Digital Records

witches on broomsticks

Witches on broomsticks, featured in The History of Witches and Wizards (1720)

Links geared toward genealogists and family historians.

Burial Grounds

Find a Grave database

Massachusetts Gravestone Photo Project


Massachusetts Society of Genealogists: Bristol, Merrimack Valley, Middlesex, and Worcester

Essex Society of Genealogists (ESOG) with collections at Lynnfield Public Library

Massachusetts USGenWeb project

Essex county USGenWeb project

New England Regional Genealogical Consortium, an association of genealogy societies

Vital Records

Not all of these records cover every town and county for every time period. 

Early Vital Records of Massachusetts to 1850 site by John Slaughter

Massachusetts Births and Christenings 1639-1915 on FamilySearch

Massachusetts Marriages 1695-1910 on FamilySearch

Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records 1626-2001 on FamilySearch

Massachusetts Town Records ca. 1638-1961 on FamilySearch

all Massachusetts Historical Records Collection on FamilySearch

Maine Vital Records 1670-1921 on FamilySearch

Maine Veterans Cemetery Records 1676-1918, including King Philip’s War, on FamilySearch

all Maine Historical Record Collections on FamilySearch

Blog Posts

Starting Your Family Tree on Genealogy Ink


See Roadtrips pages for digital collections and books for individual locations. See Digital Collections & Books page for witch-hunt collections, buildings and land, and histories. Also, see Boston page for state-wide organizations with headquarters there.