64 South Street
Norwell, MA 02061
P: 781-659-2015
F: 781-659-6755
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64 South Street, Norwell, MA 02061
P: 781-659-2015 | F: 781-659-6755
Hours Directions

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The NPL Reference Department contains the “Norwell Collection,” a section of books and maps focusing on local history and families. The library also has the Norwell and South Scituate Town Reports dating back to 1864, Norwell Residents Lists back to 1967, and many other historical resources. Please contact our Reference Department at 781-659-2015 x114 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

ancestry-logoAncestry Library Edition Database: One of the most important genealogical collections available today. It has unparalleled coverage of the US & the UK, including census, vital, church, court & immigration records, as well as record collections from other areas.  This database is only accessible on the library computers via desktop icon.

 

Local resources:

Norwell Historical Society
4 Jacobs Lane
Norwell, MA 02061
781-659-1888

 

Norwell Historical Commission
Norwell Town Offices
345 Main Street
Norwell, MA 02061
781-659-8072

 

Norwell Town Clerk
Norwell Town Offices
345 Main Street
Norwell, MA 02061
781-659-8072

 

Plymouth Colony Archive Project
Presents a collection of searchable texts, including court records, colony laws, 17thcentury text, biographical profiles of selected colonists, wills, probate inventories and much more. Developed by the late James Deetz, author of In Small Things Forgotten and The Times of Their Lives: Life, Love and Death in Plymouth Colony.

 

Plymouth County Registry of Deeds
50 Obery Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
508-830-9200       

 

 

State and National Resources:

Boston Public Library Genealogy and Family History Resources
Central Library – McKim Building 2nd Floor
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-859-2261

 

Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
617-536-1608

 

Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc.
PO Box 215
Ashland, MA 01721-0125
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Massachusetts State Archives
220 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
617-727-2816
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          Now search 1841-1910 Vital Records Indices online!  

 

Massachusetts State Library
State House
24 Beacon Street
Room 341 (Special Collections Room 55)
Boston, MA 02133
617-727-2590

 

National Archives at Boston
380 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA 02452
866-406-2379 [toll free]
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New England Historic Genealogical Society
99-101 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
617-536-5740

 

USGenWeb Project
Free online genealogy resources organized by state and county