Historical Documents

Finding People

Blue book and house guide of Winchester: containing lists of the residents, societies, churches, etc., street directory and map of Winchester. Title and content varies. 1895, 1905, 1912, 1914, 1816, 1918, 1919, 1922, 1924. The Winchester Archival Center has more complete holdings of Blue Books and other people and business directories. Available: WPL, Winchester Archival Center

List of Residents over Twenty Years of Age. 1925–1970. Published by the Board of Registrars. Lists residents twenty and older, organized by precinct and within precinct by street and alphabetically by name. Available: WPL, Local History Room

List of Residents Seventeen Years of Age and Older. 1971–present. Published by the Board of Registrars. Lists residents seventeen and older, organized by precinct and within precinct by street and alphabetically by name. Available:  WPL, Local History, Reference.  Current year on sale at the Office of the Town Clerk.

Woburn records of births, deaths, marriages, and marriage intentions, from 1640 to 1900. Alphabetically and chronologically arranged by Edward F. Johnson. Woburn, Mass.: Andrews, Cutler, & Co., 1890–1919. 10 v. Available:  WPL:  Local History, 312 Woburn

See also Obituaries and section on Genealogical Research.