Genealogical Resources

  • City directories from 1847 to the present (1847-1960 on microfilm)
  • Andover/North Andover town directories (1888-1953)
  • Methuen town directories (1915-1954)
  • Federal Census for Lawrence, 1850, 1860, 1870 (index), 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 (on microfilm)
  • 37 titles of newspapers (on microfilm)
  • Several hundred published family histories
  • Lawrence Street lists from 1886 – present
  • Atlases 1875, 1895, 1896, 1906, 1926
  • Sanborn maps
  • Maps of Lawrence and New England (EXCEL FILE)
  • World War II veterans
  • Biographical and obituary scrapbooks 1880-1916 (EXCEL FILE)
  • Biographical vertical file (EXCEL FILE)
  • High school yearbooks:
    • Lawrence High School
    • Greater Lawrence Vocational School,
    • Central Catholic
    • St. Mary’s
    • St. Patrick’s
  • Lawrence High School Class photographs: 1897, 1908, 1909, and 1930
  • New England family coats-of-arms
  • Lawrence vital statistics on microfiche: births 1847-, deaths 1847-, and marriages 1847-.
  • Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850
  • Index of graves at Bellevue Cemetery 1847-1899
  • Several thousand photographs
  • Our Parish Calendar, serial from St. Mary’s Parish 1896-1982 (some years missing)
  • Ancestry.com databases (Ancestrylibrary.com)
  • Wolcott collection includes membership list of the Lawrence Street Congregational Church
  • Munroe Paper Company personnel records (1920s-1930s)
  • Lawrence Public School continuation school and proof of birth records (1900-1950)- not yet accessible
  • List of LHS graduates from 1853-2016
  • A. W. Employees Booster (index of employees)
  • Jennings family photographs
  • List of members of the local USO chapter during World War II
  • Lawrence School Committee annual reports (lists graduates of public high and grammar schools)

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