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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.
  • Book a Librarian to start your genealogical research with a one-hour instructional session 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 Digital Heritage Collection

The Beverly Digital Heritage Collection documents the rich social and cultural history of our community. It contains historical photographs and postcards, Beverly City Directories, Beverly High School Yearbooks, Briscoe Briefs, historic annual reports, oral histories, and the Beverly List of Persons.

Beverly Vital Records to 1849

Beverly Historical Newspapers

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.

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