Town Official Web Page

Flint Memorial Library

Chamber of Commerce

Historical Society - includes links and images to historical homes and nearby points of interest for researches and vistors

Rev. Daniel Putnam House

Middlesex Newspaper Abstracts

1790 Reading Census

Middlesex County USGenWeb Page

Massachusetts USGenWeb Page

Massachusetts Archives Research Room

New England Historic Genealogical Society

Massachusetts Historical Society

Middlesex County Cemetery Guide

 

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North Reading, Massachusetts

USGenWeb Project

 

This page is currently available for adoption. If you would be willing to spend a little free time updating this page with records relating to North Reading history and genealogy, please email malewis AT calcentral DOT com, Middlesex County Coordinator.

 

VITAL RECORDS

  • Pre-1841
    Massachusetts registered vital records beginning in 1639. Pre-1841 vital records reside at the local level with the respective city and town clerks. Only one set of records exists at the municipal level.
  • 1841-1910
    Statewide collection of vital records in Massachusetts began in 1841. A new law required every city and town clerk to submit annual copies of all vital records to a central state office in Boston. Thus, two sets of records, at the local and at the state level, exist for almost every birth, marriage, and death since 1841. The Massachusetts Archives "holds the registration books of births, marriages, and deaths for all Massachusetts cities and towns" for 1841-1910. Later records are transferred to the Massachusetts Archives at 5-year intervals.
  • After 1910
    Vital records after 1910 remain in municipal clerks' offices or at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Registry of Vital Records and Statistics.

 

ONLINE RESOURCES

Middlesex County Mailing list : Subscribe to the mailing list to submit email requests to fellow researches of Middlesex County, connect with cousins and get answers to questions ranging from "newbie how-to" to specific questions about genealogical brick walls. Lots of people on this mailing list have access to a multitude of records. Subscribed by emailing

Middlesex County Message Board at Rootsweb : Post a one time message which will be gatewayed to the mailing list - and check back for any replies to your query.

Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness : Site offers lookups by volunteers all over the world. Check out Middlesex County volunteers for availability of research look-ups you might need. Please note these are volunteers and you should read the FAQ's about what to ask, and the rules about asking more than one person to look up or research the same request. Violators will not get a response !

 

LOCAL RESOURCES

Middlesex County Massachusetts Vital Records
Registrar of Probate
208 Cambridge Street
P.O. Box 410480
Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone: (617) 768-5850