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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>
 
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>
  
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*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]], Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service &amp; pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
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*[http://archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/researcher-info.html National Archives II]&nbsp; Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, and Treasury all after 1900.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/northeast/pittsfield/ Federal Records Center], Pittsfield, for genealogical, local, and national historical records including Canadian Border Crossings.
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*[http://www.jfklibrary.org/ John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum], Boston, administration biographies and papers, institutional holdings, Earnest Hemingway collection.
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*[[National Archives Northeast Region (New York)]] federal records from New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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*[http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/ Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum], Hyde Park, NY, papers of the administration.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/404.html West Point U.S. Military Acadamy Archives], NY, administrative papers of acadamy offices and committees.
  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
  
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*[http://www.archives.gov/southeast/agencies/services.html Federal Records Center], Ellenwood, GA., receives records primarily from Federal agencies located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/ National&nbsp;Personnel Records Center], St. Louis, MO.,&nbsp;has millions of military personnel, health, medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services&nbsp;starting with World War I, and federal employee records.
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*[[Family History Library|Family History Library]], Salt Lake City,&nbsp;450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.<br>
  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
  
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*[http://www.af.public.lib.ga.us/ Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System], Central Library has county and family histories, census, passenger lists, wills, land, military, directories, newspapers, Ancestry.com. Auburn Avenue Library has African American material.
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*[http://sos.georgia.gov/archives/ Georgia Archives], Morrow, genealogies, county histories, newspapers, tax digests, private papers, church records, cemeteries, Bible records, a few municipal records, census, maps, land plats, photographs, Georgia Confederate service and pension records, colonial, headright, and bounty land grants, land lottery, and Georgia county records.
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*[http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/cms/Kenan+Research+Center/185.html Atlanta History Center], Kenan Research Center, extensive Georgia family and county histories, Sons of the American Revolution library, holdings for North and South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama genealogy.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gaaahgs/ Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society], Atlanta, members, meetings, newsletter, surname queries, links.
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*[http://www.jewishgen.org/jgsg/ Jewish Genealogical Soc. of Georgia], Atlanta, family histories, immigration, East Europe, Georgia, North America.
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*[http://www.prairiebluff.com/resources/fhc-atl.htm Atlanta Area Family History Centers], can order microfilms from Salt Lake City for a small fee.
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*[http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/county/health/ Fulton County Health Department], births since 1896, deaths since 1887.
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*[http://home.fultoncourt.org/ Fulton County Clerk of the Probate Court], marriages and probates since 1854.
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*[http://www.fcclk.org/ Fulton County Clerk of the Superior Court], court records, land records, and divorces since 1854.
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp; [[Campbell County, Georgia|Campbell]], [[Carroll County, Georgia|Carroll]], [[Cherokee County, Georgia|Cherokee]], [[Clayton County, Georgia|Clayton]], [[Cobb County, Georgia|Cobb]], [[Coweta County, Georgia|Coweta]], [[DeKalb County, Georgia|DeKalb]], [[Fayette County, Georgia|Fayette]], [[Forsyth County, Georgia|Forsyth]], [[Fulton County, Georgia|Fulton]], [[Gwinnett County, Georgia|Gwinnett]], [[Henry County, Georgia|Henry]], and [[Spalding County, Georgia|Spalding]].
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*[http://www.georgiahistory.com/ Georgia Historical Society], Savannah, 4 million manuscripts, photos, papers, military, diaries, plantation records.
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*[http://www.gagensociety.org/ Georgia Genealogical Society], Rome, events, meetings, membership, publications and index, and research tools.
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*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[Tennessee Archives and Libraries|Tennessee]], [[North Carolina Archives and Libraries|North Carolina]], [[South Carolina Archives and Libraries|South Carolina]], [[Florida Archives and Libraries|Florida]], [[Alabama Archives and Libraries|Alabama]].
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*[http://www.archives.gov/southwest/ National Archives Southwest Region (Ft. Worth)], censuses, military records, passenger lists, Dawes Commission Indian records, 84,000 cubic feet of documents, photos, and maps, slavery, oil, and space program.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/central-plains/ National Archives Central Plains Region (Kansas City)], MO., censuses, military service, pension, and bounty-land&nbsp;applications, bankruptcy and court records, 35,000 cubic feet of documents, photos, and maps.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/great-lakes/archives/genealogy.html National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago)], censuses, military pension and bounty-land applications, bankruptcy and court records, naturalization indexes, Indian censuses of MI, MN, WI, soldier home files.
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*[[United States National Archives Regional Branches|National Archives—Regional Branches]] in other&nbsp;regions.
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*[[Allen County Public Library|Allen County Public Library]] (Indiana) has a premier genealogical periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, American Indians, African Americans, Canadians.
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*[[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]], Independence, MO, national censuses/indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and extensive newspaper clippings.
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*[http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/clayton Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research], Houston TX, newspapers, American Civil War, Biography and Genealogy Master Index, Black Studies, Ancestry.com, HeritageQuestOnline, Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.
  
