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 Massachusetts 
Norfolk County
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Including the Villages of East Weymouth, Lincoln Heights, Lovell Corners, North Weymouth,
South Weymouth, Weymouth Center, Weymouth Heights and Weymouth Landing

Jason Holbrook Homestead

Jason Holbrook Homestead, Weymouth, ca. 1763
Home of the Weymouth Historical Society
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New Information on This Site

March 21, 2008 — We have a new address!   Many USGenWeb sites have relocated, and we have, too.   Please bookmark our new address.

August 19, 2006 — I have added a listing of Weymouth Newspapers held on microfilm by the Boston Public Library Microtext Department.

February 22, 2006 — Welcome to the brand new Weymouth USGenWeb page. I'll be posting notices here as new resources are added to the site.

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Lookups and Resources

Lookups

If you have any Weymouth material and would like to volunteer for lookups please send email to Dale H. Cook.

 

Resources

Early Bridgewater Families which includes information on the early Weymouth descendants of Samuel Packard.

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Family Researchers and Websites

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Books, Newspapers and Records

Books About Weymouth

You can find copies of books for sale by using the search engine at Bookfinder.com.

Books that are no longer in copyright can often be found online at Internet Archive Text Archive or Google Books. Additional books are available through two sites that many libraries offer access to - Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest Online.

F. Apthorp Foster, Vital Records of Weymouth Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 2 vols. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1910).

History of Weymouth Massachusetts, 4 Vols. (Boston: Weymouth Historical Society; 1923). Vols. 1 & 2: Historical; Vols. 3 & 4: Genealogy of Weymouth Families by George Walter Chamberlain, repr. 1984.

Charles Francis Adams, Wessagusset and Weymouth: An Historical Address (Weymouth, MA: Weymouth Historical Society, 1905).

 

Newspapers

A newspaper often had a succession of titles on its masthead during the course of its publication. Some libraries list newspapers by the last title used, followed by previous titles. Other libraries list all holdings under the most common, most familiar or most recent title. For each title the library's holdings are given.

 

Boston Public Library - Microtext Department

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Vital Records

Published Vital Records 1635 to 1850:
F. Apthorp Foster, Vital Records of Weymouth Massachusetts to the Year 1850, 2 vols. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1910).

Vital Records 1635 to present:
Town Clerk
Weymouth Town Hall
75 Middle St.
Weymouth, MA 02189
781-335-2000
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Vital Records 1841-1920:
Massachusetts Archives
220 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
617-727-2816
Fax: 617-288-8429
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sat. 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Vital Records 1921 to present:
Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records
150 Mount Vernon St., 1st Floor
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
617-740-2600
Or order online:  Births  Marriages  Divorces  Deaths

Massachusetts Vital Records Information from Ancestry.com

 

Deeds and Probate

Norfolk County Registry of Deeds
649 High St.
Dedham, MA 02026-1831
781-461-6101
Fax: 781-326-4246
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Norfolk County deeds can now be viewed online.

Norfolk Probate and Family Court
35 Shawmut Rd.
Canton, MA 02021
781-830-1200
Fax: 781-830-4310
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Order Probate Records Online.

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Cemeteries

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Genealogical and Historical Societies and Libraries

Weymouth Historical Society
238 Park Ave.
South Weymouth, MA 02190-2512
The Society was founded in 1879, and it maintains and operates the Weymouth Historical Museum and the Jason Holbrook Homestead. Admission to both is free, and the Society, in addition to its genealogical library, hosts many exhibits pertaining to Weymouth's history.

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
617-536-1608
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
617-536-5740
Fax: 617-536-7307
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.

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History, Census Data, Maps and Photographs

Weymouth was established September 2, 1635, from the plantation of Wessagusset.

Population by Census

1790 (U.S.) 1,469     1800 (U.S.) 1,803     1810 (U.S.) 1,889     1820 (U.S.) 2,407
1830 (U.S.) 2,837     1840 (U.S.) 3,738     1850 (U.S.) 5,369     1855 (State) 6,530
1860 (U.S.) 7,742     1865 (State) 7,975     1870 (U.S.) 9,010     1875 (State) 9,819
1880 (U.S.) 10,570     1885 (State) 10,740     1890 (U.S.) 10,866     1895 (State) 11,291
1900 (U.S.) 11,324     1905 (State) 11,585     1910 (U.S.) 12,895     1915 (State) 13,969
1920 (U.S.) 15,057     1925 (State) 17,253     1930 (U.S.) 20,882     1935 (State) 21,748
1940 (U.S.) 23,868     1945 (State) 27,957     1950 (U.S.) 32,690     1955 (State) 42,747
1960 (U.S.) 48,177     1965 (State) 50,468     1970 (U.S.) 54,610     1975 (State) 56,854
1980 (U.S.) 55,601     1990 (U.S.) 54,063     2000 (U.S.) 53,998          





Weymouth Town Government and Institutions

Weymouth Home Page

School Department

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Other Weymouth Websites

Commonwealth Communities page for Weymouth

Weymouth News (Weekly Newspaper)

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USGenWeb Sites

Norfolk County, MA - USGenWeb

Massachusetts Genealogy - USGenWeb

The USGenWeb Project - Home Page

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Please note that although I was born and raised about 7 miles from Weymouth
I now live hundreds of miles away and do not have easy access to the town.

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USGenWeb Weymouth, MA, commenced 22-Feb-2006.
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