Monday-Thursday : 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday : 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday (September-June) : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday (July-August) : 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday : Closed

Find upcoming events in the Medford Public Library Calendar
View the latest Medford Public Library Newsletter 
Sign up for the Medford Public Library Newsletter
Facebook Logo Twitter Logo You Tube logo Tumblr Logo

Genealogical Resources

 Civil War-era shipbuilders

Medford Genealogy Site       Databases at the Library       City Clerk's Office

Cemetery Information          Registry of Deeds          Vital Records to 1850 

Birth, Death, and Marriage Records          Federal Archives          Additional Links

Medford Genealogy Site

This is the Medford page of the US Genweb Project. It includes information about history, newspapers, cemeteries, vital records, houses of worship, funeral homes, schools, and photographers.

USGenWeb logo


Subscription Databases at the Library

In-library use only

Thousands of family history databases, including vital records, census records, ship passenger lists, and military records.


Heritage Quest


Searchable images of U.S. federal census records, digitized family and local history books, and PERSI, an index of genealogy and local history articles.




Medford City Clerk's Office

Medford City Clerk's Office
City Hall, Room 103
85 George P. Hassett Drive
Medford, MA 02155

Phone: 781-393-2425

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday - 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Clerk's Office Genealogical Research Policies


Middlesex County Registry of Deeds

Middlesex County Registry of Deeds
208 Cambridge Street
Cambridge MA 02141

Phone: (617) 679-6310
Fax: (617) 494-9083

Monday-Friday 8:00a.m.-3:45p.m.


Vital records of the Town of Medford to 1850

The print version is available at the Medford Library and Historical Society. 

Click here for Vital Records to 1850 Online


Birth, Death and Marriage Records

Before 1841

Medford City Clerk's Office
85 George P. Hassett Drive
Room 103
Medford, MA 02155
(781) 393-2440


Massachusetts State Archives
McCormack Building
One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108


Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics
150 Mount Vernon St., 1st Fl. Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
Main Telephone: (617) 740-2600

The Registry of Vital Records and Statistics maintains birth, death and marriage records in Massachusetts from 1916 to the present.


Federal Archives

National Archives at Boston
Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center
380 Trapelo Road
Waltham, Massachusetts 02452-6399
Phone: (781) 663-0130

Federal archive records include census records, ships passenger lists, and naturalization records used for genealogical research. Court records, maritime related records, and other records created or received by the Federal courts and over 90 Federal agencies in New England.


Additional Genealogical Links

Cyndi's List 
For general genealogical research, Cyndi's List provides a comprehensive list of links to genealogical research sites online.

E-Podunk Medford Ancestry and Family History 
Links for Medford and Middlesex County

Middlesex County, Massachusetts Genealogy 
Links to county sites

Family Search 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints genealogy site.

New England Historical Genealogical Society 
Links to dozens of genealogical databases from the New England Historic Genealogical Society

Note: the Library has a subscription to the NEHGS databases which is available for in-library use. Click here for more information.

Access Genealogy 
Free Massachusetts genealogy data and links