.<br>
  
==== Passenger Lists  ====
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'''History:'''
  
{| width="50%" border="1" class="wikitable" style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto;"
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*Benjamin Church and Henry Martyn Dexter, ''The History of King Philip's War'' (Boston, 1865), 2v.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyofkingphichur Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=hkIhAQAAMAAJ Google Books], and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009701318 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11283870 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Samuel G. Drake, ''A Particular History of the Five Years French and Indian War in New England and Parts Adjacent ... sometimes called Governor Shirley's War'' [1744-1749] (Albany, 1870), 312 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/particularhistor00drak Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=cHMOAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11008074 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|286522|item|disp=FHL book 974 M2d}} (198? rep.).<br>
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*Michael J. Puglisi, ''Puritans Besieged: The Legacies of King Philip's War in the Massachusetts Bay Colony'' (Lanham, Md., 1991), xii, 244 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/23462490 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*William F. Ricketson, "To Be Young, Poor, and Alone: The Experiences of Widowhood in the Massachusetts Bay Colony" in ''New England Quarterly'', 64 [1991]: 113-127.<br>Based on a sampling of women, widowed in the King Philip's War, who petitioned the legislature.<br>Digital version at [http://www.jstor.org/stable/365900 Jstor] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1759778 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Eric B. Schultz and Michael J. Tougias, ''King Philip's War: The History and Legacy of America's Forgotten Conflict'' (Woodstock, Vt., 1999), xv, 416 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/41299214 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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<center>'''French and Indian Wars (1754-1763)'''<br>[Called Seven Years' War in Europe (war declared in 1756)]</center>
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'''Records:''' [Note: Published records drawn from the originals in the [[#mac|Massachusetts Archives Collection]]]
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*Nancy S. Voye, ed., ''Massachusetts Officers in the French and Indian Wars 1748-1763'' (Boston, 1975), xviii, unpaginated [ca. 475].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2048434 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|12013|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 M2v}}.<br>
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*Robert E. MacKay, ed., ''Massachusetts Soldiers in the French and Indian Wars 1744-1755'' (Boston, 1978), xii, 505 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4481914 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|11991|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 M2mc}}.<br>
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*K. David Goss and David Zarowin, eds., ''Massachusetts Soldiers in the French and Indian Wars 1755-1756'' (Boston, 1985), xxiv, 357 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11550451 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|253729|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 M2mo}}.<br>
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'''History:'''
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*Benjamin Doolittle, ''A Short Narrative of Mischief Done by the French and Indian Enemy, on the western frontiers of the province of Massachusetts-Bay'' (Boston, 1750; rep. New York, 1909), 27 pp.<br>No digital version found.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11268593 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*William M. Fowler, ''Empires at War: the French and Indian War and the Struggle for North America, 1754-1763'' (New York, 2005), xxv, 332 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/56334323 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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<center>'''Loyalists Resources'''</center>
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Loyalists, in general, are those people living in the colonies who remained loyal to the Crown in the Revolutionary War period. Those who fled to Canada are referred to as United Empire Loyalists.<br>
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'''Mass. History:'''
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*John T. Hassam, ''The Confiscated Estates of Boston Loyalists'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1895), 27 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/confiscatedestat00hass Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=DVoSAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>Reprint from the ''Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society'' for May 1895.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3591557 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*E. Alfred Jones, ''The Loyalists of Massachusetts, their memorials, petitions and claims'' (London, 1930; rep. Baltimore, 1969+), xxiv, 341 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48188 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1707463 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|108671|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 D3je}} (1969 ed. - have others).<br>
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*David Edward Maas, "The Return of the Massachusetts Loyalists" (New York, 1989), 592 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1628468 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*David E. Maas, ed., ''Divided Hearts: Massachusetts Loyalists 1765-1790, A Biographical Directory'' (Boston, 1980), xxxiv, 169 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7462854 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|65786|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 F2m}}.<br>
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*James H. Stark, ''The Loyalists of Massachusetts and the other side of the American Revolution'' (Boston, 1907; rep. 1910), 509 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/loyalistsofmassa00staruoft Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=_lR2AAAAMAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1655711 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|451406|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 D3s}} or {{FHL|1888123|item|disp=FHL digital book}}.<br>
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*William H. B. Thomas, ''Remarkable High Tories: supporters of King and Parliament in Revolutionary Massachusetts'' (Bowie, Md., 2001), 282 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/46911461 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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'''General History / Guides:'''
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*W. Bruce Antliff, ''Loyalist Settlements, 1783-1789: new evidence of Canadian Loyalist claims'' ([Toronto], 1985), xv, 423 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/14099927 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|390753|item|disp=FHL book 971 N29L}}.<br>
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*Paul J. Bunnell, ''Research Guide to Loyalist Ancestors'' (Bowie, Med., 1990; rev. ed., 2000), ix, 129 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22504985 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1257875|item|disp=FHL book 970 D23b}}.<br>
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*Paul J. Bunnell, ''The New Loyalist Index'' (Bowie, Md., 1989-2005), 4v.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/21147630 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|509465|item|disp=FHL book 973 M2bun}}.<br>
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*Peter Wilson Coldham, ''American Loyalist Claims'' (Washington, D.C., 1980), 1v.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7259901 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|89435|item|disp=FHL book 973 R2cp}} (with digital link).<br>'''Actual records:''' American Loyalist Claims, 1730-1835, {{FHL|192412|item|disp=FHL film 944044 (1st of 181)}}, and American Loyalists Claims, AO 12, {{FHL|16752|item|disp=FHL film 1401498 (1st of 32)}}.<br>
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*Peter Wilson Coldham, ''American Migrations, 1765-1799: the lives, times, and families of colonial Americans who remained loyal to the British crown before, during, and after the Revolutionary War, as related in their own words and through their correspondence'' (Baltimore, 2000), xii, 931 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49027 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/46729308 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|955434|item|disp=FHL book 973 D3cam}} (with digital link).<br>
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*Linda Corupe, ''The Loyalists of the Eastern Townships of Quebec'' ([Stanbridge East, Que.], 1984; rep. Belleville, Ont., 1992), 210, 58 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/41601469 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|132167|item|disp=FHL book 971.4 H2Le}}.<br>
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*E. Keith Fitzgerald, ''Loyalist Lists: Over 2000 Loyalist Names and Families from the Haldimand Papers'' (Toronto, 1984), x, 125 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12668413 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|228467|item|disp=FHL book 971 M2fe or fiche 6010886}}.<br>
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*Alexander Fraser, ''United Empire Loyalists: enquiry into the losses and services in consequence of their loyalty, evidence in the Canadian claims'' ([Ottawa], 1905; rep. Baltimore, 1994), 2v.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1016 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30919437 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|688825|item|disp=FHL book 971.3 A5o 1904}}.<br>
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*Graham Russell Hodges, ed., ''The Black Loyalist Directory'' (New York, 1996), li, 318 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32627377 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|756517|item|disp=FHL book 973 F24bL}}.<br>
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*Gail Bonsall Pipes, ''Loyalists All: stories told about New Brunswick loyalists by their descendants'' (St. John, N.B., 1985), ix, 192 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16182490 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|454287|item|disp=FHL book 971.5 D2p}}.<br>
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*William D. Reid, ''The Loyalists in Ontario: the sons and daughters of the American Loyalists of Upper Canada'' (Lambertville, N.J., 1973; rep. Baltimore, 1994), vii, 418 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49231 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2280126 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|143386|item|disp=FHL book 971.3 V2r}} (with digital link).<br>
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*B. Wood-Holt, ''The King's Loyal Americans: The Canadian fact: marriage licenses for Sunbury County, 1788-1829, passenger lists and other lists, etc.'' (St. John, N.B., 1990), vi 455 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25489509 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Esther Clark Wright, ''The Loyalists of New Brunswick'' (Wolfville, N.S., 1955), 364 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2561211 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|199321|item|disp=FHL book 971.5 F2w}} (with digital link).<br>
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<center>'''Revolutionary War'''</center>
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! colspan="4" | Quick Links to Revolutionary War topics
 
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| [[#rev01|State Records]]
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| [[#rev02|Published Records]]
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| [[#rev03|Federal Records]]
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| [[#rev04|Published Records (Gen.)]]
 
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| [[#rev05|Regimental History]]
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| [[#rev06|History]]
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| [[#rev07|General Guides]]
 
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| [[#imm01|Introduction]]  
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This is the first war where there are a large number of governmental and private records created for us to better understand the war and the individuals who served in it.
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'''State Records:'''
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*[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/ARC/arccol/colidx.htm#military Massachusetts Revolutionary rolls] are located at the [[#Archives|Massachusetts Archives]]. This collection is the source for the published version listed below.
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'''Published Records:'''
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*''Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War. A compilation from the archives'' (Boston, 1896-1908), 17v.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12601336 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|213956|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 M23m v.# or film 238343 (1st of 17) or fiche 6046890}}.<br>Note: Entries are under the exact spelling in the record; therefore, always look for variant spellings. The most common spelling with have an entry listing all the other variants found in the records.<br>Digital database with all volumes found at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7726 Ancestry] ($). Select the digital link for individual volumes from the table below.<br>
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{| width="40%" border="1" class="wikitable" style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto;"
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! colspan="4" | Digital versions of Mass. Soldiers and Sailors
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| Vol. 01
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| Aac - Ber
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| [http://archive.org/details/massachusettssol01mass Internet Archive]
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| [http://books.google.com/books?id=D-cQAQAAMAAJ Google Books]
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| Vol. 02
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| Bes - Byx
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| [http://archive.org/details/massachusettssol02mass Internet Archive]  
 
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|  
 
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| Vol. 03
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| Caa - Cor
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| [http://archive.org/details/massachusettssol03mass Internet Archive]
 
|  
 
|  
| <center>Records:</center>
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|-
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| Vol. 04
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| Cos - Dry
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| [http://archive.org/details/massachusettssol04mass Internet Archive]
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| [http://books.google.com/books?id=ikwSAAAAYAAJ Google Books]
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|-
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| Vol. 05
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| Dua - Foy
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| [http://archive.org/details/massachusettssol05mass Internet Archive]
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| [http://books.google.com/books?id=ZOcQAQAAMAAJ Google Books]
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|-
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| Vol. 06
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| Fra - Gyp
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| [http://archive.org/details/massachusettssol06mass Internet Archive]
 
|  
 
|  
 
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| [[#pass01|Boston]]
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| Vol. 07
| [[#pass02|Chicopee]]  
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| Haa - Hix
| [[#pass03|Fall River]]
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| [http://archive.org/details/massachusettssol07mass Internet Archive]  
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| [http://books.google.com/books?id=zucQAQAAMAAJ Google Books]
 
|-
 
|-
| [[#pass04|Gloucester]]  
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| Vol. 08
| [[#pass05|New Bedford]]  
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| Hme - Jyp
| [[#pass06|Provincetown]]
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| [http://archive.org/details/massachusettssol08mass Internet Archive]
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| [http://books.google.com/books?id=u-sQAQAAMAAJ Google Books]
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|-
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| Vol. 09
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| Kab - Lsu
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| [http://archive.org/details/massachusettssol09mass Internet Archive]  
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| [http://books.google.com/books?id=o-wQAQAAMAAJ Google Books]
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|-
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| Vol. 10
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| Lua - Mop
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| [http://archive.org/details/massachusettssol10mass Internet Archive]
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| [http://books.google.com/books?id=Kk0SAAAAYAAJ Google Books]
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|-
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| Vol. 11
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| Mor - Paz
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| [http://archive.org/details/massachusettssol11mass Internet Archive]  
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| [http://books.google.com/books?id=c_UQAQAAMAAJ Google Books]
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|-
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| Vol. 12
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| Pea - Raz
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| [http://archive.org/details/massachusettssol12mass Internet Archive]  
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| [http://books.google.com/books?id=WfYQAQAAMAAJ Google Books]
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|-
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| Vol. 13
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| Rea - Sey
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| [http://archive.org/details/massachusettssol13mass Internet Archive]
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|
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|-
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| Vol. 14
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| Sha - Sth
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| [http://archive.org/details/massachusettssol14mass Internet Archive]  
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| [http://books.google.com/books?id=Ak0SAAAAYAAJ Google Books]
 
|-
 
|-
| [[#pass07|Salem/Beverly]]
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| Vol. 15
| [[#pass08|Woods Hole]]  
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| Sti - Toz
| [[#pass09|Misc. Ports]]
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| [http://archive.org/details/massachusettssol15mass Internet Archive]  
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|  
 
|-
 
|-
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| Vol. 16
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| Tra - Whe
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| [http://archive.org/details/massachusettssol16mass Internet Archive]
 
|  
 
|  
| [[#pass10|Online Records]]  
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|-
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| Vol. 17
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| Whi - Zyr
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| [http://archive.org/details/massachusettssol17mass Internet Archive]  
 
|  
 
|  
 
|}
 
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<center>'''Introduction'''</center>
 
Immigration records, i.e. passenger lists, started in the modern sense by the Commonwealth in 1848, though customs manifest records survive back to 1820 for Boston. Federal law required manifests in 1883 and took over the creation of these records in 1891. The earlier original records are at the Massachusetts Archives and the post-1890 record with the National Archives and Records Administration. The contact information for both [[#Archives|archives]] is found below.<br>
 
  
These passenger lists get more detailed as time goes on. The earliest records include the name of the vessel, the Master of the vessel, embarkation port, arrival port, arrival date, names of passengers (their age, sex, occupation, country of origin). More details such as a contact/nearest relative at home, who they are coming to see in the U.S., and other such information.<br>  
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*Charles E. Hambrick-Stowe and Donna D. Smerlas, eds., ''Massachusetts Militia Companies and Officers in the Lexington Alarm'' (Boston, 1976), xlii, 72 pp.<br>[Note: Published records drawn from the originals in the [[#mac|Massachusetts Archives Collection]]]<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2968507 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|91597|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 M2h}}.<br>
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*Rufus Lincoln, James Minor Lincoln, ed., ''The Papers of Captain Rufus Lincoln, of Wareham, Mass.'' [''i.e. Mass. 7th Infantry Regt.''] (Cambridge, Mass., 1904; rep. New York, 1971), 272 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/paperscaptainru00lincgoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=EF7ZEE7OeBwC Google Books]<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/135564 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|101237|item|disp=FHL film 924669 Item 2 or fiche 6078176}} (with digital link).<br>
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It was often cheaper to go to Canada first and then continue on to the United States. Between 1 Aug. 1891 and 30 Apr. 1904, records of immigrants traveling from or via Halifax, St. John, and Yarmouth to Boston were filed at Boston. Between 1 May 1904 and 30 June 1929, these records were examined in Canada and not examined in Boston, so their records were filed with the Canadian Border Arrival Records (St. Albans records, NARA publications M1461, M1463, M1464).
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'''Federal Records:'''
  
NOTE: NARA is used below to mean the National Archives and Records Administration.<br>
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The Revolutionary War rolls, 1775-1783, are held at the [http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/washington/ National Archives in Washington, D.C.] The records were microfilmed as NARA's [http://research.archives.gov/description/602384 M246] series and as {{FHL|274550|item|disp=FHL film 830280 (1st of 138)}} (Massachusetts 830304-830321). These records are arranged by jacket number (see list below).<br>This collection is '''ONLINE''' at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2068326 FamilySearch.org] is a browsable form (as of Aug. 2013) by jacket numbers. It is also available at [http://www.fold3.com/title_469/revolutionary_war_rolls/ fold3.com] ($) where it is indexed.<br>  
<center>[[#top|Top of Page]] || [[#Immigration|Top of Immigration]] || [[#imm01|Top of Passenger Lists]]</center> <center>'''Records'''<br>[Note: NARA link will give location of records]</center>  
 
{{anchor|pass01}} '''Boston'''
 
  
*Records Relating to Passengers [Boston District], 1820-1891, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4672217 NARA RG 36 NC-154 Inv. 511A] (copies or abstracts only).<br>Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, 1820–1891: with index 1848–1891, {{FHL|70879|item|disp=FHL film 205656 (first of 397 films)}}.<br>Note: There are gaps in the records from 1855-1856, and between 31 Mar. 1874 to April 1883. The Massachusetts Archives records below do not have the second gap of nine years.<br>
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{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
*Registers of passengers arriving in Massachusetts ports, 1848-1891, at the [[#Archives|Massachusetts Archives]], {{FHL|1359597|item|disp=FHL film 2412195 (first of 42)}}.<br>
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*Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, 1891-1943, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4319742 NARA T843].<br>
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! width="50" scope="col" | Roll
*Book Indexes to Boston Passenger Lists, 1899-1940, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4283812 NARA T790] (chronological).<br>
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! width="238" scope="col" | Regiment
*Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Jan. 1944-Nov. 1954, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2668739 NARA HMS P116].<br>
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! width="100" scope="col" | Years
*Passenger Lists of Vessels Departing from Boston, 06/1948-11/1954, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2674842 NARA HMS P172].<br>
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! width="50" scope="col" | Jacket #
*Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, 1 Jan. 1902-31 Dec. 1920, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4294442 NARA HMS A1-48].<br>Records, 1902-1906, microfilmed on T617 series and indexed on T521 series.<br>Records, 1906-1920, unpublished microfilm and index.<br>
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! width="50" scope="col" | Roll
*Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, 1921-1949, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4477836 NARA A3453].<br>
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! width="238" scope="col" | Regiment
*Passenger and Crew Manifests of Airplanes Arriving at Boston, Feb. 1945-Nov. 1954, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2669077 NARA HMS P119].<br>
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! width="100" scope="col" | Years
*Passenger Lists of Vessels Departing from Boston and Arriving at Yarmouth, N.S., June 1948-Sept. 1953, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2674882 NARA HMS P173].<br>
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! width="50" scope="col" | Jacket #
*Passenger and Crew Manifests of Airplanes Departing from Boston, Jan. 1948-Nov. 1954, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2674909 NARA HMS P169].<br>
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*Passenger Lists of Vessels Departing from Yarmouth, N.S., and Arriving at Boston, June 1949-Sept. 1954, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2668810 NARA MHS P114].<br>
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| 35
*Passenger and Crew Manifests of Vessels and Airplanes Arriving at Boston, Dec. 1954-June 1983, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2669073 NARA HMS P117] (records over 50 years accessible).<br>
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| 1st Regt.  
*Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels and Airplanes Departing from Boston, Dec. 1954-Nov. 1974, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2674817 NARA HMS P171] (records over 50 years accessible).<br>
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| 1777-1781
*Passenger and Crew Manifests of Airplanes Arriving at Boston, Dec. 1957-Nov. 1969, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2674785 NARA HMS P120].<br>
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| 1-2
*Passenger and Crew Manifests of Airplanes Departing from Boston, Dec. 1957-Nov. 1969, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2674794 NARA HMS P170].<br>
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| 41
 
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| Cowell's Co. of Militia
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| 1776
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| 55
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|-
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| 35
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| 2nd Regt.  
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| 1777-1781
 +
| 3
 +
| 41
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| Crandon's Co.  
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| 1779
 +
| 56
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|-
 +
| 36
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| 3rd Regt.  
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| 1777-1782
 +
| 4
 +
| 41
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| Cushing's Regt. of Militia
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| 1777
 +
| 57
 +
|-
 +
| 36
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| 3rd Regt.  
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| 1783
 +
| 5
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| 41
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| Denny's Regt. of Militia
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| no date
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| 58
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|-
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| 36
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| 4th Regt.
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| 1781-1783
 +
| 6
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| 41
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| Durfee's Co.  
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| 1778
 +
| 59
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|-
 +
| 36
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| 5th Regt.  
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| 1778-1781
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| 7
 +
| 41
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| Fellow's Regt.  
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| 1775
 +
| 60
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|-
 +
| 36
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| 5th Regt.  
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| 1777-1782
 +
| 8
 +
| 41
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| French's Regt.  
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| 1777
 +
| 61
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|-
 +
| 37
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| 6th Regt.  
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| 1777-1780
 +
| 9
 +
| 41
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| Frye's Regt.  
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| 1775
 +
| 62
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|-
 +
| 37
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| 7th Regt.  
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| 1777-1781
 +
| 10
 +
| 41
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| Gerrish's Regt.  
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| 1778
 +
| 63
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|-
 +
| 37
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| 8th Regt.  
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| 1778-1780
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| 11
 +
| 41
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| Goodrich's Command
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| 1780
 +
| 64
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|-
 +
| 37
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| 9th Regt.  
 +
| 1778-1781
 +
| 12
 +
| 41
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| Holman's Regt. of Foot
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| 1776
 +
| 65
 +
|-
 +
| 38
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| 10th Regt.  
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| 1778-1780
 +
| 13-14
 +
| 41
 +
| Jacob's Regt.  
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| 1778-1779
 +
| 66
 +
|-
 +
| 38
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| 12th Regt.  
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| 1777-1779
 +
| 15-17
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| 41
 +
| Hyde's Detachment of Militia
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| 1777
 +
| 67
 +
|-
 +
| 38
 +
| 13th Regt.  
 +
| 1777
 +
| 18
 +
| 41
 +
| Keyes' Regt.  
 +
| 1777
 +
| 68
 +
|-
 +
| 38
 +
| 15th Regt.  
 +
| 1777-1780
 +
| 19
 +
| 41
 +
| Leach's Co. of Matrosses
 +
| 1776-1777
 +
| 69
 +
|-
 +
| 39
 +
| 15th Regt.  
 +
| 1777-1779
 +
| 20
 +
| 41
 +
| Leach's Co.  
 +
| no date
 +
| 70
 +
|-
 +
| 39
 +
| 16th Regt.  
 +
| 1777-1780
 +
| 21-26
 +
| 41
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| Leonard's Regt. of Militia
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| no date
 +
| 71
 +
|-
 +
| 40
 +
| n/a
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| n/a
 +
| 27-34
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| 41
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| Molten's Co. of Guards
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| 1779
 +
| 72
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|-
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| 40
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| 1st Regt. of Militia
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| 1776
 +
| 35
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| 41
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| Murray's Regt. of Militia
 +
| 1780
 +
| 73
 +
|-
 +
| 40
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| 1st Regt. of Militia, Lincoln Co.  
 +
| 1776
 +
| 36
 +
| 41
 +
| Perce's Battalion of Militia
 +
| 1779
 +
| 74
 +
|-
 +
| 40
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| 1st Regt. of Guards
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| 1778
 +
| 37
 +
| 41
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| Perry's Co. of Minute Men
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| 1775
 +
| 75
 +
|-
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| 40
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| 3rd Regt. of Militia
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| 1779
 +
| 38
 +
| 41
 +
| Poors Regt. of Militia
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| 1778
 +
| 76
 +
|-
 +
| 40
 +
| 4th Regt. of Militia
 +
| 1777
 +
| 39
 +
| 41
 +
| Pope's Regt.  
 +
| 1777
 +
| 77
 +
|-
 +
| 40
 +
| 4th Regt. of Militia
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| 1778-1780
 +
| 40
 +
| 41
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| Porter's Regt. of Militia
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| 1776
 +
| 78
 +
|-
 +
| 40
 +
| 18th Regt.  
 +
| 1775
 +
| 41
 +
| 41
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| Rand's Regt. of Levies
 +
| 1776
 +
| 79
 +
|-
 +
| 40
 +
| 25th Regt. of Foot
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| 1775
 +
| 42
 +
| 41
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| Richardson's Co. of Militia
 +
| 1776-1777
 +
| 80
 +
|-
 +
| 40
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| 32nd Regt. of Militia
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| 1775
 +
| 43
 +
| 41
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| Robinson's Co. of Militia
 +
| 1777
 +
| 81
 +
|-
 +
| 40
 +
| Bailey's Regt. of Militia
 +
| no dates
 +
| 44
 +
| 41
 +
| Robinson's Regt. of Militia
 +
| 1777
 +
| 82
 +
|-
 +
| 40
 +
| Brewer's Regt.  
 +
| 1776
 +
| 45
 +
| 41
 +
| Simmond's Regt. of Militia
 +
| 1777
 +
| 83
 +
|-
 +
| 40
 +
| Brooks' Regt. of Militia
 +
| 1778
 +
| 46
 +
| 41
 +
| Smith's Regt. of Foot
 +
| 1776
 +
| 84
 +
|-
 +
| 40
 +
| Bullards' Regt. of Militia
 +
| 1776
 +
| 47
 +
| 41
 +
| Saprhawk's Regt. of Militia
 +
| 1778
 +
| 85
 +
|-
 +
| 40
 +
| Burt's Co. of Militia
 +
| 1776-1777
 +
| 48
 +
| 41
 +
| Stearn's Regt. of Militia
 +
| 1778
 +
| 86
 +
|-
 +
| 40
 +
| Cady's Detachment (or Regt.)  
 +
| 1776
 +
| 49
 +
| 41
 +
| Turner's Regt.  
 +
| 1781
 +
| 87
 +
|-
 +
| 40
 +
| Carpenter's Co. of Militia
 +
| 1779
 +
| 50  
 +
| 41
 +
| Williams' Regt.  
 +
| 1777
 +
| 88
 +
|-
 +
| 40
 +
| Carpenter's Regt. of Militia
 +
| 1776-1778
 +
| 51
 +
| 41
 +
| Williams' Regt. of Milita
 +
| 1777
 +
| 89
 +
|-
 +
| 40
 +
| Cary's Regt. of Militia
 +
| 1780
 +
| 52
 +
| 41
 +
| Wood's Regt. of Militia
 +
| 1778-1779
 +
| 90
 +
|-
 +
| 40
 +
| Cary's Regt.  
 +
| 1776
 +
| 53
 +
| 42
 +
| [Various organizations]  
 +
| no dates
 +
| 91
 +
|-
 +
| 40
 +
| Cogwell's Regt. of Militia
 +
| 1778
 +
| 54
 +
|
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|
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|
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|
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|}
  
'''Chicopee'''
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Other selected Federal military records include:
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*Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who Served in the American Army During the Revolutionary War, [http://research.archives.gov/description/570910 NARA M881 series], and Index, [http://research.archives.gov/description/572371 NARA M860], {{FHL|484382|item|disp=FHL film 882842 (1st of 1175)}}.<br>ONLINE at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1849623 FamilySearch.org] and [http://www.fold3.com/title_470/revolutionary_war_service_records/ fold3.com] ($).<br>Also scanned from the Index arranged by unit and then alphabetical on Internet Archive, see [http://www.donslist.net/PGHLookups/IARevWarServRecs.html#Group93MA Don Krieger's Rev. War Service Guide].<br>
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*Compiled Service Records of American Naval Personnel Who Served in the Revolutionary War, 1894 - ca. 1912, [http://research.archives.gov/description/572134 NARA M880], {{FHL|88855|item|disp=FHL film 1004872 (1st of 6)}}.<br>ONLINE at [http://www.fold3.com/title_789/revolutionary_war_service_records_navy/ fold3.com] ($).<br>
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*Lists of Records of Military Organizations Used to Create Volunteer Compiled Military Service Records [i.e. Ainsworth Lists], [http://research.archives.gov/description/589591 NARA T817 series], Rolls 2-3 for Revolutionary War Massachusetts Lists, 1-71, {{FHL|539623|item|disp=FHL films 1715878-1715879}} (for same).<br>
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*Index to Selected Final Pension Payment Vouchers, 1818-1864, Records, [http://research.archives.gov/description/605894 NARA HMS A1 722] (not microfilmed except for Delaware and Georgia), and Index [http://research.archives.gov/description/2733385 NARA HMS A1 722A] (not microfilmed).<br>Index slips for the selected (pulled) from the pension agents' accounts by the NARA staff that was the final payment to an individual and cover more than 65,000 veterans. This collection can include death dates, dependent children, or maiden name of the widow.<br>ONLINE at [http://www.fold3.com/title_654/final_payment_vouchers_index_for_military/ fold3.com] ($).<br>
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*Numbered Record Books, [http://research.archives.gov/description/300355 NARA M853 series], {{FHL|388927|item|disp=FHL film 1025091 (1st of 41)}}.<br>Original war department records include orderly books, oaths of allegiance, lists of men and officers in state regiments, quartermaster accounts, correspondence, supply records and many more military records relating to the Revolutionary War and later compiled to comprise this collection.<br>ONLINE at [http://www.fold3.com/title_784/numbered_record_books/ fold3.com] ($).<br>
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*Case Files of Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications Based on Revolutionary War Service, ca. 1800 - ca. 1912, [http://research.archives.gov/description/300022 NARA M804 series], {{FHL|306844|item|disp=FHL film 970001 (1st of 2670)}}.<br>ONLINE at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417475 FamilySearch.org] and [http://www.fold3.com/title_467/revolutionary_war_pensions/ fold3.com] ($).<br>
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*Revolutionary War Prize Cases, 1780 - 1787, [http://research.archives.gov/description/1518851 NARA M162 series], {{FHL|573138|item|disp=FHL film 1534331 (1st of 27)}}.<br>ONLINE at [http://www.fold3.com/title_468/revolutionary_war_prize_cases_captured/ fold3.com] ($).<br>
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*Cards Concerning Revolutionary War Service and Imprisonment, [http://research.archives.gov/description/1756473 NARA HMS I-18 523].<br>ONLINE at [http://www.fold3.com/title_747/revolutionary_war_service_and_imprisonment/ fold3.com] ($).<br>
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*Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872, [NOT found on NARA website under T718 series], {{FHL|42194|item|disp=FHL film 1319381 (1st of 23)}}.<br>ONLINE at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2069831 FamilySearch.org], only browsable by volumes A through V.<br>
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*Passenger and Crew Manifests of Airplanes Arriving at Westover Air Force Base, Chicopee, 28 Jan. 1946-28 June 1955, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2990047 NARA HMS P454].<br>
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'''Published Records (General):'''
*Passenger and Crew Manifests of Airplanes Departing from Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee, 1 May 1948-31 May 1955, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2990054 NARA HMS P455].<br>
 
