Historical Research


Massport often receives inquiries regarding historical information for the Port of Boston including records related to genealogical searches. We hope you find the following resources helpful:

NATIONAL ARCHIVES & RECORD CENTER
National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20408-0001
1-866-272-6272
www.archives.gov

NATIONAL ARCHIVES NORTHEAST REGION
Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center
380 Trapelo Road
Waltham, Massachusetts
02452-6399
Phone: (781) 663-0130
Fax: (781) 663-0154
waltham.archives@nara.gov
www.archives.gov/northeast/boston/

MASSACHUSETTS ARCHIVE CENTER
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Massachusetts Archives
220 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125
Telephone: (617) 727-2816
Fax: (617) 288-8429
archives@sec.state.ma.us
www.state.ma.us\sec\arc

MASSACHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
1154 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215-3695
Tel: (617) 536-1608
www.masshist.org

BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 536-5400 Ext. 2261
ask@bpl.org
www.bpl.org/research

IMMIGRATION & NATURALIZATION
The USCIS Genealogy Program
Genealogy.USCIS@dhs.gov

USCIS HISTORICAL REFERENCE LIBRARY
111 Massachusetts Avenue NW
First Floor (Room 1000)
Washington DC 20529-2180
Genealogy.USCIS@dhs.gov
www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis

THE BOSTONIAN SOCIETY
Old State House
206 Washington Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
(617) 720-1713
www.bostonhistory.org

BOSTON MARINE SOCIETY
National Historical Park
Building No. 32
Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston, MA 02129
Tel (617) 242-0522
info@bostonmarinesociety.org
www.bostonmarinesociety.org