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Libraries, Archives
& Repositories

Ames Free Library of Easton, Inc.
53 Main Street
North Easton MA 02356-1484
Phone: (508) 238-2000

Attleboro Public Library
74 North Main Street
Attleboro, Ma. 02703
Phone: (508) 222-0157

Berkley Public Library
1 North Main Street
Berkley MA 02779-1311
Phone: (508) 822-3329

Blanding Free Public Library
124 Bay State Road
P.O. Box 377
Rehoboth MA 02769-0377 Phone: (508) 252-4236

Dartmouth Public

Southworth Library
732 Dartmouth Street
S Dartmouth, MA 02748
Phone: (508) 999-0726

Dighton Public Library
395 Main Street
Dighton, MA 02715-1400
Phone: (508) 669-6421

Fall River Public Library
80 N. Main Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Phone: (508) 324-2700

Guilford H. Hathaway Library
6 North Main Street
Assonet, MA 02702
Phone: (508) 644-2385

James White Memorial Library
5 Washburn Road.
E. Freetown, MA 02717
Phone: (508) 763-5344

Local History: Town of Bristol
Rochester Regional Library Council

Mansfield Public Library
255 Hope Street
Mansfield MA 02048-2353
Phone: (508) 261-7380

The Millicent Library
45 Center Street
P.O. Box 30
Fairhaven, MA 02719
Phone: (508) 992-5342

New Bedford Free Public Library
613 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: (508) 991-6275

Norton Public Library
68 East Main
Norton, MA 02766
Phone: (508) 285-0265

Raynham Public Library
760 South Main Street
Raynham MA 02767-1678 Phone: (508) 823-1344

Richards Memorial Library
118 North Washington St
N Attleborough MA 02760
Phone: (508) 699-0198

Russell Memorial Library
88 Main Street
Acushnet MA 02743-2117
Phone: (508) 998-0270

Seekonk Public Library
410 Newman Avenue
Seekonk, MA 02771
Phone: (508) 336-8230

Somerset Public Library
1464 County Street
Somerset MA 02726-5234
Phone: (508) 646-2830

Westport Free Public Libary
408 Old County Road
P.O. Box N-157
Westport MA 02790-0157
Phone: (508) 636-1100

Bristol County Massachusetts Archives
USGenWeb Archives

Massachusetts State Archives

Researching Your Family's History at the Massachusetts Archives

Family History Centers
LDS Genealogy
Mormon Genealogy

Family History Center
400 Cross Road
North Dartmouth, MA
Phone: (508) 994-8215

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Historical & Genealogical

Acushnet Historical Commission

Attleboro Historic Preservation Society
185 South Main Street
Attleboro MA 02703

Easton Historical Commission
136 Elm Street
North Easton, MA 02356

Fort Taber Historical Association
P.O. Box 40058
New Bedford, MA 02744

Norton Historical Society
18 West Main Street
PO Box 1711
Norton, MA 02766
Phone: (508) 285-7070

Old Colony Historical Society
66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780
Phone: (508) 822-1622

Old Dartmouth Historical Society
18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: (508) 997-0046

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Bristol County Massachusetts Genealogy & Family History Resources
(Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Acushnet, Attleboro, Berkley, Dartmouth, Dighton, Easton, Fairhaven, Fall River, Freetown, Mansfield, New Bedford, North Attleboro, North Dartmouth, Norton, Raynham, Rehoboth, Seekonk, Somerset, South Dartmouth, South Easton, Swansea, Taunton, Westport)

Established: June 2, 1685
Parent County: New Plymouth Colony
County Seat: Taunton

  Birth, Death, Marriage, & Divorce Records
  • Bristol County Massachusetts Vital Records
    Bristol County Probate Court
    11Court Street
    Taunton, MA 02780-3223
    Phone: (508) 824-4004