  
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*A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services; with their names, ages, and places of residence, as returned by the marshals of the several judicial districts, under the act for taking the sixth census (Washington, D.C., 1841; rep. Baltimore, 1954+), 195 pp. (unindexed).<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/censusofpensione00usce Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Ancestry] ($) or [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48067 Ancestry] ($) (with index), and [http://www.donslist.net/PGHLookups/Census1840M.htm Don Krieger's site].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2648500 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1967 ed.); {{FHL|282860|item|disp=FHL book 973 X2pc}} (with separate index) or {{FHL|1837673|item|disp=FHL digitized book}} (1954 ed.) - many other editions.<br>
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*Murtie June Clark, ''The Pension Roll of 1835'' and originally ''Report from the Secretary of War in Obedience to Resolutions of the Senate of the 5th and 30th of June, 1834, and the 3rd of March, 1835, in Relation to the Pension Establishment of the United States'' (Washington, D.C., 1835; rep. Baltimore, 1968+), 3v. rep. in 4v.<br>Digital version at Ancestry ($) ([http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48121 v. 1], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48122 v. 2], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48123 v. 3], and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48124 v. 4] and Google Books ([http://books.google.com/books?id=l49HAQAAIAAJ v. 1], [http://books.google.com/books?id=LYQFAAAAQAAJ v. 2], and [http://books.google.com/books?id=mIQFAAAAQAAJ v. 3]).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/267 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1968 ed.); {{FHL|503566|item|disp=FHL book 973 M24ua v. #}} (1992 ed.).<br>
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*Trevor K. Plante, ''Military Service Records at the National Archives'' as Reference Information Paper 109 (Washington, D.C., 2007), vii, 119 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://www.archives.gov/publications/ref-info-papers/rip109.pdf NARA] (pdf file).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/71150121 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1477600|item|disp=FHL book 973 J53p v. 109}}.<br>
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*Virgil D. White, ''Genealogical Abstracts of the Revolutionary War Pension Files'' (Waynesboro, Tenn., 1990-1992), 4v.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/23035911 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|476517|disp=FHL book 973 M28g}}.<br>
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*Virgil D. White, ''Index to Revolutionary War Service Records'' (Waynesboro, Tenn., 1995), 4v.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32816867 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|745712|item|disp=FHL book 973 M22wv}}.<br>
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'''Fall River'''  
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'''Regimental History:'''  
  
*[Fall River District] Passenger Lists, June 1834-Nov. 1855, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2934412 NARA no number].<br>Note: There are no records for the period October 1836 to June 1838, October 1838 to July 1840, and November 1847 to September 1855.<br>
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Frank A. Gardner wrote a series of articles on the history of the various regiments raised from Massachusetts that fought in the Revolution. They were published in [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009008617 ''The Massachusetts Magazine: a quarterly magazine devoted to Massachusetts history, genealogy, and biography''], v. 1 - 11 (1908-1918).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1756836 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|48268|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 B2mm}}.<br>Below is a list of the individual articles with digital links for each.<br>  
*[Fall River District] List of Passengers Arriving from Foreign Countries and Returns of the Agent of the Marine Hospital, Apr. 1862-Dec. 1865, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2934330 NARA no number].<br>  
 
*Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Providence, Davisville, Melville, Newport, Quonset Point, and Tiverton, R.I.; Fall River, Mass.; and New London, Conn., Aug. 1918-Nov. 1954, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4051444 NARA A3468].<br>  
 
*Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Fall River, Mar. 1955-Mar. 1957, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2839401 NARA HMS P456].<br>
 
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'''Gloucester'''  
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*Frank A. Gardner, “Col. John Glover’s Marblehead Regiment” in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 1 [1908]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmag1908sale#page/23/mode/2up 14-20], [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmag1908sale#page/175/mode/2up 85-102].<br>
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*Frank A. Gardner, “Col. William Prescott’s Regiment. Colonel William Prescott’s Minute-Men’s Regiment 1775. Tenth Regiment Army of the United Colonies 1775. Seventh Regiment Continental Army 1776” in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 1 [1908]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmag1908sale#page/307/mode/2up 149-167], [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmag1908sale#page/497/mode/2up 235-259].<br>
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*Frank A. Gardner, “Colonel Ephraim Doolittle’s Regiment. Colonel Ephraim Doolittle’s Minute-Men’s Regiment 1775. Twenty-Fourth Regiment, Army of the United Colonies 1775” in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 2 [1909]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmag00sale#page/n29/mode/2up 11-29].<br>
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*Frank A. Gardner, “Colonel Timothy Daneilson’s Regiment. Colonel Timothy Danielson’s Minute-Men’s Regiment 1775. 18th Regiment Army of the United Colonies 1775” in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 2 [1909]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmag00sale#page/n151/mode/2up 69-83].<br>
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*Frank A. Gardner, “Colonel John Fellows’ Regiment. Colonel John Fellows’ Minute Men’s Regiment 1775. 8th Regiment Army of the United Colonies 1775” in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 2 [1909]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmag00sale#page/n297/mode/2up 141-161].<br>
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*Frank A. Gardner, “Colonel Ebenezer Bridge’s Regiment" in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 2 [1909]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmag00sale#page/n425/mode/2up 203-227].<br>
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*Frank A. Gardner, “Colonel Timothy Walker’s Regiment. Colonel Timothy Walker’s Minute Men’s Regiment 1775. Twenty-Second Regiment, Army of the United Colonies 1775” in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 3 [1910]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmagv3sale#page/n75/mode/2up 25-39].<br>
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*Frank A. Gardner, “Colonel Theophilus Cotton’s Regiment. Colonel Theophilus Cotton’s Minute Men’s Regiment 1775. 16th Regiment Army of the United Colonies 1775” in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 3 [1910]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmagv3sale#page/n229/mode/2up 99-116].<br>
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*Frank A. Gardner, “Colonel James Frye’s Regiment. Colonel James Frye’s Minute Men’s Regiment 1775. First Regiment Army of the United Colonies 1775” in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 3 [1910]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmagv3sale#page/n411/mode/2up 187-198], [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmagv3sale#page/n533/mode/2up 246-256].<br>
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*Frank A. Gardner, “Colonel Ruggles Woodbridge’s Regiment. Colonel B. Woodbridge’s Minute Men’s Regiment 1775. Colonel B. Woodbridge’s Regiment, Army of the United Colonies” in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 4 [1911]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmagv4sale#page/n65/mode/2up 29-42], [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmagv4sale#page/n171/mode/2up 82-95].<br>
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*Frank A. Gardner, “Colonel Thomas Gardner’s Regiment. Colonel Thomas Gardner’s Regiment, Lexington Alarm, April 19, 1775. Late Colonel Thomas Gardner’s 37th Regiment, Army of the U.C. 1775” in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 4 [1911]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmagv4sale#page/n319/mode/2up 153-173].<br>
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*Frank A. Gardner, “Colonel Samuel Gerrish’s Regiment. Colonel Samuel Gerrish’s (2nd Essex County) Regiment, April 19, 1775. 25th Regiment, Provincial Army, April-July, 1775; 38th Regiment, Army of the United Colonies, July-August 19, 1775. Lieut. Colonel Loammi Baldwin’s 38th Regiment, A. U.C. August 19-December 31, 1775” in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 4 [1911]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmagv4sale#page/n457/mode/2up 221-243].<br>
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*Frank A. Gardner, “Colonel William Heath’s and Colonel John Greaton’s Regiments. Colonel William Heath’s Regiment April 19, 1775. Colonel John Greaton’s Regiment April 19, 1775. Colonel William Heath’s 21st Regiment, 21st Regiment, Provincial Army, April-July, 1775. Colonel John Greaton’s 36th Regiment, Army of the United Colonies, July-December, 1775” in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 5 [1912]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmagv5sale#page/n41/mode/2up 15-28], [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmagv5sale#page/n123/mode/2up 55-72].<br>
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*Frank A. Gardner, “Colonel Ebenzer Learned’s Regiment. Colonel Ebnenezer Learned’s Minute Men’s Regiment April 19, 1775. Colonel Ebenezer Learned’s 14th Regiment, Provincial Army April-July, 1775. Colonel Ebenezer Learned’s 4th Regiment, Army of the United Colonies, July-December, 1775” in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 5 [1912]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmagv5sale#page/n159/mode/2up 73-101].<br>
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*Frank A. Gardner, “Colonel Paul Dudley Sargent’s Regiment. Colonel Paul Dudley Sargent’s Lexington Alarm Regiment April 19, 1775. Colonel Paul Dudley Sargent’s 28th Regiment, Army United Colonies July-December, 1775” in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 6 [1913]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmagv6sale#page/n171/mode/2up 82-94], [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmagv6sale#page/n257/mode/2up 125-136].<br>
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*Frank A. Gardner, “Colonel John Mansfield’s Regiment. Colonel John Mansfield’s 7th Regiment, Provincial Army, May to July, 1775. Colonel John Mansfield’s 19th Regiment, Army United Colonies, July to September 15, 1775. Lieutenant Colonel Israel Hutchinson’s 19th Regiment, Army United Colonies, September 15th to December, 1775” in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 6 [1913]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmagv6sale#page/n301/mode/2up 147-158]; 7 [1914]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmagv7sale#page/n71/mode/2up 32-45].<br>
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*Frank A. Gardner, “Colonel Asa Whitcomb’s Regiment. Colonel Asa Whitcomb’s Regiment, April 19, 1775. Colonel Asa Whitecomb’s 5th Regiment, Provincial Army, April-July, 1775. Colonel Asa Whitcomb’s 23rd Regiment, Army United Colonies, July-December, 1775” in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 7 [1914]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmagv7sale#page/n201/mode/2up 99-123].<br>
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*Frank A. Gardner, “General John Thomas’ and Colonel John Bailey’s Regiments. Colonel John Bailey’s or General John Thomas’s Regiment April 19, 1775. General John Thomas’ 2nd Regiment, Provincial Army, April-July, 1775. Colonel John Bailey’s 35th Regiment, Army of the United Colonies, July-December, 1775” in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 7 [1914]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmagv7sale#page/n323/mode/2up 158-182].<br>
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*Frank A. Gardner, “Colonel John Paterson’s Regiment. Colonel John Paterson’s Minute Men’s and Militia Regiment, April 19, 175. Colonel John Paterson’s 12th Regiment, Provincial Army, May-June 1775. Colonel John Paterson’s 26th Regiment, Army of the United Colonies, July-December, 1775” in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 8 [1915]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmag1915sale#page/n63/mode/2up 27-42], [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmag1915sale#page/n161/mode/2up 75-83].<br>
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*Frank A. Gardner, “General Artemas Ward’s and Colonel Jonathan Ward’s Regiments. General Artemas Ward’s Regiment, Lexington Alarm, April 19, 1775. General Artemas Ward’s 1st Regiment, Provincial Army, May-June, 1775. Colonel Jonathan Ward’s 32nd Regiment, Army of the United Colonies, July-December, 1775” in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 8 [1915]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmag1915sale#page/n265/mode/2up 123-152], [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmag1915sale#page/n393/mode/2up 185-200].<br>
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*Frank A. Gardner, “Colonel Moses Little’s Regiment. Colonel Moses Little’s 24th Regiment, Provincial Army, April-July, 1775. Colonel Moses Little’s 17th Regiment Army of the United Colonies, July-December, 1775" in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 9 [1916]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmagv9sale#page/n43/mode/2up 18-44].<br>
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*Frank A. Gardner, “Colonel Joseph Read’s Regiment. Colonel Joseph Read’s 6th Regiment, Provincial Army, April-July, 1775. Colonel Joseph Read’s 20th Regiment, Army of the United Colonies, July-October 1775” in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 9 [1916]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmagv9sale#page/n179/mode/2up 87-106].<br>
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*Frank A. Gardner, “Colonel Jonathan Brewer’s Regiment. Colonel Jonathan Brewer’s 19th Regiment, Provincial Army, April-July, 1775. Colonel Jonathan Brewer’s 6th Regiment, Army United Colonies, July-December, 1775” in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 9 [1916]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmagv9sale#page/n279/mode/2up 137-153], [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmagv9sale#page/n383/mode/2up 189-204].<br>
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*[Gloucester District] Passenger Lists, 1905-1905, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4481607 NARA RG 36 NC-154 Inv. 402].<br>
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'''History:'''
*Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Gloucester, Oct. 1906-Mar. 1942, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4319760 NARA M1321].<br>Guide at {{FHL|1377181|item|disp=FHL book 973 J53m no. 1321}} or {{FHL|719583|item|disp=FHL film 2155646}}.<br>
 
*Passenger Lists of Vessels Departing from Gloucester, Dec. 1960-Jan. 1966, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2694764 NARA HMS P215] (records over 50 years accessible).<br>
 
  
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*Gardner Weld Allen, ''Massachusetts Privateers of the Revolution'' (Boston, 1927), vi, 356 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1832996 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|325128|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 B4m v. 77}}.<br>
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*"Confiscated Estates" in ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 12 [1858]: [http://archive.org/stream/newenglandhisto26unkngoog#page/n82/mode/2up 71-73].<br>Confiscated Loyalist estates after the Revolution.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7030049 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|127567|item|disp=FHL book 974 B2ne v. 12}}.<br>
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*Bell Merril Draper, ''Honor Roll of Massachusetts Patriots Heretofore Unknown: Being a List of Men and Women Who Loaned Money to the Federal Government During the Years 1777-1779'' (Boston, 1899), 34 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/honorrollmassac00drapgoog Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=tfH_xDzFOpQC Google Books], and [http://www.genealogycenter.info/military/revolution/search_honorrollma.php Genealogy Center.info].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4395042 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|602835|item|disp=FHL film 1486549}}.<br>
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*Dirk Hoeder, ''People and Mobs: Crowd action in Massachusetts during the American Revolution, 1765-1780'' (Berlin, 1971), vii, 700 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1259944 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*John W. Lynn, ''Massachusetts Lineages of Revolutionary War Regiments'' (Grand Junction, Colo., 1986), 47 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16644927 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|510252|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 M2Lj}}.<br>
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'''New Bedford'''  
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'''General Guides:'''  
  
*[New Bedford District] Records Relating to Passengers, 1820-1940, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4728348 NARA RG 36 NC-154 Inv. 588-591].<br>Includes Inward Passenger Lists, 1821-1899 (588); Outward Passenger Lists, 1867-1870, 1872-1899 (589); Abstracts of Passenger Lists, 1820-1852, 1861-1865, 1877-1894 (590); Abstracts of Passenger Departures, 1877-1893 (590A); Index to Inward Passenger Lists, 1875-1894 (591).<br>  
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*Lloyd DeWitt Bockstuck, ''Revolutionary War Bounty Land Grants Awarded by State Governments'' (Baltimore, 1996, rep. 2005), xxvii, 608 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49315 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/34599316 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|334133|item|disp=FHL book 973 R2bo}}.<br>  
*Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Bedford, 1 July 1902-July 1942, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4397773 NARA T944].<br>  
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*Murtie June Clark, ''Index to U.S. Invalid Pension Records 1801-1815'' (Baltimore, 1991), xxvii, 132 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/23469057 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|578023|item|disp=FHL book 973 M22c}}.<br>
*Index to Passengers Arriving at New Bedford, 1 July 1902-18 Nov. 1954, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4489229 NARA T522].<br>  
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*Murtie June Clark, ''The Pension Lists of 1792-1795 with other Revolutionary War Pension Records'' (Baltimore, 1991), xi, 200 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48120 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/24521131 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|463831|item|disp=FHL book 973 M2cmj}}.<br>
*Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Bedford, May 1917-Dec. 1943, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4492823 NARA T942].<br>  
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*''DAR Patriot Index'' (Washington, D.C., Centennial ed., 1990), 3v.<br>Digital version part of [http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search/?Tab_ID=1 DAR Genealogical Research System] database.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1361754 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1986 ed.); {{FHL|644357|item|disp=FHL book 973 C42da 1990}} (with restricted digital link).<br>  
*Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Bedford, 14 Dec. 1945-18 Nov. 1954, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2990078 NARA HMS P463].<br>  
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*Trevor N. Dupuy and Gay M. Hammerman, eds., ''People &amp; Events of the American Revolution'' (New York, 1974), xi, 473 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/947917 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
*Passenger Lists of Vessels Departing from New Bedford, 27 Feb. 1959-11 Aug. 1966, [http://research.archives.gov/description/3432820 NARA HMS P620] (records over 50 years accessible).<br>  
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*Walter S. Franklin, ''Resolutions, Laws, and Ordinances, relating to the Pay, Half Pay, Commutation of Half Pay, Bounty Lands, and other Promises made by Congress to the Officers and Soliders of the Revolution'' (Washington, D.C., 1838; rep. Baltimore, 1998), 506, 13 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/resolutionslaws00frangoog Internet Archive] or [http://books.google.com/books?id=X9JKAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/820327108 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1838 ed.) or [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39209891 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1998 ed.); {{FHL|288666|item|disp=FHL film 599643 Item 3}} (1838 ed.) or {{FHL|691577|item|disp=FHL book 973 M2uh 1998}}.<br>
*Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Bedford, 5 Apr. 1945-7 July 1978, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2990065 NARA HMS P464] (records over 50 years accessible).<br>
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*Patricia Law Hatcher, ''Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots'' (Dallas, Tex., 1987-1988; rep. Westminster, Md., 2001), 4v.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17392616 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|541538|item|disp=FHL book 973 V38h v. #}}.<br>  
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*Marion and Jack Kaminkow, ''Mariners of the American Revolution'' (Baltimore, 1967), xxv, 248 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49233 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/366324 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|287749|item|disp=FHL book 973 M25k}} (with digital link).<br>
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*Clarence Stewart Peterson, ''Known Military Dead During The American Revolutionary War 1775-1783'' (Baltimore, 1959; rep. 1967+), [x], 186 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/952642 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|284870|item|disp=FHL book 973 M23pb}} (has other editions).<br>  
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*Christine Rose, ''Military Pension Laws 1776-1858 from the Journals of the Continental Congress and the United States Statutes-at-Large'' (San Jose, Cal., 2001), xii, 32 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48937388 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1057575|item|disp=FHL book 973 M2rm}}.<br>  
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*Constance B. Schultz, "Revolutionary War Pension Applications: A Neglectd Source for Social and Family History" in ''Prologue'', 15 [1983]: 103-114.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6391367 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|283550|item|disp=FHL book 973 B2p}}.<br>  
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*Craig R. Scott, ''The "Lost" Pensions: Settled Accounts of the Act of 6 April 1838'' (Lovettsville, Va., 1996), [xi], 374 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/34633606 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|767486|item|disp=FHL book 973 M2sL}}.<br>
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*Craig R. Scott, ''Revolutionary War Genealogy Research'' ([Baltimore], 2011), [4] pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/746833636 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1948013|item|disp=FHL book 973 M27scr}}.<br>
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<center>'''Shays' Rebellion'''</center>
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The [http://shaysrebellion.stcc.edu/index.html Shays' Rebellion], named after one of the leaders, Daniel Shays, was an armed uprising in western Massachusetts in 1786 and 1787. Court records and newspapers chronicle this event, but there were no military records.<br>  
  
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'''History:'''
  
'''Provincetown'''  
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*Rock Brynner, "'Fire Beneath Our Feet': Shay's Rebellion and its Constitutional Impact," Ph.D. Dissertation, Columbia Univ., 1993, vii, 320 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29673691 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Bernard Donovan, "The Massachusetts Insurrection of 1786," Ph.D. Dissertation, Boston College, 1938.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37397577 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Robert A. Feer, ''Shays's Rebellion'' (New York, 1988), vi, 597 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/270712480 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*George Richards Minot, ''The History of the Insurrections in Massachusetts, in the year MDCCLXXVI, and the Rebellion Consequent thereon'' (Boston, 1788; 2nd ed., 1810; rep. New York, 1970+), iv, 192 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyofinsurre00min Internet Archive] (1810 ed.) and [http://books.google.com/books?id=dY4-AAAAYAAJ Google Books] (1819 ed.).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/85888081 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Leonard L. Richards, ''Shays's Rebellion: the American Revolution's final battle'' (Philadelphia, 2002), x, 204 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/48707026 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1123571|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 M2rL}}.<br>
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*Jonathan Smith, "The Depression of 1785 and Daniel Shays' Rebellion" in ''William and Mary Quarterly'', 3rd Ser., 5 [1948]: 77-94.<br>Digital version at [http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/1920948 Jstor] (free online).<br>[http://www.jstor.org/stable/1920948 Jstor (free)].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1607858 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|435110|item|disp=FHL book 973 H25w ser. 3 v. #}}.<br>
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*David Peter Szatmary, ''Shays' Rebellion: The Making of an Agrarian Insurrection'' (Amherst, Mass., 1980), xiv, 184 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5564258 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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<center>'''War of 1812'''</center>
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During the War of 1812, Massachusetts supplied 43,321 infantry men, 446 cavalry men, 2,714 artillery men, and 200 men in miscellaneous troops for a total of 46,681 men.<ref>Wesley Potter Kremer, ''100 Great Battles of the Rebellion; ... Also, All the Battles of the Revolution, War of 1812-5, Mexican War, Indian Battles, American-Spanish War, and Naval Battles'' (Hoboken, N.J., 1906), p. 326 (see [http://archive.org/stream/100greatbattleso00krem#page/326/mode/2up Internet Archive]).</ref>
  
*Passenger Lists for Provincetown, 1887-1895, and Abstracts of Passenger Lists, 1820-1826, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4478173 NARA RG 36 NC-154 Inv. 554-555].<br>
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'''Records:'''
  
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*Muster Rolls and Payrolls of the Massachusetts Militia, 1812-1815, 9v. at the [[#Archives|Massachusetts Archive]].<br>{{FHL|730271|item|disp=FHL film 2109974 (1st of 7)}}.<br>
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*Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the War of 1812, 1899-1927, [http://research.archives.gov/description/654501 NARA ARC Identifier 654501].<br>"Receipts for Pay" rolls that are filed with the series "Muster Rolls of Volunteer Organizations During the War of 1812, 1812-1815" (ARC Identifier 654644) were not carded, and it is sometimes necessary to consult that series to obtain the complete service of an individual. Arranged by alphabetically by state, thereunder numerically by regiment, thereunder by name of commanding officer (chronologically thereunder for various periods of service), and thereunder alphabetically by name of soldier. Records for U.S. Volunteer Organizations, Indian Regiments, Prisoners of War, Spies, and Quartermaster Department are arranged similarly at the end of the state file.<br>-----<br>Indexes to the Carded Records of Soldiers Who Served in Volunteer Organizations During the War of 1812, [http://research.archives.gov/description/654501 NARA ARC Identifier 654644, M602 series], {{FHL|284697|item|disp=FHL film 882519 (1st of 234)}}.<br>ONLINE:<br>[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1916219 FamilySearch.org] (browsable alpha index); [http://www.fold3.com/browse.php#276%7ChlYOPAgp_T09lkorg fold3.com] (browsable by name to Miller); [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4281 Ancestry] ($) (indexed); Scanned on Internet Archive, but use [http://www.donslist.net/PGHLookups/IAWar1812IndexServRecs.html Don Krieger's Guide] for better access.<br>
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*War of 1812 Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, [http://research.archives.gov/description/564415 NARA Archives Identifier 564415] (never microfilmed), and Indexed, [http://research.archives.gov/description/563315 NARA M313 series], {{FHL|46482|item|disp=FHL film 840431 (1st of 102)}}; ALSO see book index below.<br>ONLINE:<br>Pension Files, [http://www.fold3.com/browse.php#247%7Ch5iT6dgqRT09lkorg fold3.com] (free) [browse up to "Dexter" as of Aug. 2013].<br>Pension index, [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1133 Ancestry] ($) (indexed); [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1834325 FamilySearch.org] (browsable, but sections are scan batches).<br>
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*Lists of Records of Military Organizations Used to Create Volunteer Compiled Military Service Records [i.e. Ainsworth Lists], [http://research.archives.gov/description/589591 NARA T817 series], Rolls 18-20 for War of 1812 Massachusetts Lists, 1-126, {{FHL|539623|item|disp=FHL films 1490260, 1715892-1715893}} (for same).<br>
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*Muster Rolls of Volunteer Organizations During the War of 1812 [i.e. Sea Fencibles and six companies of Rangers], [http://research.archives.gov/description/654644 NARA Archives Identifier 654644] (not microfilmed or digitized).<br>
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*Numerical Index, arranged by state and then by number, [http://research.archives.gov/description/654505 NARA ARC Identifier 654505] (not microfilmed).<br>ONLINE:<br>[http://www.fold3.com/title_851/pension_numerical_index/ fold3.com] ($) (10% finished in Aug. 2013).<br>
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*Military Bounty Land Warrants under the Act of 1812, 1815-1858, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4923870 NARA M848 series], {{FHL|290307|item|disp=FHL film 983163 (1st of 15)}}.<br>ONLINE:<br>[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1165 Ancestry] ($) [inc. Rev. War] and Digital scan of manuscript index, see [http://www.donslist.net/PGHLookups/WarrantsWar1812M.htm Don Krieger's site].<br>
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*War of 1812 Prize Case Files, 1812-1815, District of Massachusetts, [http://research.archives.gov/description/608051 NARA Archives Identifier 608051] (not microfilmed or digitized).<br>
  
'''Salem and Beverly District'''  
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'''Published Records:'''  
  
*Reports of Alien Passengers Used in the Settlement of French Spoliation Claims, 1798-1800, [http://research.archives.gov/description/3997625 NARA NC-154 442].<br>  
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*John Baker, comp., ''Records of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia called out by the Governor of Massachusetts to suppress a threatened invasion during the War of 1812-1814'' (Boston, 1913), xv, 448 pp., (Pawtucket, R.I., 2000), 1 CD.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/recordsofmassach00mass Internet Archive], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48195 Ancestry] ($), and [http://www.donslist.net/PGHLookups/MAVolWar1812M.htm Don Krieger's site].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1871118 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|79727|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 M23ma or film 1033995 Item 5}} (with digital link).<br>
*Passenger Lists, 1815-1883, [http://research.archives.gov/description/5554422 NARA no number].<br>
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*Jack Bilow, ''A War of 1812 Death Register "Whispers in the Dark"' (Plattsburgh, N.Y., 2011), 520 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/752564562 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>''
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*Mrs. Henry James Carr [Deborah E. W. Carr], ''Index to certified copy of list of American prisoners of war, 1812-1815: as recorded in General entry book, Ottawa, Canada. List of American prisoners of war, who died at Princetown, Dartmoor, England, 1812-1815'' (S.l., [1924]), 25 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://www.genealogycenter.info/military/warof1812/search_americanpows.php GenealogyCenter.info] or download from [http://www.freeebookse.com/Henry-James-Carr-PDF9-1754423/ freebookse.com].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4672996 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|249691|item|disp=FHL film 962585 Item 5}} (with digital link).<br>
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*Clarence Stewart Peterson, ''Known Military Dead During the War of 1812'' (Baltimore, 1955; rep. Baltimore, 2002), 74 leaves.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1476506 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|284863|item|disp=FHL book 973 M23p or fiche 6051255}}.<br>  
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*Virgil D. White, ''Index to War of 1812 Pension Files'' (Waynesboro, Tenn., 1989), 3v.<br>Transcribed from the National Archives M313 series.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18822091 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|392040|item|disp=FHL book 973 M22i}}.<br>
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'''History:'''
  
