|This feature highlights web pages of interest to genealogists researching
ancestors who lived in Massachusetts.
The State Library of Massachusetts
The State Library has a large collection of city/town directories and
voting lists, including the first Boston directory of 1789. There is a large collection of
late 18th and early 19th century Massachusetts newspapers and a large collection of maps
and atlases, which includes coverage for most Massachusetts communities. There are lists
available on the website of city/town directories, voting lists, and newspapers in the
collection of the State Library.
The Archdiocese of
The Archdiocese maintains a policy that permits public access to most
records created prior to 1920. Sections of the website explain location and hours of
operation, an overview of the collection, and historical and genealogical resources
available through the Archdiocese. The genealogical resources section discusses both
information likely to be found or not found in Archdiocese records.
St. Louis Public Library is pleased to announce that we are
purchasing the 1930 Federal Census films for the states of Missouri, Illinois, and
Mississippi. These films will beavailable for use shortly after the National Archives
release them in April 2002.
Unfortunately many states, including Missouri, do not have a Soundex
index for the 1930 census. We are working on finding aids for St. Louis City & County
listings and will provide Library users with other means of access as they become