Massachusetts

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General

See also under the Mayflower, and these surnames: Allen, Bailey, Bowen, Briggs, Byam/Byhams, Carruth, Carter, Converse, Deland, Edwards, Fabyan, Fish, Fuller, Gilbert, Granger, Harding, Hart/Hartt, Hitchcock, Hooper, Howe, Kilbourn, Lauriat, Lombard, Lothrop/Lathrop, Macomber, Mason, Nash, Newton, Nickerson, Noble, Peaslee, Pengry/Pingry, Percy, Pierce, Poore, Randolph, Reynolds, Richardson, Robinson, Sares/Sears, Sargent, Slafter, Snow, Southwick, Thurston, Truesdell, Ward, Warriner, Webber, Wilcox, Williams, Woodward.

"Braley Genealogy - The descendants of Roger Braley 1696-1913." George L. Randall, 1913, Mercury Publishing Co. Printers. BB3

"Civil, Military and Professional Lists of Plymough and Rhode Island Colonies." by Ebenezer W. Peirce; Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD; 1995 This book only contains the names of those men who were professionals of the Plymouth and Rhode Island Colonies: where and when settled in practice of clergymen/doctors/lawyers; names residences and dates of commissioned officers; names, residences and dates of election/appointment of civil officers of colonial government. CG3

"Early Massachusetts Marriages prior to 1800 as found on Ancient court Records of the counties of Middlesex, Hanpshire, Berkshire and Bristol, Book 3." published by Frederic W. Bailey, Worcester, Mass. Edited by the Rev. Frederic W. Bailey, B.D. Gives the names of the Brides and Grooms and the date of marriage by County and Town. Indexed. PH8

"Fifth US Division." The Society of the 5th Division, 1919. History of the Fifth US Army Division deployed and fought in WWI St Mihiel Meuse-Argonne ..France ... in WWI ...also known as the Yankee Division YD Regiments many enlisted and officers corps decorations etc. SMC1

"A Gazetteer of the State of Massachusetts." The Rev. Elias Nason, M.A.; 1876; B.B. Russell, 55, Cornhill." M37

"Genealogical & Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts." compiled by William Richard Cutter, A.M., Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York, 1908. A 4 volume set of over 2200 pages, featuring profiles of the families of prominent businessmen in Eastern Massachusetts; prepared under the direction of William R. Cutter, AM, historian of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Profiles were apparently prepared by families and submitted for publication. Some profiles are very detailed. Since these are anecdotal in nature, we recommend that you check primary sources to verify the information. Have discovered immigrant ancestors in York County, Maine; Rockingham County, NH as well as Essex County, MA. SL3

"Geographic Dictionary of MA." By Henry Gannett. RFS

"Historical Collections of Massachusetts." John Warner Barber; Published Dorr, Howland and Co.; 1841. A genreal collection of interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, etc of every town in Massachusetts. M37

"History and Genealogy of the Massachusetts Bay Planters." Alexander Young, 1846, published by Charles C Little and James Brown out of Boston. Chronicles of the First Planters of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay from 1623 to 1636, First Collected from Original Records and Contemporaneous Manuscripts, and illustrated with notes. D6

"The History of the American Whale Fishery." Alexander Starbuck, Castle Books, 1989 Contains an extensive listing of whaling vessels sailing and returning to American ports btwn 1715 and 1876 including vessel name, Master's name, vessel owner, sailing dates and ports, and remarks about cargo. RWF

"The History of Massachusetts; The Colonial Period." John Stetson Barry; Pub- Phillips, Sampson and Co.; 1855. M37

"The History of Massachusetts; The Provincial Period." John Stetson Barry; Pub- Boston, for the author; 1856. M37

"History of Massachusetts of Leading Men in the State." Samuel Eliot, Editor, Pub Boston Mass in 1918. Each name has a full portrait picture and a two page bio. These people (all male) were the movers and shakers of the time. LIST of LAST NAMES: AINSWORTH, AMES, ANDERSON, AYLING, BATES, BIGELOW, BIRD, BIRD II, BODFISH, BOWES, BRACKETT, BRONKHORST, BROOKS, BROWN, BULLOCK, BURGESS, CARPENTER, CARTER, CARY, CHADWICK, CHASE, CHILD,CHMIELINSKI, CHRISTIAN, CLAPP, CONVERSE, COWDERY, CURRIE, CURTIS, DAVID, DORR, DUNN, FARR, FAUNCE, FERGUSON, FLAGG, FOSTER, TOWLE, FOX, FRYE, FULLER, GALLOUPE, GENDROT, GEORGE, GOODELL, GREENE, HALL, HAMILTON, HARDING, HARVEY, HASTINGS, HATHAWAY, HEFFERNAN, HIBBAARD, HAUTHAWAY, HILL, HILLIARD, HOOPER, HOPKINS, HOWE, JAMES, JANSER, JOY, KENNEDY, KINGSBURY, LAJOIE, LANE, LECHY, LíESPERANCE, LEWIS, LOOK, LOTHROP, LOVE, LUNT, MacKEELY, MacNAIR, McLELLAN, McQUESTEN, McVEY, MILLER, MILLS, MOLLENHAUER, MORSE, MOSELEY, MOYER, MURNANE, MURPHY, NORTON, PERRY, PHELPS, PICKERT, PINGREE, RICE RICH, RIDER, ROLLINS, ROY, SALLAWAY, SAMPSON, SAUNDERS, SCATES, SHELDON, SMITH, SOPER, SOUTHGATE, STONE, TASKER, TATMAN, TAYLOR, TRUELL, TRULL, TUFTS, UNDERHILL, STEENSBURG, VOODRY, WARREN, WATERBURY, WEST, WEYBURN, WHITE, WHITNEY, WING, WINSLOW, WIRTH, WOOD. CT4

