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Brockton Genealogical and Historical Societies, Libraries and Locations
Genealogical and Historical Societies and Libraries
Deborah Sampson Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Brockton Public Library Historical Room
304 Main St., Brockton, MA 02301
Hours: Mon. - Tues. 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.; Weds. - Thurs. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Fri. 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.; Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Historical Room resources available at a distance include interlibrary loan of microfilm reels of these newspapers:
Brockton Enterprise Jan. 1880 - present.
Brockton Gazette May 1874 - Dec. 1876, Jan. 1880 - May 12, 1894.
Brockton Times Feb. 1895 - Mar. 24, 1934.
North Bridgewater Gazette May 1851 - Nov. 1856, May 1857 - Apr. 1874.
The Historical Room can also provide photocopies by mail of pages from the Brockton City Directory, the Brockton Poll Tax Records, or the Brockton Street Directory at $2.00 per copy, and obituaries or news items from a Brockton newspaper at $3.00 per copy - see the web site for details.
Brockton Historical Society
216 No. Pearl Street (Route 27, Exit 18B off of Route 24)
Brockton, MA 02301
Museum Hours: First and third Sundays of each month, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., or by appointment.
Museum Admission: $2.00 for adults (children free).
Old Bridgewater Historical Society
162 Howard Street
West Bridgewater, MA 02379
Hours: Weds. 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.; other hours by appointment
Plymouth County Genealogists, Inc.
PCGI is a non-profit genealogical society whose monthly meetings are held the first Saturday of each month (except July and August) at 1:00 PM at the East Bridgewater Public Library. Meetings generally feature a guest speaker and the public is welcome.
Old Colony Historical Society
66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780
Hours: Tues. - Sat. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed on holidays and on Saturdays preceding Monday holidays
Museum Admission: Adults - $4.00, Children 12-18 and Seniors - $2.00
Genealogical Research: $7.00 per day
South Shore Genealogical Society
PO Box 396
Norwell, MA 02061
Meetings: The second Saturday of each month (except July and August) at 1:30 p.m. at the John Curtis Free Library, Rte. 139, Hanover, MA.
For beginners, amateurs and professionals interested in genealogical research in Plymouth and Norfolk Counties.
Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215-3695
Hours: Mon. - Weds. 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Thurs. 9:00 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.; Fri. 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.; Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Closed Sunday.
New England Historic Genealogical Society
101 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116-3007
Library Hours: Tues. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Weds. 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Thurs. - Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Closed Sun. and Mon.
The library is closed for some holidays - call or see the website for details.
For non-members there is a daily admisssion fee for the research library.
NEHGS is nation's oldest genealogical society, founded in 1845. It offers unsurpassed resources for New England research including the Boston research library of over 200,000 volumes. Members not in the Boston area appreciate their extensive online resources including all issues of The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, the nation's oldest genealogical journal, published quarterly since 1847. Online resources also include member access to vital records through 1915, an ever-growing collection of online books, and databases derived from some of the Society's immense manuscript holdings.
Brockton Sites on the National Register of Historic Places
Bixby Block-Home Bank Building
106 Main St.
Added 1980 - Building #80004071
Brockton City Hall
45 School St.
Added 1976 - Building #76000296
Brockton Edison Electric Illuminating Company Power Station
Also known as Brockton Edison Company - Old Power Station
70 School St.
Added 1987 - Building #87000874
Central Fire Station
40 Pleasant St.
Added 1977 - Building #77000193
105-109 Main St.
Added 1982 - Building #82004424
Dr. Edgar Everett Dean House
Now Hall Funeral Home
81 Green St.
Added 1978 - Building #78000471
D. W. Field Park
Between Pond St., Avon, and Pleasant St., Brockton
Added 2000 - Site #00001341
Forest Avenue School
Also known as Little Red School House
Added 1982 - Building #82004425
1102-1110 Main St.
Added 1989 - Building #89000042
99-103 Main St.
Added 1982 - Building #82004427
93-97 Main St.
Added 1982 - Building #82004969
Gardner J. Kingman House
Now Sampson-Hickey-Grenier Funeral & Cremation Service
309 Main St.
Added 1977 - Building #77000196
83-91 Main St.
Added 1982 - Building #82004430
Old Post Office Building
Now City Hall Annex
Added 1978 - Building #78000474
Moses Packard House
Now Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home
(Photograph from Dahlborg-MacNevin Funeral Home)
647 Main St.
Added 1978 - Building #78000475
Snow Fountain and Clock
Also known as Winthrop Square Fountain
N. Main and E. Main Sts.
Added 1977 - Object #77000197
South Street Historic District
Roughly South St. from Main St. to Warren Ave.
Added 1983 - District #83004096
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