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Genealogy

A guide to selected genealogical resources at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library.

List of cities and towns with Library call numbers in the Systematic Series

A

Abington (F 74 A1 A2 Volume 1), Abington (F 74 A1 A2 Volume 2), Amesbury (F 74 A4 A4), Andover (F 74 A6 A75 Volume 1), Andover (F 74 A6 A75 Volume 2), Arlington (F 74 A7 A7), Ashburnham (F 74 A8 A8), Ashfield (F 74 A85 A8, Microfilm 12012  Reel 15), Athol (F 74 A87 A7, Microfilm 12012 Reel 15), Attleboro (F 74 A89 A65), Auburn (Special Collections F 74 A9 A9)

B

Becket (F 74 B18 B2), Bedford (F 74 B2 B2), Bellingham (F74 B26 B2), Berlin (F 74 B3 B34), Beverly (F 74 B35 B36 Volume 1), Beverly (F 74 B35 B36 Volume 2), Billerica (F 74 B4 B6), Bolton (F 74 B5 B5), Boxborough (F 74 B53 B5), Boxford (F 74 B54 B6), Boylston (Special Collections F 74 B56 B85), Bradford (F 74 B58 B6), Braintree (F 74 B6 B97, Special Collections F 74 B6 B97 1886), Brewster (F 74 B64 B6), Bridgewater (F 74 B7 B85 Volume 1),  Bridgewater  (F 74 B7 B85 Volume 2), Brimfield (F 74 B75 B78, Microfilm 12012 Reel 16), Brockton (F 74 B8 B8), Brookfield (F 74 B85 B8), Brookline (F 74 B9 B74), Burlington (F 74 B98 B9)

C

Cambridge (F 74 C1 C4  Volume I Volume 2), Canton (F 74 C2 C2), Carlisle (F 74 C23 C2), Carver (F 74 C28 C3), Charlemont (F 74 C3 V8, Microfilm 12012 Reel 17), Charlestown (F 74 C4 J67 1984 Volumes 1-2) , Charlton (F 74 C42 C4), Chelmsford (F 74 C45 C45), Chelsea (F 74 C5 C55), Chester (F 74 C56 C5, Microfilm 12012 Reel 17), Chilmark (F 74 C583 C5), Cohasset (F 74 C6 C66), Conway (F 74 C84 C83), Cummington (F 74 C9 S73)

D

Dalton (F 74 D13 D2, Microfilm 12012 Reel 18), Dana (F 74 D15 D4), Danvers (F 74 D2 D33), Dartmouth (F 74 D25 D23), Dedham (F 74 D3 D4), Deerfield (F 74 D4 D3, Microfilm 12012 Reel 18), Douglas (F 74 D6 D6), Dover (F 74 D7 D6), Dracut (F 74 D75 D7), Dudley (F 74 D8 D85, Microfilm 12012 Reel 19), Dunstable (F 74 D9 D9), Duxbury (F 74 D95 D95)

E

East Bridgewater ( F 74 E18 E18), Edgartown (F 74 E4 E4), Essex (F 74 E7 E6)

F

Falmouth (F 74 F3 B7), Foxborough (F 74 F7 F8), Framingham (F 74 F8 F82)

G

Gardner (F 74 G2 G2, Microfilm 12012 Reel 19), Georgetown (F 74 G3 G32), Gill (F 74 G4 G4, Microfilm 12012 Reel 19), Gloucester (F 74 G5 G58), Grafton (F 74 G7 G7), Granville (F 74 G75 G6), Great Barrington (F 74 G8 G65), Greenfield (F 74 G85 G826, Microfilm 12012 Reel 20), Groton (F 74 G9 G92)

H

Hamilton (F 74 H17 H2), Hanson (F 74 H25 H3),  Hardwick (F 74 H3 H2), Harvard (F 74 H34 V8, Microfilm 12012 Reel 22), Harwich (F 74 H42 V57 1982), Haverhill (F 74 H5 H54 Volume I Volume II),  Heath (F 74 H57 H6, Microfilm 12012 Reel 23), Hinsdale (F 74 H63 H6, Microfilm 12012 Reel 23), Holden (F 74 H7 H7, Microfilm 12012 Reel 23), Holliston (F 74 H71 H7), Hopkinton (F 74 H75 H68), Hubbardston (F 74 H8 H9, Microfilm 12012 Reel 24), Hull (F 74 H89 H9)

I

Ipswich (F 74 I6 I65 Volume 1, Special Collections F 74 I6 I65)

K

Kingston (F 74 K5 K52)

L

Lancaster (F 74 L2 L2), Lawrence (F 74 L4 L35), Lee (F 74 L5 L53, Microfilm 12012 Reel  24), Leicester (F 74 L55 L5 1903, Microfilm 12012 Reel 24), Leominster (F 74 L6 L5), Lincoln (F 74 L7 L8), Littleton (F 74 L77 L7), Lowell (F 74 L9 L951), Lynn (F 74 L98 L976 Volume 1  Volume 2), Lynnfield (F 74 L99 L8)

M

Malden (F 74 M2 M25), Manchester (F 74 M26 M3), Marblehead (F 74 M3 M4 Volume 1 Volume 2  Volume 3), Marlborough (F 74 M32 M3), Marshfield (F 74 M4 S47), Medford (F 74 M5 M32), Medway (F 74 M53 M5), Mendon (F 74 M59 M55, Microfilm 12012 Reel 26), Methuen (F 74 M6 M6), Middlefield (F 74 M626 M6), Middleton (F 74 M63 M6), Milford (F 74 M64 M6, Microfilm 12012 Reel 27), Millbury (F 74 M65 M6, Microfilm 12012 Reel 27), Milton (F 74 M66 M37), Montgomery (F 74 M7 M7, Microfilm 12012 Reel 28)

