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''[[United States]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Massachusetts'''<br>  
 
''[[United States]]'' [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Massachusetts'''<br>  
  
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.<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.<br><br> {{MACountiesMap}}__TOC__
  
 
== Massachusetts History  ==
 
== Massachusetts History  ==
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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>  
Massachusetts was created from two colonies in 1691. So records before that time would be part of:<br>  
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<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>  
Other extinct jurisdictions:<br>  
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<br> Other extinct jurisdictions:<br>  
  
 
*[[Norfolk (old) County, Massachusetts|Old Norfolk]], 1643-1680, which was all that north of the Merrimack River and south of the Piscataqua River being then the settled part of what became the royal province of New Hampshire in 1680 (except for roughly two to three miles above the Merrimack River).<br>  
 
*[[Norfolk (old) County, Massachusetts|Old Norfolk]], 1643-1680, which was all that north of the Merrimack River and south of the Piscataqua River being then the settled part of what became the royal province of New Hampshire in 1680 (except for roughly two to three miles above the Merrimack River).<br>  
 
*[[Dominion of New England|Dominion of New England]], 1686-1689, a brief consolidation of several British Colonies into one that was very unpopular and it collapsed.<br>  
 
*[[Dominion of New England|Dominion of New England]], 1686-1689, a brief consolidation of several British Colonies into one that was very unpopular and it collapsed.<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>
 
*[[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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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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[http://www.fold3.com/ '''fold3.com ($)''']  
 
[http://www.fold3.com/ '''fold3.com ($)''']  
  
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 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.<br>
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'''Ancestry''' has the following Massachusetts Vital Record Indexes:<br>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5062 Mass. Birth Index, 1840-1915] ($) [''the NEHGS index''].<br>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2511 Mass. Marriage Index, 1840-1915] ($) [''the NEHGS index''].<br>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2101 Mass. Death Index, 1841-1915] ($) [''the NEHGS index''].<br>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3928 Mass. Birth Index, 1901-1960, 1967-1970] ($).<br>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2966 Mass. Marriage Index, 1901-1955, 1966-1970] ($).<br>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3659 Mass. Death Index, 1901-1980] ($).<br>
 
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Every five years, another block of five years is transferred to the State Archives and at the same time is made available through the New England Historic Genealogical Society and to the Family History Library. This office restricts access only by the fact that they are the only ones with the records. These records are open to the public. The original town copies are always open to the public.<br>  
 
Every five years, another block of five years is transferred to the State Archives and at the same time is made available through the New England Historic Genealogical Society and to the Family History Library. This office restricts access only by the fact that they are the only ones with the records. These records are open to the public. The original town copies are always open to the public.<br>  
  
Ancestry.com has the following index only:  
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Ancestry has the following Massachusetts Vital Record Indexes:<br>
  
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7457 Death Index, 1970-2003] ($)<br>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3928 Mass. Birth Index, 1901-1960, 1967-1970] ($).<br>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2966 Mass. Marriage Index, 1901-1955, 1966-1970] ($).<br>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3659 Mass. Death Index, 1901-1980] ($).<br>
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7457 Death Index, 1970-2003] ($).<br>
 
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=== Land Records  ===
 
=== Land Records  ===
  
The earliest settlers in this region were issued patents or charters directly or through various types of companies established for settlement and/or trade. See the [[#Historical_Data|Historical Data]] table to identify these early documents. Once the two major colonies were settled (i.e. [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]] and [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]]), land was distributed by their colonial governments through grants. [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]] established a county system in 1643 and land was recorded in the county deeds from then on. [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]] used a centralized system and recorded these deeds colony-wide from 1620 to 1685 until it finally established a county system in 1685. The land records for the area now called [[Maine|Maine]] were always kept separately first entirely as was later was called York County. For each of these areas, land was granted for many years after the initial settlement as the colony expanded into uncharted territory given to it under the various patents and charters. All subsequent sales were recorded by the county. Though the vast majority of land transactions were recorded, it was not a requirement that this be done. It was in the best interest of the owner to do so, and legal advantages were given to such recordings. To search for land records, see the guide for the [[#Counties|county]] of interest and use the resources found there<br>  
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The earliest settlers in this region were issued patents or charters directly or through various types of companies established for settlement and/or trade. See the [[#Historical_Data|Historical Data]] table to identify these early documents. Once the two major colonies were settled (i.e. [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]] and [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]]), land was distributed by their colonial governments through grants. [[Massachusetts Bay Colony|Massachusetts Bay Colony]] established a county system in 1643 and land was recorded in the county deeds from then on. [[Plymouth Colony|Plymouth Colony]] used a centralized system and recorded these deeds colony-wide from 1620 to 1685 until it finally established a county system in 1685. The land records for the area now called [[Maine|Maine]] were always kept separately first entirely as was later was called York County. For each of these areas, land was granted for many years after the initial settlement as the colony expanded into uncharted territory given to it under the various patents and charters. All subsequent sales were recorded by the county. Though the vast majority of land transactions were recorded, it was not a requirement that this be done. It was in the best interest of the owner to do so, and legal advantages were given to such recordings. To search for land records, see the guide for the [[#Counties|county]] of interest and use the resources found there.<br><br>For counties with online records, the "recorded land" is what is microfilmed and constitutes the majority of the records. There are "registered land" deeds that go through land court. These are deeds are court approved as having clear title (i.e. no encumbrances). It you do not find anything in the first section, always search registered land for deeds since 1899.<br>  
  
 
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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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=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
  
This section is focused on statewide, non-Federal census. Though many types of substitute records exist, only censuses will be addressed here.<br><br>The first census was taken in 1765. It enumerated statistically the number of houses, families, and people who were categorized under white males, white females (each with the number above and below age 16), Negro and Mulatto, Indians (each with the number of males and females), and French Neutrals (male and female, both above and below age 16). The town tallies were published at the end of Benton's book listed below.<br><br>The Provincial Congress needing to raise funds in 1775 determined it should be done by the population of the colonies. By an act on 16 Feb. 1776, the General Court of Massachusetts ordered a census to be taken to include the name of the heads of each family, number of white people, number of Negroes and Mulattoes, and the whole number within each family. These returned were to be submitted by each town.<br><br>The Congress again wanted an enumeration in 1781, but that resulted in creating estimates based on the current polls at the time. The Congress requested another census on 17 Feb. 1783 and Massachusetts responded in 1784 for an "accurate account of the quantity of land within this Commonwealth granted to, or surveyed for, any person, the number of buildings thereon, and of its inhabitants." Returns by town were to be made to the Secretary of the Commonwealth as of 1 Sept. 1784.<br><br>Massachusetts took two censuses in 1837 - one of inhabitants and the other of ratable polls. In 1840, the Commonwealth elected to take their own census along with the one the Federal government was doing. The state count was roughly 20,000 less than the Federal tally for 1840 and 1850. The Commonwealth started its own decennial census in 1855 and these continued through 1975. The only surviving schedules are for 1855 and 1865, and returns for 1915. The Legislature decided to change the basis of representation in the state from inhabitants to legal voters in 1857. At the same time, they repealed the duplicate state census they conducted along side the Federal census. The provision for legal voters was repealed in 1860 and that tally was done in conjunction with the decennial censuses of the state on the fifth year.<br><br>For 1855, the census recorded every person by name in the household, age, sex, color, occupation, place of birth, and whether a person was deaf, dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict. Enumerators is twenty-two (22) towns listed the exact place of birth. These towns are:<br>Abington, Andover, Brimfield, Brookline, Carlisle, Dennis, Enfield, Harwich, Holland, Ipswich, Marshfield, New Ashford, North Attleboro, Pembroke, Provinctown, Shutesbury, Wayland, Wellfleet, Westport, Wilmington, and Yarmouth.<br>'''These records are available online at FamilySearch as {{RecordSearch|1459985|Massachusetts, State Census, 1855}}'''.<br><br>For 1865, the census recorded every person by name in the household, age, sex, color, place of birth, marital status, occupation, whether a person was deaf, dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict, and whether a man was a ratable poll (i.e. over 16 with enough property to be taxed), and a legal voter or a naturalized voter. Enumerators is ninety-six (96) towns listed the exact place of birth. These towns are:<br>Ashburnham, Ashfield, Bedford, Berlin, Bolton, Boxborough, Brimfield, Brookline, Carlisle, Charlestown, Chatham, Cheshire, Chester, Cummington, Dartmouth, Dennis, Dorchester, Dunstable, Edgartown, Essex, Falmouth, Florida, Foxborough, Framingham, Freetown, Gill, Gosnold, Grafton, Greenwich, Groton, Hadley, Halifax, Hancock, Harwich, Hawley, Holland, Hopkinton, Ipswich, Lee, Leicester, Lenox, Lexington, Leyden, Littleton, Lunenburg, Lynn (Wds. 3-5), Lynnfield, Marlborough, Marshfield, Melrose, Middleton, Milton, Monroe, Monson, Monterey, Needham, New Ashford, New Bedford (Wd. 4), New Salem, North Bridgewater [''now Brockton''], North Reading, Northfield, Palmer, Pepperell, Quincy, Reading, Rehoboth, Rochester, Rockport, Russell, Scituate, Sharon, Sherborn, Shutesbury, Somerset, South Danvers [''now Peabody''], Stoughton, Sutton, Swampscott, Tisbury, Uxbridge, Ware, Wareham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellfleet, Wendell, Westborough, Westford, Westminister, Weymouth, Williamsburg, Wilmington, Winthrop, and Yarmouth.<br>'''These records are available online at FamilySearch as {{RecordSearch|1410399|Massachusetts, State Census, 1865}}'''.<br><br>This is a short bibliography on the subject of censuses in Massachusetts:<br>  
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==== State Census  ====
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The first census was taken in 1765. It enumerated statistically the number of houses, families, and people who were categorized under white males, white females (each with the number above and below age 16), Negro and Mulatto, Indians (each with the number of males and females), and French Neutrals (male and female, both above and below age 16). The town tallies were published at the end of Benton's book listed below.<br><br>The Provincial Congress needing to raise funds in 1775 determined it should be done by the population of the colonies. By an act on 16 Feb. 1776, the General Court of Massachusetts ordered a census to be taken to include the name of the heads of each family, number of white people, number of Negroes and Mulattoes, and the whole number within each family. These returned were to be submitted by each town.<br><br>The Congress again wanted an enumeration in 1781, but that resulted in creating estimates based on the current polls at the time. The Congress requested another census on 17 Feb. 1783 and Massachusetts responded in 1784 for an "accurate account of the quantity of land within this Commonwealth granted to, or surveyed for, any person, the number of buildings thereon, and of its inhabitants." Returns by town were to be made to the Secretary of the Commonwealth as of 1 Sept. 1784.<br><br>Massachusetts took two censuses in 1837 - one of inhabitants and the other of ratable polls. In 1840, the Commonwealth elected to take their own census along with the one the Federal government was doing. The state count was roughly 20,000 less than the Federal tally for 1840 and 1850. The Commonwealth started its own decennial census in 1855 and these continued through 1975. The only surviving schedules are for 1855 and 1865, and returns for 1915. The Legislature decided to change the basis of representation in the state from inhabitants to legal voters in 1857. At the same time, they repealed the duplicate state census they conducted along side the Federal census. The provision for legal voters was repealed in 1860 and that tally was done in conjunction with the decennial censuses of the state on the fifth year.<br><br>For 1855, the census recorded every person by name in the household, age, sex, color, occupation, place of birth, and whether a person was deaf, dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict. Enumerators in twenty-two (22) towns listed the exact place of birth. These towns are:<br>Abington, Andover, Brimfield, Brookline, Carlisle, Dennis, Enfield, Harwich, Holland, Ipswich, Marshfield, New Ashford, North Attleboro, Pembroke, Provinctown, Shutesbury, Wayland, Wellfleet, Westport, Wilmington, and Yarmouth.<br>'''These records are available online at FamilySearch as {{RecordSearch|1459985|Massachusetts, State Census, 1855}}'''.<br><br>For 1865, the census recorded every person by name in the household, age, sex, color, place of birth, marital status, occupation, whether a person was deaf, dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper, or convict, and whether a man was a ratable poll (i.e. over 16 with enough property to be taxed), and a legal voter or a naturalized voter. Enumerators in ninety-six (96) towns listed the exact place of birth. These towns are:<br>Ashburnham, Ashfield, Bedford, Berlin, Bolton, Boxborough, Brimfield, Brookline, Carlisle, Charlestown, Chatham, Cheshire, Chester, Cummington, Dartmouth, Dennis, Dorchester, Dunstable, Edgartown, Essex, Falmouth, Florida, Foxborough, Framingham, Freetown, Gill, Gosnold, Grafton, Greenwich, Groton, Hadley, Halifax, Hancock, Harwich, Hawley, Holland, Hopkinton, Ipswich, Lee, Leicester, Lenox, Lexington, Leyden, Littleton, Lunenburg, Lynn (Wds. 3-5), Lynnfield, Marlborough, Marshfield, Melrose, Middleton, Milton, Monroe, Monson, Monterey, Needham, New Ashford, New Bedford (Wd. 4), New Salem, North Bridgewater [''now Brockton''], North Reading, Northfield, Palmer, Pepperell, Quincy, Reading, Rehoboth, Rochester, Rockport, Russell, Scituate, Sharon, Sherborn, Shutesbury, Somerset, South Danvers [''now Peabody''], Stoughton, Sutton, Swampscott, Tisbury, Uxbridge, Ware, Wareham, Watertown, Wayland, Wellfleet, Wendell, Westborough, Westford, Westminister, Weymouth, Williamsburg, Wilmington, Winthrop, and Yarmouth.<br>'''These records are available online at FamilySearch as {{RecordSearch|1410399|Massachusetts, State Census, 1865}}'''.<br><br>This is a short bibliography on the subject of censuses in Massachusetts:<br>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1895'''
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| align="left" | '''1865''' May 1
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| align="left" | '''1837''' May 1
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'''Bibliography'''<br>  
  
 
*Josiah Henry Benton, ''Early Census Making in Massachusetts, 1643-1765, with a reproduction of the lost census of 1765 (recently found) and documents relating thereto'' (Boston, 1905), 104 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/earlycensusmaki00bentgoog Internet Archive] or [http://books.google.com/books?id=fSlXZijctyMC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2100989 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
*Josiah Henry Benton, ''Early Census Making in Massachusetts, 1643-1765, with a reproduction of the lost census of 1765 (recently found) and documents relating thereto'' (Boston, 1905), 104 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/earlycensusmaki00bentgoog Internet Archive] or [http://books.google.com/books?id=fSlXZijctyMC Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2100989 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Ann Smith Lainhart, ''1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses For ...'' (Boston, 1986-1992), in 64 volumes for the seventy-three (73) towns of Acton, Bedford, Billerica, Boxboro, Boxford, Bradford, Bridgewater, Brighton, Burlington, Charlestown (2v.), Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Essex, Georgetown, Groton, Groveland, Halifax, Hamilton, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hull, Ipswich, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marlborough, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Medford, Melrose, Middleborough, Middleton, Nahant, Natick, Newbury, North Andover, North Bridgewater [''now Brockton''], Pembroke, Plympton, Rochester, Rockport, Saugus, South Reading [''now Wakefield''], Sherborn, Shirley, Stoneham, Stow, Sudbury, Swampscott, Tewksbury, Topsfield, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Wareham, Watertown, Wayland, Wenham, West Bridgewater, West Cambridge [''now Arlington''], West Newbury, Westford, Weston, Wilmington, and Winchester.<br>  
 
