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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Research Guide - Massachusetts Archives

Massachusetts Archives
220 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, Massachusetts 02125

Monday-Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
Open on Select Saturdays: 9 am to 3 pm

Holdings (overview):
Massachusetts State Vital Records 1841-1915
Indexes for State Vital Records 1916 thru 1971
Passenger Lists for the Port of Boston 1848-1891 with a surname index
State Census returns of 1855 and 1865
Old Probate records:
  • Suffolk County to 1894
  • Middlesex County to 1871
  • Plymouth County to 1881
  • Essex County to 1840
Some Naturalization Applications for certain counties

See Researching Your Family's History at the Massachusetts Archives for a more comprehensive listing of what is available.

Use their Web site to plan your work:

Home Page -
Researching Family History -
Searchable Collections-
Research Services -
Hours and Directions -