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The Archival Center - Newburyport Public Library

A wealth of local information, including countless numbers of genealogical records, old photographs, microfilm, and historic books pertaining to Newbury and Newburyport. 

Registry of Deeds, Salem

The Southern Essex District Registry of Deeds now includes searchable listings.

Massachusetts Archives

Includes searchable collections and how to research family histories.

National Archives

Includes searchable records and veteran's records.

On-Line Geneology

The US Gen Web Project

Keeping internet genealogy free; this site has a host of websites that offer genealogical resources

Newbury Genealogical Resources on the Web

Includes list of first settlers, 1790 census, and historic maps.

New England Historic Genealogical Society

110,000 family names searchable online, plus information about their research library in Boston.

Family Search

Free family history and genealogical records

Find a Grave

Search over 100,000 gravestone records

LIBRARY AND ARCHIVES CANADA

Welcome to a great place to research your family History!

GENEALOGYINTIME MAGAZINE

You want to find your ancestors. We want to help. Discover GenealogyInTime Magazine, the most popular online genealogy magazine and one of the world's largest free genealogy websites. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE HISTORY BLOG 

Blogging about NEW HAMPSHIRE History, Genealogy, Photography & Humor

Vital Records

Early Massachusetts Vital Records, 1600-1850

Searchable by town or by surname.  Images of the scanned originals appear in the Newbury section.

Massachusetts Document Retrieval

How to obtain copies of vital records, marriage certificates, probate records, and much more.

Family Histories

Thanks to Dave Mountain for compiling this list!

ADAMS

Life in a New England Town, 1787, 1788: Diary of John Quincy Adams

- John Quincy Adams / Charles Francis Adams, 1903

(Describes his time studying law in Newburyport)

PETTINGELL

A Pettingell Genealogy: Notes Concerning Those of the Name

-John Mason Pettingell, 1906

RAWSON

The Rawson Family: Memoir of Edward Rawson

-Sullivan Sumner Rawson, 1849

TENNEY

The Tenney Family

-C.J. Tenney, 1845

TOPPAN / TAPPAN

Tappan-Toppan Genealogy: Ancestors & Descendants of Abraham Toppan

-Daniel Langdon Tappan, 1915

Local Organizations

Newbury Historical Commission

All things related to the history of Newbury, including historical information, hundreds of photos, documents, and ephemera.  Manages the 1877 Lower Green Schoolhouse and oversees preservation projects in the town.

The Historical Society of Old Newbury

Predominantly focusing on the history of Newburyport, its gardens, shipbuilding history, and people.

Historic New England (formerly SPNEA)

Owns many properties across New England; locally, the Coffin House, Swett-Ilsley House, Dole-Little House, and Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm.  Newbury regional office (978) 462-2634.

Newburyport Preservation Trust

A non-profit organization of people who value the preservation of the Newburyport's period architecture, its neighborhood ambience, its heritage landscapes, and its authentic historic character.  Manages the 1822 Powder House on Low Street.

The Sons & Daughters Of the First Settlers of Newbury

PO BOX 444

Newburyport, MA  01950-0544

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