*Ann Smith Lainhart, ''1855 and 1865 Massachusetts State Censuses For ...'' (Boston, 1986-1992), in 64 volumes for the seventy-three (73) towns of Acton, Bedford, Billerica, Boxboro, Boxford, Bradford, Bridgewater, Brighton, Burlington, Charlestown (2v.), Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Essex, Georgetown, Groton, Groveland, Halifax, Hamilton, Hanover, Hanson, Hingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hull, Ipswich, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Lynnfield, Manchester, Marlborough, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Medford, Melrose, Middleborough, Middleton, Nahant, Natick, Newbury, North Andover, North Bridgewater [''now Brockton''], Pembroke, Plympton, Rochester, Rockport, Saugus, South Reading [''now Wakefield''], Sherborn, Shirley, Stoneham, Stow, Sudbury, Swampscott, Tewksbury, Topsfield, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Wareham, Watertown, Wayland, Wenham, West Bridgewater, West Cambridge [''now Arlington''], West Newbury, Westford, Weston, Wilmington, and Winchester.<br>  
 
*"Old Census of Massachusetts" [''1764-65''] published in the ''Columbian Centinel'', issue 17 Aug. 1822, p. 1, cols. 2-3.<br>
 
*"Old Census of Massachusetts" [''1764-65''] published in the ''Columbian Centinel'', issue 17 Aug. 1822, p. 1, cols. 2-3.<br>
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=== Churches ===
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==== Federal Census ====
  
Information regarding specific churches is best found on the town pages. This guide will list demoninational archives followed by a bibliography of histories of the various churches in Massachusetts.<br>
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="90" | '''Massachusetts: Existing and Lost Federal Census Schedules'''<ref>Anne Bruner Eales, and Robert M Kvasnicka, ed., ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/44420788 Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives of the United States, 3d ed.]'' (Washington, D.C., 2000), 34, 44-45.&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;br&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;William Thorndale and William Dollarhide, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16509993 Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790-1920]'' (Baltimore, 1987), 60-68.&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;br&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;William Dollarhide, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/41640325 The Census Book: A Genealogists Guide to Federal Census Facts, Schedules and Indexes]'' (Bountiful, Utah, 1999), 111. </ref>
 
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| width="90" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" | '''Exact Date'''
! width="250" scope="col" | Archive
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" | '''Population Schedules'''
! width="500" scope="col" | Description
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" | '''Veterans/ Pensioners'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" | '''Slave Owners'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" | '''Mortality'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" | '''Agricultural'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" | '''Industrial/ Manufacturers'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" | '''Defective'''
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| width="9%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" | '''Indian'''<ref>Only for Indian schedules taken along with Federal population schedules. </ref>
 
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| Baptist
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| align="left" | '''1940''' Apr. 1
| <center>Andover Newton Theological School<br>210 Herrick Rd.<br>Newton Centre MA 02459<br>617-964-1100<br>[http://www.ants.edu/ website]</center>
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| align="center" | Exist
| The [http://www.ants.edu/library/ Franklin Trask Library] hold several dozen local area church records of now defunct churches.
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| Congregational
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1930''' Apr. 1
| <center>The Congregational Library<br>14 Beacon St.<br>Boston MA 02108<br>617-523-0470<br>[http://www.congregationallibrary.org/home website]</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | Exist
| This library has a wealth of books on Congregationalism and there are [http://www.congregationallibrary.org/resources/efg-index online guides] to finding aids for manuscript collections.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -
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| Episcopal
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| align="left" | '''1920''' Jan. 1
| <center>Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts<br>138 Tremont St.<br>Boston MA 02111<br>617-482-5800<br>[http://www.diomass.org/ website]</center>
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| align="center" | Exist
| The [http://www.diomass.org/content/archives Archives] does not maintain a list of records they hold, but consult the guide to their holdings in the bibliography below.
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| align="center" | -
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| Episcopal
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1910''' Apr. 15
| <center>Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts<br>37 Chestnut St.<br>Springfield MA 01103<br>413-737-4786<br>[http://www.diocesewma.org/ website]</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | Exist
| This [http://www.diocesewma.org/about-us/archives Archives] has an [http://www.diocesewma.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/INVENTORIES-SUMMARY-pdf.pdf online guide] (pdf file) that shows the few church records they hold.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | Exist
 
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| Jewish
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| align="left" | '''1900''' June 1
| <center>American Jewish Historical Society<br>99-101 Newbury St.<br>Boston MA 02116<br>617-226-1245<br>[http://www.ajhs.org/ website]</center>
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| align="center" | Exist
| This library is within the New England Historic Genealogical Society, but maintains their own reference desk and collections. Their [http://ajhs.org/collections/newfindingaids.cfm manuscript holdings] are online.
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| align="center" | -  
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| align="center" | -  
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | Exist
 
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| Lutheran
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1890''' June 2
| <center>The Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia<br>7301 Germantown Ave.<br>Philadelphia PA 19119<br>215-248-6383<br>[http://ltsp.edu/ website]</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | '''Lost'''
| The [http://ltsp.edu/lutheran-archives-philadelphia Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia] holds the records of defunct churches and other records given to them, but there is no inventory of them online.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | Exist
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -
 
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| Methodist
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| align="left" | '''1880''' June 1
| <center>Boston University<br>School of Theology Library<br>745 Commonwealth Ave., 2nd Flr.<br>Boston MA 02215<br>617-353-1323<br>[http://www.bu.edu/sthlibrary/archives/ website]</center>
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| align="center" | Exist
| The library holds a large number of church records and their [http://www.bu.edu/sthlibrary/archives/collections/neccah/records-files-state/ma-records/ online guides]. Their holdings of [http://www.bu.edu/sthlibrary/archives/collections/neccah/records-files-state/boston-records/ Boston church records] is a separate list. Also check their [http://www.bu.edu/sthlibrary/archives/collections/neccah/records-files-state/ma-files/ historical files] for non-church record material.
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| align="center" | Exist
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| align="center" | Exist
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| align="center" | Exist
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| align="center" | Exist
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| align="center" | -
 
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| Presbyterian
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1870''' June 1
| <center>Presbyterian Historical Society<br>425 Lombard St.<br>Philadelphia PA 19147<br>215-627-1852<br>[http://www.history.pcusa.org/ website]</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | Exist
| The library does not hold any Massachusetts church records, but they have [http://www.history.pcusa.org/dbtw-wpd/Textbase5/Halls%20webQuery.htm Hall's Index Database] that will list all the churches by town and give some historical data.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | Exist
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | Exist
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | Exist
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -
 
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| Roman Catholic
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| align="left" | '''1860''' June 1
| <center>Archives of the Archdiocese of Boston<br>66 Brooks Dr.<br>Braintree MA 02184<br>617-746-5795<br>[http://www.bostoncatholic.org/Archives.aspx website]</center>
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| align="center" | Exist
| This diocese serves Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk Counties. There are online guides to parish establishments, church and cemetery records held by the archives, and other resources from their main page.
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| align="center" | -  
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| align="center" | Exist
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| align="center" | Exist
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| align="center" | Exist
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
 
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| Roman Catholic
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1850''' June 1
| <center>Diocese of Fall River<br>362 Highland Ave.<br>PO Box 2577<br>Fall River MA 02722<br>508-675-1311<br>[http://www.fallriverdiocese.org/index.asp website]</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | Exist
| This diocese serves Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes and Nantucket Counties. This Archives collects, organizes, and preserves records, documents and memorabilia of the Diocese for administrative and historical purposes, but is not open to the general public.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | Exist
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | Exist
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | Exist
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -
 
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| Roman Catholic
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| align="left" | '''1840''' June 1
| <center>Diocese of Springfield<br>65 Elliott St.<br>PO Box 1730<br>Springfield MA 01102<br>413-732-3175<br>[http://www.diospringfield.org/index.html website]</center>
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| align="center" | Exist
| This diocese serves Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire Counties, but does not maintain an Archive.
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| align="center" | Exist
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| align="center" | -  
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| align="center" | -  
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
 
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| Roman Catholic
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1830''' June 1
| <center>Diocese of Worcester<br>49 Elm St.<br>Worcester MA 01609<br>508-791-7171<br>[http://www.worcesterdiocese.org/bishop/OfficeoftheBishop/tabid/367/Default.aspx website]</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | Exist
| This diocese serves Worcester County, but does not maintain an Archive.
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -
 
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|-
| Society of Friends<br>(Quakers)
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| align="left" | '''1820 '''Aug. 7
| <center>Rhode Island Historical Society<br>121 Hope St.<br>Providence RI 02906<br>401-273-8107<br>[http://www.rihs.org/ website]</center>
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| align="center" | Exist
| The membership library holds the records of the New England Yearly Meetings.
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | Exist
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1810''' Aug. 6
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | Exist
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | '''Lost'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | -
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| align="left" | '''1800''' Aug. 4
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| width="16%" align="center" | Most of Suffolk County missing
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
 
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| Unitarian/Universalist
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="left" | '''1790 '''Aug. 2
| <center>Harvard Divinity School<br>45 Francis Ave.<br>Cambridge MA 02138<br>617-495-5788<br>[http://www.hds.harvard.edu/ website]</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" | Exist
| The [http://www.hds.harvard.edu/library/bms/ Andover-Harvard Theological Library] maintains a detailed list of their holdings online.
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'''General:'''  
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| bgcolor="#ff9900" align="center" colspan="11" | <font size="+1">'''Online Federal Non-Population Schedules for Massachusetts'''</font>
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| bgcolor="#ff9966" align="center" colspan="3" | '''Free'''
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" colspan="3" | '''Free at Some Libraries''' (usually&nbsp;with&nbsp;library&nbsp;card)
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| bgcolor="#ff9900" align="center" | '''Pay'''
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| bgcolor="#ff9900" align="center" | '''Year'''
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| width="10%" bgcolor="#ff9900" align="center" | '''Type'''
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| bgcolor="#ff9966" align="center" | '''Record Search'''
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| bgcolor="#ff9966" align="center" | '''Census Bureau'''
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| bgcolor="#ff9966" align="center" | '''Google Book'''
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" | '''Heritage Quest'''
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" | '''Ancestry FHL'''
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" | '''Ancestry Library'''
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| bgcolor="#ff9900" align="center" | '''Ancestry Home'''
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| '''1890'''
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| width="20%" | Veterans
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1417683 Link]
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| '''1880'''
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| width="20%" | Defective
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1634 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1634 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1634 Link]
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| '''1880'''
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| width="20%" | Mortality
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1417683 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| '''1870'''
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| Mortality
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1438024 Link]
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| '''1860'''
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| Mortality
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1473181 Link]
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| '''1850'''
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| Mortality
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1401638 Link]
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| '''1840'''
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| Pensioners
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1786457 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf BookLink]
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| align="center" | [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&dq=1840+census+pensioners&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=W0XUmfgahX&sig=WRyMIVwiePLwKmlxhbchJl1ZeeA&hl=en&ei=SJ0MSvSrBqOMtgf19I2FCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10#PPA61,M1 BookLink]
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Link]
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|}
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==== Online Census  ====
  
*Leonard Bacon, ''The Genesis of the New England Churches'' (New York, 1874), xiv, 485 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/genesisofnewengl00bac Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=kaYRAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1465600 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|598979|item|disp=FHL film 1549735}}.<br>
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*Frederic William Bailey, comp., ''Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800'' (New Haven, Conn., 1897-1914, in 7v.; rep. Baltimore, 1968+).<br>Digital version for Vol. 1 (Worcester Co.) only at [http://archive.org/details/earlymassachuse00unkngoog Internet Archive] or [http://books.google.com/books?id=VKUihfQuBiEC Google Books].<br>Berkshire Genealogist Indexing Committee, ''Master Index to Early Massachusetts Marriages'' (Pittsfield, Mass., 1996), 131 leaves, is a single, full-name index to the series of seven volumes.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36136812 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*John Michael Bumsted, ''The Pilgrims' Progress: The Ecclesiastical History of the Old Colony, 1620-1775'' (Ph.D. Disseertation, Brown Univ., 1965), v, 478 pp., and published (New York, 1989), iii, 403 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20056900 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*John Eliot, "Ecclesiastical History of Massachusetts and the Old Colony of Plymouth" in ''Massachusetts Historical Society Collections'', 7 [1800]: 262-280.<br>Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=SwsQAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA262 Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1756821 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|28500|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 B4m ser. 1 v. 7}} (rep.).<br>
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*John Eliot, "Ecclesiastical History of Massachusetts" in ''Massachusetts Historical Society Collections'', 9 [1804]: 1-49; 10 [1809]: 1-37; 2nd Ser., 1 [1814]: 194-210.<br>No digital version found.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1756821 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Henry Lawrence Southwick, ''The Policy of the Early Colonists of Massachusetts toward Quakers and others whom they regarded as intruders'' (Boston, 1885), viii, 21 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/policyofearlycol00sout Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=btZYAAAAMAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4661302 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Conrad Wright, "Arminianism in Massachusetts, 1723-1780," Ph.D. Dissertation, Harvard Univ., 1943, iii, 418 pp.<br>Only at [http://hollis.harvard.edu/?itemid=%7Clibrary/m/aleph%7C001439719 Andover-Harvard Theology School Lbrary].<br>
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*Carroll D. Wright, ''Report on the Custody and Condition of the Public Records of Parishes, Towns, and Counties'' (Boston, 1889), Courts, 379 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/reportoncustodyc00mass Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=IyYWAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5321644 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|43513|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 A3cr, fiche 6046869, or film 176644}}.<br>
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| bgcolor="#ff9966" align="center" | '''Record Search'''
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| bgcolor="#ff9966" align="center" | '''Census Bureau'''
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| bgcolor="#ff9966" align="center" | '''Google Book'''
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" | '''Heritage Quest'''
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" | '''Ancestry FHL'''
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| bgcolor="#cccccc" align="center" | '''Ancestry Library'''
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| bgcolor="#ff9900" align="center" | '''Ancestry Home'''
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| '''1890'''
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| width="20%" | Veterans
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1417683 Link]  
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]  
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]  
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=8667&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 Link]
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| '''1880'''  
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| width="20%" | Defective
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -  
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1634 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1634 Link]  
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1634 Link]
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| '''1880'''  
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| width="20%" | Mortality
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1417683 Link]  
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]  
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| '''1870'''
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| Mortality
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1438024 Link]  
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| '''1860'''  
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| Mortality
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1473181 Link]  
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -  
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| '''1850'''  
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| Mortality
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1401638 Link]  
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | -
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]  
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]  
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3530 Link]
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| '''1840'''  
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| Pensioners
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| align="center" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1786457 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf BookLink]  
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| align="center" | [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&dq=1840+census+pensioners&printsec=frontcover&source=bl&ots=W0XUmfgahX&sig=WRyMIVwiePLwKmlxhbchJl1ZeeA&hl=en&ei=SJ0MSvSrBqOMtgf19I2FCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=10#PPA61,M1 BookLink]  
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Link]  
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestrylibrary.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Link]
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| align="center" | [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7678 Link]
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=== Churches  ===
  
