Salem Genealogy (in Essex County, MA)

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Salem Birth Records

African American Births in Salem, to 1850 Birth Records at Roots Web

Births, marriages, and deaths, 1650-1865 Family History Library

Records of birth, death, and marriage, 1644-1870; indexes to births, deaths, and marriages, 1658-1880 [Salem, Massachusetts] Family History Library

Vital Records to 1849 Jane Devlin

Vital Records to 1850 Massachusetts Vital Records Project

Vital records of Salem, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849 Ancestry

Vital records of Salem, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 Genealogy Gophers

Salem Cemetery Records

Broad Street Cemetery Billion Graves

Broad Street Cemetery Cemetery Transcriptions from NEHGS

Burying Point Cemetery Find a Grave

Cemetery Inscriptions Jane Devlin

Central at Point Cemetery Cemetery Transcriptions from NEHGS

Central on Hill Cemetery Cemetery Transcriptions from NEHGS

Charter Street Cemetery burial records : Salem, Massachusetts genealogical and historical Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative

Charter Street Cemetery burial records : genealogical and historical : Salem, Massachusetts Allen County Public Library

Charter street cemetery inscriptions of Salem Massachusetts Peabody Essex Museum

Harmony Grove Cemetery Find a Grave

Howard Street Burial Ground Find a Grave

Howard street cemetery inscriptions : 1801-1852 Peabody Essex Museum

Inscriptions from the Charter Street Burial Ground, Salem, Massachusetts Dallas Public Library

Inscriptions from the Charter Street Burial Ground, Salem, Massachusetts Family History Library

Inscriptions from the burying-grounds in Salem, Massachusetts Genealogy Gophers

Our silent neighbors : a study of gravestones in the olde Salem area Family History Library

Percent Photographed Broad Street Cemetery Find a Grave

Quaker Cemetery Find a Grave

Saint Mary's Cemetery Find a Grave

Saint Peters Church Cemetery Find a Grave

Salem Census Records

1790 Census US Gen Web

Eighteenth century baptisms in Salem, Massachusetts, hitherto unpunlished Genealogy Gophers

New England Congregationalism in its origin and purity : illustrated by the foundation and early records of the First Church in Salem, and various discussions pertaining to the subject Genealogy Gophers

Salem Church Records

Century Baptisms 18th Jane Devlin

Eighteenth century baptisms in Salem, Massachusetts Ancestry

Eighteenth century baptisms in Salem, Massachusetts : hitherto unpublished Peabody Essex Museum

Notes and extracts from the records of the First Church in Salem, 1629 to 1736 Genealogy Gophers

Record of the parish list of deaths, 1785-1819 Genealogy Gophers

Salem Court Records

Petition records (1907-1945) at Salem and Lynn by the Essex County [Massachusetts] Superior Court Family History Library

Salem Death Records

African American Deaths, Salem, to 1850 Death Records at Roots Web

Births, marriages, and deaths, 1650-1865 Family History Library

Record of the parish list of deaths, 1785-1819 Genealogy Gophers

Records of birth, death, and marriage, 1644-1870; indexes to births, deaths, and marriages, 1658-1880 [Salem, Massachusetts] Family History Library

Salem Gazette 9/23/2005 - Current Genealogy Bank

Scrap-book containing many obituaries of Salem residents. Peabody Essex Museum

The Salem Press historical and genealogical record Genealogy Gophers

Vital Records to 1849 Jane Devlin

Vital Records to 1850 Massachusetts Vital Records Project

Vital records of Salem, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849 Ancestry

Salem City Directories

City Directories, 1890 Census Substitute(includes directory of Salem and Beverly 1895) Ancestry

City Directories, 1890 Census Substitute(includes directory of Salem, Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, and Peabody 1895) Ancestry

City Directories, 1890 Census Substitute(includes directory of Salem 1886, 1895) Ancestry

Massachusetts City Directories(includes Salem and Beverly 1895 and 1924) Ancestry

Massachusetts City Directories(includes Salem, Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, and Peabody 1895) Ancestry

Massachusetts City Directories(includes Salem, Danvers, Marblehead, and Peabody 1935, 1942, 1947, 1952, 1953, and 1962) Ancestry

Massachusetts City Directories(includes Salem 1837, 1850-1, 1861, 1864, 1866, and 1878-1962 selected years) Ancestry

Massachusetts City Directories(includes Salem, Danvers, and Marblehead 1937) Ancestry

Salem (Massachusetts) city directories Family History Library

Salem City Directories (1837-1981 selected years) Massachusetts State Library

Salem City Directories (1903-1980 selected years) Boston Public Library

Salem City Directories Containing a House Guide (1882-1983 selected years) Massachusetts State Library

Salem, MA 1837, 1842, 1846, 1850-1851, 1853, 1855, 1857, 1859 City Directories Allen County Public Library

