Research Your Family/Genealogy Resources

Our archivist is currently on leave. If you need help with some Waltham related research, please contact or 781-314-3425 and a member of the reference department will get back to you. Note -- The Waltham Room is currently closed to the public.


Use the resources below to research your family’s connection(s) to Waltham.

Contact the Archivist with any questions.

At the Library

Waltham City Directories (1871-1990), Waltham Suburban Directories (1906-1926), and Waltham Annual Listings (1867-2017) Some dates available by appointment only

Waltham High School yearbooks (1904-present)
Available by appointment only

Waltham Vital Records to 1850

Obituary indices for Waltham newspapers (1833-1920; 1995-1998)
Located at general reference desk

Death index from Waltham City Directories (1912-1960)
Located at general reference desk

Collection of biographical information on various Waltham families
By appointment only (Guide to collection can be found here)

Books about the history of Waltham, Middlesex County, and Massachusetts

Handbooks and published guides on how to do genealogical research

Censuses, passenger list indices, books on surnames, and country- and ethnicity-based resources

Histories of various New England families

Genealogy periodicals

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