Springfield Cemeteries - 1902. Extracted from A History of Hampden County Massachusetts, edited by Alfred Minot Copeland, Vol I, II, & III; The Century Memorial Publishing Company, 1902.
Springfield City Officials (1852 - 1871). Extracted from A History of Hampden County Massachusetts, edited by Alfred Minot Copeland, Vol I, II, & III; The Century Memorial Publishing Company, 1902.
Catholic Cemeteries -- Diocese of Springfield, Mass. A Listing of all cemeteries in the Diocese of Springfield, which includes Hampden, Hampshire, Berkshire and Franklin Counties.
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Other Pertinent Resources
Springfield, Massachusetts. Written in 1894 by Clarence E. Blake, Ph.D., Concise (twenty-five pages) history of the city of Springfield, Massachusetts. Originally published in New England Magazine — nicely illustrated.
The 1890 book by Charles Wells Chapin, "History of the "Old High School" on School Street From 1828 to 1840 & History of the Seminary, On Maple Street, Established in 1832." Very nice discussion of old school days, as well as biographical sketches for some 400 students (and teachers) from these schools. While some of the biographical data is minimal, this still provides some clues on earlier Springfield scholars, including the spouses for many of the female seminary students. Time span for this resource focuses on high school aged students from 1832-1843, dates of birth likely spanning the years 1815-26.
Tech Tiger, the 1930 school yearbook for the Springfield Technical High School. About 215 featured graduating seniors plus over a thousand additional names and street addresses for the lower classmen in the school. Also sports and interesting school activities, such as the Banjo, Riding and Model Airplane Clubs. D.O.B. is estimated to be around 1913.
Harper's Weekly, a popular illustrated newspaper, published in 1861 "Manufacturing Muskets at the U.S. Armory, Springfield, Massachusetts." Essentially a graphic depiction of various jobs associated with the production of muskets, but interesting, especially is you have Civil War era ancestors or a special interest in that time.
The Oriole, Volume Thirteen, the annual publication of the Junior Class of the Technical High School, Springfield, Massachusetts. Nice class annual with individual photos, nicknames, street addresses and high school activities. Date of birth for these students about 1899. About 100 students plus sports photos and some clubs you will never see in schools today such as the Rifle Club.
List of nearly eight hundred Members of the First Church of Christ, Springfield, Mass., 1885. Transcribed from the 1885 publication "Manual of the First Church of Christ" compiled by Theo. W. Ellis. This list is for the year 1885 only, earlier years will be added as time permits.
High School of Commerce, 1935. Names, street addresses and photographs of nearly 500 seniors for the classes graduating in January and June 1935. Also a faculty list (names and street addresses) and a tribute to Commerce founder Carlos Bent Ellis.
The Pnyx. This is the yearbook for Springfield High School, 1904. No individual photos, however there are approximately 900 student names and street addresses for the classes of 1904-07. Some excellent group activity photos, including the Girls' Basketball team for 1904 -- who apparently won the Western Massachusetts championship for that year.
Orpheus Club of Springfield. Souvenir Program of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Orpheus Club of Springfield, 1873-1923. History, Membership Roster, Directors & Musicians.
The Pnalka is the 1912 Springfield, Mass., yearbook for Central High School. It is a fascinating book because it is certainly one of the earliest yearsbooks I have ever seen with individual photographs of the senior class. All the images of the senior class along with information such as address, course of study, and club interests/activities. Exceptional photographs!
History of Christ Church Parish, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1817 - 1927. Christ Church is Espicopalian and was responsible for the founding of many other area Episcopal churches. This book has been reproduced completely along with a surname index. This 250 page volume had photographs, much about the rectors as well as descriptions of church organizations. I particularly like the detail that describes the various church memorials -- including windows -- dedicated to former rectors and parishioners.
Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development: List of Communities with Profiles.
Springfield Community Profile (DHCD) Department of Housing and Community Development statistics including government, population, education and other statistical distributions
Commonwealth Communities listed by county All communities in Massachusetts profiled here and organized by county.
Commonwealth Community Profile & Links related to the town including addresses of libraries.