Salem, MA 1901-1935 City Directories Allen County Public Library

Salem, MA; 1936 - 1937, 1939 - 1960 City Directories Allen County Public Library

Salem, Massachusetts Directories, 1888-89, 1890-91, 1893-94 Ancestry

The Salem, Beverly, Peabody, Danvers and Marblehead directory Family History Library

U.S. City Directories (includes Salem 1837, 1842, 1846, 1850-1851, 1853, 1857, 1859, 1861, 1864, 1866, 1869, 1872, 1874, 1876, 1878-1882, 1884, 1886, 1888, 1890, 1893, 1895, 1897, 1899, 1901, 1903-1922, 1924, 1926, 1929-1932, 1934-1937, 1939-1962, 1964 ) Ancestry

Salem Histories and Genealogies

Chronicles of old Salem : a history in miniature Family History Library

Colonial Salem (some brief biographies) New England Colonists Web

Historical sketch of Salem, 1626, 1879 Family History Library

History of Salem in Three Volumes Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive

Old Naumkeag : an historical sketch of the city of Salem, and the towns of Marblehead, Peabody, Beverly, Danvers, Wenham, Manchester, Topsfield, and Middleton Family History Library

The history of Salem, Massachusetts Family History Library

Salem Immigration Records

Massachusetts, Salem and Beverly Crew Lists and Shipping Articles, 1797-1934 Family Search

Naturalization index (1906-1939) of the Essex County Superior Court sitting at Salem/Lynn and Lawrence [Massachusetts] Family History Library

Naturalization records index, 1906-1982 (at Salem/Lynn) : Essex County (Massachusetts) Superior Court Family History Library

Some Brief Biographies of Early Settlers of Salem

The ships and sailors of old Salem : the record of a brillant era of American achievement Family History Library

U.S., Atlantic Ports Passenger Lists (includes Salem 1823, 1865-1866 ) Ancestry

Salem Land Records

History of Salem Massachusetts Genealogy Gophers

History of Salem Massachusetts, 1638 - 1670, vol 2 Genealogy Gophers

Lists of Freeman 1630-1682 US Gen Web

Map of Salem about 1780 : based on the researches of Sidney Perley and the accounts of Benj. Pickman and Benj. F. Browne, with additional information Family History Library

Map of Salem about 1780 : based on the researches of Sidney Perley and the accounts of Col. Benj. F. Browne with additional information assembled by James Duncan Phillips and Henry Noyes Otis Family History Library

Map of Salem in 1700 : from the researches of Sidney Perley Family History Library

The History of Salem Massachusetts, Vol 1, 1626 - 1637 Genealogy Gophers

The Salem Press historical and genealogical record Genealogy Gophers

Town records, 1634-1836 Family History Library

Salem Map Records

Map of Salem about 1780 : based on the researches of Sidney Perley and the accounts of Benj. Pickman and Benj. F. Browne, with additional information Family History Library

Map of Salem about 1780 : based on the researches of Sidney Perley and the accounts of Col. Benj. F. Browne with additional information assembled by James Duncan Phillips and Henry Noyes Otis Family History Library

Map of Salem in 1700 : from the researches of Sidney Perley Family History Library

Salem Marriage Records

Births, marriages, and deaths, 1650-1865 Family History Library

Massachusetts Marriages, 1633-1850 (includes marriages in Salem 1639 - 1849) Ancestry

Publishments of the intentions of marriage of the town of Salem, vol. 1, 1708-1760 Family History Library

Records of birth, death, and marriage, 1644-1870; indexes to births, deaths, and marriages, 1658-1880 [Salem, Massachusetts] Family History Library

Vital Records to 1849 Jane Devlin

Vital Records to 1850 Massachusetts Vital Records Project

Vital records of Salem, Massachusetts to the end of the year 1849 Ancestry

Vital records of Salem, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 Genealogy Gophers

Salem Military Records

Greater Salem in the Spanish-American War Family History Library

History of the Salem Light Infantry(includes lists of soldiers 1805-1890) Ancestry

History of the Salem Light Infantry from 1805-1890 Family History Library

List of Revolutionary War Soldiers US Gen Web

Patriots of Salem : roll of honor of the officers and enlisted men, during the late civil war, from Salem, Mass., containing the rank, age, date of mustering in, date of discharge and cause thereof, prisoners of war, together with a list of wounded, killed and those who died in the service Family History Library

Salem Newspapers and Obituaries

American Gazette, Or Constitutional Journal (1776) Boston Public Library

American Gazette, or the Constitutional 6/18/1776 - 7/30/1776 Genealogy Bank

American Justifier. (Salem, Mass.) 1867-1868 Multiple Archives

City Post (1872) Boston Public Library

Commercial Advertiser and Essex County Journal. (Salem, Mass.) 1833-1837 Multiple Archives

