- Request an obituary by emailing firstname.lastname@example.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. Call the Reference Department for an appointment.
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
- The Beverly Room retains copies of Beverly Vital Records to 1849. They are also scanned in full text.
- Vital Records of Beverly to the End of 1849: Volume 1: Births
- Vital Records of Beverly to the End of 1849: Volume 2: Marriages and Deaths
Beverly Historical Newspapers
- The Beverly Public Library has digitized issues of the Beverly Citizen, Beverly Evening Times, and Saturday Morning Citizen from 1850 to 1919.
- Newspaper holdings are also available on microfilm.
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.
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.
- 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
- 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:
- Digital Collections of Massachusetts Libraries: libraries and organizations working together to make the resources of libraries, archives, and museums freely available to the public
- Essex County Vital Records: links to various Essex County vital record resources
- Historic Beverly: a historical society founded in 1891 which has two floors of museum exhibits
- The Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System (MACRIS): search the Massachusetts Historical Commission database for information on historic properties and areas in the Commonwealth
- Massachusetts Historical Society: lists holdings, policies, and publications; links to New England sites
- Massachusetts Special Collections, Archives, and Manuscripts Directory: a guide and locator of collections in Massachusetts libraries, archives, historical societies, and town clerk’s offices
- Massachusetts Vital Records: a collection of early vital records of Massachusetts towns and municipalities
- National Archives and Records Administration: Congressional records, the Federal Register, and historic documents