Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Research Guides - Listing

Use these Research Guides to plan your visit to these important area research facilities. Guides include information on location and hours, holdings overview, and links to key pages on their Web sites to help you get started.
  • Boston Public Library Guide - Microtext Department is among the area's best for Census, US Newspapers, US City Directories, Passenger Lists, Genealogy and Local History, Civil War Regimental Histories, and much more.
  • Congregational Library Guide - The collection is extremely rich in New England history, due to the early influence of Congregationalism in the region.
  • Massachusetts Archives Guide - Massachusetts Vital Records 1841-1915 (indexes 1916-1971), Port of Boston Passenger Lists, Probate and Naturalization Records for selected counties.
  • New England Historic Genealogical Society Guide - The NEHGS Research Library offers a comprehensive collection of more than 200,000 books, periodicals, and microform materials, as well as over one million manuscripts. Scope covers New England, U.S. states beyond New England, England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, eastern Canada, French Canada, Europe, and Australia.
  • State Library of Massachusetts Guide - Annual Reports of Towns, Histories of Towns, Cities and Counties, City/Town Directories and Voting Lists, Tax and Valuation Lists: residents and land owners in the early years of the Commonwealth, 18th & 19th Century Massachusetts Newspapers, Maps and Atlases: a wide variety of maps, including Sanborn fire insurance maps.