Commercial Advertiser. (Salem, Mass.) 1832-1833 Multiple Archives

Constitutionalist. (Salem [Mass.]) 1834-1835 Multiple Archives

Dispatch. (Salem, Mass.) 1912-1913 Multiple Archives

Essex County Freeman. (Salem, Mass.) 1849-1854 Multiple Archives

Essex County Mercury and Danvers Courier. (Salem, Mass.) 1849-1854 Multiple Archives

Essex County Mercury and Weekly Salem Gazette. (Salem, Mass.) 1863-1892 Multiple Archives

Essex County Mercury, Weekly Salem Gazette. (Salem, Mass.) 1892-1898 Multiple Archives

Essex County Mercury. (Salem, Mass.) 1844-1849 Multiple Archives

Essex County Mercury. (Salem, Mass.) 1898-1903 Peabody Essex Museum

Essex County Washingtonian. (Salem, Mass.) 1842-1845 Multiple Archives

Essex Gazette (With New England Chronicle, (1768-1775) Boston Public Library

Essex Gazette 8/2/1768 - 5/2/1775 Genealogy Bank

Essex Gazette. (Salem [Mass.]) 1768-1775 Multiple Archives

Essex Register (1807-1840) Boston Public Library

Essex Register (Jan. 16, 1822-Dec. 25, 1822, Special Collections, Print, Semiweekly) Massachusetts State Library

Essex Register 7/23/1807 - 12/31/1827 Genealogy Bank

Essex Register. (Salem, Mass.) 1807-1840 Multiple Archives

Essex Statesman. (Salem, Mass.) 1863-1868 Multiple Archives

Evangelist. (Salem [Mass.]) 1843-1844 Multiple Archives

Evening News (1966-1969) Boston Public Library

Evening News (Beverly Ed., 1967-1968) Boston Public Library

Evening News (Peabody Ed., 1966-1968) Boston Public Library

Evening News. (Salem, Mass.) 1966-1969 Multiple Archives

Evening Telegram. (Salem, Mass.) 1885-1887 Multiple Archives

Friend (1807) Boston Public Library

Friend 1/3/1807 - 7/18/1807 Genealogy Bank

Impartial Register (1800) Boston Public Library

Impartial Register 5/12/1800 - 12/31/1801 Genealogy Bank

Journal  Serving the Jewish Community North of B (1992-1993) Boston Public Library

Landmark. (Salem, Mass.) 1834-1836 Multiple Archives

Le Courrier De Salem (1908-1921) Boston Public Library

Le Courrier De Salem (June 1911-Dec. 1921, Special Collections, Microfilm, Semiweekly and Weekly, in French) Massachusetts State Library

Locomotive, an Independent Journal. (Salem [Mass.]) 1842-1843 Multiple Archives

Morning Dispatch. (Salem, Mass.) 1908-1909 Peabody Essex Museum

Morning and Evening Call. (Salem, Mass.) 1890-1891 Peabody Essex Museum

North Shore Gazette. (Salem, Mass.) 1912-1913 Peabody Essex Museum

People's Advocate. (Salem, Mass.) 1853-1858 Multiple Archives

Salem Advertiser and Argus. (Salem, Mass.) 1841-1844 Multiple Archives

Salem Advertiser. (Salem [Mass.]) 1837-1841 Multiple Archives

Salem Advertiser. (Salem, Mass.) 1844-1849 Multiple Archives

Salem Advocate. (Salem, Mass.) 1858-1861 Multiple Archives

Salem Chronicle, and Essex Advertiser (1786) Boston Public Library

Salem Chronicle, and Essex Advertiser 3/30/1786 - 8/3/1786 Genealogy Bank

Salem City Post (1873) Boston Public Library

Salem Courier. (Salem, Mass.) 1828-1829 Multiple Archives

Salem Daily Gazette (1892-1908) Boston Public Library

Salem Daily Gazette. (Salem, Mass.) 1892-1908 Multiple Archives

Salem Daily Times. (Salem, Mass.) 1887-1888 Peabody Essex Museum

Salem Dispatch. (Salem, Mass.) 1861-1862 Multiple Archives

Salem Dispatch. (Salem, Mass.) 1909-1912 Multiple Archives

Salem Enterprise. (Salem [Mass.]) 1867-1868 Multiple Archives

Salem Evening Journal. (Salem [Mass.]) 1854-1855 Multiple Archives

Salem Evening Mail. (Salem, Mass.) 1915-1916 Multiple Archives

Salem Evening News (1880-1966) Boston Public Library

Salem Evening News (1969) Boston Public Library

Salem Evening News (Peabody Ed.) 1965-1966) Boston Public Library

Salem Evening News. (Salem, Mass.) 1880-1966 Multiple Archives

Salem Evening News. (Salem, Mass.) 1969-2002 Multiple Archives

Salem Evening Post (1882-1885) Boston Public Library

Salem Evening Post. (Salem, Mass.) 1881-1885 Multiple Archives

Salem Gazette (1875-1889;1861-1873;1790-1858) Boston Public Library

Salem Gazette (With Mass.Gazette, Boston, 1781-1785) Boston Public Library

Salem Gazette 10/18/1781 - 12/29/1849 Genealogy Bank

Salem Gazette 9/23/2005 - Current Genealogy Bank

Salem Gazette, Or, Newbury and Marblehead Advertiser. (Salem [Mass.]) 1774-1775 Multiple Archives

