Resources in the Framingham Public Library
The Main Library's Framingham Room collection includes the following
sources of interest to genealogists.
Birth, marriage, and death records of Massachusetts towns up to 1850.
New England Historical and
Genealogical Register. A comprehensive periodical
published quarterly by the New England Historical and Genealogical
Society since 1847. All volumes and indexes are available.
Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War,
in 17 volumes; Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the
Civil War in 8 volumes; Framingham Veterans Records; and other
1790 Census, first census of the U.S. A separate volume for most states
lists the names of heads of households and number of persons in each.
Census records for other years are also available, and the library may
also borrow microfilmed federal and Canadian census records.
William Filby. Passenger and immigration
lists index. 929.3.
James Savage. A genealogical dictionary of the first settlers of
New England: Showing three generations of those who came before May,
Historical Atlas of Massachusetts. 911.744.
Additional sources of information include local family
genealogies, town directories (917.44), local cemetery records on
See the Framingham History Guide
for additional resources.