Georgetown Massachusetts Resources

There are a number of sources of Georgetown information in both Georgetown and Rowley as well as elsewhere in Essex County. They are listed below by category.


Georgetown MA. Public Library

Has good collection of Georgetown, Rowley and Essex County materials.

Lynnfield Public Library

The Local History/Genealogy collection is located in a separate room in the rear of the library on the first floor of the building. Maintained by the Essex Society of Genealogists, the Society has extensive holdings in Essex County materials, over 3,000 individual genealogies and 2,000 histories of local towns and cities.

Genealogical and Historical Societies and Museums

The Georgetown Historical Society

Georgetown, MA (this site)

The Brocklebank Museum

Georgetown, MA
Good collection of books, furniture, pictures and artifacts.

Beverly Historical Society

Beverly, MA

Essex Society of Genealogists

Lynnfield, MA
ESOG has over 1000 members and provides programs, a newsletter and other services to members.

Additionly, ESOG publishes The Essex Genealogist, a quarterly journal (Free to members.) ESOG is in the process of having Heritage Books, Inc. reprint their entire publication from 1981 through 1995. You may purchase the earlier volumes directly from Heritage Books.

New England Historic Genealogical Society

Boston, Massachusetts

Town Hall

Georgetown Town Hall
Town Clerk
1 Library St
Georgetown, MA 01833
(978) 352-5711

A note on Town/City Clerks: These offices service a myriad of town/city functions, the least of which is servicing genealogists. Be courteous and specific in your requests, recognizing that they are busy people and not there to do your research for you.

Book Sources

Essex Books Genealogy, History, New England, Military. Specializing in Essex County
Heritage Books Genealogy, History
Higginson Books Surnames, Vital Records, History

Genealogy Mailing Lists

MAEssex-L is a Roots Web mailing that focuses on ESSEX COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS. If you are a serious Essex County Researcher, I strongly suggest you join the official Essex County Mailing List. Here you will find hundreds of Essex County researchers trading information in an almost "family" atmosphere (most are cousins).

Spofford-L is mailing list that focuses on SPOFFORD, SPAFFORD, SPAFARD, AND SPAFORD family genealogy. This list gives those with Spofford Ancestry a place to post messages and queries to a relatively small, but focused mailing list. Its members are very friendly and helpful.

Northeast-Roots-L is a mailing list that covers all of New England. It is a large list with messages concerning all NE states. There are a number of members with considerable expertise in New England research.

Georgetown Historical Society 2015