Marlborough Genealogy Research and Marlborough Cemeteries

June 27, 203 update

These journals were donated recently and are now are available to you when you visit:

  • The New England Historical and Genealogical Register: Oct 1987-Jul 2007
  • The New England Historical and Genealogical NEXUS: Jun 1987-Dec 1999
  • New England Ancestors: 2000 -2006
  • New Hampshire Genealogical Record: Apr 1992-Oct 2006
  • New Brunswick Genealogical Society Generations: Jun 1983 – 1998
  • The Mayflower Quarterly: Nov 1981 – Feb 2006

Using the archives

If you wish to use the archives and aren't able to come then, Society Archivist Dick Cochrane is at the Homestead most Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Please contact Dick in advance to confirm.  See also the "Resources" section below.

Note: We are not now able to conduct research for individuals.  We simply do not have enough volunteers to handle the volume.  You can, however, send us your request and we may post it on our site here.  If you live in the area and are interested in volunteering to help, please let Dick know.

Monthly workshops

Dick holds a Genealogy Workshop on the last Thursday of each month from 6 pm - 8 pm.  (See the Programs and Events page for upcoming dates.)  Everyone is welcome to come use the archives,  discuss genealogy and genealogy software and online tools and resources, and share ideas with one another.  There is no formal program, but if there are topics of particular interest, we may create a presentation around that topic.  Contact Dick for more information.

Resources for Marlborough genealogy research
  • The Society's archives contain records from many early Marlborough families, as well as information from churches, schools, and other organizations, and can be used for research by appointment
  • See the section on cemeteries below.
  • There are many other excellent resources that cover genealogy--Marlborough and beyond.  The ones noted below have been recommended by our members.
    • Footnote.com--More than 30 million images of historical documents and photographs.  Free and paid options.  Here's a free three-day trial of the full membership.
Search Massachusetts naturalization records here.


This list is a work in progress. Please send us links to resources that have helped you research your Marlborough ancestry and we'll add them here.  We're also looking for specific tips and suggestions based on your research of Marlborough ancestors that may help others in their research.

Marlborough cemeteries

  • This report was prepared for the City of Marlborough in August 2002 detailing important repairs for Marlborough's historic cemeteries, including Spring Hill.  Pictures of Spring Hill Cemetery taken in 2012 are below.  (It appears that no action was taken by the city to implement the recommendations for Spring Hill.  This may be the case for the recommendations for the other cemeteries, too.)

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  • A detailed inventory of Weeks Cemetery, including a picture and transcription of every marker, was conducted in the fall of 2008 by Peter B. Snyder and is included in the FindAGrave records for Weeks Cemetery (below).


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