"An Index of Pioneers From Massachusetts to the West Especially the State of Michigan." Charles A. Flagg; Clearfield Company, Inc.; 1915. MO3

"MARRIAGE INDEX for MASSACHUSETTS, 1633-1850." Family Tree Maker CD # 231. Marriage Index. GB4

"Marriage Notices 1785-1794 for the Whole United States." Copied from the Massachusetts Centinel and the Columbian Centinel by Charles Knowles Bolton. Genealogical Publishing Co. 1965. Info varies--for some, gives only names - others, gives parents names. All dates are the date of the paper, but some don't give a date at all. SE

"Massachusetts Society Sons of the American Revolution Register for 1904 with lists of members and their Revolutionary Ancestors." SAR Boston 1904. Also includes some information Of NH. SLJ

"My Diary of Rambles with the 25th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry with Burnside's Coast Division 18th Army Corps and Army of the James." by D.L. Day published 1883. ER2

"Old Marblehead Sea Captains and the Ships in Which They Sailed." Benjamin J. Lindsey. Marblehead Historical Society, Legend Press, Inc, 1915, reprinted 1981. Indexed. MGA

"Passengers to America." Michael Tepper, Genealogical Publ., 1977. This text will only give arrivals to New England through about 1777. They are immigrants from England. If you give me the surname I will check the index and let you know what information is in the text. Please do not ask for information of immigrants from other countries. SS

"Pathways of the Puritans." Mrs. N.S, Bell; Old America Company; 1930. Descriptions of historical homes in the Massachusettes area. They are listed under the names of the original owners of the homes with a brief story about the owner. The homes date back to the 1600's. M37

"PIONEERS OF MASSACHUSETTS" By Chas. H. Pope...Gen. Pub. Co.,Inc.(reprint, 1991, 1998) This book details the genealogy of the first 3 generations of early settlers of Massachusetts Bay Colony and Plymouth Colony from 1620-1650. A descriptive list drawn from records of the colonies, towns and churches, and other contemporanerous documents. In most cases gives wife, children, birth & death dates, occupation, (sometimes) grandchildren, and more. BJW, DH1, PS6

"The Rich Men of Massachusetts." A. Forbes and J. W. Greene, published by W. V. Spencer, Boston, 1851. This book is now available in its entirety online at: http://plymouthcolony.net/resources/richmen/index.html. Title continues "Containing a Statement of the Reputed Wealth of About Fifteen Hundred Persons, With Brief Sketches of More Than One Thousand Characters." The Rich Men are listed alphabetically by county. The biographical sketches range from a short line to over a page. They often include information about how a man earned or inherited his wealth. Many contain an indication of the character and "benevolence" of a subject.

"The Third Massachuetts Cavalry in the War for the Union." by Rev. James K. Ewer Company C, 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry, published 1903. ER2

"The Winthrop Fleet of 1630." Charles Edward Banks, Genealogical Publishing Inc, 1994. VD2

Barnstable Co.

See also under Coffin, Crocker, Nye surnames.

"Cemetery Inscriptions of the Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts and Its Villages, 1600-1900." by Paul J. Bunnell, AFACG, UE, pub Heritage Books, 1995. An alphabetical listing of all known cemetery inscriptions in the Town (not county) of Barnstable, including the villages of Centerville, Cotuit, Marstons Mills, Osterville, Hyannis, West Barnstable, Cummaquid, Hyannisport. N3

"Cove Burying Ground 1660-1770 & Bridge Road Cemetery 1754-1886." A survey conducted in the Bicentennial year 1976 at Eastham, Massachusetts Eastham Historical Society. This is a list of the stones and messages at the cemeteries. BR

"Dolor Davis, A Sketch of His Life with a Record of His Earlier Descendants." Horace Davis: Printed for Private Distribution, Riverside Press, Cambridge; 1881. A history of Dolor Davis and his life in America after his 1634 arrival from Kent County, England. It includes a discussion as to his ancestors, outline of several generations of his descendants, his will, and the author's sources of information. I have transcribed most of this book (copy) for transmission of information via Word Document. I will do look-ups for anyone at this time but not more than four a month. CMD

"The History of Cape Cod" Frederick Freeman; Geo. C. Rand & Avery, Boston, v. 1, 1858, v. 2, 1862; rpt. Parnassus Imprints, Yarmouth Port MA, 1965. Vol. 1: The Annals of Barnstable County and of Its Several Towns, Including the District of Mashpee; Vol. 2: The Annals of the Thirteen Towns of Barnstable County. Contains lots of history, as well as a fair amount of genealogical information in notes and items such as lists of freemen. I have found a number of genealogical errors in this work, so use it with caution. DHC1

"Provincetown MA Cemetery Inscriptions." Compiled by Lurana Higgins Cook, Hugh Francis Cook, Anne Gleason MacIntyre, John Stuart MacIntyre; published by Heritage Books Inc., 1980. Cemetery Inscriptions from Cemetery #2, Old Section; Gifford Cemetery; and Hamilton Cemetery; all located in Provincetown, MA. MB5

"Town of Yarmouth Vital Records to the year 1850." RWF

"Vital Records of Falmouth Massachusetts to the Year 1859." Oliver Brown. Birth, Marriage and death records for Falmouth Mass. J4

"Vital Records of Sandwich Mass to 1885." Kardell and Lovell, NEHGS, 1996. Covers birth, marriage and death as well as baptismal and church records. J4

"Vital Records of the Town of Freetown Mass 1686 thru 1890." Helen Gurney Thomas, Heritage Books, 1988. All the VR for Freetown Mass 1686 thru 1890. J4

Berkshire Co.

Sheffield, Massachusetts - Unique files and manuscripts. The Mark Dewey Research Center of the Sheffield Historical Society owns unique files on over 700 families of Sheffield and the surrounding tri-state area, plus an extensive manuscript collection on local history including tax records that date to 1762, town records, military records, newspapers, photographs, maps and hundreds of published volumes on genealogy and history related to Sheffield and the tri-state area. MD1

Bristol Co.