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*George Coggeshall, ''History of the American privateers, and letters-of-marque, during our war with England in the years 1812, '13, and '14'' (New York, 1856, 3rd ed., 1861), lv, 482 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/cihm_07360 Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11330893 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Paris M. Davis, ''An authentic history of the late war between the United States and Great Britain'' (New York, 1836), 360 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/authentichistory00indavi Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=PqlBAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2487835 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*William S. Dudley, ''The Naval War of 1812: A Documentary History'' (Washington, D.C., 1985-2002), 3v.<br>Digital version at [http://ibiblio.org/anrs/1812.html American Naval Records Society].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12834733 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*James H. Ellis, ''A Ruinous and Unhappy War: New England and the War of 1812'' (New York, 2009), ebook (315 pp.).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/457041300 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Donald R. Hickey, ''The War of 1812, a Forgotten Conflict'' (Urbana, Ill., 1989; rep. 2012). 457 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18815130 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|539795|item|disp=FHL book 973 H2hi}}.<br>
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*Jon Latimer, ''1812: War with America'' (Cambridge, Mass., 2007), xiv, 637 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/85018071 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Benson J. Lossing, ''The pictorial field-book of the War of 1812: or, Illustrations, by Pen and Pencil, of the history, biography, scenery, relics, and traditions of the last war for American independence'' (New York, 1869), xvi, 1084 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/fieldbookswar181200lossrich Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=okh7K53m_BIC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/951294 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1716926|item|disp=FHL digital book}}.<br>
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*Robert Malcomson, ''Historical Dictionary of the War of 1812'' (Lanham, Md., 2006), 701 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/61361521 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1369438|item|disp=FHL book 973 H26m}}.<br>
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*Theodore Roosevelt, ''The Naval War of 1812; or, The history of the United States Navy during the last war with Great Britain, to which is appended an account of the Battle of New Orleans'' (New York, 1882; rep. many times), xvii, 498 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/cu31924092890783 Internet Archive] (1910 ed.) and [http://books.google.com/books?id=qUNJAAAAIAAJ Google Books] or [http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/9104 Gutenberg.org] (ebook).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1823320 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|622318|item|disp=FHL book 973 M3r}} or {{FHL|1991935|item|disp=FHL digital book}} (1902 ed., 2v.).<br>
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*John Lewis Thomson, ''Historical sketches of the late war, between the United States and Great Britain'' (Philadelphia, 2nd ed., 1816), xii, 367 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historicalsketch00thoms Internet Archive] (1818 ed.) and [http://books.google.com/books?id=GpRPAAAAYAAJ Google Books] (1817 ed.)<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/15569751 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Walter Kendall Watkins, ''The defense of Boston in the War of 1812-15: with an appendix containing a bibliography of the War and a list of the officers of the Massachusetts Militia engaged in the defense'' ([Boston?], 1899; rep. North Clarendon, Vt., 1990), 42 pp.<br>No digital version found.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4214310 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|745352|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 M2w}} (1990 ed.).<br>
  
'''Woods Hole'''  
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'''Guides:'''  
  
*Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Woods Hole, 9 Mar. 1955-19 Sept. 1968, [http://research.archives.gov/description/3033374 NARA HMS P529] (records over 50 years accessible).<br>
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*''1812 Ancestor Index: National Society, United States Daughters of 1812'' (Washington, D.C., 1970-2003), 3v.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/153360 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|260142|item|disp=FHL book 973 C4sd}} (with digital link) and {{FHL|621506|item|disp=FHL book 973 C4sd 1970-1992}} (v. 2 - 1970).<br>  
 
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*Dennis F. Blizzard, ''The Roster of the General Society of the War of 1812'' (Mendelhall, Pa., 1989), xi, 241 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20933292 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|412243|item|disp=FHL book 973 C4bL}} (with digital link).<br>
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*Stuart L. Butler, "Genealogical Records of the War of 1812" in ''Prologue'', 23 [1991]: [http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1991/winter/war-of-1812.html 420-425].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6391367 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|283550|item|disp=FHL book 973 B2p}}.<br>  
 
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*John C. Fredriksen, ''Resource Guide for the War of 1812'' (S.l., 1979), vii, 156 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5870380 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|155935|item|disp=FHL book 973 M23f}}.<br>  
'''Miscellaneous Ports'''  
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*George K. Schweitzer, ''War of 1812 Genealogy'' (Knoxville, Tenn., 1983, 1995 ed.), 69 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9729637 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1046076|item|disp=FHL book 973 H27s 1995}} (with digital link).<br>
 
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*Copies of Lists of Passengers Arriving at Miscellaneous Ports on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and at Ports on the Great Lakes, 1820-1873, [http://www.archives.gov/research/immigration/port/atlantic-gulf-great-lakes.html#m575 NARA M575].<br>A Supplemental Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports (excluding New York) 1820–1874, [http://www.archives.gov/research/microfilm/m334.pdf NARA M334], {{FHL|67478|item|disp=FHL films 418161–4181348}}.<br>These records include the ports of Barnstable (1820-1826), Dighton (1820-1836), Edgartown (1820-1870), Fall River (1837-1865), Gloucester (1820-1870), Marblehead (1820-1849), Nantucket (1830-1862), New Bedford (1826-1852), Newburyport (1821-1839), and Plymouth (1821-1844).<br>
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<center>'''Civil War'''</center>
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{| width="75%" border="1" style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto;" class="wikitable"
<center>'''Online records'''</center>
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|-
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1860873 Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1891] at FamilySearch.org.<br> This is the National Archives M277 series. There are gaps in the records from 1855-1856, and between 31 Mar. 1874 to April 1883. The latter gap can be found in the records at the [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcsrch/PassengerManifestSearchContents.html Massachusetts Archives].<br>
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! colspan="3" | Quick Links to Civil War
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1923995 Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943], at FamilySearch.org.<br>This is the National Archives T843 series. It is currently [July 2013] only browsable by volumes (records are in chronological order).<br>
 
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==== Naturalization Records  ====
 
 
 
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! colspan="4" | Quick Links to Naturalization Records
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| <center>[[#cw01|Records]]</center>
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| <center>[[#cw02|Guides]]</center>
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| <center>[[#cw03|History]]</center>
 
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|-
 
|  
 
|  
| [[#nat00|Introduction]]
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| <center>[[#cw04|Regimental Lists]]</center>
| [[#nat29|Bibliography]]  
 
 
|  
 
|  
 
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| '''Federal:'''
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| <center>[[#cw05|1st-11th Infantry]]</center>
| [[#nat01|Barnstable]]  
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| <center>[[#cw06|12th-24th Infantry]]</center>
| [[#nat02|Berkshire]]  
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| <center>[[#cw07|25th-37th Infantry]]</center>
| [[#nat03|Bristol]]
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|-
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| <center>[[#cw08|38th-57th Infantry]]</center>
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| <center>[[#cw09|58th Inf.+, Misc.,<br>Lt. Art., H. Art.]]</center>
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| <center>[[#cw10|H. Art. (4th+), Cav.,<br>Mass. Men (states), USA]]</center>
 
|-
 
|-
| [[#nat04|Dukes]]  
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| [[#nat05|Essex]]  
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| <center>[[#cw11|USA (M-Z), Colored<br>Troops, USN, Marine Corps]]</center>
| [[#nat06|Franklin]]  
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| [[#nat07|Hampden]]
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|}
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Much work has gone into this section to create a first-class guide to Civil War resources relating to Massachusetts. Areas to improve are to add the regimental histories in the tables below under history and to cull out all relevant material from the National Archives holdings as has been done with the previous wars.
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'''Federal Records:'''
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The following are national records where information regarding Massachusetts soldiers and sailors may be found. This list was not compared to or include records found at the National Archives. It is only the list of ONLINE records from FamilySearch.org, Ancestry.com, and fold3.com.<br>
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*Civil War Soldiers Index, [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1910717 FamilySearch.org] and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1138 Ancestry] ($).<br>This is an index to the [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System] maintained by the National Park Service.<br>
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*Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865, [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1555 Ancestry] ($), compiled from [http://search.ancestry.com/oldsearch/rectype/military/cwrd/db.aspx? published sources]<br>
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*Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4213514 NARA ARC 4213514], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1666 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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*Compiled Records showing service of Military Units in Volunteer Union Organizations, being NARA M594 series, 225 reels, Mass. on reels 75-82, scanned on [http://www.archive.org/stream/compiledrecordss0075unit#page/n1117/mode/2up Internet Archive].<br>
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*Civil War Prisoner of War Records, 1861-1865, database derived from NARA M598, M918, M1303, and M2072 series, [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1124 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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*Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1864-1866, [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932430 FamilySearch.org], being NARA M1017 series.<br>
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*Civil War Service Records of Union Colored Troops, 1863-1865, [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1932431 FamilySearch.org], the NARA series was NOT identified.<br>
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*General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1919699 FamilySearch.org] [59% completed in Aug. 2013] and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4654 Ancestry] ($), being NARA T288 series.<br>
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*Civil War and later Pension Index, 1861-1917, [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1471019 FamilySearch.org] and [http://www.fold3.com/title_57/civil_war_and_later_veterans_pension_index/ fold3.com] ($), being NARA T289 series.<br>
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*Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files, [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1922519 United States FamilySearch.org] [4% indexing completed in Aug. 2013] and [http://www.fold3.com/title_24/civil_war_widows_pensions/ fold3.com] ($) [5% complete], the NARA series was NOT identified.<br>
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*Remarried Widows Index to Pension Applications, 1887-1942, [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1979426 FamilySearch.org] and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2402 Ancestry] ($), being NARA M1784 and M1785 series.<br>
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*Naval Enlistment Weekly Returns, 1855-1891, [http://www.fold3.com/title_777/naval_enlistment_weekly_returns_18551891/ fold3.com], being NARA M1953 series.<br>
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*Navy Pension Index, 1861-1910, derived from NARA M1274, M1279, M1408, and M1469 (see next four entries), [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1357 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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*Navy Survivors' Certificates, [http://www.fold3.com/title_120/navy_survivors_certificates/ fold3.com] ($), being NARA M1469 series.<br>
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*Navy Survivors' Originals (Disapproved), [http://www.fold3.com/title_780/navy_survivors_originals_disapproved/ fold3.com]($), being NARA M1408 series.<br>
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*Navy Widows' Certificates, 1861-1910, [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1852605 FamilySearch.org] or [http://www.fold3.com/title_121/navy_widows_certificates/ fold3.com] ($), being NARA M1279 series.<br>
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*Navy Widows' Originals (Disapproved), 1861-1910, [http://www.fold3.com/title_783/navy_widows_originals_disapproved/ fold3.com] ($), being NARA M1274 series.<br>
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*Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914, [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1880762 FamilySearch.org], being NARA M233 series [12% completed in Aug. 2013].<br>
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*Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903, [[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1913388 FamilySearch.org] and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1195 Ancestry] ($), being NARA M1845 series.<br>
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*Civil War Service Index - Union - Massachusetts (index cards), [http://www.fold3.com/title_794/massachusetts_index_cards/ fold3.com] ($), being NARA M544 series.<br>
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*Mass. 54th Infantry Regt. Records, [http://www.fold3.com/title_802/civil_war_ma_54th_infantry_regiment_records/ fold3.com] ($), being part of NARA M1659 series.<br>
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'''State Records:'''
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*Original state records are split between the [[#Archives|Massachusetts Archives]] and the [http://states.ng.mil/sites/MA/resources/museum/default.aspx National Guard Museum &amp; Archives] in Concord (see their [http://states.ng.mil/sites/MA/DevLibrary2/resources/museum/collections.htm#CivilWarUnion18611865 holdings online]).<br>
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*''Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War'' (Norwood or Brookline, Mass., 1931-1935), 8v.<br>Digital versions at Internet Archive ([http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol11931mass#page/n3/mode/2up V. 1], [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol21931mass#page/n3/mode/2up v. 2], [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol31931mass#page/n3/mode/2up v. 3], [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol41931mass#page/n3/mode/2up v. 4], [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/n3/mode/2up v. 5], [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol61931mass#page/n3/mode/2up v. 6], [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol71931mass#page/n3/mode/2up v. 7], and [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol81931mass#page/n3/mode/2up v. 8]) and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29987 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/181349128 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|126762|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 M2ma v. #}} (with digital link) or {{FHL|783147|item|disp=FHL fiche 6083040}}.<br>''Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War - Index to Army Records'' (Boston, 1937), 634 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettssol1937mass#page/n3/mode/2up Internet Archive] and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29986 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2208085 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|536436|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 M2ma index or film 238370}}.<br>
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*''A list of the soldiers, sailors, and marines of the war of the rebellion in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on May 1, 1905, by cities and towns, arranged alphabetically'' (Boston, 1907), 201 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13085259 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*''A list of the soldiers, sailors, and marines of the Civil War surviving and resident in Massachusetts on April 1, 1915'' (Boston, 1916), 342 pp.<br>digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/listofsoldierssa00mass Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=iGgVAQAAMAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11384095 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1328764|item|disp=FHL film 1416911 Item 4}}.<br>
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'''Guides:'''
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*National Park Service's [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] is searchable by name, regiment, cemetery, battle, prisoner, medal of honor, or monument.<br>
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'''History:'''
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*''Massachusetts Regiments in the Civil War, 1861-1865, their town, city or county origins and engagements in which they took part'' ([Boston], 1961), unpaginated.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/814821602 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Charles Emil Dornbusch, ''Military Bibliography of the Civil War'' (New York, 1971-2003), 4v.<br>Volume One has a list of regimental publications.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/159340 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|466396|item|disp=FHL book 973 M23d v. # or film 1036612 Items 1-3}}.<br>
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*James Lorenzo Bowen, ''Massachusetts in the War, 1861-1865'' (Springfield, Mass., 1889), xv, 1029 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/massachusettsinw00bowe Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=K0tLhkfW1wwC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1986476 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|390556|item|disp=FHL film 1482275}} or {{FHL|783294|item|disp=FHL fiche 6083019}}.<br>
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*Phineas Camp Headley, ''Massachusetts in the Rebellion, a record of the historical position of the Commonwealth, and the services of the leading statesmen, the military, the colleges, and the people, in the Civil War of 1861-1865'' (Boston, 1866), xii 688 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/massachusettsinrx00head Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=2XMFAAAAQAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8406829 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Thomas Wentworth Higginson, ''Massachusetts in the Army and Navy during the War of 1861-65'' (Boston, 1895-1896), 2v.<br>Digital versions at Internet Archive ([http://archive.org/details/massachusettsina01higg v. 1], [http://archive.org/details/massachusettsina21higg v. 2, pt. 1], and [http://archive.org/details/massachusettsina22higg v. 2, pt. 2]), Google Books ([http://books.google.com/books?id=c6xQAAAAIAAJ v. 1] only), and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27259 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17469030 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|246168|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 M2ht or film 238371-238372 or fiche 6051395-6051396}} (with digital links).<br>
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*David Allen Lambert, "Vital Records of New England Civil War Veterans Abstracted from the organization Pension File Index" online at AmericanAncestors.org ($) ([http://www.americanancestors.org/vital-records-of-new-england-civil-war-veterans/ Part 1] and [http://www.americanancestors.org/vital-records-of-new-england-civil-war-veterans-part-2/ Part 2]).<br>
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*William Schouler, ''A History of Massachusetts in the Civil War'' (Boston, 1868-1871), 2v.<br>Digital versions at Internet Archive ([http://archive.org/details/ahistorymassach01schogoog v. 1] and [http://archive.org/details/ahistorymassach00schogoog v. 2]) and Google Books ([http://books.google.com/books?id=Ocd3AAAAMAAJ v. 1] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=NgoTAAAAYAAJ v. 2]).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/777940749 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (2009 ed.); {{FHL|431757|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 M2scw v. # or fiche 6047929-6047930}}.<br>
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'''Regimental Lists:'''
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{| width="50%" border="1" style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto;" class="wikitable"
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|-
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! colspan="8" | Abbreviations fo Mass. Civil War Unit Table
 
|-
 
|-
| [[#nat08|Hampshire]]
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| width="10%" | Art.
| [[#nat09|Middlesex]]
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| width="15%" | Artillery
| [[#nat10|Nantucket]]
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| width="10%" | Ass.
| [[#nat11|Norfolk]]
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| width="15%" | Assigned to
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| width="10%" | Batt.
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| width="15%" | Battalion
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| width="10%" | Cav.
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| width="15%" | Cavalry
 
|-
 
|-
| [[#nat12|Plymouth]]
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| width="10%" | Co.
| [[#nat13|Suffolk]]
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| width="15%" | Company
| [[#nat14|Worcester]]
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| width="10%" | Col.
|  
+
| width="15%" | Colored
 +
| width="10%" | Disc.
 +
| width="15%" | Discharged
 +
| width="10%" | H. Art.
 +
| width="15%" | Heavy Artillery
 
|-
 
|-
| '''State:'''
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| width="10%" | Ind.
| [[#nat15|Barnstable]]
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| width="15%" | Independent
| [[#nat16|Berkshire]]
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| width="10%" | Inf.
| [[#nat17|Bristol]]
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| width="15%" | Infantry
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| width="10%" | L. Art.
 +
| width="15%" | Light Artillery
 +
| width="10%" | Mil.
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| width="15%" | Militia
 
|-
 
|-
| [[#nat18|Dukes]]
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| width="10%" | Mass.
| [[#nat19|Essex]]
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| width="15%" | Massachusetts
| [[#nat20|Franklin]]
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| width="10%" | Must-I
| [[#nat21|Hampden]]
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| width="15%" | Mustered In
 +
| width="10%" | Must-O
 +
| width="15%" | Mustered Out
 +
| width="10%" | Org.
 +
| width="15%" | Organized
 
|-
 
|-
| [[#nat22|Hampshire]]
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| width="10%" | Regt.
| [[#nat23|Middlesex]]
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| width="15%" | Regiment
| [[#nat24|Nantucket]]
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| width="10%" | Rif.
| [[#nat25|Norfolk]]
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| width="15%" | Riflemen
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| width="10%" | Ss.
 +
| width="15%" | Sharpshooter
 +
| width="10%" | Un.
 +
| width="15%" | Unassigned
 
|-
 
|-
| [[#nat26|Plymouth]]
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| width="10%" | Vol.
| [[#nat27|Suffolk]]
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| width="15%" | Volunteer
| [[#nat28|Worcester]]
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| width="10%" |
| [[#nat29|Sec. of State]]
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| width="15%" |  
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| width="10%" |  
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| width="15%" |  
 +
| width="10%" |
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| width="15%" |  
 
|}
 
|}
  
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<center>'''Introduction'''</center>
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<center>'''Massachusetts Civil War Units<br>1st through 11th Infantry'''</center>  
The first uniform laws to govern the naturalization process were enacted in 1790. The purpose was to give rights to the foreign-born man (and woman after 1922) as if he was a native-born man. Depending on the period, this would include owning land and voting. Any court in the land could naturalize a man, but all that was consolidated under a federal system in 1906. The declaration of intent, with some exceptions, was the first step in the process (sometimes called first papers). This often was files within the first couple years of residency. The second and third steps were to petition for citizenship and to receive a certificate of citizenship from the court petitioned. This could be filed as soon as one to three years after the declaration, though it may not be in the same court or state as the declaration. These were sometimes called the final or second papers). This guide is to the records covering the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is broken down into those records held by the federal government and those held by the state. Index cards usually include the name of the immigrant, age, birth date, place and date of certificate of admission, petition number, and occasionally the spouse's name. Read the [[United States Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]] section for the United States to learn more about the whole process.<br>  
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{| width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="1" align="center"
<center>'''Federal Naturalization Records for Massachusetts'''</center>  
 
{| width="100%" border="1" class="wikitable"
 
 
|-
 
|-
! width="125" scope="col" | Record
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| colspan="5" | The information in the lists of Massachusetts Military Units comes from the [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors] web site. This web site can also be searched by the name of a soldier.
! width="100" scope="col" | Dates
 
! width="125" scope="col" | Location
 
! width="175" scope="col" | Index
 
! width="350" scope="col" | Microfilm/Online
 
 
|-
 
|-
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-001-049.html#21 U.S. District Court<br>of Massachusetts]
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| width="10%" align="center" | '''Unit Name'''
| 1789-1991
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| width="20%" align="center" | '''Type'''
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham], RG 21
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| width="15%" align="center" | '''Roster'''
|  
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| width="20%" align="center" | '''Service'''
| [http://research.archives.gov/description/595176 Petitions and Records of Naturalization of the U.S. District Court and Circuit Courts of the District of Massachusetts], 1906-1929, M1368.<br>Petitions and Records, {{FHL|573146|item|disp=FHL film 1578248 (1st of 55)}}<br>ONLINE at [http://www.fold3.com/title_112/naturalizations-ma/ fold3] ($).<br>Index to Naturalization Petitions and Records of the U.S. District Court, 1906-1966, and the U.S. Circuit Court, 1906-1911, for the District of Massachusetts, M1545, {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (first of 117)}}.<br>ONLINE at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1834334 Massachusetts Naturalization Index, 1906-1966] and [http://www.fold3.com/title_98/naturalization-index-ma/ fold3] ($).
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| width="35%" align="center" | '''History'''
 
|-
 
|-
| U.S. Circuit Court<br>of Massachusetts
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 1st Regt.  
| 1790-1911
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years)
| See above.  
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol11931mass#page/n13/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]
| See above.
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | May 1861 - May 1864<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0001RI Details]
| See above.
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Consolidated court index
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| 2nd Regt.
| 1790-1906<br>1907-1926
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years - Re-enlisted)
| U.S. District Court, Boston
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol11931mass#page/68/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]
| An index
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| May 1861 - July 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0002RI Details]
| {{FHL|393728|item|disp=FHL film 1420205 (1st of 17)}}
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| ---
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|-
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| 3rd Regt.
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| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 3 months)
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| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol11931mass#page/148/mode/2up Co. A-L]
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| Apr. 1861 - July 1861<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0003RIM Details]
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| ---
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|-
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| 3rd Regt.
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| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 9 months)  
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| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol11931mass#page/166/mode/2up Co. A-K]
 +
| Sept. 1862 - June 1863<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0003RI Details]
 +
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service]
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 4th Regt.
| 1787-1955
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 3 months)
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham], RG 85
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol11931mass#page/204/mode/2up Co. A-I]  
| Soundex index card file at NARA - Waltham
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Apr. 1861 - July 1861<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0004RIM2 Details]  
| [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2064580 Petitions for Naturalization, 1787-1931] (browsable by county, then court, as of July 2013 - no Dukes, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, or Hampshire county records).<br>Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/research/microfilm/m1299.pdf M1299].<br>ONLINE at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906].
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat01}}<br>'''Barnstable Co.'''
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| 4th Regt.
 +
| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 9 months)
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| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol11931mass#page/228/mode/2up Co. A-K]
 +
| Sept. 1862 - June 1863<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0004RI Details]
 +
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Supreme Judicial Ct.  
+
| 5th Regt.  
| 1827-1886
+
| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 3 months)
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol11931mass#page/268/mode/2up Co. A-K]  
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| Apr. 1861 - Aug. 1861<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0005RIM2 Details]  
| {{FHL|2173425|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7469485}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat02}}<br>'''Berkshire Co.'''
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| 5th Regt.
 +
| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 9 months)
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| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol11931mass#page/300/mode/2up Co. A-K]
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| Sept. 1862 - July 1862&lt;dr&gt;[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0005RI Details]
 +
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Southern Dist. Ct. (Gt. Barrington) - Naturalization records
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 5th Regt.
| 1886-1906
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Militia<br>(Inf. - 100 days)  
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol11931mass#page/336/mode/2up Co. A-K]  
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | July 1864 - Nov. 1864<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0005RIM1 Details]  
| {{FHL|2173410|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7469512-7469514}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Fourth Dist. Ct. (Adams) - Petitions and Naturalizations
+
| 6th Regt.  
| 1895-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. Militia<br>(Inf. - 3 months)  
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol11931mass#page/370/mode/2up Co. A-L]  
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| Apr. 1861 - Aug. 1861<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0006RIM2 Details]  
| {{FHL|2173407|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7469515-7469519}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Lee Police Ct. - Naturalization records
+
| 6th Regt.  
| 1900-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(Mil. - 9 months)
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol11931mass#page/398/mode/2up Co. A-K]  
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
+
| Sept. 1862 - June 1863<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0006RI Details]  
| {{FHL|2173411|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7469519}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| ---
 +
|-
 +
| 6th Regt.
 +
| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 100 days)  
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol11931mass#page/432/mode/2up Co. A-K]
 +
| July 1864 - Oct. 1864<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0006RIM1 Details]
 +
| ---
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 7th Regt.
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years)  
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol11931mass#page/468/mode/2up Co. A-K]
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | June 1861 - June 1864<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0007RI Details]  
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 
|-
 
|-
| North Adams Dist. Ct. - Naturalization records
+
| 8th Regt.  
| 1891-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 3 months)
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol11931mass#page/516/mode/2up Co. A-K]  
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
+
| Apr. 1861 - Aug. 1861<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0008RIM2 Details]  
| {{FHL|2173414|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7469497-7469511}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Pittsfield Court of Common Pleas - Naturalization records
+
| 8th Regt.
| 1787-1860
+
| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 9 months)
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol11931mass#page/544/mode/2up Co. A-K]  
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
+
| Sept. 1862 - Aug. 1863<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0008RI Details]  
| {{FHL|2173415|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7469486-7469496}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Pittsfield Dist. Ct. - Naturalization records
+
| 8th Regt.  
| 1885-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 100 days)
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol11931mass#page/582/mode/2up Co. A-K]  
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
+
| July 1864 - Nov. 1864<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0008RIM1 Details]  
| {{FHL|2173416|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7485672-7485676}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Supreme Judicial Court (Pittsfield) - Naturalization records
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 9th Regt.
| 1787-1876
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years)  
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol11931mass#page/616/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]  
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | June 1861 - June 1864<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0009RI Details]  
| {{FHL|2173418|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7485685-7485695}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat03}}<br>'''Bristol Co.'''
+
| 10th Regt.
| <br>1st Dist.  
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years)
| <br>Taunton
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol11931mass#page/682/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]
 +
| June 1861 - July 1864<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0010RI Details]
 +
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Supreme Judicial Ct.  
+
| 11th Regt.  
| 1814-1885
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years - Re-enlisted)
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol11931mass#page/734/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]  
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
+
| June 1861 - July 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0011RI Details]
| {{FHL|2173422|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7510302 (1st of 4)}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| ---
 +
|}
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 +
<center>'''Massachusetts Civil War Units<br>12th through 24th Infantry'''</center>
 +
{| width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="1" align="center"
 
|-
 
|-
| Ct. of Common Pleas
+
| colspan="5" | The information in the lists of Massachusetts Military Units comes from the [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors] web site. This web site can also be searched by the name of a soldier.
| 1805-1867
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 
| {{FHL|2173419|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7510270 (1st of 6)}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court
+
| width="10%" align="center" | '''Unit Name'''
| 1856-1885
+
| width="20%" align="center" | '''Type'''
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
+
| width="15%" align="center" | '''Roster'''
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
+
| width="20%" align="center" | '''Service'''
| {{FHL|2173421|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7510290 (1st of 6)}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| width="35%" align="center" | '''History'''
 
|-
 
|-
| District Court
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 12th Regt.
| 1885-1895
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years)
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol21931mass#page/2/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]  
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Apr. 1861 - July 1864<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0012RI Details]  
| {{FHL|2173420|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7510282 (1st of 3)}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 
|-
 
|-
| <br>'''Bristol Co.'''
+
| 13th Regt.
| <br>2nd Dist.  
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years)
| <br>Fall River
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol21931mass#page/68/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]
 +
| May 1861 - Aug. 1864<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0013RI Details]
 +
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| District Court
+
| 14th Regt.
| 1885-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
+
| n/a
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
+
| n/a
| {{FHL|2173409|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7485697 (1st of 31)}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| Became 1st Regt. Mass. Vol. H. Art.
 
|-
 
|-
| <br>'''Bristol Co.'''
+
| 15th Regt.
| <br>3rd Dist.  
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years)
| <br>New Bedford
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol21931mass#page/130/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]
 +
| June 1861 - July 1864<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0015RI Details]
 +
| ---
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 1st Co.
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Ss.<br>(3 years)
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol21931mass#page/204/mode/2up Single unit]
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Aug. 1861 - June 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0001CS Details]
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Attached to 15th, 19th, &amp; 20th Regt. Mass. Vol. Inf. as "Andrew Sharpshooters."
 
