There are a number of sources of Lynnfield information in Lynnfield as well as elsewhere in Essex County. They are listed below by category. If you have suggestions for other resources please let Michelle Cook know.
LYNNFIELD VITAL RECORDS to 1849
LYNNFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY 18 Summer Street Lynnfield, MA 01940-1837 (781) 334-5411 Has good collection of Lynnfield and Essex county materials. It is open Mon - Thu 9AM - 9PM, and Fri 9AM - 5PM and Sat 9AM - 5PM (after Labor Day).
Genealogical and Historical Societies and Museums
LYNNFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC. 617 Main Street Lynnfield, MA 01940 (781) 334-4899
ESSEX SOCIETY OF GENEALOGISTS P.O. Box 313 Lynnfield, MA 01940-0313 ESOG has over 1000 members and provides programs, a newsletter and other services to members. ESOG Membership Information may be requested from: Essex Society of Genealogists. In addition ESOG publishes The Essex Genealogist (TEG) a quarterly journal (Free to members.)
LYNNFIELD TOWN HALL Town Clerk 55 Summer Street Lynnfield, MA 01940 (781) 334-3128 Hours: M-Th 8AM-4:30PM, Fr 8AM-1PM 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.
Essex County Registry of Deeds
REGISTRY OF DEEDS (Southern District) Shetland Park, 45 Congress Street Suite 4100, Salem, MA 01970 (978) 741 - 0201 Hours: Mon thru Fri 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Other Points of Interest
LYNN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE : Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Swampscott
23 Central Avenue Lynn, MA 01901 (781) 592 - 2900 Monthly Breakfast Meetings. Business-After-Hours meetings per schedule.
The Common Route" a sidewalk tour of historic places of interest.
Book Source - Web Pages
ESSEX BOOKS Genealogy, History, New England, Military Heritage
Higginson Books Salem, MA - Surnames, Vital Records, History
E-Mail Mailing Lists
MAESSEX-ROOTS-L is a mailing list that covers all aspects of the early settlers of Essex County MA. There is considerable overlap in ancestors throughout Essex County. This list gives those with Essex County Ancestry a place to post messages and queries to a relatively small, but focused mailing list. Its members are very friendly and helpful. No flames allowed! To subscribe : MAESSEXfirstname.lastname@example.org type :"subscribe" in the subject line.