*Thomas E. Buckley, "Church and State in Massachusetts Bay: A Case Study of Baptist Dissenters, 1651" in ''Journal of Church and State'', 23 [1981]: 309-322.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1586802 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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Information regarding specific churches is best found on the town pages. This guide will list demoninational archives followed by a bibliography of histories of the various churches in Massachusetts.<br>  
*John Woolman Brush, ''Baptists in Massachusetts'' (Valley Forge, Pa., 1970), 78 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/73763 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|114813|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 K2bj}}.<br>
 
*''Consolidated History of the Fifteen Churches of the Framingham Baptist Association'' (South Framingham, Mass., 1902), 131 pp.<br>No digital version found.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2017777 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
*William Harrison Eaton, ''Historical Sketch of the Massachusetts Baptist Missionary Society and Convention, 1802-1902'' (Boston, 1903), x, 240 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historicalsketch00eato Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=b18sAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2738414 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>Note: "Pastors of Baptist churches in Massachusetts, 1802-1902," p. [http://archive.org/stream/historicalsketch00eato#page/136/mode/2up 137-213].<br>
 
*''History of the Baptist Churches Composing the Sturbridge Association, from their Origin to 1843'' (New York, 1844), 54 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historybaptistc00assogoog Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=4wDlLze-TjkC Google Books], and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009732745 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2168453 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
*W. G. McLaughlin, ''New England Dissent, 1630-1833, The Baptists and Separation of Church and State'' (Cambridge, 1971), 2v.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/128483 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
*Carla Gardina Pestana, ''Quakers and Baptists in Colonial Massachusetts'' (New York, 1991), xii, 197 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22984208 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|712353|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 K2p}}.<br>
 
*David Porter, "The Baptist Struggle for Religious Freedom in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1650-1670" in ''Foundation'', 14 [1971]: 24-32.<br>Not in WorldCat; Not at FHL.<br>
 
  
'''Congregational:'''
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*Joseph S. Clark, ''A Historical Sketch of the Congregational Churches in Massachusetts from 1620 to 1858'' (Boston, 1858), xii, 344 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historicalsketc00clar Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=oWJ3umhv1c4C Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7595644 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*"Complete List of the Congregational and Presbyterian Ministers in Massachusetts from the settlement of the colonies of Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay to the present time" [Note: Only covers Suffolk and Berkshire counties] in ''American Quarterly Register'', 7 [1834-1835]: 28-38.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/145084550 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*"The Congregational Churches of Massachusetts" in ''Spirit of the Pilgrims'', 1 [1828]: [http://archive.org/stream/spiritofpilgrims_01bost#page/56/mode/2up 57-74], [http://archive.org/stream/spiritofpilgrims_01bost#page/112/mode/2up 113-140].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1766347 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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! width="500" scope="col" | Description
*B. B. Edwards, "Complete List of the Congregational Ministers in the Old County of Hampshire, Ms. (including the present counties of Hampshire, Franklin, Hampden) from the first settlement to the present times" in ''American Quarterly Register'', 10 [1837-1838]: [http://archive.org/stream/americanquarterlv10amer#page/260/mode/2up 260-276], [http://archive.org/stream/americanquarterlv10amer#page/378/mode/2up 379-407].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/145084550 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Henry Tilton Lummus, "The Established Church of Massachusetts" in ''Lynn Historical Society Register'', no. 5 [1901]: 34-52.<br>No digital version found.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1756334 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1262697|item|disp=FHL book 974.45/L2 H25L no. 1-5 or film 1320530 Item 3}}.<br>  
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| Baptist
*Mary Frederica Rhinelander Morgan, ''Manuscript Collections of The Congregational Library at Boston: A Survey'' (Boston, 1982), xiv, 111 leaves.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11227857 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|571031|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 A3m or film 1421832 Item 3}}.<br>  
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| <center>Andover Newton Theological School<br>210 Herrick Rd.<br>Newton Centre MA 02459<br>617-964-1100<br>[http://www.ants.edu/ website]</center>  
*Richard H. Taylor, ''The Churches of Christ of the Congregational Way in New England'' (Benton Harbor, Mich., 1989), vii, 308 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20398303 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|464340|item|disp=FHL book 974 K27t}}.<br>  
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| The [http://www.ants.edu/library/ Franklin Trask Library] hold several dozen local area church records of now defunct churches.
*Harold Field Worthley, ''An Inventory of the Records of the Particular (Congregational) Churches of Massachusetts Gathered 1620-1805'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1970), xiv, 716 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/113476 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1978165|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 K23w}}.<br>
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| Congregational
'''Episcopal:'''
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| <center>The Congregational Library<br>14 Beacon St.<br>Boston MA 02108<br>617-523-0470<br>[http://www.congregationallibrary.org/home website]</center>  
 
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| This library has a wealth of books on Congregationalism and there are [http://www.congregationallibrary.org/resources/efg-index online guides] to finding aids for manuscript collections.
*Donald Nelson Alexander, ''The Diocese of Western Massachusetts, 1901-1951'' (Springfield, Mass., [1951]), 85 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2880326 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Joseph Breed Berry, ''History of the Diocese of Massachusetts, 1810-1872'' (Boston, 1959), vi, 252 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/767631 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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| Episcopal
*Mark J. Duffy, ''Guide to the Parochial Archives of the Episcopal Church In Boston'' (Boston, 1981), v, 212 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8341981 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|422523|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 K23d}}.<br>  
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| <center>Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts<br>138 Tremont St.<br>Boston MA 02111<br>617-482-5800<br>[http://www.diomass.org/ website]</center>  
*Mark J. Duffy, ed., ''The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, 1784-1984'' (Boston, 1984), xvi, 737 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11686114 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|9314|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 K2e}}.<br>  
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| The [http://www.diomass.org/content/archives Archives] does not maintain a list of records they hold, but consult the guide to their holdings in the bibliography below.
*Edward Midwinter, "The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel and the Church in the American Colonies, III: Massachusetts" in ''Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church'', 4 [1935]: 100-115.<br>No digital version found.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1752125 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Edgar Legare Pennington, "Anglican Beginnings in Massachusetts" in ''Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church'', 10 [1941]: 242-289.<br>No digital version found.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1752125 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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| Episcopal
*William Stevens Perry, ed., ''Papers Relating to the History of the [Episcopal] Church in Massachusetts, A.D. 1676-1785'' (Boston, 1873), 720 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/cu31924092469620 Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=NgRQAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4812729 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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| <center>Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts<br>37 Chestnut St.<br>Springfield MA 01103<br>413-737-4786<br>[http://www.diocesewma.org/ website]</center>
*Dudley Tyng, ''Massachusetts Episcopalians, 1607-1957'' (Boston, 1960?), x, 142 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2046082 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|180862|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 K2t}}.<br>
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| This [http://www.diocesewma.org/about-us/archives Archives] has an [http://www.diocesewma.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/INVENTORIES-SUMMARY-pdf.pdf online guide] (pdf file) that shows the few church records they hold.
 
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'''Jewish:'''
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| Jewish
 
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| <center>American Jewish Historical Society<br>99-101 Newbury St.<br>Boston MA 02116<br>617-226-1245<br>[http://www.ajhs.org/ website]</center>  
*Samuel Broches, ''Jews in New England: Pt. I, Historical study of the Jews in Massachusetts (1650-1750)'' (New York, 1942), 68 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2487533 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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| This library is within the New England Historic Genealogical Society, but maintains their own reference desk and collections. Their [http://ajhs.org/collections/newfindingaids.cfm manuscript holdings] are online.
*Albert Ehrenfried, ''A Chronicle of Boston Jewry from the Colonial Settlement to 1900'' (Boston, 1963), viii, 771 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7237970 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Lee Max Friedman, "Early Jewish Residents in Massachusetts" in ''Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society'', 23 [1915]: [http://archive.org/stream/no23americanjewi00ameruoft#page/78/mode/2up 79-90].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2018491 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1657089|item|disp=FHL book 973 B2jh no. 23}}.<br>  
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| Lutheran
*Jonathan Sarna and Ellen Smith, ''The Jews of Boston'' (Boston, 1995; rep. New Haven, Conn., 2005), 370 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/58555748 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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| <center>The Lutheran Theological Seminary of Philadelphia<br>7301 Germantown Ave.<br>Philadelphia PA 19119<br>215-248-6383<br>[http://ltsp.edu/ website]</center>
*Solomon Schindler, ''Israelites in Boston: A Tale Describing the Development of Judaism in Boston'' (Boston, 1889), 1v. (unpaginated).<br>No digital version found.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25267755 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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| The [http://ltsp.edu/lutheran-archives-philadelphia Lutheran Archives Center at Philadelphia] holds the records of defunct churches and other records given to them, but there is no inventory of them online.
 
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'''Methodist Episcopal:'''
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| Methodist
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| <center>Boston University<br>School of Theology Library<br>745 Commonwealth Ave., 2nd Flr.<br>Boston MA 02215<br>617-353-1323<br>[http://www.bu.edu/sthlibrary/archives/ website]</center>  
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| The library holds a large number of church records and their [http://www.bu.edu/sthlibrary/archives/collections/neccah/records-files-state/ma-records/ online guides]. Their holdings of [http://www.bu.edu/sthlibrary/archives/collections/neccah/records-files-state/boston-records/ Boston church records] is a separate list. Also check their [http://www.bu.edu/sthlibrary/archives/collections/neccah/records-files-state/ma-files/ historical files] for non-church record material.
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| Presbyterian
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| <center>Presbyterian Historical Society<br>425 Lombard St.<br>Philadelphia PA 19147<br>215-627-1852<br>[http://www.history.pcusa.org/ website]</center>  
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| The library does not hold any Massachusetts church records, but they have [http://www.history.pcusa.org/dbtw-wpd/Textbase5/Halls%20webQuery.htm Hall's Index Database] that will list all the churches by town and give some historical data.
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| Roman Catholic
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| <center>Archives of the Archdiocese of Boston<br>66 Brooks Dr.<br>Braintree MA 02184<br>617-746-5795<br>[http://www.bostoncatholic.org/Archives.aspx website]</center>  
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| This diocese serves Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk Counties. There are online guides to parish establishments, church and cemetery records held by the archives, and other resources from their main page.
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| Roman Catholic
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| <center>Diocese of Fall River<br>362 Highland Ave.<br>PO Box 2577<br>Fall River MA 02722<br>508-675-1311<br>[http://www.fallriverdiocese.org/index.asp website]</center>  
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| This diocese serves Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes and Nantucket Counties. This Archives collects, organizes, and preserves records, documents and memorabilia of the Diocese for administrative and historical purposes, but is not open to the general public.
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| Roman Catholic
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| <center>Diocese of Springfield<br>65 Elliott St.<br>PO Box 1730<br>Springfield MA 01102<br>413-732-3175<br>[http://www.diospringfield.org/index.html website]</center>  
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| This diocese serves Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire Counties, but does not maintain an Archive.
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| Roman Catholic
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| <center>Diocese of Worcester<br>49 Elm St.<br>Worcester MA 01609<br>508-791-7171<br>[http://www.worcesterdiocese.org/bishop/OfficeoftheBishop/tabid/367/Default.aspx website]</center>  
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| This diocese serves Worcester County, but does not maintain an Archive.
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| Society of Friends<br>(Quakers)  
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| <center>Rhode Island Historical Society<br>121 Hope St.<br>Providence RI 02906<br>401-273-8107<br>[http://www.rihs.org/ website]</center>  
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| The membership library holds the records of the New England Yearly Meetings.
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|-
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| Unitarian/Universalist
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| <center>Harvard Divinity School<br>45 Francis Ave.<br>Cambridge MA 02138<br>617-495-5788<br>[http://www.hds.harvard.edu/ website]</center>  
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| The [http://www.hds.harvard.edu/library/bms/ Andover-Harvard Theological Library] maintains a detailed list of their holdings online.
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|}
  
*''Souvenir History of the New England Southern Conference'', Vol. 1, New Bedford District (Nantucket, Mass., 1897), 3 v.<br>Digital versions of volume 1 at [http://archive.org/details/souvenirhistoryo00milliala Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=H_rqAAAAMAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4756716 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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'''General:'''  
  
'''Presbyterian:'''  
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*Leonard Bacon, ''The Genesis of the New England Churches'' (New York, 1874), xiv, 485 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/genesisofnewengl00bac Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=kaYRAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1465600 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|598979|item|disp=FHL film 1549735}}.<br>
 
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*Frederic William Bailey, comp., ''Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800'' (New Haven, Conn., 1897-1914, in 7v.; rep. Baltimore, 1968+).<br>Digital version for Vol. 1 (Worcester Co.) only at [http://archive.org/details/earlymassachuse00unkngoog Internet Archive] or [http://books.google.com/books?id=VKUihfQuBiEC Google Books].<br>Berkshire Genealogist Indexing Committee, ''Master Index to Early Massachusetts Marriages'' (Pittsfield, Mass., 1996), 131 leaves, is a single, full-name index to the series of seven volumes.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36136812 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
*"Complete List of the Congregational and Presbyterian Ministers in Massachusetts from the settlement of the colonies of Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay to the present time" [Note: Only covers Suffolk and Berkshire counties] in ''American Quarterly Register'', 7 [1834-1835]: [http://archive.org/stream/americanquarterlv7amer#page/28/mode/2up 28-38].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7151577 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*John Michael Bumsted, ''The Pilgrims' Progress: The Ecclesiastical History of the Old Colony, 1620-1775'' (Ph.D. Disseertation, Brown Univ., 1965), v, 478 pp., and published (New York, 1989), iii, 403 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20056900 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*John Eliot, "Ecclesiastical History of Massachusetts and the Old Colony of Plymouth" in ''Massachusetts Historical Society Collections'', 7 [1800]: 262-280.<br>Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=SwsQAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA262 Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1756821 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|28500|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 B4m ser. 1 v. 7}} (rep.).<br>
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*John Eliot, "Ecclesiastical History of Massachusetts" in ''Massachusetts Historical Society Collections'', 9 [1804]: 1-49; 10 [1809]: 1-37; 2nd Ser., 1 [1814]: 194-210.<br>No digital version found.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1756821 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Henry Lawrence Southwick, ''The Policy of the Early Colonists of Massachusetts toward Quakers and others whom they regarded as intruders'' (Boston, 1885), viii, 21 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/policyofearlycol00sout Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=btZYAAAAMAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4661302 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Conrad Wright, "Arminianism in Massachusetts, 1723-1780," Ph.D. Dissertation, Harvard Univ., 1943, iii, 418 pp.<br>Only at [http://hollis.harvard.edu/?itemid=%7Clibrary/m/aleph%7C001439719 Andover-Harvard Theology School Lbrary].<br>
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*Carroll D. Wright, ''Report on the Custody and Condition of the Public Records of Parishes, Towns, and Counties'' (Boston, 1889), Courts, 379 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/reportoncustodyc00mass Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=IyYWAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5321644 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|43513|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 A3cr, fiche 6046869, or film 176644}}.<br>
  
