- Request an obituary by emailing email@example.com. 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
- 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 1929.
- Newspaper holdings are also available on microfilm.
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.
- 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
- 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
- National Archives and Records Administration: Congressional records, the Federal Register, and historic documents