Massachusetts Genealogy

History of the town of Hingham, Massachusetts - Free
"History of Hingham, MA consisting of 3 volumes: Historical, Ecclesiastical history, and Hingham genealogies."

History of the Town of Lexington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts - Free
"From Its First Settlement to 1868."

The history of Martha's Vineyard, Dukes County, Massachusetts - Free
Two volumes with information on general history and town annals of Dukes County, Massachusetts and Martha's Vineyard.

History of the town of Hingham, Plymouth County, Massachusetts - Free
General county history of Hingham and Plymouth County in Massachusetts.

History of the town of Canton, Norfolk County, Massachusetts - Free
Information on Canton, Massachusetts and Norfolk County.

History of the town of Cheshire, Berkshire County, Massachusetts - Free
General county history and information.

History of the town of Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts - Free
"From its first settlement."

History of shipbuilding on North River, Plymouth County, Massachusetts - Free
"With genealogies of the shipbuilders, and accounts of the industries upon its tributaries. 1640-1872."

History of Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts - Free
"Civil and Ecclesiastical; From its first settlement in 1739 to April 1852."

History of Cape Cod, Massachusetts - Free
"Annals of Barnstable County and of its Several Towns, Including the District of Mashpre. In Two Volumes."

History of Barnstable County, Massachusetts - Free
With information on the military, Indians, towns, etc.

The history of New Bedford, Bristol County, Massachusetts - Free
"Including a history of the Old Township of Dartmouth and the present townships of Westport, Dartmouth, and Fairhaven, from their settlement to the present time."

The History of Melrose, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts - Free
With general information on military, parks, cemeteries, bibliography, etc.

History of the town of Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts - Free
"From its first settlement in 1657 to 1861; with a brief sketch of the town of Northborough, a genealogy of the families in Marlborough to 1800, and an account of the celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of the town."

Contributions to the ecclesiastical history of Essex County, Massachusetts - Free
With history of the associations, sketches of the members and church, etc.

Professional and industrial history of Suffolk County, Massachusetts - Free
History of the Bench and Bar of Suffolk County in three volumes.

The history of Melrose, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts - Free
With history of the military, early exploration, cemeteries, etc. of Melrose and the county of Middlesex Massachusetts.

History of Brockton, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, 1656-1894 - Free
General history of Brockton and Plymouth county, Massachusetts.

A history of Hampden County, Massachusetts - Free
Volume 1 of the general history of Hampden County.

History of Worcester County, Massachusetts - Free
"Including a comprehensive history of the county from its first settlement to the present time, with a history and description of its cities and towns."

The history of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts - Free
"Comprising a history of the present towns of Rehoboth, Seekonk, and Pawtuckett, from their settlement to the present time."

History of Norfolk County, Massachusetts - Free
Information on general county history of Norfolk county, Massachusetts from 1622-1918.

History of Lynn, Essex county, Massachusetts - Free
"Including Lynnfield, Saugus, Swapscott and Nahant from 1842-1890."

History of Great Barrington, (Berkshire County,) Massachusetts - Free
General history of the Great Barrington and Berkshire County.

The history of Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts - Free
"From the earliest settlement known to the present time: a period of about two hundred and thirty years."

Municipal History of Essex County in Massachusetts - Free
"General county history of Essex County, Massachusetts."

The History of Pittsfield, (Berkshire County), Massachusetts - Free
"The History of Pittsfield, (Berkshire County), Massachusetts from the year 1734 to the year 1800."

History of Worcester County, Massachusetts - Free
"History of Worcester County, Massachusetts with biographical sketches of many of its pioneers and prominent men."

Middlesex County Manual, Massachusetts - Free
"Historical sketch of the county of Middlesex / Charles Cowley - Financial reforms in the county of Middlesex / Jonathan Johnson."

History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts - Free
"History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, containing carefully prepared histories of every city and town in the county, by well-known writers; and a general history of the county, from the earliest to the present time."

History of Bristol County, Massachusetts - Free
Town information including: New Bedford, Dartmouth, Fall River, Rehoboth, Attleborough, Tauton, etc.

History of Boston, Massachusetts
History of the city Boston, Massachusetts, including information on railroads, theaters, and 300 pages of biographical sketches and portraits.

Vital Records of Williamstown, Massachusetts
Alphabetical indexes to the vital records of the town, supplemented by information from church registers, cemetery inscriptions and other sources.