 
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=== Sources  ===

Revision as of 16:23, 2 December 2010

National Archives at Boston
National Archives at Boston in Waltham, Mass.

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  waltham.archives@nara.gov

Address:[1]

Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center
380 Trapelo Road
Waltham, Massachusetts 02452-6399

Telephone:[1] (781) 663-0130
Fax:  (781) 663-0154

Hours and holidays:[1] Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Open some Saturdays 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.:

Map, directions, and public transportation:[1]  

  • For a map, click here.
  • By car from Boston: Take Massachusetts Turnpike west to Route 128/I-95, Exit 15. Take Route 128/I-95 north to Trapelo Road, Exit 28A - Belmont. Follow Trapelo Road for 2.8 miles. The facility is on the right. For an alternate route, take Storrow Drive, Boston, to Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, to Belmont Street, Watertown. Continue on Belmont Street to Trapelo Road. The facility is on the left.
  • By car from the west: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike to Route 128/I-95. Go north on Route 128/I-95 to Trapelo Road, Exit 28A - Belmont. Follow Trapelo Road for 2.8 miles. Archives is on the right.
  • By public transportation: From the Park Street station, take the MBTA bus to Harvard Square. From Harvard Square, take the MBTA bus to Waverly Square in Belmont (bus runs every 15 minutes). Walk or take a taxi 1.5 miles west on Trapelo Road to the facility.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

Serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Includes databases and microfilms of all federal censuses to 1930, U.S. District, Circuit, and Court of Appeals records of the 1st District, customs and the Coast Guard in New England ports, Army Corp of Engineers for Boston and Providence, World War II labs at Harvard and MIT, and New England Naval shore establishments, War of 1812 privateers, Civil War Southern blockade records, original naturalizations and index for six New England states 1790-1906, import and export trade, lighthouses, revenue cutters, vessels, seamen, crew lists, shipping, and wreck reports, east coast passenger arrival lists, [2] War of 1812 service records, World War I expeditionary forces and draft registration records, Chinese immigration, Freedmen's Bureau for African Americans, and Dawes Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes.[3]

Tips

Over 68% of the Regional Archives' records are currently described in ARC at the series level. If you do not find the records you are seeking, please contact the Southeast Region staff.

Guides

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the National Archives at Boston, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

Similar Collections

  • Federal Records Center, Ellenwood, GA., receives records primarily from Federal agencies located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
  • National Personnel Records Center, St. Louis, MO., has millions of military personnel, health, medical records of discharged and deceased veterans of all services starting with World War I, and federal employee records.
  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "The National Archives at Boston" in The National Archives at http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/index.html (accessed 30 November 2010).
  2. Loretto Dennis Szucs, and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking, The Archives: A Guide to the National Archives Field Branches (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1988), 14-16. (FHL Collection 977 A3sz) WorldCat entry.
  3. "Genealogy: Resources Available to You" in The National Archives at http://www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/public/genealogy-resources.html (accessed 2 December 2010).