Bristol County Archives

Find Bristol County Massachusetts archives. Archives maintain vital, family, and genealogy records, including birth, death, marriage, and divorce records.


East Providence Police Records Archive 750 Waterman Avenue East Providence RI 02914 14.3 miles from Bristol County 401-435-7664


Rhode Island State Archive 337 Westminster Street Providence RI 02903 17.5 miles from Bristol County 401-222-2353

Pawtucket Judical Records Archive 5 Hill Street Pawtucket RI 02860 17.8 miles from Bristol County 401-721-2640

Newport Police Records Archive 120 Broadway Newport RI 02840 20.9 miles from Bristol County 401-847-5521

Newport Vital Records Archive 43 Broadway Newport RI 02840 21.0 miles from Bristol County 401-845-5339

North Kingstown Vital Records Archive 80 Boston Neck Road North Kingstown RI 02852 22.3 miles from Bristol County 401-268-1551

Sandwich Archive 145 Main Street Sandwich MA 02563 30.5 miles from Bristol County 508-888-0340

Braintree Police Records Archive 282 Union Street Braintree MA 02184 32.5 miles from Bristol County 781-794-8610

Boston Archive 30 Millstone Road Boston MA 02136 33.7 miles from Bristol County 617-664-8679

Scituate Archive 600 Chief Justice Cushing Highway Scituate MA 02066 35.3 miles from Bristol County 781-545-8745

West Roxbury City Clerk Archive 201 Rivermoor Street Boston MA 02132 37.0 miles from Bristol County 617-635-1195

Boston Archive 220 William T Morrissey Boulevard Boston MA 02125 39.0 miles from Bristol County 617-727-2816

Dorchester State Records Archive 220 William T Morrissey Boulevard Boston MA 02125 39.0 miles from Bristol County 617-727-2470

Boston Registry of Vital Records Archive 150 Mount Vernon Street Boston MA 02108 39.7 miles from Bristol County 617-740-2600

Framingham Police Records Archive 1 William H Welch Way Framingham MA 01702 40.5 miles from Bristol County 508-532-5920

Brookline Jewish Women's Archive 138 Harvard Street Brookline MA 02446 40.8 miles from Bristol County 617-232-2258

Boston American Jewish Historical Archive 101 Newbury Street Boston MA 02116 41.8 miles from Bristol County 617-226-1245

Hyannis Barnstable Vital Records Archive 367 Main Street Barnstable MA 02601 42.2 miles from Bristol County 508-790-6239

Boston WGBH Media Library & Archive 1 Guest Street Boston MA 02135 42.2 miles from Bristol County

Boston Public Records Archive 1 Ashburton Place Boston MA 02108 42.4 miles from Bristol County 617-727-2832

Are Archives open to the public?

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.

Can items in an Archive be borrowed in the same way as library items?

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.

Do Archives accept donated 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.