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)

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.

CD-ROM Resources:

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

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