|-
 
|-
| District Court
+
| 16th Regt.
| 1885-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years)
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol21931mass#page/214/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]  
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
+
| Apr. 1861 - July 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0016RI Details]  
| {{FHL|2173413|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7497800 (1st of 13)}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| <br>'''Bristol Co.'''
+
| 17th Regt.
| <br>4th Dist.  
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years - Re-enlisted)
| <br>Attleboro
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol21931mass#page/270/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]
 +
| May 1861 - July 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0017RI Details]
 +
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| District Court
+
| 18th Regt.
| 1904-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years - Re-enlisted)
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol21931mass#page/348/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]  
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
+
| Aug. 1861 - Sept. 1864<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0018RI Details]  
| {{FHL|2173408|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7485696}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat04}}<br>'''Dukes Co.'''
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 19th Regt.
| No federal records as yet digitized at NARA
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years - Re-enlisted)
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol21931mass#page/n417/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Aug. 1861 - July 1864<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0019RI Details]
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat05}}<br>'''Essex Co.'''
+
| 20th Regt.
| No federal records as yet digitized at NARA
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years - Re-enlisted)
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol21931mass#page/n501/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]
 +
| Aug. 1861 - July 1864<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0020RI Details]
 +
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat06}}<br>'''Franklin Co.'''
+
| 21st Regt.
| No federal records as yet digitized at NARA
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years - Re-enlisted)
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol21931mass#page/n603/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]
 +
| July 1861 - July 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0021RI Details]
 +
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat07}}<br>'''Hampden Co.'''
+
| 22nd Regt.
| No federal records as yet digitized at NARA
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years)
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol21931mass#page/n657/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]
 +
| Aug. 1861 - Oct. 1864<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0022RI Details]
 +
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat08}}<br>'''Hampshire Co.'''
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 2nd Co.
| No federal records as yet digitized at NARA
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Ss.<br> (3 years)
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol21931mass#page/n719/mode/2up Single unit]
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Sept. 1861 - Oct. 1864<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0002CS Details]
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Attached to 22nd Regt. Mass. Vol. Inf.
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat09}}<br>'''Middlesex Co.'''
+
| 23rd Regt.
 +
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years - Re-enlisted)
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol21931mass#page/n727/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]
 +
| Apr. 1861 - July 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0023RI Details]
 +
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Ct. of Common Pleas<br>Supreme Judicial Ct.
+
| 24th Regt.
| 1809-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years - Re-enlisted)
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol21931mass#page/n783/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]  
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}  
+
| Sept. 1861 - Jan. 1866<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0024RI Details]
| {{FHL|2109612|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7117754 (1st of 15)}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| ---
 +
|}
 +
<center>[[#top|Top of Page]] | [[#Military|Top of Military]] | [[#mil08|Top of Civil War]]</center>
 +
{{anchor|cw07}}<br>
 +
<center>'''Massachusetts Civil War Units<br>25th through 37th Infantry'''</center>
 +
{| width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="1" align="center"
 +
|-
 +
| colspan="5" | The information in the lists of Massachusetts Military Units comes from the [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors] web site. This web site can also be searched by the name of a soldier.
 
|-
 
|-
| First Dist. Ct.<br>No. Middlesex (Ayer) - Records
+
| width="10%" align="center" | '''Unit Name'''
| 1887-1906
+
| width="20%" align="center" | '''Type'''
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
+
| width="15%" align="center" | '''Roster'''
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
+
| width="20%" align="center" | '''Service'''
| {{FHL|2109613|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7117737, 7117739}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| width="35%" align="center" | '''History'''
 
|-
 
|-
| First Dist. Ct.<br>So. Middlesex (Framingham) - Records
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 25th Regt.
| 1885-1906
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years - Re-enlisted)  
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol31931mass#page/n9/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]  
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Sept. 1861 - July 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0025RI Details]  
| {{FHL|2109617|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7137302 (1st of 3)}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 
|-
 
|-
| First Dist. Ct.<br>E. Middlesex (Malden) - Records
+
| 26th Regt.  
| 1885-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years - Re-enlisted)
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol31931mass#page/60/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]  
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
+
| Sept. 1861 - Sept. 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0026RI Details]  
| {{FHL|2109615|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7156001 (1st of 13)}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| First Dist. Ct.<br>E. Middlesex (Waltham) - Records
+
| 27th Regt.  
| 1885-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years - Re-enlisted)
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol31931mass#page/120/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]  
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
+
| Sept. 1861 - July 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0027RI Details]  
| {{FHL|2109614|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7173060-7173066}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Fourth Dist. Ct.<br>E. Middlesex (Woburn) - Records
+
| 28th Regt.  
| 1885-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years - Re-enlisted)
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol31931mass#page/188/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]  
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
+
| Sept. 1861 - July 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0028RI Details]  
| {{FHL|2109607|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7173043-7173047}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Lowell Dist Ct. - Records
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 29th Regt.  
| 1836-1906
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years - Re-enlisted)
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol31931mass#page/274/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]  
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | May 1861 - Aug. 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0029RI Details]  
| {{FHL|2109616|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7137236 (1st of 55)}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 +
|-
 +
| 30th Regt.
 +
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years - Re-enlisted)  
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol31931mass#page/332/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]
 +
| Sept. 1861 - July 1866<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0030RI Details]  
 +
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Marlborough Dist. Ct. - Records
+
| 31st Regt.  
| 1885-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years - Re-enlisted)
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol31931mass#page/394/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]  
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
+
| Nov. 1861 - Sept. 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0031RI Details]  
| {{FHL|2109610|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7173056-7173059}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat10}}<br>'''Nantucket Co.'''
+
| 32nd Regt.
 +
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years - Re-enlisted)
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol31931mass#page/448/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]
 +
| Nov. 1861 - July 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0032RI Details]
 +
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Court of Common Pleas<br> Supreme Judicial Ct.
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 33rd Regt.
| 1804-1903
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years)
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol31931mass#page/536/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]  
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | June 1862 - July 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0033RI Details]  
| {{FHL|2109618|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7173072-7173083}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat11}}<br>'''Norfolk Co.'''
+
| 34th Regt.
 +
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years)
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol31931mass#page/588/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]
 +
| July 1862 - July 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0034RI Details]
 +
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court<br>Court of Common Pleas<br>Surpeme Judicial Court<br>Dist. Ct. (Dedham)  
+
| 35th Regt.
| 1804-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years)  
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol31931mass#page/644/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]  
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
+
| July 1862 - June 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0035RI Details]  
| {{FHL|2109619|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7187235 (1st of 8)}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Dist. Ct. (Quincy)  
+
| 36th Regt.  
| 1886-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years)  
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol31931mass#page/708/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]  
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
+
| Aug. 1862 - June 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0036RI Details]  
| {{FHL|2109623|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7187245-7187252}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Dist. Ct. (Stoughton)  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 37th Regt.  
| 1891-1906
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years)  
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol31931mass#page/768/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]  
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Aug. 1862 - July 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0037RI Details]
| {{FHL|2109621|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7187241-7187242}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 +
|}
 +
<center>[[#top|Top of Page]] | [[#Military|Top of Military]] | [[#mil08|Top of Civil War]]</center>
 +
{{anchor|cw08}}<br>
 +
<center>'''Massachusetts Civil War Units<br>38th through 57th Infantry'''</center>
 +
{| width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="1" align="center"
 
|-
 
|-
| Dist. Ct. (Walpole)
+
| colspan="5" | The information in the lists of Massachusetts Military Units comes from the [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors] web site. This web site can also be searched by the name of a soldier.
| 1900-1906
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 
| {{FHL|2109622|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7187243-7187244}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|}
 
<center>[[#top|Top of Page]] || [[#Immigration|Top of Immigration]] || [[#Naturalization_Records|Top of Naturalization]]</center>
 
<br> The information regarding the state naturalization records comes from a flyer created in 2008 and an inventory conducted by the author in 2012 for microfilms. The "Judicial Archives" in the state table is the [[#Archives|Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Archives]] located in Boston. Note that some material may be stored off-site, so call in advance to schedule an appointment. The location of "Mass. Arch. RR" is the [[#Archives|Massachusetts Archives Reading Room]] located in the same building.<br>
 
<center>'''Massachusetts Naturalization Records'''</center>
 
{| width="100%" border="1" class="wikitable"
 
 
|-
 
|-
! width="125" scope="col" | Record
+
| width="10%" align="center" | '''Unit Name'''
! width="100" scope="col" | Dates
+
| width="20%" align="center" | '''Type'''
! width="125" scope="col" | Location
+
| width="15%" align="center" | '''Roster'''
! width="175" scope="col" | Index
+
| width="20%" align="center" | '''Service'''
! width="350" scope="col" | Microfilm/Online
+
| width="35%" align="center" | '''History'''
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat29}}<br>'''Secretary of State'''
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 38th Regt.
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years)
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol41931mass#page/n9/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | July 1862 - July 1865[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0038RI Details]
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court
+
| 39th Regt.
| 1920-1923, 1924-1925
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years)
| [[#Archives|Mass. Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol41931mass#page/46/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]  
| Consolidated index of all courts
+
| Sept. 1862 - June 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0039RI Details]
| {{FHL|700596|item|disp=FHL film 1940387 (1st of 7)}}
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| District Court
+
| 40th Regt.
| 1885-1931
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years)
| [[#Archives|Mass. Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol41931mass#page/106/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]  
| Records chronological, each volume indexed
+
| Aug. 1862 - June 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0040RI Details]
| {{FHL|700375|item|disp=FHL film 1901984 (1st of 9)}}
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat15}}<br>'''Barnstable Co.'''
+
| 41st Regt.
 +
| Mass. Vol. Inf.
 +
| n/a
 +
| n/a
 +
| Became 3rd Regt. Mass. Vol. Cav.
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 42nd Regt.
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 9 months)
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol41931mass#page/150/mode/2up Co. A-K]
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Aug. 1862 - July 1864<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0042RI Details]
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court
+
| 43rd Regt.
| Declarations, 1907-1935
+
| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 9 months)
| Barnstable courthouse, Hyannis
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol41931mass#page/230/mode/2up Co. A-K]
| Index in each volume
+
| Aug. 1862 - July 1863<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0043RIM Details]
| {{FHL|584788|item|disp=FHL film 1846562-1846563}}.
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court
+
| 44th Regt.
| Naturalizations, 1907-1933
+
| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 9 months)
| Barnstable courthouse, Hyannis
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol41931mass#page/270/mode/2up Co. A-K]
| Index in each volume
+
| Aug. 1862 - June 1863<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0044RIM Details]
| {{FHL|584510|item|disp=FHL film 1846237-1846238, 1846338}}.
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat16}}<br>'''Berkshire Co.'''
+
| 45th Regt.
 +
| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 9 months)
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol41931mass#page/308/mode/2up Co. A-K]
 +
| Aug. 1862 - July 1863<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0045RIM Details]
 +
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 46th Regt.
| 1823-1991
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 9 months)
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol41931mass#page/348/mode/2up Co. A-K]
| Card index at Judicial Archives that includes declaration of intention
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Aug. 1862 - July 1863<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0046RIM Details]
| 1932-1945 at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]<br>Index cards, 1815-1985, {{FHL|600841|item|disp=FHL films 1435842-1435843, 1450553-1450559}}; Index cards, 1815-1906, {{FHL|487811|item|disp=FHL films 1435828-1435830}}.
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court<br>Court of Common Pleas
+
| 47th Regt.
| 1848-1885
+
| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 9 months)
| Berkshire Co. courthouse, Pittsfield, in 1986
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol41931mass#page/388/mode/2up Co. A-K]
| Index in each of 6 volumes
+
| Sept. 1862 - Sept. 1863<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0047RIM Details]
| Naturalization declarations and petitions, {{FHL|488018|item|disp=FHL films 1435835-1435838}}.
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court
+
| 48th Regt.
| Records, 1906-1945<br>Index, 1829-1936
+
| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 9 months)
| Berkshire Co. courthouse, Pittsfield, in 1986, and part (index?) at [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol41931mass#page/430/mode/2up Co. A-K]  
| Index in each of 32 volumes
+
| Sept. 1862 - Sept. 1863<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0048RIM Details]
| {{FHL|487828|item|disp=FHL films 1435830-1435835, 2195995-2195996}}, index on 1435835 item 2.
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court
+
| 49th Regt.
| Petitions and records, 1891-1934, 1937-1945
+
| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 9 months)
| Berkshire Co. courthouse, Pittsfield, in 1986
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol41931mass#page/470/mode/2up Co. A-K]
| Index in each volume and index volume, 1826-1938
+
| Aug. 1862 - Sept. 1863<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0049RIM Details]
| {{FHL|595353|item|disp=FHL films 1435838 (first of 33}}, index on 2196102 item 2.
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 50th Regt.
| Records, ca. 1866-1941
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 9 months)
| Berkshire Co. courthouse, Pittsfield, in 1986
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol41931mass#page/508/mode/2up Co. A-K]
| NO index
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Aug. 1862 - Aug. 1863<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0050RIM Details]
| {{FHL|595203|item|disp=FHL films 1450664-1450672}}.
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 
|-
 
|-
| All courts
+
| 51st Regt.
| Docket book, 1856-1887
+
| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 9 months)
| Berkshire Co. courthouse, Pittsfield, in 1986
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol41931mass#page/546/mode/2up Co. A-K]
| n/a
+
| Sept. 1862 - July 1863<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0051RIM Details]
| {{FHL|572643|item|disp=FHL films 1450586-1450587}}.
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Pittsfield Dist. Ct.  
+
| 52nd Regt.  
| 1885-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 9 months)
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol41931mass#page/584/mode/2up Co. A-K]  
| WPA card index at Judicial Archives
+
| Aug. 1862 - Aug. 1863<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0052RIM Details]  
| [http://www.pittsfieldlibrary.org/ Berkshire Athenaeum]; {{FHL|474040|item|disp=FHL films 1769722-1769727}}, index on 1769722.
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Pittsfield Ct. of Common Pleas
+
| 53rd Regt.  
| 1843-1856
+
| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 9 months)
| Berkshire Co. courthouse, Pittsfield, in 1986
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol41931mass#page/620/mode/2up Co. A-K]
| NO index
+
| Aug. 1862 - Aug. 1863<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0053RIM Details]
| {{FHL|595176|item|disp=FHL films 1450634-1450636, 1450663-1450664}}.
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat17}}<br>'''Bristol Co.'''
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 54th Regt.
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Inf. (Col.)<br>(3 years)
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol41931mass#page/656/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Feb. 1863 - Feb 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0054RI00C Details]
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Supreme Judicial Ct.  
+
| 55th Regt.  
| 1805-1856
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf. (Col.)<br>(3 years)
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol41931mass#page/716/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]  
| Indexed
+
| May 1863 - Sept. 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0055RI00C Details]
| {{FHL|632176|item|disp=FHL film 1863593 (1st of 15}}; Index, {{FHL|632807|item|disp=FHL film 1869523 Item 1}}
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Supreme Judicial Ct.  
+
| 56th Regt.  
| ca. 1852-1885
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years)
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol41931mass#page/762/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]
| Indexed
+
| Dec. 1862 - July 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0056RI Details]
| Records, {{FHL|647837|item|disp=FHL film 1872216 (1st of 6)}}; Index, {{FHL|632855|item|disp=FHL film 1869523 Item 2}}
+
| ---
 +
|-
 +
| 57th Regt.
 +
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years)
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol41931mass#page/816/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]
 +
| Dec. 1863 - July 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0057RI Details]  
 +
| ---
 +
|}
 +
<center>[[#top|Top of Page]] | [[#Military|Top of Military]] | [[#mil08|Top of Civil War]]</center>
 +
{{anchor|cw09}}<br>
 +
<center>'''Massachusetts Civil War Units<br>58th Infantry, Light Artillery, and through 3rd Heavy Artillery'''</center>
 +
{| width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="1" align="center"
 +
|-
 +
| colspan="5" | The information in the lists of Massachusetts Military Units comes from the [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors] web site. This web site can also be searched by the name of a soldier.
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court
+
| width="10%" align="center" | '''Unit Name'''
| 1856-1945
+
| width="20%" align="center" | '''Type'''
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
+
| width="15%" align="center" | '''Roster'''
| NO index
+
| width="20%" align="center" | '''Service'''
| {{FHL|615794|item|disp=FHL film 1854469 (1st of 128)}}
+
| width="35%" align="center" | '''History'''
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 58th Regt.
| 1905-1991
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years)
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/n9/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]  
| Card index at Judicial Archives and on microfilm
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Jan. 1864 - July 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0058RI Details]  
| 1905-1945 at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]; 1906-1930, {{FHL|631690|item|disp=FHL film 1862899 (1st of 18)}}<br>Index, 1907-1992, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]], {{FHL|631690|item|disp=FHL film 1869524 (1st of 25)}}
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court
+
| 59th Regt.
| 1927
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years)
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/48/mode/2up Co. A-K, Un.]  
| NO index
+
| Dec. 1863 - July 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0059RI Details]
| {{FHL|655127|item|disp=FHL film 1872367 Item 2}}
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Court of Common Pleas
+
| 60th Regt.
| 1805-1885
+
| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 100 days)
| n/a
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/92/mode/2up Co. A-K]
| Card index on microfilm
+
| Aug. 1864 - Nov. 1864<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0060RIM Details]  
| Index, 1833-1885, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]; Index, 1805-1906, {{FHL|489138|item|disp=FHL film 1523081 Item 2}}
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| 1st Dist. Ct.<br>Taunton
+
| 61st Regt.  
| 1884-1895
+
| Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(1 year)
| County courthouse, Taunton, in 1988
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/126/mode/2up Co. A-K]
| Docket book
+
| Aug. 1864 - Aug. 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0061RI Details]
| {{FHL|489175|item|disp=FHL film 1530406 Items 2-4}}
+
| ---
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 62nd Regt.
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(1 year)
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/164/mode/2up Co. A-D, Un.]
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mar. 1865 - May 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0062RI Details]
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Regt. never fully organized; officers never mustered in
 
|-
 
|-
| 1st Dist. Ct.<br>Taunton
+
| 1st-13th Unattached Co.
| Primary declarations, 1885-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 90 days)
| County courthouse, Taunton, in 1988
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/180/mode/2up Single Cos.]
| NO index
+
| Apr. 1864 - Aug. 1864<br>Details for: [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0001CIM 1st]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0002CIM1 2nd]; [[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0003CIM 3rd]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0004CIM 4th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0005CIM 5th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0006CIM 6th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0007CIM 7th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0008CIM 8th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0009CIM 9th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0010CIM 10th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0011CIM 11th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0012CIM 12th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0013CIM 13th]
| {{FHL|489193|item|disp=FHL film 1523082 Item 2}}
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| 1st Dist. Ct.<br>Taunton
+
| 2nd, 15th-23rd Unattached Co.
| Petition packets, 1885-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 100 days)
| County courthouse, Taunton, in 1988
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/228/mode/2up Single Cos.]
| Indexed
+
| July 1864 - Nov. 1864<br>Details for: [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0002CIM2 2nd]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0015CIM 15th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0016CIM 16th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0017CIM2 17th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0018CIM 18th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0019CIM 19th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0020CIM 20th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0021CIM 21th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0022CIM 22nd]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0023CIM 23rd]
| {{FHL|489208|item|disp=FHL film 1523081 (1st of 9)}}
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| 1st Dist. Ct.<br>Taunton
+
| 2nd,<br>17th-21st,<br>24th-27th Unattached Co.
| Card file, 1885-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 100 days re-enlisted)<br>(Inf. - 1 year)
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/264/mode/2up Single Cos.]
| Card index at Judicial Archives
+
| Nov. 1864 - July 1865<br>Details for: [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0002CIM2 2nd]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0017CIM1 17th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0018CIM 18th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0019CI 19th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0020CIM 20th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0021CIM 21th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0024CI 24th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0025CI 25th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0026CI 26th]; [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0027CI 27th]  
| {{FHL|489160|item|disp=FHL films 1523101, 1523081}}
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| 1st Dist. Ct.<br>Taunton
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 3rd Batt. of Rifles
| Declarations, 1896-1906
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(3 months)
| County courthouse, Taunton, in 1988
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/302/mode/2up Co. A-D]
| NO index
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Apr. 1861 - July 1861<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0003B0M Details]
| {{FHL|489303|item|disp=FHL film 1530406 Item 1}}
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 
|-
 
|-
| 1st Dist. Ct.<br>Taunton
+
| 4th Batt. of Inf.  
| Final apps., 1896-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. Mil.  
| County courthouse, Taunton, in 1988
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/316/mode/2up Single Cadet Units, Co. A-B]
| NO index
+
| May 1862 - Oct. 1862<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0004BIM Details]
| {{FHL|489122|item|disp=FHL film 1523039}}
+
| Includes Boston and Salem Cadets Militia
 
|-
 
|-
| 1st Dist. Ct.<br>Taunton
+
| Co. B, 7th Regt.
| Declarations, 1901-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. Militia<br>(Inf. - 6 months)
| County courthouse, Taunton, in 1992
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/332/mode/2up Single Co.]
| Card index, 1885-1906
+
| June 1862 - Dec. 1862
| Records and index, {{FHL|601001|item|disp=FHL film 1853521 (1st of 5)}}
+
| ---
 +
|-
 +
| 1st Battery L. Art.
 +
| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(3 months)
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/336/mode/2up Single Co.]
 +
| Apr. 1861 - Aug. 1861<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMACOOKCAL Details]
 +
| Called Cook's Battery
 
|-
 
|-
| 2nd Dist. Ct.<br>Fall River
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 1st [Ind.] Battery
| 1885-1906
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. L. Art.<br>(3 years)
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/342/mode/2up Single Co.]  
| Card index at Judicial Archives and on microfilm
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Aug. 1861 - Oct. 1864<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0001YAL Details]  
| [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]; Not at FHL
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 
|-
 
|-
| 3rd Dist. Ct.<br>New Bedford
+
| 2nd [Ind.] Battery
| 1885-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. L. Art.<br>(3 years - Re-enlisted)
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/354/mode/2up Single Co.]  
| NO index
+
| Apr. 1861 - Aug. 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0002YAL Details]
| NO microfilm
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| 4th Dist. Ct.<br>Attleboro
+
| 3rd [Ind.] Battery
| 1904-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. L. Art.<br>(3 years)
| District Court, Attleboro, in 1988
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/370/mode/2up Single Co.]
| Docket books
+
| Sept. 1861 - Sept. 1864<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0003YAL Details]
| {{FHL|573107|item|disp=FHL film 1523041}}
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| 4th Dist. Ct.<br>Attleboro
+
| 4th [Ind.] Battery
| 1904-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. L. Art.<br>(3 years - Re-enlisted)
| District Court, Attleboro, in 1992
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/382/mode/2up Single Co.]
| Card index
+
| Sept. 1861 - Nov. 1864<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0004YAL Details]
| {{FHL|601443|item|disp=FHL film 1853965}}
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| All Dist. Cts.  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 5th [Ind.] Battery
| 1906-1909
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. L. Art.<br>(3 years - Re-enlisted)
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/396/mode/2up Single Co.]  
| NO index
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Sept. 1961 - June 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0005YAL Details]
| {{FHL|655032|item|disp=FHL films 1872366-1872367}}
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 
|-
 
|-
| {{Anchor|nat18}}<br>'''Dukes Co.'''
+
| 6th [Ind.] Battery
| No records in the archives or on film
+
| Mass. Vol. L. Art.<br>(3 years - Re-enlisted)
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/412/mode/2up Single Co.]
 +
| Fall 1861 - Aug. 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0006YAL Details]
 +
| ---
 +
|-
 +
| 7th [Ind.] Battery
 +
| Mass. Vol. L. Art.<br>(3 years - Re-enlisted)
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/428/mode/2up Single Co.]
 +
| Apr. 1861 - Nov. 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0007YAL Details]
 +
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat19}}<br>'''Essex Co.'''
+
| 8th [Ind.] Battery
 +
| Mass. Vol. L. Art.<br>(6 months)
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/444/mode/2up Single Co.]
 +
| May 1862 - Nov. 1862<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0008YAL Details]
 +
| Called Cook's Battery
 
|-
 
|-
| Lawrence Superior Court
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 9th [Ind.] Battery
| 1860-1892<br>1907-1982
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. L. Art.<br>(3 years)  
| see Judicial Archivist<br>[[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/452/mode/2up Single Co.]  
| pre-1925 volume index; card index, 1925-1982
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | July 1862 - June 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0009YAL Details]
| Records, 1905-1945, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]<br>Declarations, 1920-1945, {{FHL|831448|item|disp=FHL film 2168940 (1st of 11)}}<br>Petitions, 1920-1945, {{FHL|833264|item|disp=FHL film 2169561 (1st of 50)}}<br>Index, 1906-1982, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]] and {{FHL|830791|item|disp=FHL film 2168509 (1st of 7)}}<br>Salem/Lynn/Lawrence Index, 1906-1939, {{FHL|831556|item|disp=FHL film 2168940 Item 1}}
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Salem Superior Court
+
| 10th [Ind.] Battery
| pre-1907<br>1907-1982
+
| Mass. Vol. L. Art.<br>(3 years)
| see Judicial Archivist<br>[[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/466/mode/2up Single Co.]  
| Card index
+
| Aug. 1862 - June 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0010YAL Details]
| Declarations, 1906-1945, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]] and {{FHL|832137|item|disp=FHL film 2169096 (1st of 23)}}<br>Petitions, 1907-1945, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]] and {{FHL|837720|item|disp=FHL film 2148922 (1st of 86)}}<br>Index, 1906-1982, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]] and {{FHL|831166|item|disp=FHL film 2168660 (1st of 6)}}<br>Salem/Lynn/Lawrence Index, 1906-1939, {{FHL|831556|item|disp=FHL film 2168940 Item 1}}
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Amesbury<br>District Court
+
| 11th [Ind.] Battery
| 1906
+
| Mass. Vol. L. Art.<br>(9 months)
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/478/mode/2up Single Co.]  
| NO index
+
| Aug. 1862 - July 1863<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0011YAL2 Details]
| NO microfilm
+
| Called Jones' Battery
 
|-
 
|-
| Gloucester<br>District Court
+
| 11th [Ind.] Battery
| 1885-1906<br>(with gaps)  
+
| Mass. Vol. L. Art.<br>(3 years)  
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/486/mode/2up Single Co.]  
| Indexed dockets
+
| Dec. 1863 - June 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0011YAL1 Details]
| Notice of app., 1885-1900, {{FHL|1328995|item|disp=FHL film 1418524 Item 2}}
+
| Enlarged from 11th Ind. Battery (9 months)
 
|-
 
|-
| Lawrence<br>District Court
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 12th [Ind.] Battery
| 1850-1854, 1886-1906<br>(with gaps)  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. L. Art.<br>(3 years)  
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/494/mode/2up Single Co.]
| Indexed dockets
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Sept. 1862 - July 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0012YAL Details]  
| NO microfilm
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Lynn<br>District Court
+
| 13th [Ind.] Battery
| 1885-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. L. Art.<br>(3 years)
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/506/mode/2up Single Co.]  
| Card index
+
| Oct. 1862 - July 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0013YAL Details]  
| NO microfilm; index included in [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Newburyport<br>District Court
+
| 14th [Ind.] Battery
| 1885-1906<br>(with gaps)  
+
| Mass. Vol. L. Art.<br>(3 years)  
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/522/mode/2up Single Co.]  
| Indexed dockets
+
| Jan. 1864 - June 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0014YAL Details]
| NO microfilm
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Salem<br>District Court
+
| 15th [Ind.] Battery
| n/a
+
| Mass. Vol. L. Art.<br>(3 years)
| Salem District Courthouse
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/532/mode/2up Single Co.]
| n/a
+
| Winter 1862 - Aug. 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0015YAL Details]
| NO microfilm
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat20}}<br>'''Franklin Co.'''
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 16th [Ind.] Battery
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. L. Art.<br>(3 years)
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/546/mode/2up Single Co.]
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mar. 1864 - July 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0016YAL Details]
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court
+
| 1st Regt.
| 1812-1976
+
| Mass. Vol. H. Art.<br>(3 years)
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/554/mode/2up Co. A-M, Un.]  
| Index at courthouse
+
| June 1861 - Aug. 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0001RAH Details]
| Records, 1907-1945, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]<br>Petitions, 1907-1945, {{FHL|968402|item|disp=FHL film 2195582 (1st of 11)}}<br>Declarations, 1906-1945, {{FHL|973565|item|disp=FHL films 2195580-2195581}}<br>Index, 1811-1991, {{FHL|470061|item|disp=FHL film 1769521-1769526, 1769527}}
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Greenfield<br>District Court
+
| 2nd Regt.
| n/a
+
| Mass. Vol. H. Art.<br>(3 years)
| District courthouse
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/656/mode/2up Co. A-M, Un.]
| Indexed
+
| May 1863 - Sept. 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0002RAH Details]
| Records, 1891-1906, and Index, 1891-1906, {{FHL|491191|item|disp=FHL films 1765478-1765479}}
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Orange<br>District Court
+
| 3rd Regt.
| n/a
+
| Mass. Vol. H. Art.<br>(3 years)
| District courthouse
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/770/mode/2up Co. A-M, Un.]
| n/a
+
| May 1863 - June 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0003RAH Details]
| Final declarations, 1899-1906, {{FHL|473918|item|disp=FHL film 1769564}}
+
| ---
 +
|}
 +
<center>[[#top|Top of Page]] | [[#Military|Top of Military]] | [[#mil08|Top of Civil War]]</center>
 +
{{anchor|cw10}}<br>
 +
<center>'''Massachusetts Civil War Units<br>4th+ Heavy Artillery, Calvary, Mass. Men in other States, and U.S. Army'''</center>
 +
{| width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="1" align="center"
 +
|-
 +
| colspan="5" | The information in the lists of Massachusetts Military Units comes from the [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors] web site. This web site can also be searched by the name of a soldier.
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat21}}<br>'''Hampden Co.'''
+
| width="10%" align="center" | '''Unit Name'''
 +
| width="20%" align="center" | '''Type'''
 +
| width="15%" align="center" | '''Roster'''
 +
| width="20%" align="center" | '''Service'''
 +
| width="35%" align="center" | '''History'''
 
