USGenWeb Genealogical Site for the Town of

Link to Plymouth Town Web Site Plymouth
Plymouth County
Link to USGenWeb

Including the Villages of Cedarville, Chiltonville, Cordage (formerly Seaside),
East Carver, Ellisville, Fort Standish, Halfway Pond, Jabez Corner, Long Pond,
Manomet, North Plymouth, Pondville, South Pond and Vallersville

See also the sites for the daughter towns of Plympton and Kingston

Mayflower II

The Mayflower II, Plymouth

What's New Lookups Resources Families Books Books Online Records Cemeteries Societies Locations History Census Maps Photographs Government Web Sites USGenWeb

New Information on This Site

March 16, 2012 — Welcome to the new USGenWeb site for the town of Plymouth, Massachusetts. I am still in the process of porting all of the information from Susan G. Taylor's original site to a new format, and am adding some new features. Please explore the site thoroughly, as it contains a great deal of information. Some of the pages on this site are in their original format and some have been reformatted for consistency with the Plymouth County site and my other town sites. All of the pages will eventually be reformated with the goal of making them easier to use and making information easier to find.

Lookups and Resources


This page lists books and the volunteers who will perform limited lookups in those books.



The Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth Project contains the genealogical registers from the second volume of William T. Davis, Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth (Boston: A. Williams and Company, 1883). It is a set of transcriptions by Susan G. Taylor and a number of volunteers.

Family Researchers and Websites

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Books and Records

Books About Plymouth Available Online

This page lists books in the public domain with links to page images or transcriptions available online.   This page is still under construction - many other books are listed on the Lookups page.


Books About Plymouth

This page lists books not in the public domain which may be found in bookstores, at libraries, or possibly through interlibrary loan.   This page is still under construction - many other books are listed on the Lookups page.


Vital Records

Published Vital Records 1633 to 1850:
Lee D. van Antwerp and Ruth Wilder Sherman, Editors, Vital Records Of Plymouth, Massachusetts, To The Year 1850 (Camden, ME: Picton Press, 1993). Includes early vital records from the Plymouth Colony records.

Vital Records 1686 to present:
Town Clerk
Plymouth Town Hall
100 Water Way
Plymouth, MA 12345-6789

Vital Records 1841-1920:
Massachusetts Archives
220 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125

Vital Records 1921 to present:
Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records
150 Mount Vernon St., 1st Floor
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105

Or order online:  Births  Marriages  Divorces  Deaths

Massachusetts Vital Records Information from


Deeds and Probate

Plymouth County Registry of Deeds
50 Obery Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Fax: 508-830-9221
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Researchers can search grantor books or grantee books at no charge.
Images of the Plymouth County deeds are now freely available at Be aware that there is a limit to how many images of records you can download in a single session.

Plymouth Probate and Family Court
52 Obery Street
Plymouth, MA 02360
Plymouth County probate files and records can now be viewed online at
Fax: 508-746-6826
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Images of the Plymouth County probate records are now freely available at in two groups of image sets, one consisting mainly of case files and one consisting mainly of record books. Be aware that there is a limit to how many images of records you can download in a single session. Navigating the image sets of the oldest probate records can be a bit confusing, so I have prepared A Brief Guide to the "Old Series" of Plymouth County Probate Records (1686-1881).

Order Probate Records Online


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Genealogical and Historical Societies, Libraries and Locations

Genealogical and Historical Societies and Libraries

Plymouth Public Library Plymouth Collection
132 South St.
Plymouth, MA 02360

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 History Museum
66 Church Green
Taunton, MA 02780

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.

The Plymouth Antiquarian Society
P.O. Box 3773 Plymouth, MA 02361
The Society maintains a number of museums including the 1677 Harlow Old Fort House, the 1749 Spooner House, the 1809 Hedge House and the The Taylor Trask Museum.

Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215-3695

New England Historic Genealogical Society
101 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116-3007

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.


Genealogical and Historical Locations

1749 Courthouse and Musuem
Town Square
Plymouth, MA 02360

Jabez Howland House
33 Sandwich St.
Plymouth, MA 02360

Jenney Grist Mill
6 Spring Lane
Plymouth, MA 02360

1640 Richard Sparrow House
42 Summer St.
Plymouth, MA 02360

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History, Census Data, Maps and Photographs

Plymouth was the first town in New England, established December 21, 1620.   For more information see Susan Taylor's Plymouth history section.

Population by Census

1765 (Prov.) 2,246     1776 (Prov.) 2,655     1790 (U.S.) 2,995     1800 (U.S.) 3,524
1810 (U.S.) 4,228     1820 (U.S.) 4,348     1830 (U.S.) 4,758     1840 (U.S.) 5,281
1850 (U.S.) 6,024     1855 (State) 6,481     1860 (U.S.) 6,272     1865 (State) 6,068
1870 (U.S.) 6,238     1875 (State) 6,370     1880 (U.S.) 7,093     1885 (State) 7,239
1890 (U.S.) 7,314     1895 (State) 7,957     1900 (U.S.) 9,592     1905 (State) 11,119
1910 (U.S.) 12,141     1915 (State) 12.926     1920 (U.S.) 13,045     1925 (State) 13,176
1930 (U.S.) 13,042     1935 (State) 13,183     1940 (U.S.) 13,100     1945 (State) 13,536
1950 (U.S.) 13,608     1955 (State) 13,892     1960 (U.S.) 14,445     1965 (State) 15,424
1970 (U.S.) 18,606     1975 (State) 26,907     1980 (U.S.) 35,913     1990 (U.S.) 45,608
2000 (U.S.) 51,701     2010 (U.S.) 56,468                    


Census Data

Currently available: 1790 Federal Census



Current and past Maps of Plymouth



Photographs of Plymouth by Sharon Barrows Sanzo

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Plymouth Town Government and Institutions

Plymouth Home Page

School Department

Other Plymouth Websites

Commonwealth Communities page for Plymouth

Wicked Local Plymouth News from the Old Colony Memorial

Obituary Archive from the Old Colony Memorial

USGenWeb Sites

Plymouth County, MA - USGenWeb

Plymouth County Records Online - USGenWeb

Massachusetts Genealogy - USGenWeb

The USGenWeb Project - Home Page

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Please note that although I was born and raised about 20 miles from Plymouth
I now live hundreds of miles away and do not have easy access to the town.

Email comments to Dale H. Cook.

Please visit the Plymouth Colony Pages

USGenWeb Plymouth, MA, commenced 01-Nov-1998.
Original site created by and maintained until 2010 by Susan G. Taylor.
Current site created by and maintained since 13-Nov-2011 by Dale H. Cook.
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