See also under these surnames: Abell, Martin, Round.

"History of Bristol County, Massachusetts with Biographical Sketches of many of its Pioneers and Prominent Men." D. Hamilton Hurd D. Hamilton Hurd Philadelphia J.E. Lewis & Co. 1883. Covers all the towns of Bristol County. Biographies usually give some genealogy as well as marriages, children.Also contains sections on the Bristol North and South Districts Mass. Medical Society, Bench and Bar, much church history, some fire department history and rosters etc. 922p. I1

"A History of the TOWN OF NORTON, Massachusetts from 1669 to 1859." by George Faber Clark; Crosby, Nichols, and Co.; pub. 1859; Lists early settlers, town officials, military history, etc. Norton for Genealogists. JG1

Dukes Co.

"Banks History of Martha's Vineyard." Banks, Charles Edward, Dukes County Historical Society, 1966. Contains genealogical information on many of the early inhabitants of the island. J42

Essex Co.

See also these surnames: Bixby, Clough, Dodge, Gould, Hale, Hawthorne, Hibbard, Pike, Russell.

"1929 Searles High School Class Book, Methuen, Essex County, Massachusetts." Searles High School, Lawrence Bindery Press, 1929. Year book for the class of 1929 at Edward F. Searles High School in Methuen, Massachusetts. It includes individual pictures of each of the class members along with a few sentences about each, and for some, their activities. There are some team and activity pictures. I would gladly scan and e-mail pictures from the book. PF1

"Adams Genealogies, Descendants of Robert Adams and William Adams." Extracted from The Essex Antiquarian Salem Mass 1898 Genealogy on Robert Adams of Ipswich and Newbury Mass & William Adams of Cambridge and Ipswich Mass. JM11

"Ancestors and Descendants of Robert Clements of Leicestershire and Warwickshire, England First Settler of Haverhill, Massachusetts." Percival Wood Clement, Patterson and White Co. Philadelphia, 1927. This genealogy covers many of the early New England settlers. There are many beautiful illustrations of hand written documents, historical buildings and landscapes. In the authors preface he states this genealogy was started by his father and that he began extending it in 1890. This 2 volumn set is about 1,000 pages of Clement family history. G10

"Andover, Massachusetts in the World War." Town of Andover- American Legion, the Andover press 1921 (edited by Claude M. Fuess, Post Historian). Documents the Andover Men & Women serving in WWI. There are short military service bios for most - including service number and residence, if known, at time of printing. There are a few pictures of service members who were KIA. [This book is now freely available through the Internet Archives.]

"Cemetery Inscriptions Prior to 1800 from Haverhill, Mass." Extracted from The Essex Antiquariam 1908. Cemeteries include: Pentucket Cemetery, Ancient West Parish Cemetery, North Parish Burying Ground, Walnut Cemetery & Greenwood Cemetery. JM11

"Central Catholic High School 1970-71 yearbooks." - pictures. M26

"Chronicles of Old Salem (MA)." by Frances Diane Robotti Published 1948. JK6

"Currents of Malice: Mary Towne Esty and Her Family in Salem Witchcraft." Persis W. McMillen, 1990. Peter E. Randall Publisher, Portsmouth, NH. Much background information on the Salem Witchcraft trials concentrating on the three Towne sisters, Rebecca Nurse, Mary Esty & Sarah Cloyce. RWC

"A Delusion of Satan, The Full Story of the Salem Witch Trials." Frances Hill, Da Capo Press, 1997, reprinted by arrangement with Doubleday, a division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc., originally published 1995. This book includes information about the social conditions and history of Salem, Massachusetts, as well as a fairly thorough characterization of those involved in the Salem Witch Hysteria of 1692. LC1

"The Devil Hath Been Raised: A Documentary History of the Salem Village [Danvers, MA] Witchcraft Outbreak of March 1692." Richard B. Trask, for the Danvers Historical Society 1992 Phoenix Publishing Co, W. Kennebunk, ME. RWC

"The Essex Antiquarian - Abbot Genealogies." 1897. Descendants of George Abbot of Andover, Mass. Descendants of George Abbot of Rowley, Mass. DAM

"The Founding of Marblehead." Thomas E. Gray. Gateway Press, Inc., 1984. Indexed. MGA

"Genealogy of the Descendants of Nathaniel Clarke of Newbury Mass." George K. Clarke Press of T. R. Marvin & Son Boston 1883. Genealogy of Nathaniel Clarke and Elizabeth Somerby following male lines to about 1850. JM11

"Haverhill, Mass. Vol. II. Vital Records to 1850." No Author Listed, Topsfield Historical Society, 1911. Vital Records of Haverhill, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. 499 pages, names sorted alphabetically. [This book is freely available to download from the Internet Archive].

"Historic Salem in Four Seasons." Samuel Chamberlain - Hastings House - 1938. Photos of Salem near 1938. JM19

"History of Central Catholic High School 1946-1991." List of each graduating class... some addresses available. M26

"History of Essex County Massachusetts - Rowley Extract." D. Hamilton Hurd, J.W. Lewis and Co., 1888. Biographical sketches of pioneers and prominent men of Rowley, MA. DAM

"History of of the Town of Gloucester, Cape Ann." Babson, John J. Peter Smith, 1972, 350th Anniversary Edition. History of Gloucester with genelogical information about the earliest settlers, up to about 1750. Narrative form. Some inaccuracies. Also have Notes and Additions to the History. ISBN 0844600148. DN4, JM19

"The History of Haverhill, MA from its first settlement, in 1640 to the year 1860." George Wingate Chase, Pub, by author; 1861. The history and settlement of Haverhill. Troubles with the Indians, list of inhabitants, maps, portaits of its more prominant people, Biographies and genealogy. Some of the surnames: Ayer,Badger, Bartlett, Blodget, Bradley, Brickett, Brown, Chase, Cogswell, Duncan, Eaton, Emerson, How, Johnson, Longley, Merrill, Minot, Moores, Newell, Saltonstall, Woodbridge. M37

"History of Ipswich, Essex, and Hamilton." Joseph B. Felt; Higginson Book Co.;1834. History of the three areas. Contents include First Settlers, Grants of land, Common lands, Freeman, Residents, Chronology, Dwelling houses, Religions, Education, Harvard, and other. M37

"The History of Newburyport Massachusetts 1764-1905." John J. Currier, 1906 (Vol 1). [This book is freely available to download from Google Books.]