N

Nantucket (F 72 N2 N126), Natick (F 74 N2 N4), New Ashford (F 74 N47 N5), New Bedford (F 74 N5 N45), New Braintree (F 74 N52 N5), New Salem (F 74 N524 N6, Microfilm 12012 Reel 28), Newbury (Special Collections F 74 N53 N5), Newburyport (F 74 N55 N485 Volume 1  Volume 2), Newton (F 74 N56 N63), Northbridge (F 74 N92 N92, Microfilm 12012 Reel 29), Norton (F 74 N97 N8)

O

Oakham (F 74 O1 O1, Microfilm 12012 Reel 29), Otis (F 74 O8 O8, Microfilm 12012 Reel 29), Oxford (F 74 O9 O8)

P

Palmer (F 74 P1 P2, Microfilm 12012 Reel 29), Pelham (F 74 P4 P4, Microfilm 12012 Reel 29), Pembroke (F 74 P41 P4), Pepperell (F 74 P43 R53 1985), Peru (F 74 P45 P5, Microfilm 12012 Reel 29), Petersham (F 74 P5 P6), Phillipston (F 74 P56 P5, Microfilm 12012 Reel 30), Plympton (F 74 P84 P8), Princeton (F 74 P9 P94)

R

Reading (F 74 R28 R3), Richmond (F 74 R53 R5, Microfilm 12012 Reel 30), Rochester (F 74 R6 R7 Volume 1 Volume 2), Rockport (F 74 R68 R64), Rowley (F 74 R88 R89), Royalston (F 74 R92 R9, Microfilm 12012 Reel 31), Rutland (F 74 R97 R8)

S

Salem (F 74 S1 S36 Volume 1 Volume 2 Volume 3 Volume 4 Volume 5 Volume 6), Salisbury (F 74 S16 S2), Sandwich (F 74 S17 K37 1996), Scituate (F 74 S3 S5 Volume 1 Volume 2, F 74 S3 S5 1976), Sharon (F 74 S4 S39), Shelburne (F 74 S52 S5), Sherborn (F 74 S55 S6), Shirley (F 74 S6 S5), Shrewsbury (F 74 S63 S6, Microfilm 12012 Reel 32), Southborough (F 74 S72 S7, Microfilm 12012 Reel 32), Southbridge (F 74 S73 H64), Spencer (F 74 S77 S7, Microfilm 12012 Reel 32), Sterling (F 74 S84 T36), Stoneham (F 74 S88 V8, Microfilm 12012 Reel 33), Stoughton (F 74 C2 C2), Stow (F 74 S89 S82), Sturbridge (F 74 S93 S92), Sudbury (F 74 S94 S93), Sutton (F 74 S98 S9, Microfilm 12012 Reel 33)

T

Taunton (F 74 T2 T35), Templeton (F 74 T27 T2, Microfilm 12012 Reel 33), Tewksbury (F 74 T3 T3), Tisbury (F 74 T5 T6), Topsfield (F 74 T6 T5 Volume 1 Volume 2), Townsend (F 74 T7 V58 1992), Truro (F 74 T9 T8), Tyngsborough (F 74 T97 T88), Tyringham (F 74 T98 T9, Microfilm 12012 Reel 33)

U

Upton (F 74 U7 U7), Uxbridge (F 74 U9 U95, Microfilm 12012 Reel 34)

W

Wakefield (F 74 W1 W17), Walpole (F 74 W19 W2), Waltham (F 74 W2 W3), Warren (F 74 W29 W4), Washington (F 74 W31 W3), Wayland (F 74 W35 W5), Webster (F 74 W36 H64), Wenham (F 74 W4 W4), West Boylston (F 74 W43 W4, Microfilm 12012 Reel 35), West Bridgewater (F 74 W46 W5), West Newbury (F 74 W48 W6), West Springfield (F 74 W6 W56, Microfilm 12012 Reel 35), West Stockbridge (F 74 W495 W5, Microfilm 12012 Reel 35), Westborough (F 74 W5 W5), Westford (F 74 W58 W5), Westminster (F 74 W62 W7, Microfilm 12012 Reel 36), Westport (F 74 W66 W5), Weymouth (F 74 W68 W63 Volume 1 Volume 2), Williamstown (F 74 W73 W7), Wilmington (F 74 W83 W7), Winchendon (F 74 W75 W7), Woburn (F 74 W89 W82 Part I Part II  Part III Part IV Part V Part VI Part VII Part VIII Part IX Part X), Worthington (F 74 W93 W9), Wrentham (F 74 W95 W8)

Y

Yarmouth (F 74 Y2 S)

Systematic Series

A 1902 Massachusetts law guaranteed the state would purchase the first 500 copies of all printed town vital record volumes and distribute those copies freely to libraries, public offices, and historical societies across the Commonwealth. This law prompted such organizations as the New England Historic Genealogical Society and the Essex Institute to publish a Systematic Series of vital records for 206 cities and towns. Every volume in the Systematic Series is arranged by three categories - births, marriages, and deaths. Includes names and dates drawn from official town clerks' records and often church records, cemetery inscriptions, local diaries, town meeting records, Bible records, etc.

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