'''Quaker:'''  
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'''Baptist:'''  
  
*Richard Price Hallowell, ''The Quaker Invasion of Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1883; rep. Bowie, Md., 1987), vi, 227 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/quakerinvasionof00hal Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=W8wTAAAAYAAJ Google Books], and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3200 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11645007 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1400369|item|disp=FHL digital link only}} or {{FHL|619393|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 K2h}}.<br>  
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*Thomas E. Buckley, "Church and State in Massachusetts Bay: A Case Study of Baptist Dissenters, 1651" in ''Journal of Church and State'', 23 [1981]: 309-322.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1586802 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
*Robert J. Leach, ''Nantucket Quaker Genealogy, Volumes one and two bound together'' (S.l., 19??; rep. Hillsboro, Ore., 1990), 2 v.<br>No digital version found.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/561385 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (rep.); {{FHL|561385|item|disp=FHL book 974.497 D2L}}.<br>  
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*John Woolman Brush, ''Baptists in Massachusetts'' (Valley Forge, Pa., 1970), 78 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/73763 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|114813|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 K2bj}}.<br>
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*''Consolidated History of the Fifteen Churches of the Framingham Baptist Association'' (South Framingham, Mass., 1902), 131 pp.<br>No digital version found.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2017777 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*William Harrison Eaton, ''Historical Sketch of the Massachusetts Baptist Missionary Society and Convention, 1802-1902'' (Boston, 1903), x, 240 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historicalsketch00eato Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=b18sAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2738414 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>Note: "Pastors of Baptist churches in Massachusetts, 1802-1902," p. [http://archive.org/stream/historicalsketch00eato#page/136/mode/2up 137-213].<br>
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*''History of the Baptist Churches Composing the Sturbridge Association, from their Origin to 1843'' (New York, 1844), 54 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historybaptistc00assogoog Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=4wDlLze-TjkC Google Books], and [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/009732745 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2168453 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*W. G. McLaughlin, ''New England Dissent, 1630-1833, The Baptists and Separation of Church and State'' (Cambridge, 1971), 2v.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/128483 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
 
*Carla Gardina Pestana, ''Quakers and Baptists in Colonial Massachusetts'' (New York, 1991), xii, 197 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22984208 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|712353|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 K2p}}.<br>  
 
*Carla Gardina Pestana, ''Quakers and Baptists in Colonial Massachusetts'' (New York, 1991), xii, 197 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22984208 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|712353|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 K2p}}.<br>  
*George A. Selleck, ''Quakers in Boston'' (Cambridge, 1976), xii, 349 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3185998 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|383731|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 K2sg}}.<br>
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*David Porter, "The Baptist Struggle for Religious Freedom in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1650-1670" in ''Foundation'', 14 [1971]: 24-32.<br>Not in WorldCat; Not at FHL.<br>
  
'''Roman Catholic:'''  
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'''Congregational:'''  
  
*''A Brief Historical Review of the Archdiocese of Boston, 1907-1923'' (Boston, 1925), viii, 263 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8293904 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Joseph S. Clark, ''A Historical Sketch of the Congregational Churches in Massachusetts from 1620 to 1858'' (Boston, 1858), xii, 344 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/historicalsketc00clar Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=oWJ3umhv1c4C Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7595644 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
*J. M. Finotti, "Chronology of Catholicity in Massachusetts" in ''United States Catholic Historical Magazine'', 1 [1887]: [http://archive.org/stream/unitedstatescat01socigoog#page/n343/mode/2up 314-315].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1773558 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*"Complete List of the Congregational and Presbyterian Ministers in Massachusetts from the settlement of the colonies of Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay to the present time" [Note: Only covers Suffolk and Berkshire counties] in ''American Quarterly Register'', 7 [1834-1835]: 28-38.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/145084550 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
*William H. J. Kennedy, "Catholics in Massachusetts before 1750" in ''Catholic Historical Review'', 17 [1931-1932]: 10-28.<br>Digital version at [http://www.jstor.org/stable/25012829 Jstor] ($ to download).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45416719 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*"The Congregational Churches of Massachusetts" in ''Spirit of the Pilgrims'', 1 [1828]: [http://archive.org/stream/spiritofpilgrims_01bost#page/56/mode/2up 57-74], [http://archive.org/stream/spiritofpilgrims_01bost#page/112/mode/2up 113-140].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1766347 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
*Mary C. McAvoy, "Catholic Origins in Massachusetts" in ''Catholic World'', 132 [1930]: 174-182.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1553602 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*B. B. Edwards, "Complete List of the Congregational Ministers in the Old County of Hampshire, Ms. (including the present counties of Hampshire, Franklin, Hampden) from the first settlement to the present times" in ''American Quarterly Register'', 10 [1837-1838]: [http://archive.org/stream/americanquarterlv10amer#page/260/mode/2up 260-276], [http://archive.org/stream/americanquarterlv10amer#page/378/mode/2up 379-407].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/145084550 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
*John J. McCoy, ''History of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Springfield'' (Boston, 1900), 283 pp.<br>No digital version found.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2593746 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1583215|item|disp=FHL digital link only}}.<br>  
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*Henry Tilton Lummus, "The Established Church of Massachusetts" in ''Lynn Historical Society Register'', no. 5 [1901]: 34-52.<br>No digital version found.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1756334 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1262697|item|disp=FHL book 974.45/L2 H25L no. 1-5 or film 1320530 Item 3}}.<br>  
*James Michael O'Toole, ''Guide to the Archives of the Archdiocese of Boston''' (New York, 1982), xxciii, 238 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7976962 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|10282|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 K23o}}.<br>  
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*Mary Frederica Rhinelander Morgan, ''Manuscript Collections of The Congregational Library at Boston: A Survey'' (Boston, 1982), xiv, 111 leaves.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11227857 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|571031|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 A3m or film 1421832 Item 3}}.<br>  
*Michael J. Shea, ed. ''A Century of Catholicism in Western Massachusetts'' (Springfield, Mass., 1931), 350, cxxxii pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3458027 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|215328|item|disp=FHL film 1598330 Item 5}}.<br>  
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*Richard H. Taylor, ''The Churches of Christ of the Congregational Way in New England'' (Benton Harbor, Mich., 1989), vii, 308 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20398303 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|464340|item|disp=FHL book 974 K27t}}.<br>  
*James Sullivan, ''One Hundred Years of Progress; a graphic, historical, and pictorial account of the Catholic Church of New England: Archdiocese of Boston'' (Boston, 1895), 842 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/onehundredyearso00bost Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/38300568 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Harold Field Worthley, ''An Inventory of the Records of the Particular (Congregational) Churches of Massachusetts Gathered 1620-1805'' (Cambridge, Mass., 1970), xiv, 716 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/113476 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1978165|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 K23w}}.<br>
  
'''Unitarian:'''  
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'''Episcopal:'''  
  
*George Madison Bodge, ''Historical Sketch of the Norfolk Conference of Unitarian and other Christian Churches ... with brief sketches of the churches now belonging to the conference and lists of their ministers ...'' ([Randolph, Mass.?], 1900), 48 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/historicalsketch00bodg Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4734612 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Donald Nelson Alexander, ''The Diocese of Western Massachusetts, 1901-1951'' (Springfield, Mass., [1951]), 85 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2880326 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
*George Edward Ellis, ''A Half-Century of the Unitarian Controversy, with particular reference to its origin, its course, and its prominent subjects among the Congregationalists of Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1857), xxiv, 511 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/ahalfcenturyuni01elligoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=8GyiZYdjXP8C Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11107588 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Joseph Breed Berry, ''History of the Diocese of Massachusetts, 1810-1872'' (Boston, 1959), vi, 252 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/767631 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
*Frederick Lewis Weir, "Early Records of the Seventeenth-century Churches in Massachusetts which became Unitarian" in ''The Proceedings of the Unitarian Historical Society'', 7, Pt. 2 [1941]: 11-22.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1624337 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Mark J. Duffy, ''Guide to the Parochial Archives of the Episcopal Church In Boston'' (Boston, 1981), v, 212 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8341981 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|422523|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 K23d}}.<br>
*Conrad Wright, "Unitarian Beginnings in Western Massachusetts" in ''The Proceedings of the Unitarian Historical Society'', 21: 2 [1989]: 27-40.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1624337 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Mark J. Duffy, ed., ''The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, 1784-1984'' (Boston, 1984), xvi, 737 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11686114 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|9314|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 K2e}}.<br>
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*Edward Midwinter, "The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel and the Church in the American Colonies, III: Massachusetts" in ''Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church'', 4 [1935]: 100-115.<br>No digital version found.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1752125 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Edgar Legare Pennington, "Anglican Beginnings in Massachusetts" in ''Historical Magazine of the Protestant Episcopal Church'', 10 [1941]: 242-289.<br>No digital version found.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1752125 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*William Stevens Perry, ed., ''Papers Relating to the History of the [Episcopal] Church in Massachusetts, A.D. 1676-1785'' (Boston, 1873), 720 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/cu31924092469620 Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=NgRQAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4812729 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Dudley Tyng, ''Massachusetts Episcopalians, 1607-1957'' (Boston, 1960?), x, 142 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2046082 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|180862|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 K2t}}.<br>
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'''Jewish:'''
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*Samuel Broches, ''Jews in New England: Pt. I, Historical study of the Jews in Massachusetts (1650-1750)'' (New York, 1942), 68 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2487533 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Albert Ehrenfried, ''A Chronicle of Boston Jewry from the Colonial Settlement to 1900'' (Boston, 1963), viii, 771 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7237970 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*Lee Max Friedman, "Early Jewish Residents in Massachusetts" in ''Publications of the American Jewish Historical Society'', 23 [1915]: [http://archive.org/stream/no23americanjewi00ameruoft#page/78/mode/2up 79-90].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2018491 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1657089|item|disp=FHL book 973 B2jh no. 23}}.<br>
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*Jonathan Sarna and Ellen Smith, ''The Jews of Boston'' (Boston, 1995; rep. New Haven, Conn., 2005), 370 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/58555748 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Solomon Schindler, ''Israelites in Boston: A Tale Describing the Development of Judaism in Boston'' (Boston, 1889), 1v. (unpaginated).<br>No digital version found.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25267755 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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'''Methodist Episcopal:'''
  
'''Universalist:'''
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*''Souvenir History of the New England Southern Conference'', Vol. 1, New Bedford District (Nantucket, Mass., 1897), 3 v.<br>Digital versions of volume 1 at [http://archive.org/details/souvenirhistoryo00milliala Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=H_rqAAAAMAAJ Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4756716 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
  
*Historical Records Survey - Massachusetts, ''An Inventory of Universalist Archives in Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1942), iii, 489 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006802473 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7061136 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|487521|item|disp=FHL film 1597561 Item 3}}.<br>
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'''Presbyterian:'''  
*David H. MacPherson, "The Massachusetts Universalist Convention" in ''Annual Journal of the Universalist Historical Society'', 6 [1966]: 5-24.<br>About the decline of Universalism, 1900-1950.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7949791 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
*Russell E. Miller, ''The Larger Hope, The First Century of the Universalist Church in America, 1770-1870'' (Boston, 1979), 2 v.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16690792 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
 
<center>[[#top|Top of Page]]</center>
 
=== Military  ===
 
  
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].  
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*"Complete List of the Congregational and Presbyterian Ministers in Massachusetts from the settlement of the colonies of Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay to the present time" [Note: Only covers Suffolk and Berkshire counties] in ''American Quarterly Register'', 7 [1834-1835]: [http://archive.org/stream/americanquarterlv7amer#page/28/mode/2up 28-38].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7151577 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
  
{| width="50%" border="1" style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto;" class="wikitable"
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'''Quaker:'''
|-
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! colspan="3" | Quick Links to military history and records
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*Richard Price Hallowell, ''The Quaker Invasion of Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1883; rep. Bowie, Md., 1987), vi, 227 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/quakerinvasionof00hal Internet Archive], [http://books.google.com/books?id=W8wTAAAAYAAJ Google Books], and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3200 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11645007 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1400369|item|disp=FHL digital link only}} or {{FHL|619393|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 K2h}}.<br>  
|-
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*Robert J. Leach, ''Nantucket Quaker Genealogy, Volumes one and two bound together'' (S.l., 19??; rep. Hillsboro, Ore., 1990), 2 v.<br>No digital version found.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/561385 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (rep.); {{FHL|561385|item|disp=FHL book 974.497 D2L}}.<br>  
| <center>[[#mil01|General Bibliography]]</center>
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*Carla Gardina Pestana, ''Quakers and Baptists in Colonial Massachusetts'' (New York, 1991), xii, 197 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22984208 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|712353|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 K2p}}.<br>  
| <center>[[#mil02|Colonial Wars<br>(pre-1754)]]</center>
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*George A. Selleck, ''Quakers in Boston'' (Cambridge, 1976), xii, 349 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3185998 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|383731|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 K2sg}}.<br>
| <center>[[#mil03|French and Indian Wars<br>(1754-1763)]]</center>
 
|-
 
| <center>[[#mil04|Loyalist Resources]]</center>
 
| <center>[[#mil05|Revolutionary War<br>(1776-1783)]]</center>  
 
| <center>[[#mil06|Shays' Rebellion<br>(1786-1787)]]</center>
 
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| <center>[[#mil07|War of 1812<br>(1812-1815)]]</center>
 
| <center>[[#mil08|American Civil War<br>(1861-1865)]]</center>
 
| <center>[[#mil09|Spanish-American War<br>(1898)]]</center>
 
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| <center>[[#mil10|World War I<br>(1914-1918)]]</center>
 
| <center>[[#mil11|World War II<br>(1941-1945)]]</center>
 
| <center>[[#mil12|Korean Conflict<br>(1950-1953)]]</center>
 
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| <center>[[#mil13|Vietnam Conflict<br>(1961-1973)]]</center>
 
| <center>[[#mil14|First Gulf War<br>(1990-1991)]]</center>
 
| <center>[[#mil15|Iraq War [''conflict'']<br>(2003-2011)]]</center>
 
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'''Roman Catholic:'''  
<center>'''General Bibliography'''</center>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
<center>[[#top|Top of Page]] | [[#Military|Top of Military]]</center>
 