"The History of Salem Massachusetts." Sidney Perley, 3 volumes, orig publ 1924/26/28, Higginson copy 1992. A very fine history with many genealogies in footnotes. MJO

"Lawrence High School 1920." Lawrence High School 1920 yearbook. M26

"Lawrence High School 1970." Lawrence High School 1920 yearbook. M26

"Lawrence MA vol I and II." Eartha Dengler, Katherine Khalife and Ken Skulski 1995 and 1997. Wonderful pictoral books with family names, business, social pictures, etc. M26

"Lawrence Police Department." Ron DeSantis, author. M26

"Lawrence Yesterday and Today 1845-1918." Maurice B. Dorgan. Publisher: Dick & Trumpold, 1918. History of the city and its people, industries, institutions. M26

"A List of Some of the Descendants of Mr. Edward Woodman Who Settled at Newbury Mass 1635." Compiles by Jushua Coffin, Printed for Cyrus Woodman At The Union Office, Newburyport Mass 1855. JM11

"Mr. Ezechi Rogers Plantation." 1639-1850. Amos Everett Jewett & Emily Mabel Adams Jewett, 1946. 1986 reprint. BW6

"The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts." David W. Hoyt, originall published in many installment from 1897 to 1919, reprinted 1981 by New England History Press - Somersworth, NH 03878. This book contains genealogies of more than 300 families, most have five or six generations of documentation. It has hundreds of pages of source records such as rate lists, lists of commoners and freemen, petitioners and soldiers along with some obscure list the author was able to obtain. The most noted records are church records, baptisms, marriages, and death records from 1720 to 1800, many of them from record sources that no longer exist! G10

"The Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts." David W. Hoyt, Picton Press: first printing 1897; last printing 1997. A list of Families from Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts, with some related families of Newbury, Haverhill, Ipswich, and Hampton Mass. DH5

"Over Three Hundred & Fifty Years of Ipswich History." Elizabeth H. Newton; The Three Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary Committee og the Town .of Ipswich; 1984 A Time line of events that impacted or happened in Ipswich, MA. M37

"Ould Newbury: Historical and Biographical Sketches." John J. Currier, publ: Damrell and Upham, Boston, 1896. [This book si freely available to download from Google Books.]

"Quarter Centinnial History of Lawrence." H. A Wadsworth, published by Hammond Reed, 1878. Pictures and history of the founding fathers of the city. Church info, social groups, corporations. M26

"Records and Files of the Quarterly courts of Essex County, Massachusetts." Vol IX, 1683-1686. Essex Institute, Salem, MA, 1975. MGA

"Rowley, Massachusetts 1639-1850." Amos Jewett & Emily Jewett, The Jewett Family of America, 1946 1986 reprint. Mr Ezechi Rogers Plantation, founder of Rowley, MA Reference & chronicle of the town of Rowely from its beginning to 1850. Indexed for easier use. BW6

"Salem Peabody Danvers and Marblehead Massachusetts Directory 1930." Crosby Publishing Co, 1930. Listing of names, addresses, and sometimes occupations of the inhabitants of these towns in 1930. RM1

"Salibury History." Carolyn Sargent; Salisbury Historical Commission; 1991. M37

"A Sketch of the History of Newbury, Newburyport, and West Newbury, From 1635 To 1845." Joshua Coffin, publ: Samuel G. Drake, Boston, 1845. TS3

"Some Temple Pedigrees - A Genealogy of the Known Descendants of Abraham Temple Who Settled In Salem, MA in 1636." Levi Daniel Temple, 1900. [This book is freely available to download from Google Books.]

"Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849. Volume II: Marriages and Deaths." Topsfield Historical Society, 1907. VFD

Franklin Co.

See also under these surnames: Chamberlin, Wright.

"The 10th Regiment Mass. Vol. Infantry - A Western Mass. Regiment." Alfred S. Roe, 1909. Civil War. DP3

"Colrain Deeds, 1735-1772 Registered in Hampshire Co., MA." Compiled by me from microfilms, 1995. Index of deeds of Colrain, Franklin Co., MA, 1735-1772, with index of origin of grantees and grantors where given. I have access to a copy of each deed and can send a photocopy if desired. DRB1

"The Conservative Rebel - A Social History of Greenfield." Paul Jenkins, Town of Greenfield, 1982. DP3

"Deerfield Mass Vital Records To 1850." Thomas W. Baldwin, compiler. Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1920. Births, Marriages and Deaths grouped by surnames. RSW

"History of Conway Massachusetts 1767-1917." Rev. Charles Stanley Pease, A.M. editor. Springfield Printing & Binding, 1917. Includes family genealogies, alphabetically by surnames. RSW

"History of Hawley, Franklin county, Massachusetts." Lousie Hale Johnson, Republished 1973 by Hawley Association. History of Hawley Massachusetts Includes family genealogies, alphabetically by surnames. Also some town records(which are not well organized). L2

"Reminiscences of the Experiences of Co. L, 2nd Regt. of Mass. Infantry, USV, in the Spanish-American War." Maj. Frederick E. Pierce, 1900. DP3

"Warwick, Massachusetts Biography of a Town." By Charles A. Morse. Dresser, Chapman and Grimes, Cambridge, MA, 1963. This book covers the history of Warwick, MA from the year 1735 to the 1960s. It has many names including a map of the town and location of its inhabitants in 1830. HWK

Hampden Co.