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  • Acushnet Town Clerk
    122 Main Street
    Acushnet, Massachusetts 02743-1548
    Phone: (508) 998-0215
  • Berkley Town Clerk
    1 N Main Street
    Berkley Massachusetts 02779-1336
    Phone: (508) 822-3348
  • Dartmouth Town Clerk
    400 Slocum Road
    N. Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747-3234
    Phone: (508) 999-0700
  • Dighton Town Clerk
    979 Somerset Avenue
    N.Dighton, Massachusetts 02764-1838
    Phone: (508) 669-5411
  • Easton Town Clerk
    136 Elm Street
    N. Easton, Massachusetts 02356-1453
    Phone: (508) 230-3413
  • Fairhaven Town Clerk
    40 Center Street
    Fairhaven, Massachusetts 02719-2932
    Phone: (508) 979-4025
  • Fall River Town Clerk
    1 Government Center
    Fall River, Massachusetts 02722-7700
    Phone: (508) 324-2220
  • Freetown Town Clerk
    3 N Main Street
    Assonet, Massachusetts 02702-1117
    Phone: (508) 644-2203
  • Mansfield Town Clerk
    6 Park Row
    Mansfield, Massachusetts 02048-2433
    Phone: (508) 261-7345
  • New Bedford Town Clerk
    133 William Street
    New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740-6113
    Phone: (508) 979-1450
  • North Attleboro Town Clerk
    43 S Washington Street
    N Attleboro, Massachusetts 02760-1642
    Phone: (508) 699-0108
  • Norton Town Clerk
    70 E Main Street
    Norton, Massachusetts 02766-2310
    Phone: (508) 285-0230
  • Raynham Town Clerk
    53 Orchard Street
    Raynham, Massachusetts 02767-5332
    Phone: (508) 824-2700
  • Rehoboth Town Clerk
    148 Peck Street
    Rehoboth, Massachusetts 02769-3009
    (508) 252-6502
  • Seekonk Town Clerk
    100 Peck Street
    Seekonk, Massachusetts 02771-5199
    Phone: (508) 336-7400
  • Somerset Town Clerk
    140 Wood Street
    Somerset, Massachusetts 02726-5225
    Phone: (508) 646-2818
  • Swansea Town Clerk
    81 Main Street
    Swansea, Massachusetts 02777-4616
    Phone: (508) 678-9389
  • Taunton City Clerk
    15 Summer Street
    Taunton, Massachusetts 02780-3430
    Phone: (508) 821-1024
  • Westport Town Clerk
    816 Main Road
    Westport, Massachusetts 02790-4311
    Phone: (508) 636-1000
  • Early Massachusetts Marriages Prior to 1800
    Genealogical Publishing Company (3 vols. in 1)
    [Bound With] Plymouth County Marriages, 1692-1746

  • Mayflower Marriages
    Genealogical Publishing Company
  • Social Security Death Index
    The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. This file now contains over 89 million death records.
  Census, Voter and Tax Records
  Cemeteries & Burial Records
  Obituary & Newspaper Articles
  • The Herald News
    207 Pocasset Street
    Fall River, Massachusetts 02722
    Phone: (508) 676-8211
  • Portuguese Times
    1501 Acushnet Avenue
    P.O. Box 61288
    New Bedford, Mass. 02746
    Phone: (508) 997-3118
  • The Sun Chronicle
    PO Box 600
    Attleboro, Massachusetts 02703-0600

    Phone: (508) 222-7000
  • Taunton Gazette
    5 Cohannet Street
    P.O. Box 111
    Taunton, Massachusetts 02780
    Phone: (508) 880-9000
  • Obituary Collection
    This database is a compilation of obituaries published in U.S. newspapers, collected from various online sources. ~ Ancestry.com
  • Read Historic Newspapers Online
    Read history as it was happening in more than 16 million pages from over 1000 different newspapers across the US, U.K. and Canada dating back to the 1700's. ~ Ancestry.com
  Immigration & Naturalization Records
  • Bristol County MA Migrations Project
    They came for a season, they left and went where? Why did they go and who went with them? So many questions about the migrations of our ancestors.
  • Search Massachusetts Naturalization Records

  • Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
    Updated annually, this database is an index to passengers who arrived in United States and Canadian ports from the 1500s through the 1900s. It contains listings of approximately 4,588,000 individuals and references thousands of different records compiled from everything from original passenger lists to personal diaries. For each individual listed, you may find the following information: name, age, year and place of arrival, and the source of the record.
  Military Records
  Land Records & Maps
  Church & Bible Records
  Court, Wills & Probate Records
  • Bristol County Registry of Deeds Southern District
    The Registry of Deeds is a recording office of all land transactions in the Greater New Bedford area of Bristol County including Acushnet, Dartmouth,Fairhaven, New Bedford and Westport . We are also a research library for recorded land transactions. Our records, some of which are copies from when there was only one county registry date back to 1687
  City & Farm Directories
  • Search City & Farm Directories
    Searchable indexes; database results and some digitized images available with fee-based subscription
    Ancestry.com ~ Free Trial Available
  Genealogy & Family History Resources
  Biographies, Correspondence & Diaries
  Occupations, Education & Institutions
  Ethnic Genealogy Resources
  History & Culture
  Museums & Historical Places
  Miscellaneous Resources

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