|-
 
|-
| Supreme Judicial Ct.<br>Ct. of Common Pleas
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 4th Regt.
| 1812-1859
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. H. Art.<br>(3 years)
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol61931mass#page/n7/mode/2up Co. A-M]
| Indexed
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Aug. 1864 - June 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0004RAH Details]  
| Records, 1816-1859, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]<br>Final adm. and primary declaration, 1840-1852, {{FHL|591751|item|disp=FHL films 1480083-1480087}}<br>Primary declaration, 1853-1877, {{FHL|486298|item|disp=FHL films 1479810-1479812}}<br>Primary and final papers, 1853-1874, {{FHL|486032|item|disp=FHL films 1479802-1479809}}<br>Index, 1812-1861, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]<br>Index, 1812-1853, {{FHL|485876|item|disp=FHL film 1479801 Item 2}}
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court
+
| 29th &amp; 30th Unattached Cos.
| 1860-1991
+
| Mass. Vol. H. Art.<br>(1 year)
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol61931mass#page/66/mode/2up Two Cos.]  
| Indexed
+
| Sept. 1864 - June 1865<br>Details: [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0029CAH 29th] and [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0030CAH 30th]  
| Records, 1860-1945, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]<br>Pending papers, 1851-1890, and dismissed papers, 1886-1887, {{FHL|486287|item|disp=FHL film 1479809 Items 2-3}}<br>Primary and final papers, 1853-1906, {{FHL|572270|item|disp=FHL films 1450861-1450864}}<br>Naturalization and final adm., 1875-1880, {{FHL|485798|item|disp=FHL film 1451438 (1st of 5)}}<br>Cert. of intention, 1875-1893, {{FHL|486290|item|disp=FHL films 1479809-1479810}}<br>Records, 1879-1906, {{FHL|591782|item|disp=FHL film 1480087 (1st of 9)}}; Declarations, 1906-1931, {{FHL|572069|item|disp=FHL film 1450792 (1st of 28)}}; Petitions of military personnel, 1918, {{FHL|572634|item|disp=FHL film 1450864 Item 2}}; Records, 1927-1945, {{FHL|571163|item|disp=FHL film 1450864 (1st of 98)}}; Index, 1906-1989, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]] and {{FHL|820777|item|disp=FHL film 2132736 (1st of 23)}}; Index, 1812-1906, {{FHL|591530|item|disp=FHL film 1464362-1464363}}; Index, 1906-1986, {{FHL|591530|item|disp=FHL film 1464331-1464361}}<br>
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Palmer<br>District Court
+
| 1st Batt.
| 1896-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. H. Art.<br>(3 years)
| District courthouse, Palmer, in 1990
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol61931mass#page/80/mode/2up Co. A-F, Un.]
| Indexed
+
| Feb. 1862 - Oct. 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0001BAH Details]
| Docket, records, and index, 1896-1906, {{FHL|572999|item|disp=FHL film 1673943}}
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Springfield<br>District Court
+
| 1st Regt.
| 1886-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. Cav.<br>(3 years)
| District courthouse, Springfield, in 1990
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol61931mass#page/128/mode/2up Co. A-M, Un.]
| Indexed
+
| Sept. 1861 - June 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0001RC Details]
| Declaration and naturalization, 1852-1855, {{FHL|565430|item|disp=FHL film 1686074 Items 1-2}}; Naturalization papers and index, 1885-1906, {{FHL|565870|item|disp=FHL film 1686074 (1st of 18)}}; Index, 1886-1906, {{FHL|565957|item|disp=FHL film 1686074 Item 7}}
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat22}}<br>'''Hampshire Co.'''
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 2nd Regt.
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Cav.<br>(3 years)
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol61931mass#page/228/mode/2up Co. A-M, Un.]
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Dec. 1862 - Aug. 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0002RC Details]
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Cos. A, E, F, L, and M raised in California
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court
+
| 3rd Regt.
| 1849-1988
+
| Mass. Vol. Cav.<br>(3 years)
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol61931mass#page/328/mode/2up Co. A-M, Read's Co., Un.]  
| Card index at Archives
+
| Sept. 1861 - Oct. 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0003RC Details]
| Records, 1849-1934, and Index, 1836-1986, {{FHL|522181|item|disp=FHL film 1508669 (1st of 17)}}; Index, 1859-[1996], {{FHL|781623|item|disp=FHL film 2057085 (1st of 5}}
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Northampton<br>District Court
+
| 4th Regt.
| 1885-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. Cav.<br>(3 years)
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol61931mass#page/420/mode/2up Co. A-M, Un.]
| Card index at Archives
+
| Feb. 1864 - Nov. 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0004RC Details]  
| Dockets and index, 1885-1906, {{FHL|522178|item|disp=FHL film 1578002 Items 2-5}}
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| Ware<br>District Court
+
| 5th Regt.
| 1903-1906
+
| Mass. Vol. Cav. (Col.)<br>(3 years)
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol61931mass#page/492/mode/2up Co. A-M, Un.]
| Card index at Archives
+
| Fall 1863 - Nov. 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0005RC00C Details]  
| Final docket, 1903-1906, {{FHL|572690|item|disp=FHL film 1673945}}
+
| ---
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat23}}<br>'''Middlesex Co.'''
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | 1st Batt.
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Cav.<br>(1 year)
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol61931mass#page/544/mode/2up Co. A-E, Un.]
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Winter 1864 - June 1865
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Attached to 26th Regt., N.Y. Cav., Frontier Cav.
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court
+
| n/a
| 1842-1991
+
| n/a
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol61931mass#page/566/mode/2up by State served]  
| Card index
+
| n/a
| Records, 1906-1944, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]; Records, 1841-1884, {{FHL|145215|item|disp=FHL film 963672-963676}}; Declarations, 1906-1945, {{FHL|956632|item|disp=FHL film 2156992 (1st of 10)}}; Petitions, 1911-1945, {{FHL|959722|item|disp=FHL film 2188907 (1st of 30)}}; Card index, 1800-1885, {{FHL|487757|item|disp=FHL film 1420474 Item 2}}; Index, 1906-1984, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]] and {{FHL|955303|item|disp=FHL film 2155887 (1st of 14)}}
+
| List of Mass. Men who served in 29 other states
 
|-
 
|-
| Lowell<br>District Court
+
| n/a
| 1885-1906
+
| Mass. Officers
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol61931mass#page/754/mode/2up alphabetical]  
| Docketed
+
| n/a
| NO microfilm
+
| In the U.S. Army and U.S. Vol.
 
|-
 
|-
| Malden<br>District Court
+
| n/a
| 1885-1906
+
| Mass. Soldiers
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol61931mass#page/778/mode/2up alphabetical, A-L]
| Docketed
+
| n/a
| NO microfilm
+
| In the U.S. Army and U.S. Vol.
 +
|}
 +
<center>[[#top|Top of Page]] | [[#Military|Top of Military]] | [[#mil08|Top of Civil War]]</center>
 +
{{anchor|cw11}}
 +
<center>'''Massachusetts Civil War Units<br>Mass. Men in U.S. Army, Veteran Reserve Corps, Colored Troops, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps'''</center>
 +
{| width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="1" align="center"
 
|-
 
|-
| Newton<br>District Court
+
| colspan="5" | The information in the lists of Massachusetts Military Units comes from the [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers and Sailors] web site. This web site can also be searched by the name of a soldier.
| 1885-1906
 
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
 
| Card index
 
| NO microfilm
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Somerville<br>District Court
+
| width="10%" align="center" | '''Unit Name'''
| 1886-1906
+
| width="20%" align="center" | '''Type'''
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
+
| width="15%" align="center" | '''Roster'''
| Docketed, 1894-1906
+
| width="20%" align="center" | '''Service'''
| NO microfilm
+
| width="35%" align="center" | '''History'''
 
|-
 
|-
| Woburn<br>District Court
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | n/a
| 1894-1906
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Soldiers
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol71931mass#page/n11/mode/2up alphabetical, M-Z]  
| Docketed, 1892-1906
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | n/a
| NO microfilm
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | In the U.S. Army and U.S. Vol.
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat24}}<br>'''Nantucket Co.'''
+
| n/a
 +
| Mass. Soldiers
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol71931mass#page/48/mode/2up alphabetical by Unit]
 +
| n/a
 +
| Misc. Units in U.S. Army and U.S. Vol.
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court
+
| n/a
| 1803-1974
+
| Mass. Enlistments
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol71931mass#page/122/mode/2up alphabetical]  
| Card index
+
| n/a
| Records, 1908-1945, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]; Declarations, 1908-1945, Petitions, 1910-1945, and Citizenship granted, 1930-1945, {{FHL|818997|item|disp=FHL films 2132425-2132426}}
+
| In Veteran Reserve Corps, originally the Invalid Corps
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|-
 +
| n/a
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| Mass. Officers
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol71931mass#page/288/mode/2up alphabetical]
 +
| n/a
 +
| In U.S. Colored Troops
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | n/a
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Soldiers
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol71931mass#page/316/mode/2up alphabetical]
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | n/a
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | In U.S. Colored Troops
 +
|-
 +
| n/a
 +
| Mass. Officers
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol71931mass#page/418/mode/2up alphabetical]  
 +
| n/a
 +
| In U.S. Navy
 +
|-
 +
| n/a
 +
| Enlisted Men
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol71931mass#page/534/mode/2up alphabetical, A-E]
 +
| n/a
 +
| In U.S. Navy
 +
|-
 +
| n/a
 +
| Enlisted Men
 +
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol81931mass#page/n9/mode/2up alphabetical, F-Z]
 +
| n/a
 +
| In U.S. Navy
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat25}}<br>'''Norfolk Co.'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | n/a
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Officers
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol81931mass#page/888/mode/2up alphabetical]
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | n/a
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | In U.S. Marine Corps
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court
+
| n/a
| 1806-1958
+
| Mass. Enlisted Men
| Superior Court, Dedham and Quincy
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol81931mass#page/888/mode/2up alphabetical]  
| Card indexes
+
| n/a
| DEDHAM: Declarations, 1906-1931; Petitions, 1906-1931; Index to records, 1806-1906 [note: rec. not at FHL]; Index to declarations, 1907-1958; Index to petitions, 1907-1958; Index to declarations and petitions, 1920-1958; QUINCY: Declarations, 1920-1937; Petitions, 1920-1931; Citizenship granted, 1929-1939, {{FHL|479889|item|disp=FHL film 1522670 (1st of 68)}}
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| In U.S. Marine Corps
 
|}
 
|}
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<center>'''Bibliography'''</center>  
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<center>'''Spanish-American War'''</center>  
*Frank G. Franklin, ''The Legislative History of Naturalization in the United States from the Revolutionary War to 1861'' (PhD Thesis, 1900; Chicago, 1906; rep. New York, 1969+), ix, 308 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/legislativehisto00fran Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=4JiHAAAAMAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/60732161 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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'''Federal Records:'''
*''Guide to the Records in the National Archives - New England Region'' (Washington, D.C., 1989), v, 25 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/21542621 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|964411|item|disp=FHL book 973 J53t}} (similar work).<br>  
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*Sidney Kansas, ''Immigration, Exclusion, Deportation and Citizenship of the United States'' (New York, 3rd ed., 1948), x, 460 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4412795 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|610957|item|disp=FHL book 973 W2ka}}.<br>  
+
The following are national records where information regarding Massachusetts soldiers and sailors may be found. This list was not compared to or include records found at the National Archives. It is only the list of ONLINE records from FamilySearch.org, Ancestry.com, and fold3.com.
*James H. Kettner, ''The Development of American Citizenship, 1608-1870'' (Chapel Hill, N.C., 1978), xi, 391 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3627234 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|7209|item|disp=FHL book 973 P4k}}.<br>  
+
 
*James C. Neagles and Lila Lee Neagles, ''Locating Your Immigrant Ancestor: A Guide to Naturalization Records'' (Logan, Utah, rev. ed., 1986), xi, 153 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6423879 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|383607|item|disp=FHL book 973 P47n}}; {{FHL|122500|item|disp=FHL 1995 book}} (with digital link).<br>  
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*General Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Soldiers who Served During the War with Spain, [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1919583 FamilySearch.org], the NARA series was NOT identified, browsable only in alphabetical order; [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2400 Ancestry] ($) (searchable), NARA M871 series.<br>
*John J. Newman, ''American Naturalization Processes and Procedures, 1790-1985'' (Indianapolis, Ind., 1985), 43 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12388755 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|314550|item|disp=FHL book 973 P4n}}.<br>  
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*General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1919699 FamilySearch.org] [59% completed in Aug. 2013] and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4654 Ancestry] ($), being NARA T288 series.<br>
*Christina K. Schaefer, ''Guide to Naturalization Records of the United States'' (Baltimore, 1997), xii, 394 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36674082 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|788457|item|disp=FHL book 973 P4s}}.<br>  
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*Civil War and later Pension Index, 1861-1917, [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1471019 FamilySearch.org] and [http://www.fold3.com/title_57/civil_war_and_later_veterans_pension_index/ fold3.com] ($), being NARA T289 series.<br>
*Marian L. Smith, ''An Immigrant Nation: United States Regulation of Immigration, 1798-1991'' (Washington, D.C., 1991), v, 41 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25505090 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*U.S. Department of Justice, ''Directory of Courts Having Jurisdiction in Naturalization Proceedings'' (Washington, D.C., 1908; rep. many times through 1979), 252 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/directorycourts00natugoog Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=eKoGAAAAMAAJ Google Books], and [http://pds.lib.harvard.edu/pds/view/6466350 Harvard University].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12593620 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|477392|item|disp=FHL film 1730286}} (1963 ed.).<br>
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'''State Records:'''  
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*Original state records held by the [http://states.ng.mil/sites/MA/resources/museum/default.aspx National Guard Museum &amp; Archives] in Concord (see their [http://states.ng.mil/sites/MA/DevLibrary2/resources/museum/collections.htm#SpanishAmericanWar1898 holdings online]) and a small collection at the [[#Archives|Massachusetts Archives]] (see their [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arccol/colidx.htm#military holdings online]).<br>
 +
*Massachusetts Military records, 1817-1915, {{FHL|486195|item|disp=FHL film}} (see catalog entry for correct reel), the Spanish-American War arranged alphabetically by town name by branch of service.<br>
 +
*Military records, 1862-1865, 1898-1899, {{FHL|735057|item|disp=FHL film 2110413}}.<br>
 +
 
 +
'''History:'''
 +
 
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*Frank E. Edwards, ''The '98 campaign of the 6th Massachusetts, U.S.V.'' (Boston, 1899), xix 360 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/98campaignof6thm01edwa Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=_PsLAAAAIAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1383218 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*James A. Frye, ''The First Regiment Massachusetts Heavy Artillery: United States Volunteers, in the Spanish-American War of 1898'' (Boston, 1899), xvi, 258 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/firstregimentmas00frye Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=3_kLAAAAIAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/476117 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|81552|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 M2fj or film 1415264}}.<br>  
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*Herbert O. Hicks and Fred A. Simmons, ''Company M and Adams in the War with Spain'' ([Adams, Mass.], 1899), 110 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18594734 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|264136|item|disp=FHL book 974.41/A2 M2h}}.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/companymadamsinw00hick Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=1P4eAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>Berkshire Genealogist Indexing Committee, ''Index to Company M and Adams in the war with Spain'' (Pittsfield, Mass., 1995), 3 leaves.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39641300 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1368543|item|disp=FHL book 974.41/A2 M2h index}}.<br>  
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*John J. McCoy, "The Irish Element in the Second Massachusetts Volunteers in the Recent War (with Spain)" in ''American Irish Historical Society Journal'', 2 [1899]: 85-88.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/journalamerican00obrgoog#page/n98/mode/2up Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1480088 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1656828|item|disp=FHL book 973 B2i v. 1-2}}.<br>  
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*Harry E. Webber, ''Twelve Months with the Eighth Massachusetts Infantry in the Service of the United States'' (Salem, Mass., 1908), 391 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/twelvemonthswith01webb Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=cG8tAAAAYAAJ Google Books], and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5070 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2613837 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|102701|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 M2whe or film 1425573 Item 5}} (with digital link).<br>
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<center>'''World War I'''</center>
 +
'''Federal Records:'''  
 +
 
 +
The following are national records where information regarding Massachusetts soldiers and sailors may be found. This list was not compared to or include records found at the National Archives. It is only the list of ONLINE records from FamilySearch.org, Ancestry.com, and fold3.com.<br>
 +
 
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*World War I Selective Service System draft registration cards, 1917-1918 - Massachusetts, {{FHL|746980|item|disp=FHL film 1684875 (1st of 162)}}.<br>Part of World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, ONLINE at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1968530 FamilySearch.org] or [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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*Selective service records, and, exemptions as aliens for 1917-1918 - Massachusetts, {{FHL|585815|item|disp=FHL film 1846563 Items 3-4}}.<br>  
 +
*Index to Naturalizations of World War I Soldiers, 1918 , [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1858291 FamilySearch.org] or [http://www.fold3.com/title_107/naturalization_index_wwi_soldiers/ fold3.com] ($), being NARA M1952 series.<br>
 +
 
 +
'''State Records:'''
 +
 
 +
*Original state records held by the [http://states.ng.mil/sites/MA/resources/museum/default.aspx National Guard Museum &amp; Archives] in Concord (see their [http://states.ng.mil/sites/MA/DevLibrary2/resources/museum/collections.htm#WorldWarI19171918 holdings online]) or {{FHL|459748|item|disp=FHL film}} and {{FHL|476101|item|disp=FHL film}} (see catalog entry for correct film).<br>  
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*Casualties from Massachusetts in World War I, 1918, Enlistments, Enrollments, Medical Examinations, Detachments, {{FHL|486195|item|disp=FHL film 1544205 (1st of 15)}}.<br>
 +
 
 +
'''History:'''
 +
 
 +
*William Mitchell Haulsee, ''Soldiers of the Great War'' [Registers of Dead] (Washington, D.C., 1920), 3v. (Mass. in v. 2).<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/soldiersgreatwa00doylgoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=vcwMAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1165817 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|285556|item|disp=FHL book 973 M23s or fiche 6051244}} (with digital link for v. 2 - Massachusetts).<br>  
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*David Allen Lambert, "World War I Resources at NEHGS - A Bibliography" online at [http://www.americanancestors.org/world-war-I-resources-at-NEHGS/ AmericanAncestors.org] ($).<br>
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*Francis Andrew March, ''History of the World War: an authentic narrative of the World’s greatest war, including the treaty of peace and the League of Nation’s covenant'' (Philadelphia, 1919), 736 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historyofworldwa00marc Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=TXMpAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1179857 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Ashley Kay Nuckols, Deaths, American Expeditionary Force, W.W.I, 1917, 1918. Massachusetts ([Tazewell, Va.?, 1995]), 1v.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45166897 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1016344|item|disp=FHL book 973 M2nda v. 6}}.<br>
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*Eben Putnam, ''Report of the Commission on Massachusetts' Part in the World War'' (Boston, 1929-1931), 2v.<br>Digital version at Internet Archive ([http://archive.org/details/reportofcommissi001comm v. 1] and[http://archive.org/details/reportofcommissi002comm v. 2]).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1842742 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|663337|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 M2pe v. # or film 1698087 Item 12}}.<br>
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*United States Bureau of Naval Personnel, ''Officers and enlisted personnel of the United States Naval Services who died during the World War'' (Washington, D.C., 1920; rep. Fairfield, Ca., 1989), 812 pp.<br>No digital version found.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1187918 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] or [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25485604 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (reprint); Not at FHL.<br>
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<center>'''World War II'''</center>
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'''Federal Records:'''
  
==== Other Records  ====
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The following are national records where information regarding Massachusetts soldiers and sailors may be found. This list was not compared to or include records found at the National Archives. It is only the list of ONLINE records from FamilySearch.org, Ancestry.com, and fold3.com.<br>
  
*Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society card file I-96, 1882-1929, from the American Jewish Historical Society, {{FHL|1050948|item|disp=FHL film 2318189-2318392, 2318509-2318512}}.<br>
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*World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2028680 FamilySearch.org], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939 Ancestry] ($), and [http://www.fold3.com/title_831/wwii_army_enlistment_records/ fold3.com] (free).<br>
<center>[[#top|Top of Page]] || [[#Immigration|Top of Immigration]]</center>  
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*World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949, at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1143 Ancestry] ($) and [http://www.fold3.com/title_829/wwii_navy_muster_rolls/ fold3.com] ($) [50% complete in Aug. 2013].<br>
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*Selective Service System registration cards [World War II]&nbsp;: fourth registration, 1942, {{FHL|1191484|item|disp=FHL film 2371930 (1st of 166)}}.<br>Note: This "Old Man's" draft was for those born between 28 Apr. 1877 and 16 Feb. 1897, being NARA M2090 series.<br>ONLINE at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1861144 FamilySearch.org] and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1002 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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*World War II Cadet Nursing Corps Card Files, 1942-1948, at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2251 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 +
*World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946, at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8919 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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*Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945, at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1102 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 +
*World War II Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945, at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1122 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 +
*World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas, at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4283 Ancestry] ($).<br>  
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*Veterans Affairs Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File, at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2441 Ancestry] ($) and [http://www.fold3.com/title_848/veterans_affairs_birls_death_file/ fold3.com] (free).<br>
  
==== Bibliography  ====
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'''State Records:'''
  