See also under the Burt surname.

"The First Century of the HISTORY OF SPRINGFIELD (MA)." The Official Records from 1636 to 1736.” Vols. 1 & 2 by Henry M. Burt. originally published in 1898. RSW

"The Longmeadow Centennial." "Published by the Secretary of the Centennial Committee, under Authority of the Town", 1884. The proceedings at the 17 October 1883 celebration of the incorporation of the town of Longmeadow, Massachusetts, including genealogies of many of the town's founding famililes. DM4

"West Springfield Massachusetts." Esther M Swift, West Springfield Heritage Association ...1969. A Town History ... incorporated a town 1774 .. separated from Springfield Plantation ..1636 founding ... part of Pynchon Plantation Mass Bay Colony ... many surnames. SMC1

Hampshire Co.

"Middlefield History." Mary E. Sternagle and Henry S. C. Cummings 1985. Middlefield History Fund. A sequel to " A History of the Town of Massachusetts" published in 1924 by Edward Church Smith and Philip Mack Smith. BB3

"Only One Cummington (A Book in Two Parts)." Helen H. Foster & William W. Streeter. A History of Cummington, Massachusetts. C31

"The Vital Records of Cummington, MA 1762-1900." William W. Street and Daphne H. Morris. Birth, Death, Marriage, Census, Soldiers and Sailors, Names changed. C31

Middlesex Co.

See also Bartlett, Bent, Dakin surnames.

"An Account of John Burbeen who came from Scotland and settled at Woburn Massachusetts, About 1660 (And of such of his descendants that have borne the surname of BURBEEN). Joseph Burbeen Walker, Printed by the Republican Press Association, Concord NH, 1892. A brief look at the genealogy of 4 generations of the BURBEEN family is only a small piece of this text. 50 pages of text include "John Burneen's Will", Bill of Sale of a Negro boy, Dick, bu John Desilveir, to Joseph Burbeen" and more documents and letters of the time period which is roughly mid to late 1700's. BB9

"Atlas of Middlesex County, Mass." J.B.Beers & Co. 1875. Actual surveys by and under the direction of F.W.Beers. Towns, Cities and Village Plans with names of the land owners. VM

"BEDFORD VITAL RECORDS (to the year 1850)." New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA, 1903. Births, marriages & deaths. Note: Bedford, Middlesex Co., MA. was established Sept. 23, 1729 from parts of Billerica and Concord. Y2

"Bond's Genealogies and History of Watertown." "Second Edition" Henry Bond, M.D., N.E. Historic-Genealogical Society, 1860. Genealogical histories of families and descendants that settled in Watertown, including Waltham and Weston. Dates range from the early 1600's to abt. mid 1800's on some entries. KS8

"Boston College 1980 Alumni Directory." Boston College, Bernard C Harris Publishing Co., Inc, 1980. Alumni Listings: Alphabetical, Class Year and Geographical. JQ

"Boston College 1995 Alumni Directory." Boston College Alumni Assoc. Board of Directors, 1995. Alumni Listings: Alphabetical, Boston College; Alphabetical, Newton College; Class Year and Geographical. JQ

"Boston College Alumni Directory - 2007." Boston College, Publishing Concepts, Inc., 2007. Alumni Listings: Alphabetical, Boston College; Class Year, B.C.; Newton College; Geographical; Occupational. JQ

"A Calendar- History of Lexington, Massachusetts 1620-1946." Edwin Worthen 1946, issued by the Lexington Savings Bank on its 75th Anniversary. It's a small book but it has some names as to property and events in Lexington's history. SMC1

"Catalogue of Lot Owners in Mount Auburn Cemetery c1831-1891." Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, No. 24 Franklin Street. 1891 This book only lists who bought the lot(s). If you would like to know who is buried in those lot(s) you need to contact the cemetery directly. [This book is now freely available through Google Books.]

"CHARLESTOWN, MA. VITAL RECORDS (to the year 1850)." Roger D. Joslyn, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1984. Births, marriages and deaths to 1850. Note: Charlestown was incorporated into Boston in 1874. Information in this book was compiled from 3 major sources: The Mass. Bay Colony records, the Middlesex County, MA. records....., the Charlestown town records consisting of "Ancient Volume" 1 of births, marriages & deaths and 3 volumes of marriage intentions. Y2

"Concord, Climate for Freedom." Ruth R. Wheeler, The Concord Antiquarian Society, 1967. A history of the town of Concord from the 1600's through 1800's. Includes information about different people and their contributions to the town. BR6

"The Damon Family of Reading, Massachusetts." Richard A. Damon, Jr., Penobscot Press, 1999. Family history of the Damon Family. First Generation is Deacon John Damon. SFV

"The Damon Family of Wayland, Massachusetts." Richard A. Damon, Jr., Penobscot Press, July 1997. History of descendents of the WAYLAND branch of the DAMON family. Thomas Damon is believed to have emigrated from England to Massachusetts in about 1650. There are two other lines of Damons that emigrated around the same time: the READING and SCITUATE lines are not documented in this book. JJ5

"Epitaphs from the Old Burying Ground in Groton, Massachusetts." Samuel A Green; Little, Brown & Co. 1878, Reprint by Heritage Books Inc, 1996. A record of epitaphs of the Old Burying Grounds in Groton, MA.  Some supplemental biographical information, a few drawn images of monuments or family crests.  Burials dating from 1678 (start of cemetery) to 1878 (time of publication). TF1

"Gregory Stone Genealogy." J. Gardner Bartlett, Murray Printing Company for Stone Family Association, 1918. Ancestry and Descendants of Dea. Gregory Stone of Cambridge, Mass. DP2, ER2

"History of Billerica, Massachusetts with a Genealogical Register." by Henry A. Hazen (Boston, A. Williams, 1883, repr. Cambridge, Doyle, 1973). RPK

"History of Concord, Mass (and of the towns Bedford, Acton, Lincoln, and Carlisle). Lemuel Shattuck, 1835, Russell, Odiorne, and Co. Some of the prominent surnames include: Barrett, Blood, Brooks, Bulkeley, Davis, Flint, Estabrook, Hosmer, Jones, Minott, Prescott, Stow, Wheeler, Willard, Wood. (This book can be downloaded freely from Google Books.)

