Medford Archives

Find Medford 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 781-391-6760


About Medford Archives

Medford Archives are collections of permanently valuable records that pertain to organizations, governments, or businesses in Medford, MA. Archived records include correspondence, reports, manuscripts, minutes, and other forms of documented evidence of past events. They can be used for research and analysis of past events, establishing or verifying legal claims, and preserving Medford history. A repository of Archives is typically housed in a building designated for that purpose. Medford Archives include museums, churches and other faith-based organizations, universities and colleges, businesses, and genealogical groups and societies.

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  • Historical documents, directories, and photographs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

The Medford government maintains Archives of Medford public records that are available upon request. These collections include records pertaining to the proceedings of Middlesex County and local government, as well as materials that serve to preserve the heritage and history of the locality. In addition to government records, they may contain directories, photographs of prominent individuals and places, Medford military records, maps, and collections from schools, civic organizations, labor unions, and businesses. Medford Archives may be a component of the Medford Public Library or they may be managed by a local Medford historical society. These Medford public records are useful to family researchers and genealogists.

Massachusetts Archival Records

The Massachusetts Archives contains historical records of the Massachusetts government and records collected from Medford governments. State Archives essentially include documents connected with the political history and past administrations of MA government. In addition to serving as a repository for permanent state government records, the Massachusetts State Archives preserves materials that document Massachusetts's history.

National Archives

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) maintains documents and materials created by the U.S. government, including Medford public records, that are deemed to have an ongoing value. NARA has material at locations in seventeen states. In addition to maintaining archived records, NARA offers educational programs and workshops for the public on how to make use of archived records. Although not strictly considered Archives, NARA also manages the Federal Records Centers, the National Personnel Records Center, the Federal Register, and the presidential libraries.