{{anchor|mil02}}
 
<center>'''Colonial Wars (pre-1754)'''</center>
 
'''Records:''' [Note: Published records drawn from the originals in the [[#mac|Massachusetts Archives Collection]]]
 
  
*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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*''A Brief Historical Review of the Archdiocese of Boston, 1907-1923'' (Boston, 1925), viii, 263 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/8293904 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
*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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*J. M. Finotti, "Chronology of Catholicity in Massachusetts" in ''United States Catholic Historical Magazine'', 1 [1887]: [http://archive.org/stream/unitedstatescat01socigoog#page/n343/mode/2up 314-315].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1773558 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
*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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*William H. J. Kennedy, "Catholics in Massachusetts before 1750" in ''Catholic Historical Review'', 17 [1931-1932]: 10-28.<br>Digital version at [http://www.jstor.org/stable/25012829 Jstor] ($ to download).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45416719 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
*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>
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*Mary C. McAvoy, "Catholic Origins in Massachusetts" in ''Catholic World'', 132 [1930]: 174-182.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1553602 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
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*John J. McCoy, ''History of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Springfield'' (Boston, 1900), 283 pp.<br>No digital version found.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2593746 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1583215|item|disp=FHL digital link only}}.<br>
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*James Michael O'Toole, ''Guide to the Archives of the Archdiocese of Boston''' (New York, 1982), xxciii, 238 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7976962 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|10282|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 K23o}}.<br>  
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*Michael J. Shea, ed. ''A Century of Catholicism in Western Massachusetts'' (Springfield, Mass., 1931), 350, cxxxii pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3458027 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|215328|item|disp=FHL film 1598330 Item 5}}.<br>  
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*James Sullivan, ''One Hundred Years of Progress; a graphic, historical, and pictorial account of the Catholic Church of New England: Archdiocese of Boston'' (Boston, 1895), 842 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/onehundredyearso00bost Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/38300568 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
  
'''History:'''  
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'''Unitarian:'''  
  
*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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*George Madison Bodge, ''Historical Sketch of the Norfolk Conference of Unitarian and other Christian Churches ... with brief sketches of the churches now belonging to the conference and lists of their ministers ...'' ([Randolph, Mass.?], 1900), 48 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://archive.org/details/historicalsketch00bodg Internet Archive].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/4734612 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
*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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*George Edward Ellis, ''A Half-Century of the Unitarian Controversy, with particular reference to its origin, its course, and its prominent subjects among the Congregationalists of Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1857), xxiv, 511 pp.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/ahalfcenturyuni01elligoog Internet Archive] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=8GyiZYdjXP8C Google Books].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11107588 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
*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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*Frederick Lewis Weir, "Early Records of the Seventeenth-century Churches in Massachusetts which became Unitarian" in ''The Proceedings of the Unitarian Historical Society'', 7, Pt. 2 [1941]: 11-22.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1624337 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
*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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*Conrad Wright, "Unitarian Beginnings in Western Massachusetts" in ''The Proceedings of the Unitarian Historical Society'', 21: 2 [1989]: 27-40.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1624337 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
*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>
 
'''Records:''' [Note: Published records drawn from the originals in the [[#mac|Massachusetts Archives Collection]]]
 
  
*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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'''Universalist:'''  
*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>
 
*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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*Historical Records Survey - Massachusetts, ''An Inventory of Universalist Archives in Massachusetts'' (Boston, 1942), iii, 489 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/006802473 Hathi Trust].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7061136 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|487521|item|disp=FHL film 1597561 Item 3}}.<br>
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*David H. MacPherson, "The Massachusetts Universalist Convention" in ''Annual Journal of the Universalist Historical Society'', 6 [1966]: 5-24.<br>About the decline of Universalism, 1900-1950.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7949791 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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*Russell E. Miller, ''The Larger Hope, The First Century of the Universalist Church in America, 1770-1870'' (Boston, 1979), 2 v.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16690792 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>
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=== Military  ===
  
*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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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].  
*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>
 
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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*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
 
 
'''General History / Guides:'''
 
 
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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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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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<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>
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'''History:'''
  
'''State Records:'''  
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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]]]
  
*[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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*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:'''
  
'''Published Records:'''  
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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>
  
*''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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'''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>
| [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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'''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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| Bes - Byx
 
| [http://archive.org/details/massachusettssol02mass Internet Archive]
 
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| [[#rev01|State Records]]
| Caa - Cor  
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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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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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| 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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| Vol. 03  
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| Caa - Cor  
 
| [http://archive.org/details/massachusettssol03mass Internet Archive]  
 
| [http://archive.org/details/massachusettssol03mass Internet Archive]  
 
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| <center>[[#cw10|H. Art. (4th+), Cav.,<br>Mass. Men (states), USA]]</center>
 
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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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'''Records:'''  
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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:'''  
  
[WORK IN PROGRESS]  
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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:'''  
 
'''Guides:'''  
  
[WORK IN PROGRESS]  
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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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'''Regimental Lists:'''  
 
'''Regimental Lists:'''  
  
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<center>'''Massachusetts Civil War Units<br>1st through 11th Infantry'''</center>  
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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.
 
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| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 9 months)  
 
| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 9 months)  
 
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol11931mass#page/300/mode/2up Co. A-K]  
 
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol11931mass#page/300/mode/2up Co. A-K]  
| Sept. 1862 - July 1862&lt;dr&gt;[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0005RI Details]  
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<center>'''Massachusetts Civil War Units<br>12th through 24th Infantry'''</center>  
<br>  
 
 
 
<br>  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
{| width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="1" align="center"
 
{| width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="1" align="center"
|+ <center>'''Massachusetts Civil War Units<br>12th through 24th Infantry'''</center>
 
<br>
 
 
 
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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.
 
| 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.
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{{anchor|cw07}}<br>  
 
{{anchor|cw07}}<br>  
 
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<center>'''Massachusetts Civil War Units<br>25th through 37th Infantry'''</center>  
<br>  
+
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<br>  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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|+ <center>'''Massachusetts Civil War Units<br>25th through 37th Infantry'''</center>
 
<br>
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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.
 
| 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.
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<center>'''Massachusetts Civil War Units<br>38th through 57th Infantry'''</center>  
<br>  
 
 
 
<br>  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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|+ <center>'''Massachusetts Civil War Units<br>38th through 57th Infantry'''</center>
 
<br>
 
 
 
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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.
 
| 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.
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Vol. Inf.<br>(3 years)  
 
| 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" | [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]  
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | July 1862 - July 1865<br>[http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-regiments-detail.htm?regiment_id=UMA0038RI Details]  
 
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<center>'''Massachusetts Civil War Units<br>58th Infantry, Light Artillery, and through 3rd Heavy Artillery'''</center>  
<br>  
 
 
 
<br>  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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{| width="95%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="1" align="center"
|+ <center>'''Massachusetts Civil War Units<br>58th Infantry, Light Artillery, and through 3rd Heavy Artillery'''</center>
 
<br>
 
 
 
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| 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.
 
| 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.
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| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 90 days)  
 
| Mass. Vol. Mil.<br>(Inf. - 90 days)  
 
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/180/mode/2up Single Cos.]  
 
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol51931mass#page/180/mode/2up Single Cos.]  
| 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]  
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| 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]  
 
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<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"
 
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|+ <center>'''Massachusetts Civil War Units<br>4th+ Heavy Artillery, Calvary, Mass. Men in other States, and U.S. Army'''</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.
 
| 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.
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<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>  
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[WORK IN PROGRESS]
 
<center>[[#top|Top of Page]] | [[#Military|Top of Military]]</center>
 
 
 
=== Immigration  ===
 
 
 
{| width="40%" border="1" class="wikitable" style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto;"
 
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="2" | Quick Links to Immigration Records
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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.
 
|-
 
|-
| [[#imm01|Passenger Lists]]
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| width="10%" align="center" | '''Unit Name'''
| [[#imm02|Naturalization Records]]
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| width="20%" align="center" | '''Type'''
 +
| width="15%" align="center" | '''Roster'''
 +
| width="20%" align="center" | '''Service'''
 +
| width="35%" align="center" | '''History'''
 
|-
 
|-
| [[#imm03|Other Records]]
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | n/a
| [[#imm04|Bibliography]]
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Soldiers
|}
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol71931mass#page/n11/mode/2up alphabetical, M-Z]
 
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | n/a
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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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | In the U.S. Army and U.S. Vol.
 
 
{{anchor|imm01}}
 
 
 
==== Passenger Lists  ====
 
 
 
{| width="50%" border="1" style="margin: 1em auto 1em auto;" class="wikitable"
 
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="3" | Quick Links to Passenger Lists
+
| 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.
 
|-
 
|-
|  
+
| n/a
| [[#imm01|Introduction]]  
+
| Mass. Enlistments
|  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol71931mass#page/122/mode/2up alphabetical]
 +
| n/a
 +
| In Veteran Reserve Corps, originally the Invalid Corps
 +
|-
 +
| n/a
 +
| 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
| <center>Records:</center>
+
| Mass. Officers
|  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol71931mass#page/418/mode/2up alphabetical]
 +
| n/a
 +
| In U.S. Navy
 
|-
 
|-
| [[#pass01|Boston]]
+
| n/a
| [[#pass02|Chicopee]]  
+
| Enlisted Men
| [[#pass03|Fall River]]
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol71931mass#page/534/mode/2up alphabetical, A-E]  
 +
| n/a
 +
| In U.S. Navy
 
|-
 
|-
| [[#pass04|Gloucester]]
+
| n/a
| [[#pass05|New Bedford]]  
+
| Enlisted Men
| [[#pass06|Provincetown]]
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol81931mass#page/n9/mode/2up alphabetical, F-Z]  
 +
| n/a
 +
| In U.S. Navy
 
|-
 
|-
| [[#pass07|Salem/Beverly]]  
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | n/a
| [[#pass08|Woods Hole]]
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | Mass. Officers
| [[#pass09|Misc. Ports]]
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol81931mass#page/888/mode/2up alphabetical]  
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | n/a
 +
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" | In U.S. Marine Corps
 
|-
 
|-
|  
+
| n/a
| [[#pass10|Online Records]]
+
| Mass. Enlisted Men
|  
+
| [http://www.archive.org/stream/massachusettssol81931mass#page/888/mode/2up alphabetical]
 +
| n/a
 +
| In U.S. Marine Corps
 
|}
 
|}
<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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 +
<center>'''Spanish-American War'''</center>  
 +
'''Federal Records:'''
  
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>
+
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.  
  
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).  
+
*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] ($) (searchable), NARA M871 series.<br>
 +
*General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1919699 FamilySearch.org] [59% completed in Aug. 2013] and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4654 Ancestry] ($), being NARA T288 series.<br>
 +
*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>
  
NOTE: NARA is used below to mean the National Archives and Records Administration.<br>
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'''State Records:'''  
<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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*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>  
*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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*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>  
*Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, 1891-1943, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4319742 NARA T843].<br>
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*Military records, 1862-1865, 1898-1899, {{FHL|735057|item|disp=FHL film 2110413}}.<br>
*Book Indexes to Boston Passenger Lists, 1899-1940, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4283812 NARA T790] (chronological).<br>
 
*Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, Jan. 1944-Nov. 1954, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2668739 NARA HMS P116].<br>
 
*Passenger Lists of Vessels Departing from Boston, 06/1948-11/1954, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2674842 NARA HMS P172].<br>
 
*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>
 
*Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, 1921-1949, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4477836 NARA A3453].<br>
 
*Passenger and Crew Manifests of Airplanes Arriving at Boston, Feb. 1945-Nov. 1954, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2669077 NARA HMS P119].<br>
 
*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>
 
*Passenger and Crew Manifests of Airplanes Departing from Boston, Jan. 1948-Nov. 1954, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2674909 NARA HMS P169].<br>
 
*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>  
 
*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>
 
*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>  
 
*Passenger and Crew Manifests of Airplanes Arriving at Boston, Dec. 1957-Nov. 1969, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2674785 NARA HMS P120].<br>
 
*Passenger and Crew Manifests of Airplanes Departing from Boston, Dec. 1957-Nov. 1969, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2674794 NARA HMS P170].<br>
 
  
{{anchor|pass02}}
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'''History:'''
  
'''Chicopee'''  
+
*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>
 +
*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>
 +
*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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'''Federal Records:'''  
  
*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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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>  
*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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*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] ($).<br>
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*Selective service records, and, exemptions as aliens for 1917-1918 - Massachusetts, {{FHL|585815|item|disp=FHL film 1846563 Items 3-4}}.<br>
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*Index to Naturalizations of World War I Soldiers, 1918 , [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1858291 FamilySearch.org] or [http://www.fold3.com/title_107/naturalization_index_wwi_soldiers/ fold3.com] ($), being NARA M1952 series.<br>
  
'''Fall River'''  
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'''State Records:'''  
  
*[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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*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>  
*[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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*Casualties from Massachusetts in World War I, 1918, Enlistments, Enrollments, Medical Examinations, Detachments, {{FHL|486195|item|disp=FHL film 1544205 (1st of 15)}}.<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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'''History:'''  
  
*[Gloucester District] Passenger Lists, 1905-1905, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4481607 NARA RG 36 NC-154 Inv. 402].<br>  
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*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>
*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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*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>  
*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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*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:'''
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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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*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>
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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>  
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*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>
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*World War II Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Casualties, 1941-1945, at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1122 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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*World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas, at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4283 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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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>
  
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'''State Records:'''
  
'''New Bedford'''  
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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>
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<center>'''Korean Conflict'''</center>
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'''Federal Records:'''  
  
*[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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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>  
*Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Bedford, 1 July 1902-July 1942, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4397773 NARA T944].<br>
 
*Index to Passengers Arriving at New Bedford, 1 July 1902-18 Nov. 1954, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4489229 NARA T522].<br>
 
*Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Bedford, May 1917-Dec. 1943, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4492823 NARA T942].<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>
 
*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>
 
*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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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>
  
'''Provincetown'''
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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] ($).<br>
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*Korean War Dead and Army Wounded, 1950-1953, at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2127897 FamilySearch.org] and [http://www.fold3.com/title_838/korean_war_casualties/ fold3.com] ($).<br>
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*Korean War Prisoners of War, 1950-1954, at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8850 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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*Korean War Repatriated Prisoners of War, 1950-1954, at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2127902 FamilySearch.org].<br>
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*World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas, at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4283 Ancestry] ($).<br>
  
*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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'''State Records:'''
  
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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>
  
'''Salem and Beverly District'''  
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'''History:'''  
  
*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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*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>
*Passenger Lists, 1815-1883, [http://research.archives.gov/description/5554422 NARA no number].<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>
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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>
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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>  
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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>
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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>
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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:'''
  
'''Woods Hole'''
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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>
  
*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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*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:'''
  