"History of the Early Settlement of Newton, Mass 1639-1806." Francis Jackson (1854) - Heritage Books, Inc. reprint 1987. History of Newton, a suburb of Boston (Mass) including "...a Genealogical Register of its Inhabitants prior to 1800." L10

"History of Medford (Massachusetts)." James M. Usher,  Rand, Avery & Co., The Franklin Press, 1886. Book wiith 24 Chapters of Medford, Massachusetts history circa 1630 to 1855, Including 70 pages of families, Schools, Churches, Police, and more. E12

"History of Stow, Tercentenary Edition." by Ethel B. Childs, Stow Historical Society Publishing Co., Stow, MA 1983. RJH

"History of Westford, Mass." Edwin R. Hodgman. Morning Mail Co., Printers. 1883. (This book can be downloaded freely from Google Books.)

"John Wetherbee of Marlboro and Stow Massachusetts." Ethel Wetherbee Mazza, 1991. Compilation of the first five generations of the descendants of John Wetherbee. JS29

"MALDEN VITAL RECORDS (1649-1850)." Deloraine F. Corey, Cambridge University Press, 1903. Births, marriages and deaths to 1850. Y2

"Newton Genealogy." Ermina Newton Leonard, Private Publisher 1915. Descendants of Richard Newton of Sudbury and Marlborough, Mass. MC4

"Newton, Massachusetts, 1679-1779, a Biological Directory." Priscilla R. Ritter & Thelma Fleishman-New Eng Hist Gen Soc -1982. Includes also some early maps and events chronology. L10

"Pepperell, Mass. Vital Records to 1850." Ed. Rice, NEHGS, 1985. BW5

"Pioneers of Billerica : Settling the Shawshine Wilderness: 1654-1660." Author: Shirley Moore Barnes; Published by The Billerica Historical Society; Date: 2005. Consists primarily of brief biographies (1-3 pages) of the 45 men who settled/founded the town of Billerica, Middlesex, MA, including the names of their wives and children in the first generation. Information was developed from research in both historical records and family histories. Includes maps, illustrations, and bibliographical resources. DE2

"Quinquennial Catalogue of the Law School of Harvard University 1817-1889. Published by The Law School, 1890. List of those who graduated from Harvard Law School 1817-1889 [This book is freely available from Google Books]. "Simon Stone Genealogy." J. Gardner Bartlett, Murray Printing Company for Stone Family Association, 1926. Ancestry and Descendants of Dea. Simon Stone of Watertown, Mass. DP2

"Somerville Past & Present." Edward Samuels & Henry Kimball, 1897. Contains History of Somerville including City Government, Police Dept, Fire Dept, Library,Dept of Education & more. E12

"Vital Records of Pepperell Mass. to the Year 1850." Compiled by George A. Rice Published by New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1985. DW7, MS13

"Watertown Records, Comprising the First and Second Books of Town Proceedings (1634-1742) and the First Book and Supplement of Births Deaths and Marriages (1630-1693)." The Historical Society, Watertown, Mass., Fred G. Barker, 1894. [This book is available as a free download from the Internet Archive project.]

Nantucket Co.

"The History of Nantucket." Obed Macy, Macy & Pratt, 1880. Full title: "The history of Nantucket, being a compendious account of the first Settlement of the island by the English, together with the rise and progress of the whale fishery; and other historical facts relative to said island and its inhabitants." This book is unindexed so responses may be slow in forthcoming. RWF

Norfolk Co.

See also under Ware surname.

"Directory and History of Weymouth, Mass. 1888-89." Copyright 1888 by W F Richardson and Co. Directory of business and residents of the town of Weymouth in 1888-89. Also has brief history of the town. DS15

"The History of Milton, Mass. 1640 to 1887." Written and published by A. K.Teele, 1887. J13

"History of the Town of Medfield Massachusetts 1650-1886." William S. Tilden, Geo.H. Ellis publisher 1887. Contains abt 250 pages of genealogies. JA1

"Images of America; Wrentham (MA)." C. Gordon "Gog" Woodhams and Earle T. Stewart. Arcadia Publishing; 1999. A photo review of people, documents, events and locations in Wrentham, Norfolk County, with photos from the mid-1800s. 128 pages with black and white photos and illustrations; not indexed. BLL

"Noted Men and Historical Narrations of Ancient Milton." Written by A. K. Teele. Published by David Clapp & son; 1900. J13

Plymouth Colony

See under Mayflower.

Plymouth Co.

See also under these surnames: Eddy, Waterman.