*Robert Charles Anderson, ''The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1623–1633'' (Boston, 1995), 3v.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/33083117 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|22717|item|disp=FHL books 974 W2a}}.<br>
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Original state records held by the [http://www.mass.gov/veterans/cemeteries-and-honors/military-records/war-records-in-ma.html Military War Records Office] in Milford. General access to these records is restricted.<br>
*Robert Charles Anderson, ''The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634–1635'' (Boston, 1999-2011), 7v.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49260702 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|957042|item|disp=FHL book 974 W2aa}}.<br>  
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*Robert Charles Anderson, ''The Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony, 1620-1629'' (Boston, 2004), lxviii, 638 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/57507677 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1197928|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 D3a}}.<br>  
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*Robert Charles Anderson, ''The Winthrop Fleet: Massachusetts Bay Company Immigrants to New England, 1629-1630'' (Boston, 2012), ixxviii, 832 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/802345529 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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<center>'''Korean Conflict'''</center>
*Charles Edward Banks, ''The English Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers, who came to Plymouth on the "Mayflower" in 1620, the "Fortune" in 1621, and the "Anne" and the "Little James" in 1623'' (New York, 1929; rep. many times), xi, 187 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48557 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1333972 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1962 ed.); [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Btitle%3AThe%20%2Btitle%3AEnglish%20%2Btitle%3AAncestry%20%2Btitle%3Aand%20%2Btitle%3AHomes%20%2Btitle%3Aof%20%2Btitle%3Athe%20%2Btitle%3APilgrim%20%2Btitle%3AFathers FHL book 974 W2be].<br>  
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'''Federal Records:'''
*Charles Edward Banks, ''The Planters of the Commonwealth; a study of the emigrants and emigration in colonial times: to which are added lists of passengers to Boston and to the Bay Colony; the ships which brought them; their English homes, and the places of their settlement in Massachusetts, 1620-1640'' (Boston, 1930; rep. many times), xii, 231 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48127 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/953611 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1967 ed.); [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Btitle%3AThe%20%2Btitle%3APlanters%20%2Btitle%3Aof%20%2Btitle%3Athe%20%2Btitle%3ACommonwealth FHL book 974 W2bf].<br>  
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*Charles Edward Banks, ''The Winthrop Fleet'' (Boston, 1930; rep. Baltimore, 1961+), ix, 118 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48245 Ancestry] ($) (1999 ed.).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/452183 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1968 ed. only); [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Btitle%3AThe%20%2Btitle%3AWinthrop%20%2Btitle%3AFleet FHL book 974.4 W2b] (many editions).<br>  
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Many of the personnel files for this conflict were lost in a fire at the National Personnel Records Center fire in St. Louis. For more general information about researching this war, see this wiki's [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/United_States_Korean_War_1950_to_1953 Korean War] page.<br>
*Charles Edward Banks, ''The Topographical Dictionary of 2,885 English Emigrants to New England'' (Philadelphia, 1937; rep. Baltimore, 1957+).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/679755406 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1969 ed.); [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Btitle%3AThe%20%2Btitle%3ATopographical%20%2Btitle%3ADictionary%20%2Btitle%3Aof%20%2Btitle%3A2885%20%2Btitle%3AEnglish%20%2Btitle%3AEmigrants%20%2Btitle%3Ato%20%2Btitle%3ANew%20%2Btitle%3AEngland FHL book 974 W2ba] (many editions).<br>  
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*Ethel Stanwood Bolton, ''Immigrants to New England, 1700–1775'' (Salem, Mass., 1931; rep. Baltimore, 1966+), 235 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48095 Ancestry] ($) (1997 ed.).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1015465 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1966 ed.); {{FHL|328742|item|disp=FHL book 974 W2b}} and {{FHL|328741|item|disp=FHL film 874195 item 3}}.<br>  
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The following are national records where information regarding Massachusetts soldiers and sailors may be found. This list was not compared to or include records found at the National Archives. It is only the list of ONLINE records from FamilySearch.org, Ancestry.com, and fold3.com.<br>
*Carl Boyer 3rd, ed., ''Ship Passenger Lists: National and New England (1600-1825)'' (Newhall, Cal., 1977), 270 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3353223 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|216721|item|disp=FHL book 973 W3s or fiche 6049470}} (with digital link).<br>  
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*Joseph William Carlevale, ''Leading Americans of Italian Descent in Massachusetts'' (Plymouth, Mass., 1946), 861 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=21593 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3763115 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Korean War Battle Deaths, 1950-1957, at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2127893 FamilySearch.org] and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1033 Ancestry] ($).<br>
*Peter Wilson Coldham, ''The Complete Book of Emigrants in Bondage, 1614–1775'' (Baltimore, 1988; supp. 1992), xv, 920, 86 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18176302 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26564121 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (supp.); {{FHL|654640|item|disp=FHL book 973 W2c}}.<br>  
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*Korean War Dead and Army Wounded, 1950-1953, at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2127897 FamilySearch.org] and [http://www.fold3.com/title_838/korean_war_casualties/ fold3.com] ($).<br>
*Peter Wilson Coldham, ''The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607–1660'' (Baltimore, 1987), xviii, 600 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22434255 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|570051|item|disp=FHL book 973 W2coL}}.<br>  
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*Korean War Prisoners of War, 1950-1954, at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8850 Ancestry] ($).<br>
*Peter Wilson Coldham, ''The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1661–1669'' (Baltimore, 1990), vii, 894 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22392352 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|410429|item|disp=FHL book 973 W2coL}}.<br>  
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*Korean War Repatriated Prisoners of War, 1950-1954, at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2127902 FamilySearch.org].<br>
*Peter Wilson Coldham, ''The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1700–1750'' (Baltimore, 1992), ix, 743 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25512381 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|513401|item|disp=FHL book 973 W2coL}}.<br>  
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*World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas, at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4283 Ancestry] ($).<br>
*Peter Wilson Coldham, ''The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1751–1776'' (Baltimore, 1992), viii, 349 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/28095632 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|638712|item|disp=FHL book 973 W2coL}}.<br>  
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*Peter Wilson Coldham, ''The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607–1776, and Emigrants in Bondage 1614–1775'' ([Novato, Ca.], 1996), 1 CD.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35961940 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|773852|item|CD-ROM no. 9 pt. 350}}.<br>  
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'''State Records:'''
*William Isaac Cole, ''Immigrant Races in Massachusetts: The Greeks'' (Boston?, 1919?), [6] pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/immigrantracesin00cole Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3282270 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Meridith B. Colket Jr., ''Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants from Europe 1607–1657'' (Cleveland, Ohio, 1975; second rev. ed., 2002), xlv, 443 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1733517 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1975 ed.); {{FHL|285129|item|disp=FHL book 973 W2cm.}} (1985 ed.).<br>  
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*Original state records held by the [http://www.mass.gov/veterans/cemeteries-and-honors/military-records/war-records-in-ma.html Military War Records Office] in Milford. General access to these records is restricted.<br>
*George Francis Donovan, ''The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts, 1620-1775'' (Menasha, Wisc., 1932), 158 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8141263 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|381941|item|disp=FHL film 1466004 Item 8}} or {{FHL|1057843|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 F2dg}} (200? ed.).<br>  
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*Federal Writers' Project, Massachusetts, ''The Armenians in Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1937; rep. New York, 1973), 148 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/armeniansinmassa00uswo Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5314944 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1937 ed.); Not at FHL.<br>  
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'''History:'''
*P. William Filby, ''Passenger and Immigration Lists Index'' (Detroit, Mich., 1981-2005), 29v..<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7385897 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (see other eds.); ({{FHL|291926|item|disp=FHL book 973 W32p}}.<br>  
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*Lucie M. Gardner, "Settlers about Boston Bay prior to 1630" in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 2 [1909]: 115-117, 176-183.<br>No digital version available.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1756836 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1260170|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 B2mm v. 1-2}}.<br>  
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*Bevin R. Alexander, ''Korea: The First War We Lost'' (New York, 1986; rep. 2004), xv, 558 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20994629 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
*Edward A. Hall, "The Irish Pioneers of the Connecticut Valley" in ''The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society'', 4 [1904]: 43-54.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/journalamerican39socigoog#page/n48/mode/2up Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1480088 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1656825|item|disp=FHL book 973 B2i v. 4}} (with digital link).<br>  
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*Richard M. Bassett, ''And the Wind Blew Cold: The Story of an American POW in North Korea'' (Kent, Ohio, 2002), xiii, 117 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/748371333 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
*Marilyn B. Halter, "Cape Verdean-American Immigration and Patterns of Settlement, 1860-1940," Ph.D. Dissertation, Boston Univ., 1986, xiii, 270 leaves.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39874726 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Albert D. Biderman, ''March to Calumny: The Story of American POW's in Korea'' (New York, 1963; rep. 1979), 326 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4956442 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
*Edward W. Hanson, "The Non-English New Englanders" in ''The New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 139 [1985]: 3-20.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7030049 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|127567|item|disp=FHL book 974 B2ne v. 139}}.<br>  
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*T. R. Fehrenbach, ''This Kind of War'' (New York, 1963; rep. many times), xi, 483 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30074190 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
*Ruth-Ann M. Harris and Donald M. Jacobs, eds., ''The Search for Missing Friends'' (Boston, 1989–2002), 8v.<br>Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=263 American Ancestors] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20489613 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|403971|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 H29s}}.<br>  
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*James I. Matray, ed., ''Historical Dictionary of the Korean War'' (New York, 1991), xxxiii, 626 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22766347 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|532148|item|disp=FHL book 973 M26h}}.<br>
*Martin E. Hollick, ''New Englanders in the 1600s: A guide to genealogical research published between 1980 and 2010'' (Boston, 2006; expanded ed., 2012), xxvii, 282 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/786187499 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1359885|item|disp=FHL book 974 D22h}} (2006 ed.).<br>  
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*Jarry G. Summers, ''Korean War Almanac'' (New York, 1990), xv, 330 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/19722569 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|369813|item|disp=FHL book 973 M2su}}.<br>
*John Camden Hotten, ''The Original Lists of Persons of Quality: Emigrants, etc., Who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700'' (London, 1874; rep. New York, 1931+), xxxvi, 580 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2065 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1615006 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1962 ed.); [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Btitle%3AThe%20%2Btitle%3AOriginal%20%2Btitle%3ALists%20%2Btitle%3Aof%20%2Btitle%3APersons%20%2Btitle%3Aof%20%2Btitle%3AQuality FHL book 973 W2hot] (many editions).<br>  
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<center>'''Vietnam Conflict'''</center>
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For general information on research this war, see this wiki's [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/United_States_Vietnam_War_1964_to_1972 Vietnam War page].<br>
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'''Federal Records:'''
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The following are national records where information regarding Massachusetts soldiers and sailors may be found. This list was not compared to or include records found at the National Archives. It is only the list of ONLINE records from FamilySearch.org, Ancestry.com, and fold3.com.<br>
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*Military Fatal Casualties of the Vietnam War for Massachusetts, download [http://www.archives.gov/research/military/vietnam-war/casualty-lists/ma-alpha.pdf pdf file here].<br>
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*Military Personnel who Died During the Vietnam War, 1956-2003, at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2127916 FamilySearch.org].<br>
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*Records on Military Personnel Who Died, Were Missing in Action or Prisoners of War as a Result of the Vietnam War, documenting the period 8 June 1956 - 21 Jan. 1998, [http://aad.archives.gov/aad/series-description.jsp?s=512&cat=WR28&bc=,sl search online database] and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3095 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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*Vietnam War, Casualties Returned Alive, 1962-1979, at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8846 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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*Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C., images at [http://www.fold3.com/title_485/vietnam_veterans_memorial/ fold3.com] (free).<br>
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'''State Records:'''
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Original state records held by the [http://states.ng.mil/sites/MA/resources/museum/default.aspx National Guard Museum &amp; Archives] in Concord (see their [http://states.ng.mil/sites/MA/DevLibrary2/resources/museum/collections.htm#VietnamWar19641975 holdings online])
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=== Immigration  ===
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{| width="40%" border="1" class="wikitable" style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto;"
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|-
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! colspan="2" | Quick Links to Immigration Records
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|-
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| [[#imm01|Passenger Lists]]
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| [[#imm02|Naturalization Records]]
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|-
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| [[#imm03|Other Records]]
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| [[#imm04|Bibliography]]
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|}
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There are many types of records to help researchers with a better understanding of their immigrant's arrival to the United States. Presented here are the two main groups: passenger lists and naturalization records. Other records would include passports, border crossings, and special collections. Each section has a specific bibliography and a general list is found from the links above.
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==== Passenger Lists  ====
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{| width="50%" border="1" style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto;" class="wikitable"
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|-
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! colspan="3" | Quick Links to Passenger Lists
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|-
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|
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| [[#imm01|Introduction]]
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|
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|-
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|
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| <center>Records:</center>
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|
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|-
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| [[#pass01|Boston]]
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| [[#pass02|Chicopee]]
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| [[#pass03|Fall River]]
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|-
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| [[#pass04|Gloucester]]
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| [[#pass05|New Bedford]]
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| [[#pass06|Provincetown]]
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|-
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| [[#pass07|Salem/Beverly]]
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| [[#pass08|Woods Hole]]
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| [[#pass09|Misc. Ports]]
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|-
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|
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| [[#pass10|Online Records]]
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|
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|}
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<center>'''Introduction'''</center>
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Immigration records, i.e. passenger lists, started in the modern sense by the Commonwealth in 1848, though customs manifest records survive back to 1820 for Boston. Federal law required manifests in 1883 and took over the creation of these records in 1891. The earlier original records are at the Massachusetts Archives and the post-1890 record with the National Archives and Records Administration. The contact information for both [[#Archives|archives]] is found below.<br>
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These passenger lists get more detailed as time goes on. The earliest records include the name of the vessel, the Master of the vessel, embarkation port, arrival port, arrival date, names of passengers (their age, sex, occupation, country of origin). More details such as a contact/nearest relative at home, who they are coming to see in the U.S., and other such information.<br>
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It was often cheaper to go to Canada first and then continue on to the United States. Between 1 Aug. 1891 and 30 Apr. 1904, records of immigrants traveling from or via Halifax, St. John, and Yarmouth to Boston were filed at Boston. Between 1 May 1904 and 30 June 1929, these records were examined in Canada and not examined in Boston, so their records were filed with the Canadian Border Arrival Records (St. Albans records, NARA publications M1461, M1463, M1464).
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NOTE: NARA is used below to mean the National Archives and Records Administration.<br>
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<center>[[#top|Top of Page]] || [[#Immigration|Top of Immigration]] || [[#imm01|Top of Passenger Lists]]</center> <center>'''Records'''<br>[Note: NARA link will give location of records]</center>
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{{anchor|pass01}} '''Boston'''
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*Records Relating to Passengers [Boston District], 1820-1891, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4672217 NARA RG 36 NC-154 Inv. 511A] (copies or abstracts only).<br>Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, 1820–1891: with index 1848–1891, {{FHL|70879|item|disp=FHL film 205656 (first of 397 films)}}.<br>Note: There are gaps in the records from 1855-1856, and between 31 Mar. 1874 to April 1883. The Massachusetts Archives records below do not have the second gap of nine years.<br>
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*Registers of passengers arriving in Massachusetts ports, 1848-1891, at the [[#Archives|Massachusetts Archives]], {{FHL|1359597|item|disp=FHL film 2412195 (first of 42)}}.<br>
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*Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, 1891-1943, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4319742 NARA T843].<br>
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*Book Indexes to Boston Passenger Lists, 1899-1940, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4283812 NARA T790] (chronological).<br>
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*Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Jan. 1944-Nov. 1954, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2668739 NARA HMS P116].<br>
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*Passenger Lists of Vessels Departing from Boston, 06/1948-11/1954, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2674842 NARA HMS P172].<br>
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*Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, 1 Jan. 1902-31 Dec. 1920, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4294442 NARA HMS A1-48].<br>Records, 1902-1906, microfilmed on T617 series and indexed on T521 series.<br>Records, 1906-1920, unpublished microfilm and index.<br>
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*Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, 1921-1949, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4477836 NARA A3453].<br>
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*Passenger and Crew Manifests of Airplanes Arriving at Boston, Feb. 1945-Nov. 1954, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2669077 NARA HMS P119].<br>
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*Passenger Lists of Vessels Departing from Boston and Arriving at Yarmouth, N.S., June 1948-Sept. 1953, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2674882 NARA HMS P173].<br>
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*Passenger and Crew Manifests of Airplanes Departing from Boston, Jan. 1948-Nov. 1954, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2674909 NARA HMS P169].<br>
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*Passenger Lists of Vessels Departing from Yarmouth, N.S., and Arriving at Boston, June 1949-Sept. 1954, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2668810 NARA MHS P114].<br>
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*Passenger and Crew Manifests of Vessels and Airplanes Arriving at Boston, Dec. 1954-June 1983, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2669073 NARA HMS P117] (records over 50 years accessible).<br>
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*Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels and Airplanes Departing from Boston, Dec. 1954-Nov. 1974, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2674817 NARA HMS P171] (records over 50 years accessible).<br>
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*Passenger and Crew Manifests of Airplanes Arriving at Boston, Dec. 1957-Nov. 1969, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2674785 NARA HMS P120].<br>
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*Passenger and Crew Manifests of Airplanes Departing from Boston, Dec. 1957-Nov. 1969, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2674794 NARA HMS P170].<br>
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'''Chicopee'''
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*Passenger and Crew Manifests of Airplanes Arriving at Westover Air Force Base, Chicopee, 28 Jan. 1946-28 June 1955, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2990047 NARA HMS P454].<br>
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*Passenger and Crew Manifests of Airplanes Departing from Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee, 1 May 1948-31 May 1955, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2990054 NARA HMS P455].<br>
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'''Fall River'''
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*[Fall River District] Passenger Lists, June 1834-Nov. 1855, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2934412 NARA no number].<br>Note: There are no records for the period October 1836 to June 1838, October 1838 to July 1840, and November 1847 to September 1855.<br>
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*[Fall River District] List of Passengers Arriving from Foreign Countries and Returns of the Agent of the Marine Hospital, Apr. 1862-Dec. 1865, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2934330 NARA no number].<br>
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*Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Providence, Davisville, Melville, Newport, Quonset Point, and Tiverton, R.I.; Fall River, Mass.; and New London, Conn., Aug. 1918-Nov. 1954, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4051444 NARA A3468].<br>
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*Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Fall River, Mar. 1955-Mar. 1957, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2839401 NARA HMS P456].<br>
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{{anchor|pass04}}
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'''Gloucester'''
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*[Gloucester District] Passenger Lists, 1905-1905, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4481607 NARA RG 36 NC-154 Inv. 402].<br>
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*Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Gloucester, Oct. 1906-Mar. 1942, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4319760 NARA M1321].<br>Guide at {{FHL|1377181|item|disp=FHL book 973 J53m no. 1321}} or {{FHL|719583|item|disp=FHL film 2155646}}.<br>
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*Passenger Lists of Vessels Departing from Gloucester, Dec. 1960-Jan. 1966, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2694764 NARA HMS P215] (records over 50 years accessible).<br>
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'''New Bedford'''
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*[New Bedford District] Records Relating to Passengers, 1820-1940, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4728348 NARA RG 36 NC-154 Inv. 588-591].<br>Includes Inward Passenger Lists, 1821-1899 (588); Outward Passenger Lists, 1867-1870, 1872-1899 (589); Abstracts of Passenger Lists, 1820-1852, 1861-1865, 1877-1894 (590); Abstracts of Passenger Departures, 1877-1893 (590A); Index to Inward Passenger Lists, 1875-1894 (591).<br>
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*Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Bedford, 1 July 1902-July 1942, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4397773 NARA T944].<br>
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*Index to Passengers Arriving at New Bedford, 1 July 1902-18 Nov. 1954, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4489229 NARA T522].<br>
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*Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Bedford, May 1917-Dec. 1943, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4492823 NARA T942].<br>
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*Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Bedford, 14 Dec. 1945-18 Nov. 1954, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2990078 NARA HMS P463].<br>
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*Passenger Lists of Vessels Departing from New Bedford, 27 Feb. 1959-11 Aug. 1966, [http://research.archives.gov/description/3432820 NARA HMS P620] (records over 50 years accessible).<br>
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*Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Bedford, 5 Apr. 1945-7 July 1978, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2990065 NARA HMS P464] (records over 50 years accessible).<br>
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'''Provincetown'''
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*Passenger Lists for Provincetown, 1887-1895, and Abstracts of Passenger Lists, 1820-1826, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4478173 NARA RG 36 NC-154 Inv. 554-555].<br>
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'''Salem and Beverly District'''
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*Reports of Alien Passengers Used in the Settlement of French Spoliation Claims, 1798-1800, [http://research.archives.gov/description/3997625 NARA NC-154 442].<br>
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*Passenger Lists, 1815-1883, [http://research.archives.gov/description/5554422 NARA no number].<br>
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'''Woods Hole'''
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*Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at Woods Hole, 9 Mar. 1955-19 Sept. 1968, [http://research.archives.gov/description/3033374 NARA HMS P529] (records over 50 years accessible).<br>
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'''Miscellaneous Ports'''
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*Copies of Lists of Passengers Arriving at Miscellaneous Ports on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and at Ports on the Great Lakes, 1820-1873, [http://www.archives.gov/research/immigration/port/atlantic-gulf-great-lakes.html#m575 NARA M575].<br>A Supplemental Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports (excluding New York) 1820–1874, [http://www.archives.gov/research/microfilm/m334.pdf NARA M334], {{FHL|67478|item|disp=FHL films 418161–4181348}}.<br>These records include the ports of Barnstable (1820-1826), Dighton (1820-1836), Edgartown (1820-1870), Fall River (1837-1865), Gloucester (1820-1870), Marblehead (1820-1849), Nantucket (1830-1862), New Bedford (1826-1852), Newburyport (1821-1839), and Plymouth (1821-1844).<br>
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<center>'''Online records'''</center>
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1860873 Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1891] at FamilySearch.org.<br> This is the National Archives M277 series. There are gaps in the records from 1855-1856, and between 31 Mar. 1874 to April 1883. The latter gap can be found in the records at the [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcsrch/PassengerManifestSearchContents.html Massachusetts Archives].<br>
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1923995 Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943], at FamilySearch.org.<br>This is the National Archives T843 series. It is currently [July 2013] only browsable by volumes (records are in chronological order).<br>
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==== Naturalization Records  ====
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{| width="50%" border="1" style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto;" class="wikitable"
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|-
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! colspan="4" | Quick Links to Naturalization Records
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|-
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|
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| [[#nat00|Introduction]]
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| [[#nat30|Bibliography]]
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|
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|-
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| '''Federal:'''
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| [[#nat01|Barnstable]]
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| [[#nat02|Berkshire]]
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| [[#nat03|Bristol]]
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|-
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| [[#nat04|Dukes]]
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| [[#nat05|Essex]]
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| [[#nat06|Franklin]]
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| [[#nat07|Hampden]]
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|-
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| [[#nat08|Hampshire]]
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| [[#nat09|Middlesex]]
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| [[#nat10|Nantucket]]
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| [[#nat11|Norfolk]]
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|-
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| [[#nat12|Plymouth]]
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| [[#nat13|Suffolk]]
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| [[#nat14|Worcester]]
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|
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|-
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| '''State:'''
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| [[#nat15|Barnstable]]
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| [[#nat16|Berkshire]]
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| [[#nat17|Bristol]]
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|-
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| [[#nat18|Dukes]]
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| [[Essex County, Massachusetts#Naturalization_Records|Essex]]
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| [[#nat20|Franklin]]
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| [[#nat21|Hampden]]
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|-
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| [[#nat22|Hampshire]]
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| [[#nat23|Middlesex]]
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| [[#nat24|Nantucket]]
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| [[#nat25|Norfolk]]
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|-
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| [[Plymouth County Massachusetts genealogy#Naturalization_Records|Plymouth]]
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| [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts#mcr04|Suffolk]]
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| [[#nat28|Worcester]]
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| [[#nat29|Sec. of State]]
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|}
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<center>State county links being moved to county pages<br>as they are created</center>
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{{anchor|nat00}}
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<center>'''Introduction'''</center>
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The first uniform laws to govern the naturalization process were enacted in 1790. The purpose was to give rights to the foreign-born man (and woman after 1922) as if he was a native-born man. Depending on the period, this would include owning land and voting. Any court in the land could naturalize a man, but all that was consolidated under a federal system in 1906. The declaration of intent, with some exceptions, was the first step in the process (sometimes called first papers). This often was files within the first couple years of residency. The second and third steps were to petition for citizenship and to receive a certificate of citizenship from the court petitioned. This could be filed as soon as one to three years after the declaration, though it may not be in the same court or state as the declaration. These were sometimes called the final or second papers). This guide is to the records covering the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is broken down into those records held by the federal government and those held by the state. Index cards usually include the name of the immigrant, age, birth date, place and date of certificate of admission, petition number, and occasionally the spouse's name. Read the [[United States Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]] section for the United States to learn more about the whole process.<br>
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<center>'''Federal Naturalization Records for Massachusetts'''</center>
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{| width="100%" border="1" class="wikitable"
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|-
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! width="125" scope="col" | Record
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! width="100" scope="col" | Dates
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! width="125" scope="col" | Location
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! width="175" scope="col" | Index
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! width="350" scope="col" | Microfilm/Online
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|-
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-001-049.html#21 U.S. District Court<br>of Massachusetts]
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| 1789-1991
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham], RG 21
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|
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| [http://research.archives.gov/description/595176 Petitions and Records of Naturalization of the U.S. District Court and Circuit Courts of the District of Massachusetts], 1906-1929, M1368.<br>Petitions and Records, {{FHL|573146|item|disp=FHL film 1578248 (1st of 55)}}<br>ONLINE at [http://www.fold3.com/title_112/naturalizations-ma/ fold3] ($).<br>-----<br>Index to Naturalization Petitions and Records of the U.S. District Court, 1906-1966, and the U.S. Circuit Court, 1906-1911, for the District of Massachusetts, M1545, {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (first of 117)}}.<br>ONLINE at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1834334 Massachusetts Naturalization Index, 1906-1966], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1192 Ancestry] ($), and [http://www.fold3.com/title_98/naturalization-index-ma/ fold3] ($).<br>-----<br>NARA, RG 21, Primary declarations, 1798-1946, Naturalization records, 1790-1906, Petitions, #1195587-2353923, Certified declarations, v. 131-257, Index to declarations, 1912-1940, {{FHL|1257420|item|disp=FHL film 2416289 (1st of 498)}}<br>-----<br>NARA, RG 21, Naturalization records, 1845-1906 (#1-449-103), Declarations, 1845-1911, Depositions of witnesses (#1-290739), and Index to declarations, 1906-1911, {{FHL|1344633|item|disp=FHL film 2414774 (1st of 191)}}<br>-----<br>Petitions, v. 1 (ca. 1787-1906) ['''film only'''], v. 2-252 (1847-1902) ['''digital only'''], {{FHL|2098233|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7048053 (1st of 254)}} (part of index below)<br>-----<br>Repatriation of soldiers, 1918-1941, {{FHL|1376353|item|disp=FHL film 2416188 Item 1}}<br>-----<br>Repatriation of women who married non-American citizens, 1936-1945, {{FHL|1376354|item|disp=FHL film 2416188, 2416217}}<br>-----<br>Overseas military naturalization petitions, 1943-1945, {{FHL|1376357|item|disp=FHL film 2416218}}<br>-----<br>Index to declarations, 1943-1955, {{FHL|1201470|item|disp=FHL films 2371827-2371828}}
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|-
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| U.S. Circuit Court<br>of Massachusetts
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| 1790-1911
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| See above.
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| See above.
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| See above.
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|-
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| Consolidated court index
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| 1790-1906<br>1907-1926
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| U.S. District Court, Boston
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| An index
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| {{FHL|393728|item|disp=FHL film 1420205 (1st of 17)}}
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|-
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service]
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| 1787-1955
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham], RG 85
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| Soundex index card file at NARA - Waltham
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| [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2064580 Petitions for Naturalization, 1787-1931] (browsable by county, then court, as of July 2013 - no Dukes, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, or Hampshire county records).<br>Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/research/microfilm/m1299.pdf M1299].<br>ONLINE at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906].
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|-
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| {{anchor|nat01}}<br>'''Barnstable Co.'''
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|-
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| Supreme Judicial Ct.
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| 1827-1886
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2173425|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7469485}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| {{anchor|nat02}}<br>'''Berkshire Co.'''
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|-
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| Southern Dist. Ct. (Gt. Barrington) - Naturalization records
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| 1886-1906
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2173410|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7469512-7469514}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| Fourth Dist. Ct. (Adams) - Petitions and Naturalizations
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| 1895-1906
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2173407|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7469515-7469519}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| Lee Police Ct. - Naturalization records
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| 1900-1906
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2173411|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7469519}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| North Adams Dist. Ct. - Naturalization records
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| 1891-1906
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2173414|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7469497-7469511}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| Pittsfield Court of Common Pleas - Naturalization records
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| 1787-1860
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2173415|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7469486-7469496}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| Pittsfield Dist. Ct. - Naturalization records
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| 1885-1906
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2173416|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7485672-7485676}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| Supreme Judicial Court (Pittsfield) - Naturalization records
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| 1787-1876
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2173418|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7485685-7485695}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| {{anchor|nat03}}<br>'''Bristol Co.'''
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| <br>1st Dist.
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| <br>Taunton
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|-
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| Supreme Judicial Ct.
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| 1814-1885
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2173422|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7510302 (1st of 4)}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| Ct. of Common Pleas
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| 1805-1867
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2173419|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7510270 (1st of 6)}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| Superior Court
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| 1856-1885
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2173421|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7510290 (1st of 6)}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| District Court
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| 1885-1895
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2173420|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7510282 (1st of 3)}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| <br>'''Bristol Co.'''
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| <br>2nd Dist.
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| <br>Fall River
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|-
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| District Court
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| 1885-1906
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2173409|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7485697 (1st of 31)}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| <br>'''Bristol Co.'''
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| <br>3rd Dist.
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| <br>New Bedford
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|-
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| District Court
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| 1885-1906
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2173413|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7497800 (1st of 13)}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| <br>'''Bristol Co.'''
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| <br>4th Dist.
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| <br>Attleboro
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|-
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| District Court
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| 1904-1906
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2173408|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7485696}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| {{anchor|nat04}}<br>'''Dukes Co.'''
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| No federal records as yet digitized at NARA
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|-
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| {{anchor|nat05}}<br>'''Essex Co.'''
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| No federal records as yet digitized at NARA
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|-
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| {{anchor|nat06}}<br>'''Franklin Co.'''
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| No federal records as yet digitized at NARA
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|-
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| {{anchor|nat07}}<br>'''Hampden Co.'''
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| No federal records as yet digitized at NARA
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|-
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| {{anchor|nat08}}<br>'''Hampshire Co.'''
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| No federal records as yet digitized at NARA
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|-
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| {{anchor|nat09}}<br>'''Middlesex Co.'''
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|-
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| Ct. of Common Pleas<br>Supreme Judicial Ct.
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| 1809-1906
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2109612|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7117754 (1st of 15)}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| First Dist. Ct.<br>No. Middlesex (Ayer) - Records
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| 1887-1906
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2109613|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7117737, 7117739}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| First Dist. Ct.<br>So. Middlesex (Framingham) - Records
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| 1885-1906
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2109617|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7137302 (1st of 3)}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| First Dist. Ct.<br>E. Middlesex (Malden) - Records
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| 1885-1906
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2109615|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7156001 (1st of 13)}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| First Dist. Ct.<br>E. Middlesex (Waltham) - Records
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| 1885-1906
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2109614|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7173060-7173066}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| Fourth Dist. Ct.<br>E. Middlesex (Woburn) - Records
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| 1885-1906
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2109607|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7173043-7173047}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| Lowell Dist Ct. - Records
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| 1836-1906
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2109616|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7137236 (1st of 55)}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| Marlborough Dist. Ct. - Records
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| 1885-1906
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2109610|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7173056-7173059}} (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| {{anchor|nat10}}<br>'''Nantucket Co.'''
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|-
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| Court of Common Pleas<br> Supreme Judicial Ct.
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| 1804-1903
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2109618|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7173072-7173083}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| {{anchor|nat11}}<br>'''Norfolk Co.'''
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|-
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| Superior Court<br>Court of Common Pleas<br>Supreme Judicial Court<br>Dist. Ct. (Dedham)
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| 1804-1906
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2109619|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7187235 (1st of 8)}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| Dist. Ct. (Quincy)
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| 1886-1906
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2109623|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7187245-7187252}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| Dist. Ct. (Stoughton)
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| 1891-1906
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2109621|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7187241-7187242}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| Dist. Ct. (Walpole)
 +
| 1900-1906
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
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| {{FHL|2109622|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7187243-7187244}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
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|-
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| {{anchor|nat12}}<br>'''Plymouth Co.'''
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|-
 +
| Court of Common Pleas
 +
| 1812-1858
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| {{FHL|2195357|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7187259-7187263}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| Supreme Judicial Court
 +
| 1818-1877
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| {{FHL|2195368|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7187319}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| Superior Court
 +
| 1860-1885
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| {{FHL|2109626|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7187293 (1st of 9)}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| [First?] District Court (Brockton)
 +
| 1886-1906
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| {{FHL|2109627|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7187264 (1st of 16)}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| Second District Court (Abington/Hingham)
 +
| 1887-1903
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| {{FHL|2109624|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7187254-7187256}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| Third District Court (Plymouth)
 +
| 1885-1906
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| {{FHL|2195377|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7187321 (1st of 3)}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| Fourth District Court (Middleborough/Wareham)
 +
| 1885-1906
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| {{FHL|2109625|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7187257-7187258}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| {{anchor|nat13}}<br>'''Suffolk Co.'''
 +
|
 +
|
 +
|
 +
| NOTE: The only court hearing naturalizations in Suffolk County from Sept. 1906 to 1991 was the U.S. Federal District Court
 +
|-
 +
| Supreme Judicial Court
 +
| 1790-1845
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Petitions, {{FHL|2109628|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7208356 (1st of 15)}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| U.S. Circuit Court
 +
| 1845-1878
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Petitions, {{FHL|2135111|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7239020 (1st of 471}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| Superior Court (Civil)
 +
| 1856-1884
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Petitions, {{FHL|2136927|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7208272 (1st of 29)}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| Superior Court (Criminal)
 +
| 1860-1906
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Petitions, {{FHL|2115466|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7208301 (1st of 33)}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| Boston Municipal Court
 +
| 1806-1859<br>1885-1905
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Petitions, 1806-1859, {{FHL|2136977|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7221557 (1st of 36)}}; Petitions, 1885-1905, {{FHL|2142891|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7221555}}<br>All part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| Charlestown District Municipal Court
 +
| 1902-1906
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Petitions, {{FHL|2115467|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7221654 (1st of 3)}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| Chelsea Police Court
 +
| 1886-1906
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Petitions, {{FHL|2115468|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7221660 (1st of 8)}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| Dorchester District Municipal Court
 +
| 1902-1906
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Petitions, {{FHL|2115469|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7239072}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| Roxbury District Municipal Court
 +
| 1885-1906
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Petitions, {{FHL|2115465|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7239038 (1st of 4)}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| West Roxbury District Municipal Court
 +
| 1892-1906
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Petitions, {{FHL|2142911|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7239057}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| {{anchor|nat14}}<br>'''Worcester Co.'''
 +
|-
 +
| Superior Court
 +
| 1837-1906
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Petitions, v. 1-37, {{FHL|2126512|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7254629 (1st of 50)}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| Court of Common Pleas
 +
| 1798-1859
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Petitions, {{FHL|2126513|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7254571 (1st of 5)}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| Western Worcester District Court (Brookfield)
 +
| 1902-1906
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Petitions, {{FHL|2115473|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7239085}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| First Eastern Worcester District Court (Westborough)
 +
| 1892-1906
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Petitions, {{FHL|2126524|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7254581}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| Second Eastern Worcester District Court (Clinton)
 +
| 1885-1906
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Petitions, {{FHL|2115470|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7239092 (1st of 9)}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| First Northern Worcester District Court (Gardner)
 +
| 1883-1906
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Petitions (#2-1244), {{FHL|2126525|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7254585 (1st of 6)}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| First Southern Worcester District Court (Southbridge)
 +
| 1898-1905
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Petitions (#1-576){{FHL|2126526|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7254595}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| Third Southern Worcester District Court (Milford)
 +
| 1900-1903
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Petitions (#1-445), {{FHL|2126529|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7254634-7254635}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| Central Worcester District Court
 +
| 1885-1906
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Petitions, v. 1-29, {{FHL|2142588|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7270457 (1st of 29)}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| Fitchburg Police Court
 +
| 1885-1904
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Petitions (#1-2272){{FHL|2126528|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7239079 (1st of 7)}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| Winchendon District Court
 +
| 1906
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Petitions (#9-46), {{FHL|2126511|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7254559}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| Worcester Police Court
 +
| 1851-1854
 +
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Petitions, {{FHL|2142634|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7283185-7283187}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|}
 +
<center>[[#top|Top of Page]] || [[#Immigration|Top of Immigration]] || [[#Naturalization_Records|Top of Naturalization]]</center>
 +
<br> The information regarding the state naturalization records comes from a flyer created in 2008 and an inventory conducted by the author in 2012 for microfilms. The "Judicial Archives" in the state table is the [[#Archives|Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Archives]] located in Boston. Note that some material may be stored off-site, so call in advance to schedule an appointment. The location of "Mass. Arch. RR" is the [[#Archives|Massachusetts Archives Reading Room]] located in the same building.<br>
 +
<center>'''Massachusetts Naturalization Records'''</center>
 +
{| width="100%" border="1" class="wikitable"
 +
|-
 +
! width="125" scope="col" | Record
 +
! width="100" scope="col" | Dates
 +
! width="125" scope="col" | Location
 +
! width="175" scope="col" | Index
 +
! width="350" scope="col" | Microfilm/Online
 +
|-
 +
| {{anchor|nat29}}<br>'''Secretary of State'''
 +
|-
 +
| Superior Court
 +
| 1920-1923, 1924-1925
 +
| [[#Archives|Mass. Archives]]
 +
| Consolidated index of all courts
 +
| {{FHL|700596|item|disp=FHL film 1940387 (1st of 7)}}
 +
|-
 +
| District Court
 +
| 1885-1931
 +
| [[#Archives|Mass. Archives]]
 +
| Records chronological, each volume indexed
 +
| {{FHL|700375|item|disp=FHL film 1901984 (1st of 9)}}
 +
|-
 +
| {{anchor|nat15}}<br>'''Barnstable Co.'''
 +
|-
 +
| Superior Court
 +
| Declarations, 1907-1935
 +
| Barnstable courthouse, Hyannis
 +
| Index in each volume
 +
| {{FHL|584788|item|disp=FHL film 1846562-1846563}}.
 +
|-
 +
| Superior Court
 +
| Naturalizations, 1907-1933
 +
| Barnstable courthouse, Hyannis
 +
| Index in each volume
 +
| {{FHL|584510|item|disp=FHL film 1846237-1846238, 1846338}}.
 +
|-
 +
| {{anchor|nat16}}<br>'''Berkshire Co.'''
 +
|-
 +
| Superior Court
 +
| 1823-1991
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Card index at Judicial Archives that includes declaration of intention
 +
| 1932-1945 at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]<br>Index cards, 1815-1985, {{FHL|600841|item|disp=FHL films 1435842-1435843, 1450553-1450559}}; Index cards, 1815-1906, {{FHL|487811|item|disp=FHL films 1435828-1435830}}.
 +
|-
 +
| Superior Court<br>Court of Common Pleas
 +
| 1848-1885
 +
| Berkshire Co. courthouse, Pittsfield, in 1986
 +
| Index in each of 6 volumes
 +
| Naturalization declarations and petitions, {{FHL|488018|item|disp=FHL films 1435835-1435838}}.
 +
|-
 +
| Superior Court
 +
| Records, 1906-1945<br>Index, 1829-1936
 +
| Berkshire Co. courthouse, Pittsfield, in 1986, and part (index?) at [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Index in each of 32 volumes
 +
| {{FHL|487828|item|disp=FHL films 1435830-1435835, 2195995-2195996}}, index on 1435835 item 2.
 +
|-
 +
| Superior Court
 +
| Petitions and records, 1891-1934, 1937-1945
 +
| Berkshire Co. courthouse, Pittsfield, in 1986
 +
| Index in each volume and index volume, 1826-1938
 +
| {{FHL|595353|item|disp=FHL films 1435838 (first of 33}}, index on 2196102 item 2.
 +
|-
 +
| Superior Court
 +
| Records, ca. 1866-1941
 +
| Berkshire Co. courthouse, Pittsfield, in 1986
 +
| NO index
 +
| {{FHL|595203|item|disp=FHL films 1450664-1450672}}.
 +
|-
 +
| All courts
 +
| Docket book, 1856-1887
 +
| Berkshire Co. courthouse, Pittsfield, in 1986
 +
| n/a
 +
| {{FHL|572643|item|disp=FHL films 1450586-1450587}}.
 +
|-
 +
| Pittsfield Dist. Ct.
 +
| 1885-1906
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| WPA card index at Judicial Archives
 +
| [http://www.pittsfieldlibrary.org/ Berkshire Athenaeum]; {{FHL|474040|item|disp=FHL films 1769722-1769727}}, index on 1769722.
 +
|-
 +
| Pittsfield Ct. of Common Pleas
 +
| 1843-1856
 +
| Berkshire Co. courthouse, Pittsfield, in 1986
 +
| NO index
 +
| {{FHL|595176|item|disp=FHL films 1450634-1450636, 1450663-1450664}}.
 +
|-
 +
| {{anchor|nat17}}<br>'''Bristol Co.'''
 +
|-
 +
| Supreme Judicial Ct.
 +
| 1805-1856
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Indexed
 +
| {{FHL|632176|item|disp=FHL film 1863593 (1st of 15}}; Index, {{FHL|632807|item|disp=FHL film 1869523 Item 1}}
 +
|-
 +
| Supreme Judicial Ct.
 +
| ca. 1852-1885
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Indexed
 +
| Records, {{FHL|647837|item|disp=FHL film 1872216 (1st of 6)}}; Index, {{FHL|632855|item|disp=FHL film 1869523 Item 2}}
 +
|-
 +
| Superior Court
 +
| 1856-1945
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| NO index
 +
| {{FHL|615794|item|disp=FHL film 1854469 (1st of 128)}}
 +
|-
 +
| Superior Court
 +
| 1905-1991
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Card index at Judicial Archives and on microfilm
 +
| 1905-1945 at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]; 1906-1930, {{FHL|631690|item|disp=FHL film 1862899 (1st of 18)}}<br>Index, 1907-1992, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]], {{FHL|631690|item|disp=FHL film 1869524 (1st of 25)}}
 +
|-
 +
| Superior Court
 +
| 1927
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| NO index
 +
| {{FHL|655127|item|disp=FHL film 1872367 Item 2}}
 +
|-
 +
| Court of Common Pleas
 +
| 1805-1885
 +
| n/a
 +
| Card index on microfilm
 +
| Index, 1833-1885, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]; Index, 1805-1906, {{FHL|489138|item|disp=FHL film 1523081 Item 2}}
 +
|-
 +
| 1st Dist. Ct.<br>Taunton
 +
| 1884-1895
 +
| County courthouse, Taunton, in 1988
 +
| Docket book
 +
| {{FHL|489175|item|disp=FHL film 1530406 Items 2-4}}
 +
|-
 +
| 1st Dist. Ct.<br>Taunton
 +
| Primary declarations, 1885-1906
 +
| County courthouse, Taunton, in 1988
 +
| NO index
 +
| {{FHL|489193|item|disp=FHL film 1523082 Item 2}}
 +
|-
 +
| 1st Dist. Ct.<br>Taunton
 +
| Petition packets, 1885-1906
 +
| County courthouse, Taunton, in 1988
 +
| Indexed
 +
| {{FHL|489208|item|disp=FHL film 1523081 (1st of 9)}}
 +
|-
 +
| 1st Dist. Ct.<br>Taunton
 +
| Card file, 1885-1906
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Card index at Judicial Archives
 +
| {{FHL|489160|item|disp=FHL films 1523101, 1523081}}
 +
|-
 +
| 1st Dist. Ct.<br>Taunton
 +
| Declarations, 1896-1906
 +
| County courthouse, Taunton, in 1988
 +
| NO index
 +
| {{FHL|489303|item|disp=FHL film 1530406 Item 1}}
 +
|-
 +
| 1st Dist. Ct.<br>Taunton
 +
| Final apps., 1896-1906
 +
| County courthouse, Taunton, in 1988
 +
| NO index
 +
| {{FHL|489122|item|disp=FHL film 1523039}}
 +
|-
 +
| 1st Dist. Ct.<br>Taunton
 +
| Declarations, 1901-1906
 +
| County courthouse, Taunton, in 1992
 +
| Card index, 1885-1906
 +
| Records and index, {{FHL|601001|item|disp=FHL film 1853521 (1st of 5)}}
 +
|-
 +
| 2nd Dist. Ct.<br>Fall River
 +
| 1885-1906
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Card index at Judicial Archives and on microfilm
 +
| [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]; Not at FHL
 +
|-
 +
| 3rd Dist. Ct.<br>New Bedford
 +
| 1885-1906
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| NO index
 +
| NO microfilm
 +
|-
 +
| 4th Dist. Ct.<br>Attleboro
 +
| 1904-1906
 +
| District Court, Attleboro, in 1988
 +
| Docket books
 +
| {{FHL|573107|item|disp=FHL film 1523041}}
 +
|-
 +
| 4th Dist. Ct.<br>Attleboro
 +
| 1904-1906
 +
| District Court, Attleboro, in 1992
 +
| Card index
 +
| {{FHL|601443|item|disp=FHL film 1853965}}
 +
|-
 +
| All Dist. Cts.
 +
| 1906-1909
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| NO index
 +
| {{FHL|655032|item|disp=FHL films 1872366-1872367}}
 +
|-
 +
| {{Anchor|nat18}}<br>'''Dukes Co.'''
 +
| No records in the archives or on film
 +
|-
 +
| {{anchor|nat20}}<br>'''Franklin Co.'''
 +
|-
 +
| Superior Court
 +
| 1812-1976
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Index at courthouse
 +
| Records, 1907-1945, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]<br>Petitions, 1907-1945, {{FHL|968402|item|disp=FHL film 2195582 (1st of 11)}}<br>Declarations, 1906-1945, {{FHL|973565|item|disp=FHL films 2195580-2195581}}<br>Index, 1811-1991, {{FHL|470061|item|disp=FHL film 1769521-1769526, 1769527}}
 +
|-
 +
| Greenfield<br>District Court
 +
| n/a
 +
| District courthouse
 +
| Indexed
 +
| Records, 1891-1906, and Index, 1891-1906, {{FHL|491191|item|disp=FHL films 1765478-1765479}}
 +
|-
 +
| Orange<br>District Court
 +
| n/a
 +
| District courthouse
 +
| n/a
 +
| Final declarations, 1899-1906, {{FHL|473918|item|disp=FHL film 1769564}}
 +
|-
 +
| {{anchor|nat21}}<br>'''Hampden Co.'''
 +
|-
 +
| Supreme Judicial Ct.<br>Ct. of Common Pleas
 +
| 1812-1859
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Indexed
 +
| Records, 1816-1859, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]<br>Final adm. and primary declaration, 1840-1852, {{FHL|591751|item|disp=FHL films 1480083-1480087}}<br>Primary declaration, 1853-1877, {{FHL|486298|item|disp=FHL films 1479810-1479812}}<br>Primary and final papers, 1853-1874, {{FHL|486032|item|disp=FHL films 1479802-1479809}}<br>Index, 1812-1861, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]<br>Index, 1812-1853, {{FHL|485876|item|disp=FHL film 1479801 Item 2}}
 +
|-
 +
| Superior Court
 +
| 1860-1991
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Indexed
 +
| Records, 1860-1945, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]<br>Pending papers, 1851-1890, and dismissed papers, 1886-1887, {{FHL|486287|item|disp=FHL film 1479809 Items 2-3}}<br>Primary and final papers, 1853-1906, {{FHL|572270|item|disp=FHL films 1450861-1450864}}<br>Naturalization and final adm., 1875-1880, {{FHL|485798|item|disp=FHL film 1451438 (1st of 5)}}<br>Cert. of intention, 1875-1893, {{FHL|486290|item|disp=FHL films 1479809-1479810}}<br>Records, 1879-1906, {{FHL|591782|item|disp=FHL film 1480087 (1st of 9)}}; Declarations, 1906-1931, {{FHL|572069|item|disp=FHL film 1450792 (1st of 28)}}; Petitions of military personnel, 1918, {{FHL|572634|item|disp=FHL film 1450864 Item 2}}; Records, 1927-1945, {{FHL|571163|item|disp=FHL film 1450864 (1st of 98)}}; Index, 1906-1989, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]] and {{FHL|820777|item|disp=FHL film 2132736 (1st of 23)}}; Index, 1812-1906, {{FHL|591530|item|disp=FHL film 1464362-1464363}}; Index, 1906-1986, {{FHL|591530|item|disp=FHL film 1464331-1464361}}<br>
 +
|-
 +
| Palmer<br>District Court
 +
| 1896-1906
 +
| District courthouse, Palmer, in 1990
 +
| Indexed
 +
| Docket, records, and index, 1896-1906, {{FHL|572999|item|disp=FHL film 1673943}}
 +
|-
 +
| Springfield<br>District Court
 +
| 1886-1906
 +
| District courthouse, Springfield, in 1990
 +
| Indexed
 +
| Declaration and naturalization, 1852-1855, {{FHL|565430|item|disp=FHL film 1686074 Items 1-2}}; Naturalization papers and index, 1885-1906, {{FHL|565870|item|disp=FHL film 1686074 (1st of 18)}}; Index, 1886-1906, {{FHL|565957|item|disp=FHL film 1686074 Item 7}}
 +
|-
 +
| {{anchor|nat22}}<br>'''Hampshire Co.'''
 +
|-
 +
| Superior Court
 +
| 1849-1988
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Card index at Archives
 +
| Records, 1849-1934, and Index, 1836-1986, {{FHL|522181|item|disp=FHL film 1508669 (1st of 17)}}; Index, 1859-[1996], {{FHL|781623|item|disp=FHL film 2057085 (1st of 5}}
 +
|-
 +
| Northampton<br>District Court
 +
| 1885-1906
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Card index at Archives
 +
| Dockets and index, 1885-1906, {{FHL|522178|item|disp=FHL film 1578002 Items 2-5}}
 +
|-
 +
| Ware<br>District Court
 +
| 1903-1906
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Card index at Archives
 +
| Final docket, 1903-1906, {{FHL|572690|item|disp=FHL film 1673945}}
 +
|-
 +
| {{anchor|nat23}}<br>'''Middlesex Co.'''
 +
|-
 +
| Superior Court
 +
| 1842-1991
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Card index
 +
| Records, 1906-1944, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]; Records, 1841-1884, {{FHL|145215|item|disp=FHL film 963672-963676}}; Declarations, 1906-1945, {{FHL|956632|item|disp=FHL film 2156992 (1st of 10)}}; Petitions, 1911-1945, {{FHL|959722|item|disp=FHL film 2188907 (1st of 30)}}; Card index, 1800-1885, {{FHL|487757|item|disp=FHL film 1420474 Item 2}}; Index, 1906-1984, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]] and {{FHL|955303|item|disp=FHL film 2155887 (1st of 14)}}
 +
|-
 +
| Lowell<br>District Court
 +
| 1885-1906
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Docketed
 +
| NO microfilm
 +
|-
 +
| Malden<br>District Court
 +
| 1885-1906
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Docketed
 +
| NO microfilm
 +
|-
 +
| Newton<br>District Court
 +
| 1885-1906
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Card index
 +
| NO microfilm
 +
|-
 +
| Somerville<br>District Court
 +
| 1886-1906
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Docketed, 1894-1906
 +
| NO microfilm
 +
|-
 +
| Woburn<br>District Court
 +
| 1894-1906
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Docketed, 1892-1906
 +
| NO microfilm
 +
|-
 +
| {{anchor|nat24}}<br>'''Nantucket Co.'''
 +
|-
 +
| Superior Court
 +
| 1803-1974
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Card index
 +
| Records, 1908-1945, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]; Declarations, 1908-1945, Petitions, 1910-1945, and Citizenship granted, 1930-1945, {{FHL|818997|item|disp=FHL films 2132425-2132426}}
 +
|-
 +
| {{anchor|nat25}}<br>'''Norfolk Co.'''
 +
|-
 +
| Superior Court
 +
| 1806-1958
 +
| Superior Court, Dedham and Quincy
 +
| Card indexes
 +
| DEDHAM: Declarations, 1906-1931; Petitions, 1906-1931; Index to records, 1806-1906 [note: rec. not at FHL]; Index to declarations, 1907-1958; Index to petitions, 1907-1958; Index to declarations and petitions, 1920-1958; QUINCY: Declarations, 1920-1937; Petitions, 1920-1931; Citizenship granted, 1929-1939, {{FHL|479889|item|disp=FHL film 1522670 (1st of 68)}}
 +
|-
 +
| Dedham<br>District Court
 +
| 1885-1906
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Card index
 +
| NO microfilm
 +
|-
 +
| Quincy<br>District Court
 +
| 1885-1906
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Card index
 +
| NO microfilm
 +
|-
 +
| Stoughton<br>District Court
 +
| 1891-1906
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| Wrentham<br>District Court
 +
| 1900-1904
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| {{anchor|nat28}}<br>'''Worcester Co.'''
 +
|-
 +
| Superior Court
 +
| 1809-1991
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Card index
 +
| Records, 1906-1945, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]<br>Petitions, 1906-1945, v. 1-165 (#1-43193), and Petition index, 1885-1939, 1939-1949, {{FHL|738770|item|disp=FHL film 2111407 (1st of 123)}}<br>Declarations, 1909-1945, v. 1-101 (#1-57057), {{FHL|819045|item|disp=FHL film 2132429 (1st of 32)}}<br>Returns of naturalization, 1916-1929, {{FHL|700468|item|disp=FHL film 1902579}}<br>Naturalization records index, 1943-1978, and Declarations index, 1943-1978, {{FHL|737641|item|disp=FHL film 2110956 (1st of 10)}}
 +
|-
 +
| Clinton District Court
 +
| 1891-1896
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Card index
 +
| NO microfilm
 +
|-
 +
| Dudley/Webster District Court
 +
| 1885-1906
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Card index
 +
| NO microfilm
 +
|-
 +
| Fitchburg District Court
 +
| 1885-1906
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Card index
 +
| NO microfilm
 +
|-
 +
| Grafton/Westborough District Court
 +
| 1885-1906
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|-
 +
| Worcester District Court
 +
| 1850-1855<br>1885-1906
 +
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 +
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], {{FHL|19737|item|disp=FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)}}
 +
| Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 +
|}
 +
<center>[[#top|Top of Page]] || [[#Immigration|Top of Immigration]] || [[#Naturalization_Records|Top of Naturalization]]</center>
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{{anchor|nat30}}<br>
 +
<center>'''Bibliography'''</center>
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*Frank G. Franklin, ''The Legislative History of Naturalization in the United States from the Revolutionary War to 1861'' (PhD Thesis, 1900; Chicago, 1906; rep. New York, 1969+), ix, 308 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/legislativehisto00fran Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=4JiHAAAAMAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/60732161 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*''Guide to the Records in the National Archives - New England Region'' (Washington, D.C., 1989), v, 25 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/21542621 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|964411|item|disp=FHL book 973 J53t}} (similar work).<br>
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*Walter V. Hickey, "A gold mine of naturalization records in New England" in the ''Bulletin of the Cape Cape Genealogical Society'', 31: 101-106<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9301536 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1845783|item|disp=FHL digital link}} (downloads entire issue).<br>
 +
*Sidney Kansas, ''Immigration, Exclusion, Deportation and Citizenship of the United States'' (New York, 3rd ed., 1948), x, 460 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4412795 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|610957|item|disp=FHL book 973 W2ka}}.<br>
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*James H. Kettner, ''The Development of American Citizenship, 1608-1870'' (Chapel Hill, N.C., 1978), xi, 391 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3627234 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|7209|item|disp=FHL book 973 P4k}}.<br>
 +
*James C. Neagles and Lila Lee Neagles, ''Locating Your Immigrant Ancestor: A Guide to Naturalization Records'' (Logan, Utah, rev. ed., 1986), xi, 153 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6423879 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|383607|item|disp=FHL book 973 P47n}}; {{FHL|122500|item|disp=FHL 1995 book}} (with digital link).<br>
 +
*John J. Newman, ''American Naturalization Processes and Procedures, 1790-1985'' (Indianapolis, Ind., 1985), 43 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12388755 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|314550|item|disp=FHL book 973 P4n}}.<br>
 +
*Christina K. Schaefer, ''Guide to Naturalization Records of the United States'' (Baltimore, 1997), xii, 394 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36674082 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|788457|item|disp=FHL book 973 P4s}}.<br>
 +
*Marian L. Smith, ''An Immigrant Nation: United States Regulation of Immigration, 1798-1991'' (Washington, D.C., 1991), v, 41 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25505090 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 +
*U.S. Department of Justice, ''Directory of Courts Having Jurisdiction in Naturalization Proceedings'' (Washington, D.C., 1908; rep. many times through 1979), 252 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/directorycourts00natugoog Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=eKoGAAAAMAAJ Google Books], and [http://pds.lib.harvard.edu/pds/view/6466350 Harvard University].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12593620 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|477392|item|disp=FHL film 1730286}} (1963 ed.).<br>
 +
<center>[[#top|Top of Page]] || [[#Immigration|Top of Immigration]] || [[#Naturalization_Records|Top of Naturalization]]</center>
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{{anchor|imm03}}
 +
 