'''Miscellaneous Ports'''
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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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*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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=== Immigration  ===
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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="2" | Quick Links to Immigration Records
*[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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| [[#imm02|Naturalization Records]]
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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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==== Naturalization Records ====
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==== Passenger Lists ====
  
 
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| [[#nat00|Introduction]]
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| [[#imm01|Introduction]]  
| [[#nat30|Bibliography]]  
 
 
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| '''Federal:'''
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| [[#nat01|Barnstable]]
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| <center>Records:</center>
| [[#nat02|Berkshire]]
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| [[#nat03|Bristol]]
 
 
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| [[#nat04|Dukes]]  
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| [[#pass01|Boston]]  
| [[#nat05|Essex]]  
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| [[#pass02|Chicopee]]  
| [[#nat06|Franklin]]  
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| [[#pass03|Fall River]]
| [[#nat07|Hampden]]
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| [[#pass04|Gloucester]]
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| [[#pass05|New Bedford]]  
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| [[#pass06|Provincetown]]
 
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| [[#nat08|Hampshire]]  
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| [[#pass07|Salem/Beverly]]  
| [[#nat09|Middlesex]]  
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| [[#pass08|Woods Hole]]  
| [[#nat10|Nantucket]]
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| [[#pass09|Misc. Ports]]
| [[#nat11|Norfolk]]
 
 
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| [[#nat12|Plymouth]]
 
| [[#nat13|Suffolk]]
 
| [[#nat14|Worcester]]
 
 
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| '''State:'''
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| [[#nat15|Barnstable]]
 
| [[#nat16|Berkshire]]
 
| [[#nat17|Bristol]]
 
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| [[#nat18|Dukes]]
 
| [[#nat19|Essex]]
 
| [[#nat20|Franklin]]
 
| [[#nat21|Hampden]]
 
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| [[#nat22|Hampshire]]
 
| [[#nat23|Middlesex]]
 
| [[#nat24|Nantucket]]
 
| [[#nat25|Norfolk]]
 
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| [[Plymouth County Massachusetts genealogy#Naturalization_Records|Plymouth]]
 
| [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts#mcr04|Suffolk]]  
 
| [[#nat28|Worcester]]
 
| [[#nat29|Sec. of State]]
 
 
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<center>State county links being moved to county pages<br>as they are created</center>
 
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<center>'''Introduction'''</center>  
 
<center>'''Introduction'''</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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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>
<center>'''Federal Naturalization Records for Massachusetts'''</center>
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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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<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>  
! width="350" scope="col" | Microfilm/Online
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{{anchor|pass01}} '''Boston'''
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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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*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>  
| 1789-1991
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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>  
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham], RG 21
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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>  
| [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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*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>  
| U.S. Circuit Court<br>of Massachusetts
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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>
| 1790-1911
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*Index to Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Boston, 1921-1949, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4477836 NARA A3453].<br>  
| See above.
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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>
| See above.
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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>
| See above.
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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>
| Consolidated court index
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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>  
| 1790-1906<br>1907-1926
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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>  
| U.S. District Court, Boston
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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>  
| An index
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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>
| {{FHL|393728|item|disp=FHL film 1420205 (1st of 17)}}
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{{anchor|pass02}}
| [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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'''Chicopee'''
| [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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*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>  
| [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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*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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| {{anchor|nat01}}<br>'''Barnstable Co.'''
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{{anchor|pass03}}  
|-
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| Supreme Judicial Ct.
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'''Fall River'''
| 1827-1886
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
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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>  
| 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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*[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>
| {{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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*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>
| {{anchor|nat02}}<br>'''Berkshire Co.'''
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| Southern Dist. Ct. (Gt. Barrington) - Naturalization records
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| 1886-1906
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'''Gloucester'''  
| [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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*[Gloucester District] Passenger Lists, 1905-1905, [http://research.archives.gov/description/4481607 NARA RG 36 NC-154 Inv. 402].<br>
| {{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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*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>
| Fourth Dist. Ct. (Adams) - Petitions and Naturalizations
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| 1895-1906
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{{anchor|pass05}}  
| [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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'''New Bedford'''  
| {{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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*[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>
| Lee Police Ct. - Naturalization records
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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>
| 1900-1906
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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>
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
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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>
| 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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*Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New Bedford, 14 Dec. 1945-18 Nov. 1954, [http://research.archives.gov/description/2990078 NARA HMS P463].<br>
| {{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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*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>
| North Adams Dist. Ct. - Naturalization records
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| 1891-1906
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{{anchor|pass06}}  
| [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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'''Provincetown'''
| {{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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*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>
| Pittsfield Court of Common Pleas - Naturalization records
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| 1787-1860
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{{anchor|pass07}}
| [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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'''Salem and Beverly District'''
| {{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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*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>
| Pittsfield Dist. Ct. - Naturalization records
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*Passenger Lists, 1815-1883, [http://research.archives.gov/description/5554422 NARA no number].<br>
| 1885-1906
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
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{{anchor|pass08}}  
| 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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'''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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{{anchor|pass10}}  
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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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|-
| Supreme Judicial Court (Pittsfield) - Naturalization records
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! colspan="4" | Quick Links to Naturalization Records
| 1787-1876
 
| [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|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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|-
| {{anchor|nat03}}<br>'''Bristol Co.'''
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|  
| <br>1st Dist.
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| [[#nat00|Introduction]]
| <br>Taunton
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| [[#nat30|Bibliography]]
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|  
 
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| Supreme Judicial Ct.
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| '''Federal:'''
| 1814-1885
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| [[#nat01|Barnstable]]  
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
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| [[#nat02|Berkshire]]  
| 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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| [[#nat03|Bristol]]
| {{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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|-
| Ct. of Common Pleas
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| [[#nat04|Dukes]]
| 1805-1867
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| [[#nat05|Essex]]  
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
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| [[#nat06|Franklin]]  
| 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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| [[#nat07|Hampden]]
| {{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
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| [[#nat08|Hampshire]]
| 1856-1885
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| [[#nat09|Middlesex]]  
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
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| [[#nat10|Nantucket]]  
| 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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| [[#nat11|Norfolk]]
| {{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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| District Court
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| [[#nat12|Plymouth]]
| 1885-1895
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| [[#nat13|Suffolk]]  
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
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| [[#nat14|Worcester]]  
| 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]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| <br>'''Bristol Co.'''  
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| '''State:'''  
| <br>2nd Dist.
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| [[Barnstable County, Massachusetts#Naturalization_Records|Barnstable]]
| <br>Fall River
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| [[Berkshire County, Massachusetts#Naturalization_Records|Berkshire]]
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| [[Bristol County, Massachusetts#Naturalization_Records|Bristol]]
 
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|-
| District Court
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| [[Dukes County, Massachusetts#Naturalization_Records|Dukes]]
| 1885-1906
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| [[Essex County, Massachusetts#Naturalization_Records|Essex]]  
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
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| [[Franklin County, Massachusetts#Naturalization_Records|Franklin]]  
| 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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| [[Hampden County, Massachusetts#Naturalization_Records|Hampden]]
| {{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]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| <br>'''Bristol Co.'''
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| [[Hampshire County, Massachusetts#Naturalization_Records|Hampshire]]
| <br>3rd Dist.
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| [[Middlesex County, Massachusetts#Naturalization_Records|Middlesex]]
| <br>New Bedford
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| [[Nantucket County, Massachusetts#Naturalization_Records|Nantucket]]
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| [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts#Naturalization_Records|Norfolk]]
 
|-
 
|-
| District Court
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| [[Plymouth County Massachusetts genealogy#Naturalization_Records|Plymouth]]
| 1885-1906
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| [[Suffolk County, Massachusetts#mcr04|Suffolk]]  
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
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| [[Worcester County, Massachusetts#Naturalization_Records|Worcester]]
| 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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| [[#nat29|Sec. of State]]
| {{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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{{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"
 
|-
 
|-
| <br>'''Bristol Co.'''
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! width="125" scope="col" | Record
| <br>4th Dist.
+
! width="100" scope="col" | Dates
| <br>Attleboro
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! width="125" scope="col" | Location
 +
! width="175" scope="col" | Index
 +
! width="350" scope="col" | Microfilm/Online
 
|-
 
|-
| District Court  
+
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-001-049.html#21 U.S. District Court<br>of Massachusetts]
| 1904-1906
+
| 1789-1991
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
+
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham], RG 21
| 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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| [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, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/573146 FHL film 1578248 (1st of 55)]<br>ONLINE at [http://www.fold3.com/title_112/naturalizations-ma/ fold3] ($).<br>-----<br>Index to Naturalization Petitions and Records of the U.S. District Court, 1906-1966, and the U.S. Circuit Court, 1906-1911, for the District of Massachusetts, M1545, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (first of 117)].<br>ONLINE at [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1834334 Massachusetts Naturalization Index, 1906-1966], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1192 Ancestry] ($), 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, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1257420 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, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1344633 FHL film 2414774 (1st of 191)]<br>-----<br>Petitions, v. 1 (ca. 1787-1906) ['''film only'''], v. 2-252 (1847-1902) ['''digital only'''], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2098233 FHL Digital Capture 7048053 (1st of 254)] (part of index below)<br>-----<br>Repatriation of soldiers, 1918-1941, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1376353 FHL film 2416188 Item 1]<br>-----<br>Repatriation of women who married non-American citizens, 1936-1945, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1376354 FHL film 2416188, 2416217]<br>-----<br>Overseas military naturalization petitions, 1943-1945, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1376357 FHL film 2416218]<br>-----<br>Index to declarations, 1943-1955, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1201470 FHL films 2371827-2371828]
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat04}}<br>'''Dukes Co.'''
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| U.S. Circuit Court<br>of Massachusetts
| No federal records as yet digitized at NARA
+
| 1790-1911
 +
| See above.  
 +
| See above.
 +
| See above.
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat05}}<br>'''Essex Co.'''
+
| Consolidated court index
| No federal records as yet digitized at NARA
+
| 1790-1906<br>1907-1926
 +
| U.S. District Court, Boston
 +
| An index
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| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/393728 FHL film 1420205 (1st of 17)]
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat06}}<br>'''Franklin Co.'''
+
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 Records of the Immigration and Naturalization Service]
| No federal records as yet digitized at NARA
+
| 1787-1955
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| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham], RG 85
 +
| Soundex index card file at NARA - Waltham
 +
| [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].
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat07}}<br>'''Hampden Co.'''  
+
| {{anchor|nat01}}<br>'''Barnstable Co.'''
| No federal records as yet digitized at NARA
 
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat08}}<br>'''Hampshire Co.'''
+
| Supreme Judicial Ct.
| No federal records as yet digitized at NARA
+
| 1827-1886
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| [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], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
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| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2173425 FHL Digital Capture 7469485] (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat09}}<br>'''Middlesex Co.'''
+
| {{anchor|nat02}}<br>'''Berkshire Co.'''
 
|-
 
|-
| Ct. of Common Pleas<br>Supreme Judicial Ct.  
+
| Southern Dist. Ct. (Gt. Barrington) - Naturalization records
| 1809-1906  
+
| 1886-1906  
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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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| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
| {{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]
+
| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2173410 FHL Digital Capture 7469512-7469514] (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| First Dist. Ct.<br>No. Middlesex (Ayer) - Records
+
| Fourth Dist. Ct. (Adams) - Petitions and Naturalizations
| 1887-1906  
+
| 1895-1906  
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
| {{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]
+
| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2173407 FHL Digital Capture 7469515-7469519] (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| First Dist. Ct.<br>So. Middlesex (Framingham) - Records
+
| Lee Police Ct. - Naturalization records
| 1885-1906  
+
| 1900-1906  
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
| {{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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| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2173411 FHL Digital Capture 7469519] (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| First Dist. Ct.<br>E. Middlesex (Malden) - Records
+
| North Adams Dist. Ct. - Naturalization records
| 1885-1906  
+
| 1891-1906  
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
| {{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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| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2173414 FHL Digital Capture 7469497-7469511] (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
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| Pittsfield Court of Common Pleas - Naturalization records
| 1885-1906
+
| 1787-1860
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
| {{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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| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2173415 FHL Digital Capture 7469486-7469496] (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
+
| Pittsfield Dist. Ct. - Naturalization records
 
| 1885-1906  
 
| 1885-1906  
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
| {{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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| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2173416 FHL Digital Capture 7485672-7485676] (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Lowell Dist Ct. - Records
+
| Supreme Judicial Court (Pittsfield) - Naturalization records
| 1836-1906
+
| 1787-1876
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
| {{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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| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2173418 FHL Digital Capture 7485685-7485695] (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Marlborough Dist. Ct. - Records
+
| {{anchor|nat03}}<br>'''Bristol Co.'''
| 1885-1906
+
| <br>1st Dist.  
 +
| <br>Taunton
 +
|-
 +
| Supreme Judicial Ct.  
 +
| 1814-1885  
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
| {{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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| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2173422 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]
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat10}}<br>'''Nantucket Co.'''
+
| Ct. of Common Pleas
 +
| 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], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
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| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2173419 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]
 
|-
 
|-
| Court of Common Pleas<br> Supreme Judicial Ct.
+
| Superior Court  
| 1804-1903
+
| 1856-1885
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
| {{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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| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2173421 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]
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat11}}<br>'''Norfolk Co.'''
+
| District Court  
|-
+
| 1885-1895
| Superior Court<br>Court of Common Pleas<br>Supreme Judicial Court<br>Dist. Ct. (Dedham)
 
| 1804-1906
 
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
| {{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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| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2173420 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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|-
 +
| <br>'''Bristol Co.'''
 +
| <br>2nd Dist.
 +
| <br>Fall River
 
|-
 
|-
| Dist. Ct. (Quincy)
+
| District Court
| 1886-1906  
+
| 1885-1906  
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
| {{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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| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2173409 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]
 
|-
 
|-
| Dist. Ct. (Stoughton)
+
| <br>'''Bristol Co.'''
| 1891-1906
+
| <br>3rd Dist.  
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
+
| <br>New Bedford
| 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|2109621|item|disp=FHL Digital Capture 7187241-7187242}}; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Dist. Ct. (Walpole)
+
| District Court
| 1900-1906  
+
| 1885-1906  
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
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| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2173413 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]
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat12}}<br>'''Plymouth Co.'''
+
| <br>'''Bristol Co.'''  
 +
| <br>4th Dist.
 +
| <br>Attleboro
 
|-
 
|-
| Court of Common Pleas
+
| District Court  
| 1812-1858
+
| 1904-1906
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
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| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2173408 FHL Digital Capture 7485696] (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Supreme Judicial Court
+
| {{anchor|nat04}}<br>'''Dukes Co.'''
| 1818-1877
+
| No federal records as yet digitized at NARA
| [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
+
| {{anchor|nat05}}<br>'''Essex Co.'''
| 1860-1885
+
| No federal records as yet digitized at NARA
| [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)}}
+
| {{anchor|nat06}}<br>'''Franklin Co.'''
| {{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]
+
| No federal records as yet digitized at NARA
 +
|-
 +
| {{anchor|nat07}}<br>'''Hampden Co.'''
 +
| No federal records as yet digitized at NARA
 
