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National Archives — Northeast Region (Boston)

Address The National Archives — Northeast Region (Boston)
Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center 380 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA 02452-6399
Telephone: (781) 647-8104
Fax: (781) 347-8088
E-mail: waltham.center@nara.gov
Web site: http://www.archives.gov/facilities/ma/boston.html
Hours   Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (No original records are pulled after 4 P.M.)
The following Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Microfilm reasearch only):

2002
April 6 and 20, May 4 and 18, June 1 and 15,
July 6 and 20, August 3 and 17, September 7 and 21,
October 5 and 19.

Closed Sundays and Federal holidays

Holdings

In addition to selected national microfilm records, this branch includes original regional records from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. This branch of the National Archives holds historical records dating from the Revolutionary War to the 1970s. The original records include photographs, maps, and architectural drawings relating to regional history, and include subjects such as natural resources, local court records, and engineering. Among their national records on microfilm are U.S. census records for all states from 1790-1920, excluding 1890; census records indexes for 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920; various military service records, pensions, and bounty land warrant applications, especially from the Revolutionary War and for volunteer soldiers in the War of 1812; naturalization records for selected courts; and a variety of passenger arrival lists.

Access to Records

On Site

Researchers who plan to use the original records on-site should schedule visits in advance. All researchers using original records need to get a researcher ID card. Records may be photocopied unless the condition of the document prohibits it. Researchers who plan to use the microfilm records can do so in the self-service microfilm reader room. No appointment is necessary but there is a time limit for use of the readers when other researchers are waiting. Self-service microfilm to paper copies are available.

Through the Mail

The National Archives staff will not do genealogical research for you. However, they can look up and copy a particular record if you have detailed information about that record. Costs are usually less than $10. If you are looking for a specific type of record, call or write to find out what information is required before the staff will initiate a search.

Literature Available

A number of important pamphlets are available through the Archives. You may consider ordering the following pamphlets to help you in your search:

  • National Archives — New England Region
  • Microfilm Publications in the National Archives — New England Region
  • Guide to Records in the National Archives — New England Region
  • Sources for Family History
  • Select List of Publications of the National Archives and Records Administration
  • Ordering Reproductions from the National Archives
  • Military Service Records in the National Archives of the United States
  • Using Records in the National Archives for Genealogical Research
  • Using Census Records
  • The National Archives Microfilm Rental Program
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