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.

Also, try these useful Websites: