Genealogical Research

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.

Birth Indexes

Death Indexes

Marriage Indexes

City Directories

1635-1843

1844-1864

1865-1876 1877 1878 1879 1880 1881 1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1887 1888 1889 1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899

1635 - 1843

1844 - 1863 1863 - 1877

1878 - 1899

1635 - 1843

1844 - 1855 1856 - 1877

1878 - 1895

1896 - 1899

1868 1871 1871-72 1873 1875 1877 1879 1881 1883 1884-85 1885 1887 1889 1891 1893 1895 1897 1899 1901 1903 1905 1907 1909 1911 1913 1915 1917 1919 1921 1923 1925 1927 1929 1931 1932 1934

Additional years will be added as they become available.

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