Salem Gazette. (Salem [Mass.]) 1781-1785 Multiple Archives

Salem Gazette. (Salem [Mass.]) 1790-1892 Multiple Archives

Salem Impartial Register (1800-1801) Boston Public Library

Salem Impartial Register. (Salem, Mass.) 1800-1801 Multiple Archives

Salem Literary & Commercial Observer. (Salem, Mass.) 1825-1827 Multiple Archives

Salem Literary and Commercial Observer (1825-1827) Boston Public Library

Salem Mercury (1788-1789) Boston Public Library

Salem Mercury (June 6, 1832-Mar. 1833, Special Collections, Print, Weekly) Massachusetts State Library

Salem Mercury 10/14/1786 - 12/29/1789 Genealogy Bank

Salem Mercury. (Salem [Mass.]) 1788-1789 Multiple Archives

Salem Mercury. (Salem, Mass.) 1831-1843 Multiple Archives

Salem Mercury. (Salem, Mass.) 1914-1917 Peabody Essex Museum

Salem Mercury: Political, Commercial & Moral (1786-1788) Boston Public Library

Salem Mercury: Political, Commercial, and Moral. (Salem [Mass.]) 1786-1788 Multiple Archives

Salem Observer (1824-1825) Boston Public Library

Salem Observer (1828-1895) Boston Public Library

Salem Observer 12/20/1823 - 1/10/1874 Genealogy Bank

Salem Observer. (Salem, Mass.) 1824-1825 Multiple Archives

Salem Observer. (Salem, Mass.) 1828-1896 Multiple Archives

Salem Post (1874-1882) Boston Public Library

Salem Post. (Salem, Mass.) 1874-1882 Multiple Archives

Salem Public. (Salem, Mass.) 1887-1888 Peabody Essex Museum

Salem Register (1802-1807) Boston Public Library

Salem Register (1841-1892) Boston Public Library

Salem Register (1906-1918) Boston Public Library

Salem Register 1/4/1802 - 1/22/1891 Genealogy Bank

Salem Register and Essex County Mercury (1903-1906) Boston Public Library

Salem Register and Essex County Mercury. (Salem, Mass.) 1903-1906 Multiple Archives

Salem Register. (Salem, Mass.) 1802-1807 Multiple Archives

Salem Register. (Salem, Mass.) 1841-1903 Multiple Archives

Salem Sunday Mercury. (Salem, Mass.) 1914-1917 Multiple Archives

Salem Sunday Tribune. (Salem, Mass.) 1927-1934 Peabody Essex Museum

Salem Times. (Salem, Mass.) 1908-1911 Peabody Essex Museum

Salem Times. (Salem, Mass.) 1961-1964 Peabody Essex Museum

Salem Witch. (Salem, Mass.) 1865-1866 Multiple Archives

Saturday Evening Bulletin. (Salem [Mass.]) 1833-1834 Multiple Archives

Saturday Evening Observer (1895-1919) Boston Public Library

Saturday Evening Observer. (Salem, Mass.) 1896-1919 Multiple Archives

Scrap-book containing many obituaries of Salem residents. Peabody Essex Museum

The Observer (1823) Boston Public Library

The Salem Gazette (1798-1807 (Incomplete), Special Collections, Print, Semiweekly; Oct. 1892-Aug. 1908, Special Collections, Microfilm, Daily (Except Sun.)) Massachusetts State Library

Weekly Visitant 08/02/1806-12/20/1806 Genealogy Bank

Salem Probate Records

Vital records of Salem, Massachusetts, to the end of the year 1849 Genealogy Gophers

Salem School Records

Salem High School Class of 1904, Salem, Massachusetts Alumni Lists at Roots Web

U.S. School Yearbooks (includes Salem High School 1948) Ancestry

Salem Tax Records

Salem Tax Valuations 1784 Massachusetts State Library

Salem Tax Valuations, 1689-1773 Massachusetts State Library

Tax and valuation lists, 1689-1831 Family History Library

Tax records of the city of Salem, Massachusetts, copied as a W.P.A. project, 1936-1939 Family History Library

Tax records, 1689-1850 Family History Library