Boston Public Records Archive in Boston Massachusetts

Address and phone number for Boston Public Records Archive, an Archives, at Ashburton Place, Boston MA.

Boston Public Records Archive
1 Ashburton Place, Boston, Massachusetts, 02108
Mon-Fri 8:45 AM-5:00 PM

About the Boston Public Records Archive

The Boston Public Records Archive, located in Boston, MA, is a collection of valuable documents that includes records on organizations, governments, and businesses in the Suffolk County area. Archival records include reports, manuscripts, minutes, correspondence, and other documents related to past events. These records help people research and analyze past events, including preserving Massachusetts history and establishing historical information. Many archival records are available to the public.

You may contact the Archives for questions about:
  • Boston public records
  • Genealogy records in Suffolk County, MA
  • Historical documents, directories, and photographs
  • Massachusetts historical records
  • Suffolk County military records
Boston Public Records

The Archive maintains multiple public records related to Boston, including records pertaining to Suffolk County and Boston government. Archival records also include photographs of prominent places, Suffolk County military records, and collections from local schools, labor unions, civic organizations, and businesses. Additional records such as maps, photographs, and directories make the Archive a central location for public records in Boston.

Genealogical Records for Suffolk County, MA

In its public record collection, the Boston Public Records Archive includes genealogical records useful for genealogists and scholars. These records include death and marriage certificates, probate wills, census documents, property deeds and transfers, and other records related to the Suffolk County area. Genealogists can use these Archive records to trace the history of a family in the Suffolk County area.

Massachusetts Archival Records

In addition to the Archive in Boston, Massachusetts state maintains archival records related to the Massachusetts government, including records collected from Suffolk County local governments. The State Archive includes documents related to political history, past administrations of the MA government, and permanent state government records. The Massachusetts State Archive also preserves materials that document the state's history.

National Archives

At the federal level, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) maintains documents and materials related to the U.S. government, including Suffolk County public records. These materials, located at NARA facilities in seventeen states, preserve important government documents, including military records and census records. NARA also offers educational programs and workshops open to the public that provide training on using archived records. In addition, NARA manages the Federal Records Centers, the National Personnel Records Centers, presidential libraries, and the Federal Register.

Contact the Boston Public Records Archive

You may contact the Boston Public Records Archive by calling 617-727-2832, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Boston Public Records Archive, 1 Ashburton Place, Boston, Massachusetts, 02108.

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