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Genealogy Services

  • Request an obituary by emailing bev@noblenet.org. Provide as much information as possible, including full name, any alternate spellings, and the location and date of death. Obituary requests may take up to 2 weeks to fill.
  • You may Book a Librarian for a one-hour instructional session to get you started with your genealogical research. Librarians will provide instruction on our digital and print resources.

Beverly Room Collection

The Beverly Room Collection contains resources for researching local history and genealogy. The collection includes scrapbooks, pamphlets, and ephemera on subjects such as Beverly organizations, local government, churches, schools, companies, and people. Also available are town government documents, yearbooks, street lists, and maps.

Beverly Vital Records to 1849

Beverly Historical Newspapers

Beverly City Directories

Beverly City Directories dating from 1886-1985 are available online or for use in the Beverly Room. These directories provide a listing of residents, streets, businesses, and organizations, and give their location in Beverly at the time of publication.

Beverly High School Yearbooks

Beverly High School Yearbooks from 1937 to 2007 are available online or for use in the Beverly Room.

Family Genealogies

The Beverly Room contains several print family genealogies and histories about founding Beverly and North Shore families. These include the Cabot, Conant, Dodge, and Balch families, as well as several others.

Beverly’s Digital Heritage Collection

Part of NOBLE’s Digital Heritage Collection, contains historical photographs and postcards.

Digital Genealogy Resources from the Library

Check the Subject section of our Digital Resources for Genealogy.

Cemetery Data

Open cemeteries

  • Beverly Farms Burying Ground at Haskell and Hart Streets
  • Central Cemetery (Municipal) at Dane and Butman Streets
  • Dodge’s Row Burying Ground in North Beverly
  • North Beverly Cemetery (Municipal) at Conant and Cabot Streets

Closed Cemeteries

  • Abbott at Abbot and Hale Streets (Ancient Burying Ground)
  • Conant between Cabot and Dodge Streets (Ancient North Beverly Cemetery)
  • Green Family Burying Ground at Ryal Side

Resources for locating specific graves:

Genealogy Research