- Local History
- Collection Guide
- Using the Collection
- Collection Development Policy
- Historic Maps
- Historic Leaves
- Researching Homes
- Urusline Convent
- Urban Development
- Primary Sources
- Somerville Authors
- Outside Resources
Directories, Censuses and Vital Records :
Charlestown City Directories , 1831-1874 (microfilm)
Somerville City Directories , 1851-present. (microfilm and hard copy)
Somerville Poll Tax Listings , 1847-1938 (microfilm and hard copy)
Somerville Births, Marriages and Deaths , 1842-1911 (microfilm)
The Federal Census of Middlesex County , 1800-1930 (microfilm)
MassachusettsMilitia Roster, 1842-1863. Soldier Relief Register vols. 1, 9, 10 (microfilm)
U.S. Direct Tax Census for Maine and Massachusetts , 1798. (microfilm)
1890 Massachusetts Census Index of Civil War Veterans or their Widows (microfilm)
Boston Telephone Directories , 1910-1983.
Newspapers on Microfilm:
Somerville Journal, 1876 to present
Somerville Citizen, 1888-1901
Somerville Reporter, 1904-1913
Somerville News, 1893, 1913-1916
Somerville Citizen-Democrat, 1932
West Somerville Reporter & Cambridge World, 1900-1901
Boston Globe, 1987 to the present.
The Boston Globe is also available via library databases.
The staff maintains indexes to the Somerville Journal including a subject index for noteworthy topics and events and an obituary index. Researchers should check both the paper card files and the online index for all subjects prior to 1990.
Also try these useful Websites:
New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1994
Marriage Index: Massachusetts, 1633-1850
City Directories: Massachusetts, 1885-1897 (Selected cities & years)
Early Vital Records of Massachusetts to the Year 1850
Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
Passenger and Immigration Lists: Boston, 1821-1850
The Search for Missing Friends: Irish Immigrant Advertisements in the Boston Pilot, 1831-1920
Passenger and Immigration Lists: Irish to America, 1846-1865.