|Massachusetts Wiki Topics|
|Local Research Resources|
Online Resources[edit | edit source]
- Massachusetts City Directories, ($), index/images
- Massachusetts City Directories, statewide and by county
- Distant Cousin City Directories
- Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families, 1620-1700, index/images
- Massachusetts Online Historical Directories - listed by county
- Massachusetts Registers and Directories, State Library of Massachusetts, index
History[edit | edit source]
Directories of heads of households have been published for major cities in Massachusetts.
Resources for Massachusetts Directories[edit | edit source]
Libraries and Archives[edit | edit source]
Directories Online[edit | edit source]
- Fold3.com ($) has 116 years of Boston City Directories spanning 1789-1926 available online.
- Ancestry.com ($) has Massachusetts directories available online in its U.S. City Directories collection.
The Family History Library[edit | edit source]
The Family History Library has city directories for various years from throughout the state of Massachusetts including:
|1789-1860||FHL fiche 6043615-73|
|1861-1935||FHL film 1376557(first of 84 films)|
|1905, 1909, 1941, 1951||FHL Book 974.461 E4p|
To find directories, consult the Place Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:
- MASSACHUSETTS, [COUNTY] — DIRECTORIES
- MASSACHUSETTS, [COUNTY], [TOWN] — DIRECTORIES
Websites[edit | edit source]
- Many Massachusetts city directories
- Distant Cousin includes many free excellent searchable online directories.
- Ancestry.com has a large collection of Massachusetts city directories for many cities and years (from the New England Historic Genealogical Society)
- Massachusetts Genealogy City Directories
- US City Directories This web site identifies printed, microfilmed, and online directories and their repositories.