|-
 
|-
| [First?] District Court (Brockton)
+
| {{anchor|nat08}}<br>'''Hampshire Co.'''
| 1886-1906  
+
| No federal records as yet digitized at NARA
 +
|-
 +
| {{anchor|nat09}}<br>'''Middlesex Co.'''
 +
|-
 +
| Ct. of Common Pleas<br>Supreme Judicial Ct.
 +
| 1809-1906  
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2109612 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]
 
|-
 
|-
| Second District Court (Abington/Hingham)  
+
| First Dist. Ct.<br>No. Middlesex (Ayer) - Records
| 1887-1903
+
| 1887-1906
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2109613 FHL Digital Capture 7117737, 7117739] (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Third District Court (Plymouth)  
+
| First Dist. Ct.<br>So. Middlesex (Framingham) - Records
 
| 1885-1906  
 
| 1885-1906  
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2109617 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]
 
|-
 
|-
| Fourth District Court (Middleborough/Wareham)  
+
| First Dist. Ct.<br>E. Middlesex (Malden) - Records
 
| 1885-1906  
 
| 1885-1906  
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2109615 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]
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat13}}<br>'''Suffolk Co.'''
+
| First Dist. Ct.<br>E. Middlesex (Waltham) - Records
|
+
| 1885-1906
|
 
|
 
| 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]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2109614 FHL Digital Capture 7173060-7173066] (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| U.S. Circuit Court
+
| Fourth Dist. Ct.<br>E. Middlesex (Woburn) - Records
| 1845-1878
+
| 1885-1906
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2109607 FHL Digital Capture 7173043-7173047] (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court (Civil)
+
| Lowell Dist Ct. - Records
| 1856-1884
+
| 1836-1906
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2109616 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]
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court (Criminal)
+
| Marlborough Dist. Ct. - Records
| 1860-1906  
+
| 1885-1906  
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2109610 FHL Digital Capture 7173056-7173059] (part of above); Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Boston Municipal Court
+
| {{anchor|nat10}}<br>'''Nantucket Co.'''
| 1806-1859<br>1885-1905
+
|-
 +
| Court of Common Pleas<br> Supreme Judicial Ct.
 +
| 1804-1903
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2109618 FHL Digital Capture 7173072-7173083]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Charlestown District Municipal Court  
+
| {{anchor|nat11}}<br>'''Norfolk Co.'''
| 1902-1906  
+
|-
 +
| Superior Court<br>Court of Common Pleas<br>Supreme Judicial Court<br>Dist. Ct. (Dedham)
 +
| 1804-1906  
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2109619 FHL Digital Capture 7187235 (1st of 8)]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Chelsea Police Court
+
| Dist. Ct. (Quincy)
 
| 1886-1906  
 
| 1886-1906  
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2109623 FHL Digital Capture 7187245-7187252]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Dorchester District Municipal Court
+
| Dist. Ct. (Stoughton)
| 1902-1906  
+
| 1891-1906  
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2109621 FHL Digital Capture 7187241-7187242]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Roxbury District Municipal Court
+
| Dist. Ct. (Walpole)
| 1885-1906  
+
| 1900-1906  
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2109622 FHL Digital Capture 7187243-7187244]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| West Roxbury District Municipal Court  
+
| {{anchor|nat12}}<br>'''Plymouth Co.'''
| 1892-1906
+
|-
 +
| Court of Common Pleas
 +
| 1812-1858
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2195357 FHL Digital Capture 7187259-7187263]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat14}}<br>'''Worcester Co.'''
+
| 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], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
 +
| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2195368 FHL Digital Capture 7187319]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Superior Court  
 
| Superior Court  
| 1837-1906
+
| 1860-1885
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2109626 FHL Digital Capture 7187293 (1st of 9)]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Court of Common Pleas
+
| [First?] District Court (Brockton)
| 1798-1859
+
| 1886-1906
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2109627 FHL Digital Capture 7187264 (1st of 16)]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Western Worcester District Court (Brookfield)  
+
| Second District Court (Abington/Hingham)  
| 1902-1906
+
| 1887-1903
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2109624 FHL Digital Capture 7187254-7187256]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| First Eastern Worcester District Court (Westborough)  
+
| Third District Court (Plymouth)  
| 1892-1906  
+
| 1885-1906  
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2195377 FHL Digital Capture 7187321 (1st of 3)]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Second Eastern Worcester District Court (Clinton)  
+
| Fourth District Court (Middleborough/Wareham)  
 
| 1885-1906  
 
| 1885-1906  
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2109625 FHL Digital Capture 7187257-7187258]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| First Northern Worcester District Court (Gardner)
+
| {{anchor|nat13}}<br>'''Suffolk Co.'''
| 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]
+
| NOTE: The only court hearing naturalizations in Suffolk County from Sept. 1906 to 1991 was the U.S. Federal District Court
 
|-
 
|-
| First Southern Worcester District Court (Southbridge)
+
| Supreme Judicial Court  
| 1898-1905
+
| 1790-1845
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| Petitions, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2109628 FHL Digital Capture 7208356 (1st of 15)]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Third Southern Worcester District Court (Milford)
+
| U.S. Circuit Court  
| 1900-1903
+
| 1845-1878
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| Petitions, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2135111 FHL Digital Capture 7239020 (1st of 471)]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Central Worcester District Court  
+
| Superior Court (Civil)
| 1885-1906
+
| 1856-1884
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| Petitions, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2136927 FHL Digital Capture 7208272 (1st of 29)]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Fitchburg Police Court  
+
| Superior Court (Criminal)
| 1885-1904
+
| 1860-1906
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| Petitions, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2115466 FHL Digital Capture 7208301 (1st of 33)]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Winchendon District Court  
+
| Boston Municipal Court  
| 1906
+
| 1806-1859<br>1885-1905
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| Petitions, 1806-1859, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2136977 FHL Digital Capture 7221557 (1st of 36)]; Petitions, 1885-1905, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2142891 FHL Digital Capture 7221555]<br>All part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Worcester Police Court  
+
| Charlestown District Municipal Court  
| 1851-1854
+
| 1902-1906
 
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
 
| [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)}}
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 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]
+
| Petitions, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2115467 FHL Digital Capture 7221654 (1st of 3)]; 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
+
| Chelsea Police Court
! width="100" scope="col" | Dates
+
| 1886-1906
! width="125" scope="col" | Location
+
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
! width="175" scope="col" | Index  
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
! width="350" scope="col" | Microfilm/Online
+
| Petitions, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2115468 FHL Digital Capture 7221660 (1st of 8)]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat29}}<br>'''Secretary of State'''
+
| 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], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
 +
| Petitions, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2115469 FHL Digital Capture 7239072]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court  
+
| Roxbury District Municipal Court  
| 1920-1923, 1924-1925
+
| 1885-1906
| [[#Archives|Mass. Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
| Consolidated index of all courts
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
| {{FHL|700596|item|disp=FHL film 1940387 (1st of 7)}}
+
| Petitions, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2115465 FHL Digital Capture 7239038 (1st of 4)]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| District Court  
+
| West Roxbury District Municipal Court  
| 1885-1931
+
| 1892-1906
| [[#Archives|Mass. Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
| Records chronological, each volume indexed
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
| {{FHL|700375|item|disp=FHL film 1901984 (1st of 9)}}
+
| Petitions, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2142911 FHL Digital Capture 7239057]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat15}}<br>'''Barnstable Co.'''
+
| {{anchor|nat14}}<br>'''Worcester Co.'''
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Superior Court  
 
| Superior Court  
| Declarations, 1907-1935
+
| 1837-1906
| Barnstable courthouse, Hyannis
+
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
| Index in each volume
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
| {{FHL|584788|item|disp=FHL film 1846562-1846563}}.
+
| Petitions, v. 1-37, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2126512 FHL Digital Capture 7254629 (1st of 50)]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court  
+
| Court of Common Pleas
| Naturalizations, 1907-1933
+
| 1798-1859
| Barnstable courthouse, Hyannis
+
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
| Index in each volume
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
| {{FHL|584510|item|disp=FHL film 1846237-1846238, 1846338}}.
+
| Petitions, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2126513 FHL Digital Capture 7254571 (1st of 5)]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat16}}<br>'''Berkshire Co.'''
+
| 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], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
 +
| Petitions, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2115473 FHL Digital Capture 7239085]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court  
+
| First Eastern Worcester District Court (Westborough)
| 1823-1991
+
| 1892-1906
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
| Card index at Judicial Archives that includes declaration of intention
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
| 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}}.
+
| Petitions, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2126524 FHL Digital Capture 7254581]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court<br>Court of Common Pleas
+
| Second Eastern Worcester District Court (Clinton)
| 1848-1885
+
| 1885-1906
| Berkshire Co. courthouse, Pittsfield, in 1986
+
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
| Index in each of 6 volumes
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
| Naturalization declarations and petitions, {{FHL|488018|item|disp=FHL films 1435835-1435838}}.
+
| Petitions, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2115470 FHL Digital Capture 7239092 (1st of 9)]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court  
+
| First Northern Worcester District Court (Gardner)
| Records, 1906-1945<br>Index, 1829-1936
+
| 1883-1906  
| Berkshire Co. courthouse, Pittsfield, in 1986, and part (index?) at [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
| Index in each of 32 volumes
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]  
| {{FHL|487828|item|disp=FHL films 1435830-1435835, 2195995-2195996}}, index on 1435835 item 2.
+
| Petitions (#2-1244), [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2126525 FHL Digital Capture 7254585 (1st of 6)]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court  
+
| First Southern Worcester District Court (Southbridge)
| Petitions and records, 1891-1934, 1937-1945
+
| 1898-1905
| Berkshire Co. courthouse, Pittsfield, in 1986
+
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
| Index in each volume and index volume, 1826-1938
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
| {{FHL|595353|item|disp=FHL films 1435838 (first of 33}}, index on 2196102 item 2.
+
| Petitions (#1-576), [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2126526 FHL Digital Capture 7254595]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court  
+
| Third Southern Worcester District Court (Milford)
| Records, ca. 1866-1941
+
| 1900-1903
| Berkshire Co. courthouse, Pittsfield, in 1986
+
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
| NO index
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
| {{FHL|595203|item|disp=FHL films 1450664-1450672}}.
+
| Petitions (#1-445), [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2126529 FHL Digital Capture 7254634-7254635]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| All courts
+
| Central Worcester District Court
| 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  
 
| 1885-1906  
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]  
| WPA card index at 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], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]  
| [http://www.pittsfieldlibrary.org/ Berkshire Athenaeum]; {{FHL|474040|item|disp=FHL films 1769722-1769727}}, index on 1769722.
+
| Petitions, v. 1-29, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2142588 FHL Digital Capture 7270457 (1st of 29)]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Pittsfield Ct. of Common Pleas
+
| Fitchburg Police Court
| 1843-1856
+
| 1885-1904
| Berkshire Co. courthouse, Pittsfield, in 1986
+
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
| NO index
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
| {{FHL|595176|item|disp=FHL films 1450634-1450636, 1450663-1450664}}.
+
| Petitions (#1-2272), [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2126528 FHL Digital Capture 7239079 (1st of 7)]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| {{anchor|nat17}}<br>'''Bristol Co.'''
+
| 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], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
 +
| Petitions (#9-46), [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2126511 FHL Digital Capture 7254559]; Part of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
|-
| Supreme Judicial Ct.
+
| Worcester Police Court
| 1805-1856
+
| 1851-1854
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [http://www.archives.gov/boston/ National Archives - Waltham]
| Indexed
+
| Part of Card Index to New England Naturalization Petitions, 1791-1906, [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 NARA M1299], [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/19737 FHL film 1429671 (1st of 117)]
| {{FHL|632176|item|disp=FHL film 1863593 (1st of 15}}; Index, {{FHL|632807|item|disp=FHL film 1869523 Item 1}}
+
| Petitions, [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2142634 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"
 
|-
 
|-
| Supreme Judicial Ct.
+
! width="125" scope="col" | Record
| ca. 1852-1885
+
! width="100" scope="col" | Dates
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
+
! width="125" scope="col" | Location
| Indexed
+
! width="175" scope="col" | Index
| Records, {{FHL|647837|item|disp=FHL film 1872216 (1st of 6)}}; Index, {{FHL|632855|item|disp=FHL film 1869523 Item 2}}
+
! width="350" scope="col" | Microfilm/Online
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court
+
| {{anchor|nat29}}<br>'''Secretary of State'''
| 1856-1945
 
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 
| NO index
 
| {{FHL|615794|item|disp=FHL film 1854469 (1st of 128)}}
 
 
|-
 
|-
 
| Superior Court  
 
| Superior Court  
| 1905-1991
+
| 1920-1923, 1924-1925
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| [[#Archives|Mass. Archives]]  
| Card index at Judicial Archives and on microfilm
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| Consolidated index of all courts
| 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)}}
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| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/700596 FHL film 1940387 (1st of 7)]
 