History of Eastern Worcester, MA - Free
On the second Saturday of June, 1889, and of June, 1890, respectively, and on Saturday, Aug. 16, 1890, Caleb A. Wall held field meetings, at different historic points on the west side of that ancient landmark, Lake Quinsigamond. At these meetings he gave accounts of the first settlers and their locations along the west shore of the lake, and on Plantation street and vicinity.

History of Dorchester, Massachusetts - Free
The "Committee of the Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society" have done themselves and their society much honor, and the public a valuable service, by the publication of the carefully prepared volume which bears their Imprimatur. The first recorded evidence of the establishment of our present town organizations that we have met with, is at ancient Dorchester, in 1633; and the Free School System, which is the boast of New England, if not initiated there, has not to our knowledge been proved to have existed elsewhere at an earlier date. And the dates of the establishment of four important manufactures in this town, carry with them a strong if not the positive claim of Dorchester for the first production of two articles of subsistence, viz., corn-meal and chocolate; one of defence, viz., gunpowder; and one of civilization, viz., paper.

Vital Records of Dover, Massachusetts - Free
Alphabetical indexes to the vital records of the town, supplemented by information from church registers, cemetery inscriptions and other sources.

History of Lynn Massachusetts - Free
History of Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts: Including Lynnfield, Saugus, Swampscot, and Nahant, by Alonzo Lewis and James R. Newhall. Published at Boston by John L. Shorey in 1865. A revision and continuation of Lewis's History of Lynn, first published 1829.

Publications of the Brookline Historical Society, Massachusetts - Free
The Brookline Historical Publications Society compiled numerous volumes of their works into separate series and published each series in one bound volume. Series 1 contains numerous historical accounts of early Brookline, and for genealogists, the baptisms, marriages and deaths recorded of the First Parish Church.

A Diary Of Noteworthy Events In Worcester, Massachusetts - Free
The Worcester book: a diary of noteworthy events in Worcester, Massachusetts, from 1657 to 1883. Written by Franklin P. Rice; published by Putnam, Davis and Co., at Worcester, MA in 1884.

Vital Records of Billerica, Massachusetts - Free
The following records of births include all entries to be found in the books of record kept by the town clerks; in the church records; in the Middlesex County Records; in the cemetery inscriptions; and in private records found in family Bibles, etc.

Boston Notarial Records, Massachusetts - Free
This volume, which is the thirty-second in the series of Boston Records, contains the notarial records of William Aspinwall from 1644 to 1651 inclusive. The work was commenced by William H. Whitmore, Esq., late Registrar of Boston. Aspinwall, William. A volume relating to the early history of Boston, containing the Aspinwall notarial records from 1644 to 1651. Published by Boston Municipal printing office in 1903.

History of Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts - Free
This manuscript provides a detailed history of Medford up until 1886. Genealogists should pay particular attention to the early tax payers list, biographical notices, and most especially the register of families. However, the manuscript is peppered throughout with interesting anecdotal statements and facts of past residents, and as such, the entire manuscript should be thoroughly checked.

Vital Records of Topsfield, Massachusetts - Free
The following records of births, marriages and deaths include all entries to be found in the books of record kept by the town clerks; the church records now in the custody of the town clerk; the returns made to the Salem Quarterly Court; cemetery inscriptions; and a private record of deaths, covering the period of 17901853, now in the possession of Mrs. George Warren Towne, of Danvers, Mass.

Vital Records of Beverly, Massachusetts - Free
The following records of births include all entries to be found in the books of record kept by the town clerks; in the church records; in the returns made to the Salem Quarterly Court; in the cemetery inscriptions; and in private records found in family Bibles, etc. These records are printed in a condensed form in which every essential particular has been preserved.

Old First Massachusetts Coast Artillery, Massachusetts - Free
This manuscript depicts the history of the Old First Massachusetts and provides the names of the Captains of each company from its origination through 1917. Old First Massachusetts Coast Artillery in War and Peace: By Frederick Morse Cutler, B.D., First Lieutenant, Chaplain, published in 1917.

Revolutionary War Service Records - $
FootNote has provided scanned images of the National Archives collection: War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records online. The documents that were scanned were "abstract cards" and the transcriptions of documents pertaining only to one soldier, that were done in lieu of a card for that item. This is a nice collection of original source material!