"Brockton Massachusetts Census 1855 & 1865 (Was North Bridgewater)." Compiled by Ann S. Lainhart, Boston, Ma. 1988. Copyright 1988. Intro and Index. Has all members of families, age, sex, single, widowed, color and profession, occupation, or trade of each male person over 15 yrs. of age place of Birth, whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, pauper or convict. D13

"A Coppying Out of Ye Olde Records / Begining with Ye 4th Chh of Christ in Bidgewater, Ma. 1740." Published by the Trustees and Memorial Commitee of First Parish Congregational Church of Brockton (which was North Bridgewater, Ma). Limited Edition Nov. 1980. Number . . A Church Book Containing a Record of all the Baptism Marriages and other Administrations in the Fourth Chh of Christ in Bridgw r Begining October ye15th 1740 "From quill to typewriter - a precise transcription of the records of our predecessors in their own language and spelling." Barbara M. VanAmburg Delorey, Brockton, Ma. D13

"Eddyville, Middleboro, Massachusetts, 1661-1987." Sylvia T. Breck (Researcher - Author and Editor), published by The Eddy Homestead Association, 1988. From the Preface: "This book is published in honor of the Eddy Homestead Association's twenty-fifth anniversary and for the purpose of presenting the historical background of the Zachariah Eddy Homsetead." The book also includes some preliminary information about the first Eddy's to come to America, as this information is vital to the history of the Homestead. S31

"Epitaphs Of Old Bridgewater." Williams Latham, 1882. Locations (old - at the time the book was written) and especially Epitaphs from many tombstones in old graveyards in the Area of Brockton, Bridgewater, West Bridgewater and East Bridgewater, Plymouth county, Massachusetts. Some of the graveyards mentioned are no longer in existence. This book covers the time span from early 1600's through mid 1800's. AR1

"Genealogical Register of Plymouth Families." By William T. Davis Originall Published as Part 11 of Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth Second Edition Boston, 1899. Register of families' birth, marriage & deaths (also where they were from other than Plymouth) A- Z with a large Appendix. D13

"History of Bridgewater, Ma." Nahum Mitchell, Gateway Press Inc. 1975 - Originally Printed Kidder & Wright, 32 Congress St. Boston, Ma. 1840. History of the early settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts --- Including an Extensive FAMILY REGISTER. D13, PHW

"History of the Early Settlement of BRIDGEWATER in Plymouth County, Mass. Including an Extensive Family Register." Nahm Mitchell - 1840 - Heritage Books, Inc, reprint 1997. 82 pages of Town history PLUS 305 pages of Family Register. L10

"History of Scituate, MA." Samuel Deane, James Loring Publisher, 1831. [This book is now freely available from the Internet Archive.]

"History of Shipbuilding on North River, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, with Genealogies of the Shipbuilders, and Accounts of the Industries upon it's Tributaries, 1640 to 1872." by L. Vernon Briggs, Boston, 1889. Bicentennial Edition. Comprehensive name and ship index with some old photos. [This book is now freely available to download from Google Books.]

"A History of the Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, with Genealogical Registers." By Justin Winsor. [This history is now freely available to download from the Internet Archive: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3.]

"The History of the town of Hingham Massachusetts -- the Genealogies." George Lincoln, New England history Press, 1893/1982. DS3

"The History of the Town of Hingham, Mass, vols 2 & 3, the Genealogies." George Lincoln - Town of Hingham, Mass. 1893 - Republished 1982, NE History Press, Somersworth, N.H. L10

"History of the Town of Plymouth, MA." By William T. Davis. [This book is now freely available to download from the Internet Archive.]

"King Genealogy. Clement King of Marshfield, Mass., 1668, and His Descendants." Compiler: George Austin Morrison, Jr.. Joel Munsell's Sons, Publishers; 1898. Genealogy of the Clement King family, some lines to the sixth generation (the last birth recorded was in 1894). 65 pages includes index. BLL

"Of Plymouth Plantation 1620 - 1647." by William Bradford, Samuel Eliot Morison edition, New York, 1975. Bradford's own history of the early days of Plymouth, MA. [Bradford's 1856 edition of this book is freely available to download from the Internet Archives.]

"Records of the Colony of New Plymouth." Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, 1857 ; From the Press of William White. Early records from Plymouth County, Mass - 1633-1689, inculdes Barnstable, Duxbury, Taunton, Yarmouth, Plymouth, Rehoboth, Scituate, Sandwich, Marshfield, Eastham Contains BDM as well as lists of freemen and other early records. DP9

"Resident and Business Directory of Rockland and Abington." Published by A. E. Foss & Co., 1909. Directory of residences and businesses in Rockland and Abington, Massachusetts. CC

"Souther Families of America, Being the Descendants of Joseph Sowther of Boston, Massachusetts including other Souther Families." Richard Dennis Souther, Privately Published, 1996. The Southers originated in Boston and then moved to Hingham, Massachusetts where they resided for some 200+ years before moving away. The book covers these New England Southers to the present day. The Souther families now live in all but 4 states. Some of the allied families included in the book are: Adams; Alden; Allen; Anderson; Averill; Bailey; Baldwin; Barnes; Bates; Baxter; Beal; Blake; Bradford; Brewster; Brown; Burbank; Cheney; Clark; Cook(e); Cudworth; Cushing; DeWolf; Dow; Eaton; Fitz; Fowler; Greenleaf; Greenough; Harding; Hartford; Hatch; Hersey; Holmes; Hooper; Hopkins; Howland; Ibrook; Ingraham; James; Janvrin; Johnson; Jones; Kennedy; Kent; King; Knox; Lacy; Leavitt; Lewis; Lincoln; Litchfield; Little; Marsh; Marston; Meacham; Miller; Mitchell; Mullins; Nichols; Norton; Noyes; Page; Perkins; Perry; Peterson; Pierce; Pineo; Porter; Price; Read/Reed; Richards(on); Roberts(on); Samson; Sears; Shaw; Small; Smith; Souther; Southard; Sparrow; Spear; Sprague; Standish; Stowell; Stuchberry; Taylor; Tenney; Thompson; Tilley; Tompkins; Tower; Towle; Trowbridge; Valli; Vinal; Ward; Warren; Watkins; Way; Webb; Whittier; Woodruff and Wright. The book also shows lines to 10 Mayflower Passengers and lists many Revolutionary War Soldiers. Prominent Places include, Massachusetts - Hingham, Cohasset, Quincy, Boston, Scituate, Plymouth, Eastham and Wellfleet. Many other locations throughout New England. RDS

Suffolk Co.

