Brighton Genealogy (in Suffolk County, MA)

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Brighton Birth Records

1620-1988 Massachusetts Town and Vital Records Ancestry

Brighton Births and Deaths, 1817-1845 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton Births, 1771-1873, Marriages, 1807-1873 and Deaths, 1796-1873 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton Births, 1843-1855 Deaths, 1843-1854 Marriages, 1843-1855 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton Births, 1855-1874 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Intentions and Deaths, 1771-1815 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton Births, Deaths, 1817-1845 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1771-1873 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1843-1855; Vol. 3 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton Index to Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1771-1873 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton, Suffolk, Massachusetts computer printout; births or christenings, 1771-1873 Family History Library

Massachusetts Birth Index, 1901-1960 and 1967-1970 Ancestry

Massachusetts Vital Records Index 1841-1895 Fold3

Massachusetts vital records : Brighton, 1771-1873 WorldCat

Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1840-1915 Ancestry

Brighton Cemetery Records

Catalogue of lot owners : Mount Hope Cemetery and Evergreen Cemetery Family History Library

Epitaphs from two small yards in Allston and Brighton, Mass. Family History Library

Market Street Burying Ground Find a Grave

Market Street Burying Ground Interment

Brighton Census Records

1855 Massachusetts State Census Ancestry

1855 and 1865 Massachusetts state censuses for Boxboro, Brighton, and Burlington Family History Library

1865 Massachusetts State Census Ancestry

Massachusetts State Census Transcriptions for 1855 American Ancestors

U.S. Federal Census 1790-1940 Ancestry

U.S. Federal Census 1790-1940 MyHeritage

United States Federal Census, 1790-1940 Family Search

Brighton Church Records

Brighton Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Intentions and Deaths, 1771-1815 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton, Suffolk, Massachusetts computer printout; births or christenings, 1771-1873 Family History Library

St. Columbkille church records (included in Massachusetts Boston Archdiocese Roman Catholic Sacramental Records) Ancestry

Brighton City Directories

Brighton (Massachusetts) city directories Family History Library

Brighton City Directories 1950 Boston Public Library

Brighton, MA 1848 City Directories Allen County Public Library

Brighton, MA 1849 City Directories Allen County Public Library

Brighton, MA 1850 City Directories Allen County Public Library

Brighton, MA 1850 City Directories Allen County Public Library

Brighton, MA 1923,1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935 City Directories Allen County Public Library

Brighton, MA Business Directory, 1848-1849 City Directories Allen County Public Library

Cambridge (Massachusetts) city directories Family History Library

Charlestown (Massachusetts) city directories Family History Library

Massachusetts City Directories (includes Brighton, Waltham, and Watertown 1871) Ancestry

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1956 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1956 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1957 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1958 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1958 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1959 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1960 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1960 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1961 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1961 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1962 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1962 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1963 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1963 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1964 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1964 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1965 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1966 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1967 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1967 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1968 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1968 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1969 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1970 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1970 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1971 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1972 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1972 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1973 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1974-75 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury, 1974-5 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury, 1959 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1858 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1955 Internet Archive

The Boston directory : including . . . Allston, Brighton, Charlestown, Dorchester, East Boston, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Readville, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, West Roxbury 1955 Internet Archive

The Brighton and Brookline business directory (1850) Ancestry

Brighton Death Records

1620-1988 Massachusetts Town and Vital Records Ancestry

1841-1915 Massachusetts Death Records Ancestry

1901-1980 Massachusetts Death Index Ancestry

Brighton Births and Deaths, 1817-1845 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton Births, 1771-1873, Marriages, 1807-1873 and Deaths, 1796-1873 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton Births, 1843-1855 Deaths, 1843-1854 Marriages, 1843-1855 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Intentions and Deaths, 1771-1815 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton Births, Deaths, 1817-1845 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1771-1873 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1843-1855; Vol. 3 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton Index to Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1771-1873 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Massachusetts Death Index, 1970-2003 Ancestry

Massachusetts Vital Records Index 1841-1895 Fold3

Massachusetts vital records : Brighton, 1771-1873 WorldCat

Brighton Histories and Genealogies

Brighton Day (celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the incorporation of the town of Brighton) Ancestry

Historical Brighton : an illustrated history of Brighton and its citizens Family History Library

Historical Brighton : an illustrated history of Brighton and its citizens Genealogy Gophers

Brighton Immigration Records

Boston, Massachusetts Passenger Lists, 1891-1943 MyHeritage

Boston, Massachusetts, Passenger Lists, 1820-1891 MyHeritage

Massachusetts, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1963 Ancestry

Naturalization applications and papers, 1885-1906, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Family History Library