 +
==== Other Records  ====
 +
 
 +
*Canadian Border Crossings, 1908-1935 [''from the U.S.''], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1344 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 +
*St. Albans Border Crossings, 1895-1954 [''from Canada''], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1075 Ancestry] ($).<br>If the ship's name and date of sail are known, use [http://www.donslist.net/PGHLookups/IAStAlbansVTPsngr.html Don Krieger's Passenger List Guide] for these records which link to the scanned NARA microfilm on Internet Archive.<br>
 +
*Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society card file I-96, 1882-1929, from the American Jewish Historical Society, {{FHL|1050948|item|disp=FHL film 2318189-2318392, 2318509-2318512}}.<br>
 +
*U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925, [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1174 Ancestry] ($) or [http://www.fold3.com/browse.php#253%7Ch8J_-ezPe fold3] ($).<br>
 +
*U.S. Consular Posts, Emergency Passport Applications, 1915-1925, [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1505 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 +
<center>[[#top|Top of Page]] || [[#Immigration|Top of Immigration]]</center>
 +
{{anchor|imm04}}
 +
 
 +
==== Bibliography  ====
 +
 
 +
*Robert Charles Anderson, ''The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1623–1633'' (Boston, 1995), 3v.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/33083117 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|22717|item|disp=FHL books 974 W2a}}.<br>
 +
*Robert Charles Anderson, ''The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634–1635'' (Boston, 1999-2011), 7v.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49260702 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|957042|item|disp=FHL book 974 W2aa}}.<br>  
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*Robert Charles Anderson, ''The Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony, 1620-1629'' (Boston, 2004), lxviii, 638 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/57507677 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1197928|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 D3a}}.<br>  
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*Robert Charles Anderson, ''The Winthrop Fleet: Massachusetts Bay Company Immigrants to New England, 1629-1630'' (Boston, 2012), ixxviii, 832 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/802345529 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 +
*Charles Edward Banks, ''The English Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers, who came to Plymouth on the "Mayflower" in 1620, the "Fortune" in 1621, and the "Anne" and the "Little James" in 1623'' (New York, 1929; rep. many times), xi, 187 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48557 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1333972 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1962 ed.); [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Btitle%3AThe%20%2Btitle%3AEnglish%20%2Btitle%3AAncestry%20%2Btitle%3Aand%20%2Btitle%3AHomes%20%2Btitle%3Aof%20%2Btitle%3Athe%20%2Btitle%3APilgrim%20%2Btitle%3AFathers FHL book 974 W2be].<br>  
 +
*Charles Edward Banks, ''The Planters of the Commonwealth; a study of the emigrants and emigration in colonial times: to which are added lists of passengers to Boston and to the Bay Colony; the ships which brought them; their English homes, and the places of their settlement in Massachusetts, 1620-1640'' (Boston, 1930; rep. many times), xii, 231 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48127 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/953611 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1967 ed.); [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Btitle%3AThe%20%2Btitle%3APlanters%20%2Btitle%3Aof%20%2Btitle%3Athe%20%2Btitle%3ACommonwealth FHL book 974 W2bf].<br>  
 +
*Charles Edward Banks, ''The Winthrop Fleet'' (Boston, 1930; rep. Baltimore, 1961+), ix, 118 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48245 Ancestry] ($) (1999 ed.).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/452183 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1968 ed. only); [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Btitle%3AThe%20%2Btitle%3AWinthrop%20%2Btitle%3AFleet FHL book 974.4 W2b] (many editions).<br>  
 +
*Charles Edward Banks, ''The Topographical Dictionary of 2,885 English Emigrants to New England'' (Philadelphia, 1937; rep. Baltimore, 1957+).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/679755406 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1969 ed.); [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Btitle%3AThe%20%2Btitle%3ATopographical%20%2Btitle%3ADictionary%20%2Btitle%3Aof%20%2Btitle%3A2885%20%2Btitle%3AEnglish%20%2Btitle%3AEmigrants%20%2Btitle%3Ato%20%2Btitle%3ANew%20%2Btitle%3AEngland FHL book 974 W2ba] (many editions).<br>  
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*Ethel Stanwood Bolton, ''Immigrants to New England, 1700–1775'' (Salem, Mass., 1931; rep. Baltimore, 1966+), 235 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48095 Ancestry] ($) (1997 ed.).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1015465 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1966 ed.); {{FHL|328742|item|disp=FHL book 974 W2b}} and {{FHL|328741|item|disp=FHL film 874195 item 3}}.<br>  
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*Carl Boyer 3rd, ed., ''Ship Passenger Lists: National and New England (1600-1825)'' (Newhall, Cal., 1977), 270 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3353223 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|216721|item|disp=FHL book 973 W3s or fiche 6049470}} (with digital link).<br>  
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*Joseph William Carlevale, ''Leading Americans of Italian Descent in Massachusetts'' (Plymouth, Mass., 1946), 861 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=21593 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3763115 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Peter Wilson Coldham, ''The Complete Book of Emigrants in Bondage, 1614–1775'' (Baltimore, 1988; supp. 1992), xv, 920, 86 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18176302 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26564121 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (supp.); {{FHL|654640|item|disp=FHL book 973 W2c}}.<br>  
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*Peter Wilson Coldham, ''The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607–1660'' (Baltimore, 1987), xviii, 600 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22434255 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|570051|item|disp=FHL book 973 W2coL}}.<br>  
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*Peter Wilson Coldham, ''The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1661–1669'' (Baltimore, 1990), vii, 894 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22392352 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|410429|item|disp=FHL book 973 W2coL}}.<br>  
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*Peter Wilson Coldham, ''The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1700–1750'' (Baltimore, 1992), ix, 743 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25512381 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|513401|item|disp=FHL book 973 W2coL}}.<br>  
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*Peter Wilson Coldham, ''The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1751–1776'' (Baltimore, 1992), viii, 349 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/28095632 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|638712|item|disp=FHL book 973 W2coL}}.<br>  
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*Peter Wilson Coldham, ''The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607–1776, and Emigrants in Bondage 1614–1775'' ([Novato, Ca.], 1996), 1 CD.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35961940 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|773852|item|CD-ROM no. 9 pt. 350}}.<br>  
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*William Isaac Cole, ''Immigrant Races in Massachusetts: The Greeks'' (Boston?, 1919?), [6] pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/immigrantracesin00cole Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3282270 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Meridith B. Colket Jr., ''Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants from Europe 1607–1657'' (Cleveland, Ohio, 1975; second rev. ed., 2002), xlv, 443 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1733517 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1975 ed.); {{FHL|285129|item|disp=FHL book 973 W2cm.}} (1985 ed.).<br>  
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*George Francis Donovan, ''The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts, 1620-1775'' (Menasha, Wisc., 1932), 158 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8141263 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|381941|item|disp=FHL film 1466004 Item 8}} or {{FHL|1057843|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 F2dg}} (200? ed.).<br>  
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*Federal Writers' Project, Massachusetts, ''The Armenians in Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1937; rep. New York, 1973), 148 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/armeniansinmassa00uswo Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5314944 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1937 ed.); Not at FHL.<br>  
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*P. William Filby, ''Passenger and Immigration Lists Index'' (Detroit, Mich., 1981-2005), 29v..<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7385897 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (see other eds.); ({{FHL|291926|item|disp=FHL book 973 W32p}}.<br>  
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*Lucie M. Gardner, "Settlers about Boston Bay prior to 1630" in ''The Massachusetts Magazine'', 2 [1909]: [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmag00sale#page/n243/mode/2up 115-117], [http://archive.org/stream/massachusettsmag00sale#page/n243/mode/2up 176-183].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1756836 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1260170|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 B2mm v. 1-2}}.<br>  
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*Edward A. Hall, "The Irish Pioneers of the Connecticut Valley" in ''The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society'', 4 [1904]: 43-54.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/journalamerican39socigoog#page/n48/mode/2up Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1480088 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1656825|item|disp=FHL book 973 B2i v. 4}} (with digital link).<br>  
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*Marilyn B. Halter, "Cape Verdean-American Immigration and Patterns of Settlement, 1860-1940," Ph.D. Dissertation, Boston Univ., 1986, xiii, 270 leaves.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39874726 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Edward W. Hanson, "The Non-English New Englanders" in ''The New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 139 [1985]: 3-20.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7030049 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|127567|item|disp=FHL book 974 B2ne v. 139}}.<br>  
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*Ruth-Ann M. Harris and Donald M. Jacobs, eds., ''The Search for Missing Friends'' (Boston, 1989–2002), 8v.<br>Digital version at [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=098&Da=263 American Ancestors] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20489613 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|403971|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 H29s}}.<br>  
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*Martin E. Hollick, ''New Englanders in the 1600s: A guide to genealogical research published between 1980 and 2010'' (Boston, 2006; expanded ed., 2012), xxvii, 282 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/786187499 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1359885|item|disp=FHL book 974 D22h}} (2006 ed.).<br>  
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*John Camden Hotten, ''The Original Lists of Persons of Quality: Emigrants, etc., Who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700'' (London, 1874; rep. New York, 1931+), xxxvi, 580 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2065 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1615006 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1962 ed.); [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Btitle%3AThe%20%2Btitle%3AOriginal%20%2Btitle%3ALists%20%2Btitle%3Aof%20%2Btitle%3APersons%20%2Btitle%3Aof%20%2Btitle%3AQuality FHL book 973 W2hot] (many editions).<br>  
 