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| Superior Court  
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| District Court  
| 1927
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| 1885-1931
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
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| [[#Archives|Mass. Archives]]  
| NO index
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| Records chronological, each volume indexed
| {{FHL|655127|item|disp=FHL film 1872367 Item 2}}
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| [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/700375 FHL film 1901984 (1st of 9)]
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| Court of Common Pleas
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| 1805-1885
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<center>'''Bibliography'''</center>
| Card index on microfilm
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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>  
| Index, 1833-1885, at [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]; Index, 1805-1906, {{FHL|489138|item|disp=FHL film 1523081 Item 2}}
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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>  
| 1st Dist. Ct.<br>Taunton
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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>  
| 1884-1895
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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>  
| County courthouse, Taunton, in 1988
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*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>  
| Docket book
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*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>  
| {{FHL|489175|item|disp=FHL film 1530406 Items 2-4}}
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*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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*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>  
| 1st Dist. Ct.<br>Taunton
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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>
| Primary declarations, 1885-1906
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<center>[[#top|Top of Page]] || [[#Immigration|Top of Immigration]] || [[#Naturalization_Records|Top of Naturalization]]</center>
| County courthouse, Taunton, in 1988
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| NO index
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| {{FHL|489193|item|disp=FHL film 1523082 Item 2}}
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==== Other Records  ====
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*Canadian Border Crossings, 1908-1935 [''from the U.S.''], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1344 Ancestry] ($).<br>  
| Petition packets, 1885-1906
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*St. Albans Border Crossings, 1895-1954 [''from Canada''], [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1075 Ancestry] ($).<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>
| County courthouse, Taunton, in 1988
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*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>  
| Indexed
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*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>  
| {{FHL|489208|item|disp=FHL film 1523081 (1st of 9)}}
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*U.S. Consular Posts, Emergency Passport Applications, 1915-1925, [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1505 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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<center>[[#top|Top of Page]] || [[#Immigration|Top of Immigration]]</center>
| 1st Dist. Ct.<br>Taunton
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{{anchor|imm04}}  
| Card file, 1885-1906
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| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
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==== Bibliography  ====
| Card index at Judicial Archives
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| {{FHL|489160|item|disp=FHL films 1523101, 1523081}}
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*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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*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>  
| 1st Dist. Ct.<br>Taunton
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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>  
| Declarations, 1896-1906
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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>  
| County courthouse, Taunton, in 1988
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*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>
| NO index
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*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] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/953611 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1967 ed.); [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Btitle%3AThe%20%2Btitle%3APlanters%20%2Btitle%3Aof%20%2Btitle%3Athe%20%2Btitle%3ACommonwealth FHL book 974 W2bf].<br>
| {{FHL|489303|item|disp=FHL film 1530406 Item 1}}
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*Charles Edward Banks, ''The Winthrop Fleet'' (Boston, 1930; rep. Baltimore, 1961+), ix, 118 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48245 Ancestry] ($) (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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*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>  
| 1st Dist. Ct.<br>Taunton
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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] ($) (1997 ed.).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1015465 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1966 ed.); {{FHL|328742|item|disp=FHL book 974 W2b}} and {{FHL|328741|item|disp=FHL film 874195 item 3}}.<br>  
| Final apps., 1896-1906
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*Carl Boyer 3rd, ed., ''Ship Passenger Lists: National and New England (1600-1825)'' (Newhall, Cal., 1977), 270 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3353223 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|216721|item|disp=FHL book 973 W3s or fiche 6049470}} (with digital link).<br>  
| County courthouse, Taunton, in 1988
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*Joseph William Carlevale, ''Leading Americans of Italian Descent in Massachusetts'' (Plymouth, Mass., 1946), 861 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=21593 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3763115 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; Not at FHL.<br>  
| NO index
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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>  
| {{FHL|489122|item|disp=FHL film 1523039}}
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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>  
| 1st Dist. Ct.<br>Taunton
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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>  
| Declarations, 1901-1906
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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>  
| County courthouse, Taunton, in 1992
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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>  
| Card index, 1885-1906
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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>
| Records and index, {{FHL|601001|item|disp=FHL film 1853521 (1st of 5)}}
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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>
| 2nd Dist. Ct.<br>Fall River
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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>  
| 1885-1906
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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>  
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
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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>
| Card index at Judicial Archives and on microfilm
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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>
| [[#Archives|Mass. Arch. RR]]; Not at FHL
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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>  
| 3rd Dist. Ct.<br>New Bedford
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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] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20489613 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|403971|item|disp=FHL book 974.461 H29s}}.<br>  
| 1885-1906
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*Martin E. Hollick, ''New Englanders in the 1600s: A guide to genealogical research published between 1980 and 2010'' (Boston, 2006; expanded ed., 2012), xxvii, 282 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/786187499 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1359885|item|disp=FHL book 974 D22h}} (2006 ed.).<br>
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
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*John Camden Hotten, ''The Original Lists of Persons of Quality: Emigrants, etc., Who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700'' (London, 1874; rep. New York, 1931+), xxxvi, 580 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2065 Ancestry] ($).<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>
| NO index
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*''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>  
| NO microfilm
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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>  
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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>
| 4th Dist. Ct.<br>Attleboro
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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>
| 1904-1906
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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>
| District Court, Attleboro, in 1988
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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>
| Docket books
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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>
| {{FHL|573107|item|disp=FHL film 1523041}}
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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] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7030049 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|127567|item|disp=FHL book 974 B2ne}}.<br>
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*Melinde Lutz Sanborn, ''Third Supplement to Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700'' (Baltimore, 2003), xviii, 379 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49372 Ancestry] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/54931461 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|1137216|item|disp=FHL book 974 V2t supp. 3}}.<br>
| 4th Dist. Ct.<br>Attleboro
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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] ($).<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/679086 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] (1st ed.); [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/results#count=20&query=%2Btitle%3AA%20%2Btitle%3AGenealogical%20%2Btitle%3ADictionary%20%2Btitle%3Aof%20%2Btitle%3Athe%20%2Btitle%3AFirst%20%2Btitle%3ASettlers%20%2Btitle%3Aof%20%2Btitle%3ANew%20%2Btitle%3AEngland FHL book 974 D2s] (many editions and formats).<br>
| 1904-1906
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*Kenneth Scott, ''British Aliens in the United States During the War of 1812'' (Baltimore, 1979), vii, 420 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=49091].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5711802 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|78653|item|disp=FHL book 973 W4s}}.<br>
| District Court, Attleboro, in 1992
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*George Sherwood, ''American Colonists in English Records: A Guide to direct references in authentic records, Passenger Lists not in "Hotten," &amp;c., &amp;c., &amp;c.'' (London, 1932-1933; rep. Baltimore, 1961+), 2v., 215 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48495 Ancestry] ($) (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>
| Card index
+
*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] ($) (1980 ed.)<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3205345 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|287914|item|disp=FHL book 973 W3t}}.<br>
| {{FHL|601443|item|disp=FHL film 1853965}}
+
*Mrs. Nathaniel Thayer, "The Immigrants (1830-1929)" in Albert Bushnell Hart, ''Commonwealth History of Massachusetts'' (New York, 1927-1930), 4: 142–171.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1543273 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]; {{FHL|656150|item|disp=FHL book 974.4 H2ha}}.<br>
|-
+
*Clarence Almon Torrey, ''New England Marriages Prior to 1700'' (Baltimore, 1985+), xvi, 1009 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3824 Ancestry] ($) (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>
| All Dist. Cts.  
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| 1906-1909
+
=== Newspapers  ===
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
+
 
| NO index
+
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:
| {{FHL|655032|item|disp=FHL films 1872366-1872367}}
+
 
|-
+
*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>
| {{Anchor|nat18}}<br>'''Dukes Co.'''
+
*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>
| No records in the archives or on film
+
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|-
+
== Massachusetts Repositories  ==
| {{anchor|nat19}}<br>'''Essex Co.'''
+
 
|-
+
=== Archives  ===
| Lawrence Superior Court
+
 
| 1860-1892<br>1907-1982
+
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
| see Judicial Archivist<br>[[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
 
| pre-1925 volume index; card index, 1925-1982
 
| 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}}
 
|-
 
| Salem Superior Court
 
| pre-1907<br>1907-1982
 
| see Judicial Archivist<br>[[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 
| Card index
 
| 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
 
| 1906
 
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
 
| NO index
 
| NO microfilm
 
|-
 
| Gloucester<br>District Court
 
| 1885-1906<br>(with gaps)
 
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 
| Indexed dockets
 
| Notice of app., 1885-1900, {{FHL|1328995|item|disp=FHL film 1418524 Item 2}}
 
|-
 
| Lawrence<br>District Court
 
| 1850-1854, 1886-1906<br>(with gaps)
 
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 
| Indexed dockets
 
| NO microfilm
 
|-
 
| Lynn<br>District Court
 
| 1885-1906
 
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 
| Card index
 
| NO microfilm; index included in [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1840474 New England Naturalization Index, 1791-1906]
 
|-
 
| Newburyport<br>District Court
 
| 1885-1906<br>(with gaps)
 
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
 
| Indexed dockets
 
| NO microfilm
 
|-
 
| Salem<br>District Court
 
| n/a
 
| Salem District Courthouse
 
| n/a
 
| NO microfilm
 
|-
 
| {{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
+
! width="125" scope="col" | Location
| 1886-1906
+
! width="250" scope="col" | Archive
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
+
! width="500" scope="col" | Description
| Docketed, 1894-1906
 
| NO microfilm
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Woburn<br>District Court
+
| Boston
| 1894-1906
+
| <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>
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| 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>
| Docketed, 1892-1906
+
*Volumes 1-239 on [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1055547 FHL film 2294195 (1st of 184)].<br>
| NO microfilm
+
*Volumes 240-328 on [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1050952 FHL film 2318834 (1st of 74)].<br>
|-
+
 
| {{anchor|nat24}}<br>'''Nantucket Co.'''
+
Several finding aids are available to help locate records of interest.<br>
|-
+
 
| Superior Court
+
*Search the Archive's [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcsrch/RevolutionarySearchContects.html online index]. Only 18 of the 328 volumes are indexed.<br>
| 1803-1974
+
*View an online list of [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arccol/colvol1.htm volumes 1-99].<br>
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
*View an online list of [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arccol/colvol2.htm volumes 100-199].<br>
| Card index  
+
*View an online list of [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arccol/colvol3.htm volumes 200-238].<br>
| 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}}
+
*View the card index on [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/285054 FHL film 543878 (1st of 57)].<br>  
|-
+
*Tables of content and name indexes are available for many of the volumes.<br>
| {{anchor|nat25}}<br>'''Norfolk Co.'''
+
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Superior Court
+
| Boston
| 1806-1958
+
| <center>Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Archives<br>3 Pemberton Sq.<br>Boston MA 02108<br>617-557-1082<br>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arccol/colidx.htm#court website]</center>
| Superior Court, Dedham and Quincy
+
| The Judicial Archives offices are in downtown Boston, but their holdings are in shared space at the State Archives at 220 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, and several off-site storage facilities. The Archives contains the pre-1860 records of the predecessor courts of the Superior Court (Court of General Sessions of the Peace and Inferior Court of Common Pleas) for 9 counties. Other records in the Judicial Archives include Supreme Judicial Court and Superior Court of Judicature; predominantly pre-1900 probate records of Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Plymouth, and Worcester counties; a limited number of County Court records; records of some Justices of the Peace, naturalization records and records of a small number of special courts. Probate, naturalization and divorce records are especially useful for those doing genealogical research.
| 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
+
| Waltham
| 1885-1906
+
| <center>National Archives and Records Administration<br>380 Trapelo Rd.<br>Waltham MA 02452<br>866-406-2379<br>[http://www.archives.gov/boston/ website]</center>
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]  
+
| This branch of the National Archives serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The paper records of this branch are extensive and listed in detail on their [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/index.html online guide to holdings]. The major group researchers use is the [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-001-049.html#21 records of the district and circuit courts]. These courts had jurisdiction over naturalization, bankruptcy, civil (law, equity, and admiralty), and criminal cases. The [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 records of the immigration and naturalization service] (INS) hold the "dexigraph" copies of naturalization declarations, petitions, and other documents dated 1787-1906, from Federal, State, and local courts in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. An accompanying card index covers all six New England States, 1787-1906 (Connecticut courts, 1787-1940). Related material on passenger lists and Canadian border crossings are held here.
| Card index  
 
| NO microfilm
 
 
|-
 
|-
| Quincy<br>District Court
+
| Worcester
| 1885-1906
+
| <center>Massachusetts National Guard Museum and Archives<br>44 Salisbury St.<br>Worcester MA 06109<br>508-797-0334<br>[http://states.ng.mil/sites/MA/DevLibrary2/resources/museum/museum.htm website]</center>  
| [[#Archives|Judicial Archives]]
+
| This archive was established in 1995 and documents the Massachusetts National Guard organized in 1636 and the archives of the Office of the Adjutant General that includes Massachusetts military records from 1775 to 1940. Researchers should call at least one day in advance for a free appointment.
| 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]
 
 
|}
 
|}
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<center>'''Bibliography'''</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>
 
*''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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
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==== 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>
 
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==== 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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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>
 
*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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=== 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:
 
 
 
*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>
 
*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  ==
 
 
 
=== Archives  ===
 
 
 
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 
|-
 
! width="125" scope="col" | Location
 
! width="250" scope="col" | Archive
 
! width="500" scope="col" | Description
 
|-
 
| Boston
 
| <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>
 
| 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>
 
*Volumes 1-239 on {{FHL|1055547|item|disp=FHL film 2294195 (1st of 184)}}.<br>
 
*Volumes 240-328 on {{FHL|1050952|item|disp=FHL film 2318834 (1st of 74)}}.<br>
 
 
 
Several finding aids are available to help locate records of interest.<br>
 
 
 
*Search the Archive's [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arcsrch/RevolutionarySearchContects.html online index]. Only 18 of the 328 volumes are indexed.<br>
 
*View an online list of [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arccol/colvol1.htm volumes 1-99].<br>
 
*View an online list of [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arccol/colvol2.htm volumes 100-199].<br>
 
*View an online list of [http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arccol/colvol3.htm volumes 200-238].<br>
 
*View the card index on {{FHL|285054|item|disp=FHL film 543878 (1st of 57)}}.<br>
 
*Tables of content and name indexes are available for many of the volumes.<br>
 
  
|-
 
| Boston
 
| <center>Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Archives<br>3 Pemberton Sq.<br>Boston MA 02108<br>617-557-1082<br>[http://www.sec.state.ma.us/arc/arccol/colidx.htm#court website]</center>
 
| The Judicial Archives offices are in downtown Boston, but their holdings are in shared space at the State Archives at 220 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, and several off-site storage facilities. The Archives contains the pre-1860 records of the predecessor courts of the Superior Court (Court of General Sessions of the Peace and Inferior Court of Common Pleas) for 9 counties. Other records in the Judicial Archives include Supreme Judicial Court and Superior Court of Judicature; predominantly pre-1900 probate records of Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Plymouth, and Worcester counties; a limited number of County Court records; records of some Justices of the Peace, naturalization records and records of a small number of special courts. Probate, naturalization and divorce records are especially useful for those doing genealogical research.
 
|-
 
| Waltham
 
| <center>National Archives and Records Administration<br>380 Trapelo Rd.<br>Waltham MA 02452<br>866-406-2379<br>[http://www.archives.gov/boston/ website]</center>
 
| This branch of the National Archives serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The paper records of this branch are extensive and listed in detail on their [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/index.html online guide to holdings]. The major group researchers use is the [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-001-049.html#21 records of the district and circuit courts]. These courts had jurisdiction over naturalization, bankruptcy, civil (law, equity, and admiralty), and criminal cases. The [http://www.archives.gov/boston/holdings/rg-050-099.html#85 records of the immigration and naturalization service] (INS) hold the "dexigraph" copies of naturalization declarations, petitions, and other documents dated 1787-1906, from Federal, State, and local courts in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. An accompanying card index covers all six New England States, 1787-1906 (Connecticut courts, 1787-1940). Related material on passenger lists and Canadian border crossings are held here.
 
|-
 
| Worcester
 
| <center>Massachusetts National Guard Museum and Archives<br>44 Salisbury St.<br>Worcester MA 06109<br>508-797-0334<br>[http://states.ng.mil/sites/MA/DevLibrary2/resources/museum/museum.htm website]</center>
 
| This archive was established in 1995 and documents the Massachusetts National Guard organized in 1636 and the archives of the Office of the Adjutant General that includes Massachusetts military records from 1775 to 1940. Researchers should call at least one day in advance for a free appointment.
 
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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.

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