Resources in the Framingham Public Library
The Main Library's Framingham Room collection includes the following sources of interest to genealogists.
Vital Records 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.
Military Records. 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 data.
Census Material. 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, 1692. 929.
Historical Atlas of Massachusetts. 911.744.
Additional sources of information include local family genealogies, town directories (917.44), local cemetery records on microfilm.
See the Framingham History Guide for additional resources.