See also under these surnames: Austin, Johnson.

"1919 Boston City Directory." A14

"The Boston Almanac and Business Directory." Sampson and Davenport Co 1881 vol 46. Includes, Businesses, occupations, police, senate, gov't, societies, cemeteries, churches etc. If you know of an occupation your ancestor may have had, or want an organization or society around in 1881 I can do a look up. This is an almanac and Boston Business Directory NOT a residential listing. GT2

"Boston Taxpayers in 1821." Rohrbach, Picton Press, 1988. Lists Tenents and Landowners that owed taxes in Boston. Gives the street where they lived. LDK

"Dorchester Births, Marriages, and Deaths to the end of 1825." City of Boston Record Commissioners - Heritage Books, Inc - 2000 reprint. L10

"An Historical Address Delivered at the First Palmer Family Re-Union, Held in Stonington, Conn., August 10 and 11, 1881." Hon. Richard A. Wheeler. G. B. & J. H. Utter, Steam Printers, Westerly, R. I.; 1884. A brief history of Walter Palmer, builder of the first dwelling-house in Charlestown, includes information on his eleven children. 15 pages; not indexed. BLL

"Misc. Docket Index, Suffolk Co., MA, Probate Records 1639-1866." Sanborn, Picton Press, 1997. Index for probate records that were copied into the copybooks, but for which a paper file no longer exists. Provides the name, type of entry, Vol. and page number. LDK

"Vital Records of Charlestown, Massachusetts, To The Year 1850: Volume 1." Roger D. Joslyn, compiler and editor. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1984. Nearly 16,000 civil vital record entries for Charlestown (births, marriages and deaths) from the 1630s to the late 1790s and intentions of marriage from 1726 through 1849. BLL

"Vital Records of Charlestown, Massachusetts, To The Year 1850: Volume 2, Part 1." Roger D. Joslyn, compiler and editor. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995. Over 17,650 entires (births, marriages and deaths) roughly from 1800 through 1849. Some events for the 1700s and 1800s are in this volume, as well as "out of town marriages" prior to 1800, and some burials for 1848-1849. BLL

"Vital Records of Charlestown, Massachusetts, To The Year 1850: Volume 2, Part 2." Roger D. Joslyn, compiler and editor. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995. Over 900 marriage entires from 1843 through 1849, plus one for 1840. BLL

"The Vital Records of Dedham, MA Volume I: Births and Baptisms 1635 - 1844." Robert Brand Hanson; Heritage Books, Inc. Early births and baptisms for the town of Dedham, Massachusetts. DH1

"The Vital Records of Dedham, MA, Volume II: Deaths 1636 - 1844." Robert Brand Hanson; Heritage Books, Inc. Early deaths of Dedham, Massachusetts. DH1

"The Vital Records of Dedham, MA Volume III: Marriages 1638 - 1844." Robert Brand Hanson; published by Heritage Books, Inc. Early marriages of Dedham, Massachusetts. DH1

Worcester Co.

See also under these surnames: Barton, Farrar, Prescott.

"1936 Worcester Directory." Sampson and Murdock Co., 1936. KM1

"The Birth, Marriage and Death Register of Lancaster Massachusetts 1624-1850." Edited by Henry Nourse, WJ Coulter Clinton Press, 1890. SP1

"History of Grafton." Frederick Clifton Pierce, Publ.by author, 1879. this is the History of Grafton, Ma from 1647 to 1879. It has an index and so I will check the index of surnames. Many family genealogies are included for several generations. Please only ask for two look ups at a time. SS

"History of North Brookfield, Massachusetts." by J.H. Temple, published 1887. ER2

"History of Princeton (Worcester County), Massachusetts." by Jeremiah Lyford Hanaford, published 1852. ER2

"History of Spencer, Massachusetts from its Earliest Settlement to the year 1860." by James Draper publication date unknown, 2nd edition. ER2

"History of Sutton 1704-1876." William A. Benedict & Hiram A. Tracy, Sanford & Co. , 1878. Also includes the history of Grafton until 1735, Milbury until 1813, and parts of Northbridge, Upton, and Auburn. T3

"Lowell City Directory for 1833." JAR

"Lowell, Mass., 1836 City Directory--Female Supplement." This book is a supplement to the regular directory and lists the women and girls employed in the mills. JAR

"Lowell City Directory for 1847." JAR

"A New England Town in Early Photographs Southbridge MA 1878-1930." Edmund V. Gillon Jr. 1976. There are very few names listed in this book. It is a picture book with some captions. There are business names on the buildings of the downtown area; maps, a brief history of the town, social pictures, etc. M26

"Newton Genealogy." Ermina Newton Leonard, Private Publisher 1915. Descendants of Richard Newton of Sudbury and Marlborough, Mass. MC4

"Northborough History." Rev Josiah Coleman Kent, 1921. KM1

"The Settlement and Story of Oakham, Massachusetts." by H.B. Wright and E.D. Harvey published 1947, Volumes I and II. ER2

"Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849." Franklin P. Rice, Systematic History Fund, 1904. A few pages missing from Births and Marriages - surnames alphabetically after Whitney are absent. MC4

"Worcester County, Massachusetts, Warnings, 1737 - 1788." Franklin P. Rice, 1899; Reprint Picton Press, 1992. Early in the settlement of the colonies towns were confronted with the care of strangers who appeared in their communities. Acts were passed requiring newcomers to be warned out of town, thus relieving the town of their support should that be needed. Recorded are the names, dates and other information, including the date of the return to the Court. Many entries include the town from which they arrived. (The publisher forbids photocopying any portion of the book; I will extract information as requested.) BLL