Primary and final declarations of intention and naturalizations, 1864- 1888 and card index 1856-1884 Family History Library

Searching for Missing Friends: Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in The Boston Pilot," 1831-1920 Ancestry

Brighton Land Records

Early recorders and registers of deeds for the county of Suffolk, Massachusetts : 1639-1735 Ancestry

Massachusetts Land Records Secretary of the Commonwealth

Records of deeds, 1639-1885; indexes to deeds, 1639-1920 Family History Library

Registers of deeds for the county of Suffolk, Massachusetts, 1735-1900 Family History Library

Brighton Map Records

Atlas of Dorchester, West Roxbury, and Brighton, City of Boston, 1899 State Library of Massachusetts

Atlas of the city of Boston : Ward 25 Brighton, 1909 State Library of Massachusetts

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Brighton, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Aug 1884 Library of Congress

Brighton Marriage Records

1620-1988 Massachusetts Town and Vital Records Ancestry

1841-1915 Massachusetts Marriages MyHeritage

1901-1955 and 1966-1970 Massachusetts Marriage Index Ancestry

Brighton Births, 1771-1873, Marriages, 1807-1873 and Deaths, 1796-1873 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton Births, 1843-1855 Deaths, 1843-1854 Marriages, 1843-1855 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Intentions and Deaths, 1771-1815 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1771-1873 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton Births, Marriages and Deaths, 1843-1855; Vol. 3 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton Index to Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1771-1873 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton Intentions of Marriage 1817-1858 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Brighton Intentions of Marriage 1858-1873 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Massachusetts Marriage Records, 1840-1915 Ancestry

Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850 (many towns) Ancestry

Massachusetts Vital Records Index 1841-1895 Fold3

Massachusetts vital records : Brighton, 1771-1873 WorldCat

Massachusetts, Compiled Marriages, 1633-1850 Ancestry

St. Columbkille church records (included in Massachusetts Boston Archdiocese Roman Catholic Sacramental Records) Ancestry

Brighton Miscellaneous Records

Brighton Town Reports 1841-1873 Massachusetts State Library

Brighton Voting List, 1816 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry

Minutes of the town records, 1807-1874; Selectmen's records, 1816-1874 Family History Library

Township records index 1771-1874, Brighton, Massachusetts Family History Library

Brighton Newspapers and Obituaries

Allston Brighton Citizen (Jan 5- Nov 9, 1939) Boston Public Library

Allston Brighton Citizen Item (1977-1990;1975,1970-1973;1967-1968) Boston Public Library

Brighton Citizen (1942) Boston Public Library

Brighton Item (1886-1895) Boston Public Library

Brighton Item (Jan 2, 1895-Jun 24, 1944) Boston Public Library

Brighton Messenger (1872-1876) Boston Public Library

Citizen Item (Feb 21, 1986- 1990) Boston Public Library

Item (1895-1944) Boston Public Library

Item (Mar 2, 1984-Feb 14, 1986) Boston Public Library

Offline Newspapers for Brighton

According to the US Newspaper Directory, the following newspapers were printed, so there may be paper or microfilm copies available. For more information on how to locate offline newspapers, see our article on Locating Offline Newspapers.

Brighton Messenger. (Brighton [Boston], Mass.) 1871-1876

Brighton Probate Records

1635-1991 Massachusetts Wills and Probate Records Ancestry

Registers of probate for the county of Suffolk, Massachusetts : 1639-1799 Ancestry

Brighton School Records

Brighton High School - Gothic Yearbook (Brighton, MA), 1938, 1943, 1949 E Yearbook

Brighton High School yearbook, 1938, 1943, 1949, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1971, 1972, 1977 (included in US Yearbooks collection) MyHeritage

Brighton High School yearbook, 1938, 1943, 1949, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1971, 1972, 1977, 1984 Classmates

Brighton High School yearbooks, 1938, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992 (included in US School Yearbooks) Ancestry

Mount St Joseph Academy - Yearbook (Brighton, MA), 1939, 1940, 1941, 1955 E Yearbook

Mount St. Joseph Academy yearbooks, 1951, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970 (included in US School Yearbooks) Ancestry

Mt. St. Joseph Academy yearbook, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1951, 1955, 1971, 1972, 1973 Classmates

Mt. St. Joseph Academy yearbook, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1951, 1955, 1971, 1972, 1973 (included in US Yearbooks collection) MyHeritage

St Columbkille High School - Columb Yearbook (Brighton, MA), 1945, 1957 E Yearbook

Brighton Tax Records

Brighton Tax List, 1752 (from Massachusetts Town Records collection) Ancestry


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