Wakefield Archives

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


Medford City Central Records Archive 100 Main Street Medford MA 02155 6.6 miles from Wakefield 781-391-6760


Revere Police Records Archive 400 Revere Beach Parkway Revere MA 02151 7.8 miles from Wakefield 781-286-8330

Boston Public Records Archive 1 Ashburton Place Boston MA 02108 10.0 miles from Wakefield 617-727-2832

Boston National Archive 380 Trapelo Road Waltham MA 02452 10.6 miles from Wakefield 781-663-0144

Boston American Jewish Historical Archive 101 Newbury Street Boston MA 02116 10.6 miles from Wakefield 617-226-1245

Boston WGBH Media Library & Archive 1 Guest Street Boston MA 02135 11.1 miles from Wakefield

Brookline Jewish Women's Archive 138 Harvard Street Brookline MA 02446 11.9 miles from Wakefield 617-232-2258

Boston Registry of Vital Records Archive 150 Mount Vernon Street Boston MA 02108 12.7 miles from Wakefield 617-740-2600

Boston Archive 220 William T Morrissey Boulevard Boston MA 02125 13.4 miles from Wakefield 617-727-2816

Dorchester State Records Archive 220 William T Morrissey Boulevard Boston MA 02125 13.4 miles from Wakefield 617-727-2470

Lincoln Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive 6 Goose Pond Road Lincoln MA 01773 14.0 miles from Wakefield 781-259-4466

Lawrence Immigrant Archive 6 Essex Street Lawrence MA 01840 14.8 miles from Wakefield 978-686-9230

West Roxbury City Clerk Archive 201 Rivermoor Street Boston MA 02132 16.7 miles from Wakefield 617-635-1195

Haverhill City Archive 4 Summer Street Haverhill MA 01830 18.9 miles from Wakefield 978-374-2392

Boston Archive 30 Millstone Road Boston MA 02136 19.0 miles from Wakefield 617-664-8679

Braintree Police Records Archive 282 Union Street Braintree MA 02184 20.5 miles from Wakefield 781-794-8610

Gloucester Archive 9 Dale Avenue Gloucester MA 01930 21.8 miles from Wakefield 978-282-3043

Framingham Police Records Archive 1 William H Welch Way Framingham MA 01702 23.8 miles from Wakefield 508-532-5920

Scituate Archive 600 Chief Justice Cushing Highway Scituate MA 02066 26.0 miles from Wakefield 781-545-8745

Shirley Vital Records Archive 7 Keady Way Shirley MA 01464 29.5 miles from Wakefield 978-425-2600

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.