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Genealogical Research

Looking for someone who was born, married, died or lived in Newton in the 17th, 18th, or 19th centuries? The Indexes and Directories listed below may provide you with the information you are looking for.

  • Birth Indexes for individuals born in Newton may list the child’s birthdate, name, parents, parents’ address, parents’ place of birth, and father’s occupation.
  • Death Indexes for individuals who died in Newton may list: name, date of death, age at death, location of death, occupation, place of birth, cause of death, name and place of birth of parents, and where interred.
  • Marriage Indexes for individuals who applied for a marriage license in Newton may list: date of marriage, name of bride and groom, residence at the time of marriage, age, occupation, birthplace, parents, and where married.
  • City Directories list those who were living in Newton and are arranged by last name and by street address. Information may contain: name, address, occupation, location of business, and the names of those living in the household. The Directories also provide information on Newton government, business listings and advertisements, and statistical information.
Funding from Newton’s Community Preservation Fund has made it possible for the City Clerk’s Office to preserve and scan its older Birth, Death, and Marriage Indexes as well as older City Directories. Links to the .pdf files for each are provided below.
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