Find 02642 archives. Archives maintain vital, family, and genealogy records, including birth, death, marriage, and divorce records.
Truro Archive 13 Truro Center Road Truro MA 02536 11.3 miles from 02642 508-349-0200
Hyannis Barnstable Vital Records Archive 367 Main Street Barnstable MA 02601 20.5 miles from 02642 508-790-6239
Sandwich Archive 145 Main Street Sandwich MA 02563 27.4 miles from 02642 508-888-0340
Scituate Archive 600 Chief Justice Cushing Highway Scituate MA 02066 47.5 miles from 02642 781-545-8745
Archives managed by government entities are generally accessible to the public. Many offer regular public hours while others may only be open by appointment. Some Archives may include special collections that restrict access more stringently than general collections. Archives maintained by private organizations may not be accessible by the public.
No. The public use of an Archive is much more restricted than is typical for items in a public library. Archives often require visitors to register, provide identification, and submit request forms in order to view an item in the collection. In addition, most Archives have detailed usage guidelines in place to prevent theft or loss of Archive materials.
Yes, many Archives are interested in accepting materials of enduring historical value. Archivists will evaluate potential donations to ensure that they meet the Archive's standards. Archives will typically require that a deed of gift be signed that legally documents the transfer of ownership of the donated materials.