*''The Irish in New England: Immigration of the Irish to New England; Sources of Irish-American Genealogy; The Kennedys of Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1985), iv, 44 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12573693 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|364313|item|disp=FHL book 974 F2k}}.<br>  
 
*''The Irish in New England: Immigration of the Irish to New England; Sources of Irish-American Genealogy; The Kennedys of Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1985), iv, 44 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12573693 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|364313|item|disp=FHL book 974 F2k}}.<br>  
*Charles Boardman Jewson, ''Transcript of Three Registers of Passengers from Great Yarmouth to Holland and New England, 1637-1639'' ([Norfolk], Eng., 1954; rep. Baltimore, 1964), 98 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/133136 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|283850|item|disp=FHL book 974 W3j}}.<br>  
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*Charles Boardman Jewson, ''Transcript of Three Registers of Passengers from Great Yarmouth to Holland and New England, 1637-1639'' ([Norfolk], Eng., 1954; rep. Baltimore, 1964), 98 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/133136 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|283850|item|disp=FHL book 974 W3j}}.<br>  
*John C. Linehan, "Irish Pioneers in Boston and Vicinity" in ''The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society'', 6 [1906]: 75-84.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/journalamerican43socigoog#page/n85/mode/2up Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1480088 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1656830|item|disp=FHL book 973 B2i v. 5-6}}.<br>  
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*John C. Linehan, "Irish Pioneers in Boston and Vicinity" in ''The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society'', 6 [1906]: 75-84.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/journalamerican43socigoog#page/n85/mode/2up Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1480088 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1656830|item|disp=FHL book 973 B2i v. 5-6}}.<br>  
*John J. McCoy, "The Irish Element in the Second Massachusetts Volunteers in the Recent War (with Spain)" in ''The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society'', 2 [1899]: 85-88.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/journalamerican00obrgoog#page/n98/mode/2up Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1480088 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1656828|item|disp=FHL book 973 B2i v. 1-2}}.<br>  
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*John J. McCoy, "The Irish Element in the Second Massachusetts Volunteers in the Recent War (with Spain)" in ''The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society'', 2 [1899]: 85-88.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/journalamerican00obrgoog#page/n98/mode/2up Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1480088 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1656828|item|disp=FHL book 973 B2i v. 1-2}}.<br>  
*Patty Barthell Myers, ''Female Index to Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England by James Savage'' (Baltimore, 2008), 344 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/191091717 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1462457|item|disp=FHL book 974 D2s index}}.<br>  
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*Patty Barthell Myers, ''Female Index to Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England by James Savage'' (Baltimore, 2008), 344 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/191091717 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1462457|item|disp=FHL book 974 D2s index}}.<br>  
*Michael Joseph O'Brien, "Some Traces of Irish Settlers in the Colony of Massachusetts Bay" in ''The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society'', 18 [1919]: 145-162.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/journalamerican94socigoog#page/n154/mode/2up Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1480088 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|988453|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 327}} (no hard copy).<br>  
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*New England Historic Genealogical Society, ''English Origins of New England Families from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register'' - First Series (Baltimore, 1984), 3v. Second Series (Baltimore, 1985), 3v.<br>FIRST series: Digital version at Ancestry ($) ([http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48555 v. 1], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48085 v. 2], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48086 v. 3])<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10618143 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|323303|item|disp=FHL book 974 D2e}}.<br>SECOND series: Digital version at Ancestry ($) ([http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48556 v. 1], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48087 v. 2], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48088 v. 3])<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11690506 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|164748|item|disp=FHL book 974 D2en}}.<br>  
*Eben Putnam, "Two Early Passenger Lists, 1635-1637" in ''The New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 75 [1921]: [http://books.google.com/books?id=88sUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA217 217-226] or on [http://www.americanancestors.org/PageDetail.aspx?recordId=236683069 American Ancestors] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7030049 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|127567|item|disp=FHL book 974 B2ne}}.<br>  
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*Michael Joseph O'Brien, "Some Traces of Irish Settlers in the Colony of Massachusetts Bay" in ''The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society'', 18 [1919]: 145-162.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/journalamerican94socigoog#page/n154/mode/2up Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1480088 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|988453|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 327}} (no hard copy).<br>  
*Melinde Lutz Sanborn, ''Third Supplement to Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700'' (Baltimore, 2003), xviii, 379 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49372 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/54931461 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1137216|item|disp=FHL book 974 V2t supp. 3}}.<br>  
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*Eben Putnam, "Two Early Passenger Lists, 1635-1637" in ''The New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 75 [1921]: [http://books.google.com/books?id=88sUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA217 217-226] or on [http://www.americanancestors.org/PageDetail.aspx?recordId=236683069 American Ancestors] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7030049 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|127567|item|disp=FHL book 974 B2ne}}.<br>
*James Savage, ''A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England'' (Boston, 1860-1862; rep. Baltimore, 1965+), 4v.<br>Digital versions at Internet Archive ([http://archive.org/details/genealogicaldic01savarich v. 1], [http://archive.org/details/genealogicaldic02savarich v. 2], [http://archive.org/details/genealogicaldic03savarich v. 3], [http://archive.org/details/genealogicaldic04savarich v. 4]), Google Books ([http://books.google.com/books?id=HWEblLuls8kC v. 1], [http://books.google.com/books?id=PDkPAAAAYAAJ v. 2], [http://books.google.com/books?id=5yeOnSfbehcC v. 3], [http://books.google.com/books?id=lZqoaqjEpWsC v. 4]), and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3124 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/679086 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1st ed.); [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Btitle%3AA%20%2Btitle%3AGenealogical%20%2Btitle%3ADictionary%20%2Btitle%3Aof%20%2Btitle%3Athe%20%2Btitle%3AFirst%20%2Btitle%3ASettlers%20%2Btitle%3Aof%20%2Btitle%3ANew%20%2Btitle%3AEngland FHL book 974 D2s] (many editions and formats).<br>
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*Melinde Lutz Sanborn, ''Third Supplement to Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700'' (Baltimore, 2003), xviii, 379 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49372 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/54931461 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1137216|item|disp=FHL book 974 V2t supp. 3}}.<br>
*Kenneth Scott, ''British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812'' (Baltimore, 1979), vii, 420 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49091].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5711802 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|78653|item|disp=FHL book 973 W4s}}.<br>
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*James Savage, ''A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England'' (Boston, 1860-1862; rep. Baltimore, 1965+), 4v.<br>Digital versions at Internet Archive ([http://archive.org/details/genealogicaldic01savarich v. 1], [http://archive.org/details/genealogicaldic02savarich v. 2], [http://archive.org/details/genealogicaldic03savarich v. 3], [http://archive.org/details/genealogicaldic04savarich v. 4]), Google Books ([http://books.google.com/books?id=HWEblLuls8kC v. 1], [http://books.google.com/books?id=PDkPAAAAYAAJ v. 2], [http://books.google.com/books?id=5yeOnSfbehcC v. 3], [http://books.google.com/books?id=lZqoaqjEpWsC v. 4]), and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3124 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/679086 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1st ed.); [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Btitle%3AA%20%2Btitle%3AGenealogical%20%2Btitle%3ADictionary%20%2Btitle%3Aof%20%2Btitle%3Athe%20%2Btitle%3AFirst%20%2Btitle%3ASettlers%20%2Btitle%3Aof%20%2Btitle%3ANew%20%2Btitle%3AEngland FHL book 974 D2s] (many editions and formats).<br>  
*George Sherwood, ''American Colonists in English Records: A Guide to direct references in authentic records, Passenger Lists not in "Hotten," &amp;c., &amp;c., &amp;c.'' (London, 1932-1933; rep. Baltimore, 1961+), 2v., 215 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48495 Ancestry] ($) (1969 ed.).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6556098 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1961 ed.); {{FHL|629139|item|disp=FHL book 973 W2k}} (1982 ed.).<br>  
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*Kenneth Scott, ''British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812'' (Baltimore, 1979), vii, 420 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49091].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5711802 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|78653|item|disp=FHL book 973 W4s}}.<br>  
*Michael Tepper, ''Passengers to America: A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists from the "New England Historical and Genealogical Register" ''(Baltimore, 1977+), xii, 554 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48605 Ancestry] ($) (1980 ed.)<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3205345 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|287914|item|disp=FHL book 973 W3t}}.<br>  
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*George Sherwood, ''American Colonists in English Records: A Guide to direct references in authentic records, Passenger Lists not in "Hotten," &amp;c., &amp;c., &amp;c.'' (London, 1932-1933; rep. Baltimore, 1961+), 2v., 215 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48495 Ancestry] ($) (1969 ed.).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/6556098 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1961 ed.); {{FHL|629139|item|disp=FHL book 973 W2k}} (1982 ed.).<br>  
*Mrs. Nathaniel Thayer, "The Immigrants (1830-1929)" in Albert Bushnell Hart, ''Commonwealth History of Massachusetts'' (New York, 1927-1930), 4: 142–171.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1543273 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|656150|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 H2ha}}.<br>  
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*Michael Tepper, ''Passengers to America: A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists from the "New England Historical and Genealogical Register" ''(Baltimore, 1977+), xii, 554 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48605 Ancestry] ($) (1980 ed.)<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3205345 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|287914|item|disp=FHL book 973 W3t}}.<br>  
*Clarence Almon Torrey, ''New England Marriages Prior to 1700'' (Baltimore, 1985+), xvi, 1009 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3824 Ancestry] ($) (2004 ed.)<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11838492 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|146171|item|disp=FHL book 974 V2t}}.<br>Based on original manuscript at the New England Historic Genealogical Society (no catalog record for original), microfilm of manuscript at NEHGS, 12v. on 7 reels, [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/57267744 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] and {{FHL|290345|item|disp=FHL film 929494-929500}}.<br>Transcript on CD (Boston, 2001), 1 Disc, Not on WorldCat; {{FHL|1022869|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 1261}}, or [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=289 American Ancestors] ($) (database).<br>New edition with bibliographic references and index (Boston, 2011), 3v., [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/712802027 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1918903|item|disp=FHL book 974 V2tc}}.<br>
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*Mrs. Nathaniel Thayer, "The Immigrants (1830-1929)" in Albert Bushnell Hart, ''Commonwealth History of Massachusetts'' (New York, 1927-1930), 4: 142–171.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1543273 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|656150|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 H2ha}}.<br>  
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*Clarence Almon Torrey, ''New England Marriages Prior to 1700'' (Baltimore, 1985+), xvi, 1009 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3824 Ancestry] ($) (2004 ed.)<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11838492 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|146171|item|disp=FHL book 974 V2t}}.<br>Based on original manuscript at the New England Historic Genealogical Society (no catalog record for original), microfilm of manuscript at NEHGS, 12v. on 7 reels, [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/57267744 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] and {{FHL|290345|item|disp=FHL film 929494-929500}}.<br>Transcript on CD (Boston, 2001), 1 Disc, Not on WorldCat; {{FHL|1022869|item|disp=FHL CD-ROM no. 1261}}, or [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx?Ca=0344&Da=289 American Ancestors] ($) (database).<br>New edition with bibliographic references and index (Boston, 2011), 3v., [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/712802027 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1918903|item|disp=FHL book 974 V2tc}}.<br>
=== Newspapers  ===
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=== Newspapers  ===
Newspapers were first published in Massachusetts in 1690. The Commonwealth has a rich history documented within these pages. Most all libraries have copies of their local newspapers and research / university libraries include more. There are two libraries whose collection rivals all others:  
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Newspapers were first published in Massachusetts in 1690. The Commonwealth has a rich history documented within these pages. Most all libraries have copies of their local newspapers and research / university libraries include more. There are two libraries whose collection rivals all others:  
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*American Antiquarian Society, Worcester (see details below under [[#Libraries_and_Societies|Libraries]]), collects all things in print before 1876. They hold the largest single collection of [http://www.americanantiquarian.org/newspapers.htm original newspapers] in the country.<br>
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*Boston Public Library, Boston (see details below under [[#Libraries_and_Societies|Libraries]]), is the repository for Massachusetts part of the national effort to microfilm all known existing copies of newspapers called the [http://www.bpl.org/research/newspapers/ Massachusetts Newspaper Program]. For their holdings, see the [http://www.bpl.org/research/microtext/news.htm online guide] for newspapers.<br>
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== Massachusetts Repositories  ==
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=== Archives  ===
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| <center>Massachusetts Archives<br>220 Morrissey Blvd.<br>Boston MA 02125<br>617-727-2816<br>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arccol/colidx.htm website]</center>
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| The Archives holds the official records created by all parts of state government from 1629 to the present. The earliest material is found in the [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arccol/colmac.htm Massachusetts Archives Collection]. Common resources for genealogists and historians detailed in their [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcgen/genidx.htm online guide] are state vital records (starting in 1841), passenger lists, census, military records, the [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts#Suffolk_Files|Suffolk Files]], naturalizations, divorces, probate, name changes, adoptions, [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts#Land_Records_and_Atlases|Suffolk Deeds]], and many other records.<br>{{anchor|mac}}-----<br>The Massachusetts Archives Collection contains 328 volumes about early Massachusetts history (1629-1799). It is also called the Felt Collection. Rev. Joseph Felt organized most of the collection in the 1830s; the last third was added in the late nineteenth century. Most of the collection is available on microfilm.<br>
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*Volumes 1-239 on {{FHL|1055547|item|disp=FHL film 2294195 (1st of 184)}}.<br>
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*Volumes 240-328 on {{FHL|1050952|item|disp=FHL film 2318834 (1st of 74)}}.<br>
  
*American Antiquarian Society, Worcester (see details below under [[#Libraries_and_Societies|Libraries]]), collects all things in print before 1876. They hold the largest single collection of [http://www.americanantiquarian.org/newspapers.htm original newspapers] in the country.<br>
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Several finding aids are available to help locate records of interest.<br>  
*Boston Public Library, Boston (see details below under [[#Libraries_and_Societies|Libraries]]), is the repository for Massachusetts part of the national effort to microfilm all known existing copies of newspapers called the [http://www.bpl.org/research/newspapers/ Massachusetts Newspaper Program]. For their holdings, see the [http://www.bpl.org/research/microtext/news.htm online guide] for newspapers.<br>
 
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This is a genealogical and historical guide to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its state-level records. You will find help with state vital records, histories, church archives, newspaper collections, genealogical libraries, understanding the court system, military records, and immigration and naturalization records.

Massachusetts History

Brief History

This region of New England was home to many Algonquian-speaking Indians. They had been visited by British and other European countries' fishermen for more than a century before the first permanent European settlement. Not long before this first settlement began, the native population was decimated by a European-borne disease, likely smallpox, that left many of their villages empty. The Separatist Pilgrims were the first to arrive in 1620 to establish Plymouth Colony at Plymouth. There were several early and later attempts for settlement up the coast into Maine (which would be part of Massachusetts until statehood in 1820). The second permanent settlement was by Puritans who arrived in 1629 to establish the Massachusetts Bay Colony at Salem.

These two colonies coexisted for many years, but geography and politics were on the side of the Massachusetts Bay. The Royal Province of New Hampshire was created in 1680 that separated the District of Maine off from the center of population of the colony now firmly established at Boston. The British colonies developed more independent practices regarding trade, religion, and governance. King Charles II finally rescinded the charter for Massachusetts Bay in 1684. This action was implemented by King James II. The colony continued as it was until Sir Edmund Andros arrived to become the Royal Governor of the newly created Dominion of New England effectively in 1686. This united the colonies of Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth. Soon New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Haven, New York, and New Jersey would be added to the Dominion with the government seated at Boston. Andros quickly moved to take away most liberties colonists enjoyed and thus his rule was extremely unpopular. When King James II was overthrown in late 1688 by William and Mary, colonist at Boston overthrew Andros and his administration there in 1689. For lack of guidance by England, the colonies resumed their previous form of governments through 1691.

The next major geo-political event was the merger of the Massachusetts Bay and the Plymouth Colony into the newly rechartered Royal Province of Massachusetts Bay in 1691 that began its new government under Sir William Phips in 1692. The territory included what is Maine and the Elizabeth, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket Islands (the islands removed from the control of New York). Major border disputes were settled as follows: New Hampshire (1740), Rhode Island (1746 - succeeded towns of Barrington, Bristol, Little Compton, Tiverton, Warren, and the newly created Cumberland to R.I.), Connecticut (1749 - succeeded towns of Enfield, Somers, Suffield, and Woodstock to Conn.), New York (1773 - twenty miles west of the Hudson; 1853 - Boston Corners section of Mount Washington to N.Y.), and Maine (1820 - succeeded as new state in Missouri Compromise).

Historical Data

Border changes
Dates Events
10 Apr. 1606 The Plymouth Company granted between 38°N (near Md.-Va. border) and 45°N (near Me.-N.B. border) which overlapped with the Virginia Company of London below 41°N (near Conn.-N.Y. border). After a failed attempt to colonize at the Popham Colony near present-day Phippsburg, Me., in 1607 (the settlers all left one year later), the patent fell into disuse. The London Company was re-chartered in 1609 for exclusive use up to 41°N.
3 Mar. 1619/20 Petition for a Charter of New England by the Northern Company of Adventurers settling between 40°N and 45°.
3 Nov. 1620 The Plymouth Council for New England granted a royal patent for land between 34°N and 45°N. Plymouth Colony settled at Plymouth in that year, though not initiated by the Council.
1 June 1621 The Pilgrims acquired a new land patent for the settlement they created at Plymouth.
10 Aug. 1622 The Council granted a patent for the Province of Maine to Ferdinando Gorges and John Mason that covered between the Merrimack and Kennebec rivers. The men agreed to split this patent and Mason received the portion south of the Piscataqua River on 17 Nov. 1629 in a grant. This grant was reconfirmed on 3 Feb. 1634/5. Gorges obtained a royal charter for his portion in 1639.
in 1624 The Council established a fishing village at present-day Gloucester financed and governed by the Dorchester Company. The Company withdrew their support at the end of 1625. A few settlers remained and eventually moved further south.
in 1628 The Council created the "New England Company for a Plantation in Massachusetts Bay" (commonly called the Massachusetts Bay Colony) was established at Salem first with the remaining settlers from the Dorchester Company and 100 new settlers. This grant was for the land between the Charles and Merrimack rivers with a buffer of three miles above and below these borders. In 1629, 300 more settlers were sent to Salem. Concerned about the conflict in land claims, this group sought a royal charter for the colony which it received on 18 Mar. 1628/9. The shareholders decided to move the board to the colony (a first in the North American colonies), and the majority of the shareholders bought out those who did not want to emigrate. They elected John Winthrop to be the Governor of the new colony.
13 Jan. 1629/30 The Charter of New Plymouth defined the colony as east of Narragansett Bay and south from the mouth of the Pawtucket River [now Blackstone River] to the mouth of the Cohasset River.
26 June 1630 The Council for New England patented the Province of Lygonia, being southwest of the Sagadahoc River [now Kennebec River] 40 miles long and 40 miles wide.
7 June 1635 The Plymouth Council for New England surrendered its charter to the King. Basically, all land outside of Massachusetts Bay was under the authority of the Crown.
3 Apr. 1639 King Charles I granted the Province of Maine to Ferinando Gorges as a proprietary colony that included the land between the Kennebec and Piscataqua Rivers inland 120 miles plus the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Thomas Gorges, a distant relative of Ferdinando Gorges, established a government there in 1640, creating counties, and conducting the colony until its annexation by Massachusetts Bay in 1652.
14 June 1641 New Hampshire voluntarily accepted the jurisdiction of Massachusetts Bay since the dissolution of the Council for New England and the death of John Mason.
in Oct. 1641 Thomas Mayhew, father and son, of Watertown purchased the title to Nantucket Island, Martha's Vineyard, and the Elizabeth Islands from Lord Stirling and Ferdinando Gorges. These islands were not part of the Massachusetts Bay.
in 1642 The southern boundary west for Massachusetts Bay was set per the charter of 1629/30 as 3 miles south of the Charles River thus defining the border between it and the colonies of Connecticut and Rhode Island.
27 Aug. 1645 For its participation in the Pequot War (1636-1637), Massachusetts Bay claimed the land between the Thames and Pawcautck Rivers plus Block Island. It tried to secure a patent for this area but was deemed invalid.
in Mar. 1646/7 Lygonia gained the overlapping territory with Maine and reduced Maine to a few settlements.
26 May 1652 Massachusetts Bay interpreted their 1628/9 charter's northern line as 43° 40' 12" North claiming from the Casco Bay in Maine west through central New Hampshire and Vermont to the New York border.
20 Nov. 1652 Using the interpretation above, Massachusetts Bay established Yorkshire County covering the land between the Piscataqua and Kennebec Rivers thus eliminating the Province of Lygonia. This county went into abeyance in Nov. 1664, reinstated as York County on 27 May 1668, eliminated by the creation of the District of Maine on 17 Mar. 1679/80, and reinstated again under the new Massachusetts Bay royal charter of 7 Oct. 1691.
18 Sept. 1658 The Commissioners of the United Colonies of New England settle the border dispute over the Pequot Country settling the border between Connecticut and Massachusetts Bay as the Mystic River, thus leaving Massachusetts Bay with a claim to land between the Mystic and Pawcatuck Rivers. Massachusetts Bay gave up its claim to this land and also Block Island on 19 Oct. 1664.
23 Apr. 1662 King Charles II grant a charter to Connecticut that gave its eastern border as the Narragansett Bay, eliminating the claim by Massachusetts Bay and overlapping with Rhode Island's patent.
7 May 1662 Massachusetts Bay created Hampshire County out of unregulated area being roughly the center of present-day Worcester County west to the New York border, being all territory within 30 miles of the settlements of Springfield, Northampton, and Hadley.
8 July 1663 King Charles II granted Rhode Island a new charter that moved present-day Cumberland, R.I., out of Massachusetts Bay and some eastern lands out of New Plymouth, but these lines seemed not enforced. New Plymouth protested the infringement of its patent. A royal commission set this boundary as the Blackstone River and the east side of Narragansett Bay pending a royal decision on 27 Feb. 1664/5. The same commission made the Narragansett Country a separate entity ending Connecticut's claim, but having Rhode Island govern the area on 8 Apr. 1665.
12 Mar. 1663/4 King Charles II granted the Duke of York all land between the Delaware and Connecticut Rivers; the islands of Long Island, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket; and the land between the Kennebec and St. Croix Rivers inland to the St. Lawrence River. In the fall of 1664, royal commissioners arbitrated the conflict with this grant and suggested the border between New York and Massachusetts Bay as 20 miles east of the Hudson River. Though never codified, this was the generally accepted border.
23 June 1665 Royal commissioners placed Ferdinando Gorges' land under royal authority.
5 Sept. 1665 New York created Cornwall County covering all the land between the Kennebec and St. Croix Rivers.
19 May 1669 The town of Westfield was laid out extending into "the jog" south of the colony line.
7 Oct. 1673 Massachusetts claimed an area east of the Kennebec River that included the Pemaquid settlement later named this Devonshire County on 27 May 1675, but this county ceased when the war with the Abnaki Indians in that area broke out in Sept. 1675.
3 June 1674 Massachusetts Bay created the town of Suffield that now lies wholly within Connecticut.
15 Mar. 1677/8 Massachusetts Bay purchased the grant made to Ferdinando Gorges from him.
18 Sept. 1679 New Hampshire made a royal colony separate from Massachusetts Bay. Old Norfolk County was dissolved and the towns of Amesbury, Haverhill, and Salisbury added to Essex County of Massachusetts Bay.
16 May 1683 Massachusetts Bay created the town of Enfield that now lies wholly within Connecticut.
1 Nov. 1683 New York created Dukes County that included Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and the Elizabeth Islands until a new royal charter gave these islands to Massachusetts Bay on 7 Oct. 1691. The latter created the new Dukes County for Martha's Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands and Nantucket County for Nantucket on 22 June 1695. On this day, New York also recreated Cornwall County in Maine.
18 June 1684 The High Court of Chancery of England cancelled the Charter of 1629 for Massachusetts Bay. This places Massachusetts Bay and Maine under royal authority, though in practice nothing changed until the governor arrived on 17 May 1686.
17 May 1686
18 Apr. 1689
The Dominion of New England was established as the first royal govern arrived bringing together Massachusetts Bay, Maine, and the Narragansett Country. New Plymouth and the Pemaquid Country was added on 20 Dec. 1686. New York (thus eliminating Cornwall County) and New Jersey were added on 1 Apr. 1687. King James II was overthrown on 18 Apr. 1689 by King William III and Queen Mary II in England and Bostonians imprisoned the royal government and others to end this consolidation in North America. Previously forms of government resumed.
15 Mar. 1689/90 Massachusetts Bay created the town of Woodstock that now lies wholly within Connecticut.
7 Oct. 1691 The new Charter of Massachusetts Bay issued that included land between 40°N and 48°N. - explicitly stating this being all of the former Colony of Massachusetts Bay, territory called New Plymouth, territory called the Province of Maine, and the territory between the Sagadahoc River and Nova Scotia, and specifically excluded the charter to John Mason now in the hands of Samuel Allen of London, merchant (i.e. New Hampshire) and the colonies of Rhode Island, Connecticut, and the Narragansett Country. Also included were the Isles of Cappawock (i.e. The Elizabeth Islands) and Nantucket (which seemingly included Martha's Vineyard).
1 Mar. 1691/2 A royal governor was sent to New Hampshire effectively separating it from Massachusetts Bay, but did not further define its borders beyond the 1679 charter.
22 June 1695 Massachusetts Bay established Dukes County for Martha's Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands and Nantucket County for Nantucket Island.
20 Sept. 1697 The Treaty of Ryswick ending the King William's War between England and France transferred Acadia to France and separating it from Massachusetts Bay. The formal transfer followed after the Treaty of Utrecht on 15 Apr. 1713 and ended the nominal jurisdiction over Acadia [Nova Scotia].
13 July 1713 Connecticut and Massachusetts Bay accepted a 1702 survey that confirmed the line between them (the current line minus the jogs) and gave Massachusetts Bay jurisdiction over the border towns of Enfield, Suffield, and Woodstock.
26 June 1716 The jurisdiction of York County extended east beyond the Kennebec River to the St. Croix River, though never defining the northern limit.
5 Aug. 1740 King George II settled the border dispute between Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire for the latter being up the Piscataqua and Salmon Falls Rivers due north 120 miles or to the end of the colony and 3 miles north of the Merricmack River to Pautucket Falls [now in Lowell, Mass.], then straight west and these are the borders in effect today.
28 May 1746 King George II decided (and implemented on 17 Feb. 1746/7) the border between Massachusetts Bay and Rhode Island so that Massachusetts Bay lost the Attleborough Gore [present-day Cumberland, R.I.] and a 3-mile strip of land on the east side of Narragansett Bay starting at the head of the bay.
In May 1749 Connecticut annexed the Massachusetts Bay towns of Enfield, Somers [created from Enfield], Suffield, and Woodstock. Note that the line was now straight except for the "Southwick jog" that exists to this day.
7 Oct. 1763